posted on Mar, 8 2003 @ 09:54 PM
America has certainly been far too laxed about maintaining strong boundaries. Why they don't just build a tall wall and patrol it with National
Guardsmen, I don't know.
As to why the U.S. Border Patrol isn't doing more, I can't say. I know that they're relying on technology like land sensors, thermal imaging
goggles and helicopters - but it appearently isn't enough.
Being from L.A. I've seen the way at many illegal Mexican, El Salvadorian and Colombian people hate and disrespect America. They resent Americans
for having better jobs and homes. But they should really be angry with their home governments for not providing them with educations and jobs.
I remember about 6 or 7 years ago when a group of 100s of illegals simply ran in mass right through the border check point at Tijuana. The news
showed them running across and right up the I-5 in broad daylight. The sheer number of them was too large to stop.
Also they often just swim along the beach from one side of the border to just inside America, when wade out of the water and start towards L.A.
Many Americans have been attacked at road side rest areas along the I-5 between San Diego and Escondido.
I've seen reports of Americans living along the border who wear guns stapped on for protection.
I must admit that the first time I returned to L.A. after coming to England, I was shocked to see about 6 DEA agents (male & female) lined up with
45's in holsters & drug sniffing dogs waiting in the arrival area. That presented a very strong visual aid that America is a police state, but I am
glad for it.
Also, when entering California from Arizona at the border there were lined up about 8 - 10 California Highway Patrol cars. Again, the visual impact
carried a strong message.
Being that GWB is from Texas, I'd have thought he would be more concerned about this issue.
Hopefully, things will tighten up soon.