Thursday, June 2

THEY'RE "ILLEGAL ALIENS," NOT "UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS"

Kevin Whited of "blogHouston.net" linked in a post published yesterday to this report from KTRK-13 (ABC Eyewitness News) of approximately 100 undocumented workers being dumped off in a West University residential neighborhood of Houston in broad daylight by smugglers, commonly referred to as "coyotes." They were being transported in a U-Haul truck.

Kevin rightly pointed to the KTRK-13 headline -- Undocumented immigrants cause a stir in West University -- and wrote: "When did the term 'undocumented immigrants' displace 'illegal aliens' in popular writing?" You cannot be an immigrant to this country without proper documentation!

I suspect Kevin was being rhetorical to make a point, as he must know that the mainstream media, countless pro-open borders activist groups, and many, many politicians (our president among them) who are misguided and intractable on this issue, prefer euphemistic phrases to appropriate terminolgy, as if masking what's really going on in this country lets them off the hook.

Those 100 or so people and the smugglers who brought them into the United States all committed an illegal act when they breeched the border. Pure and simple.

How would any of you feel if a truck stopped in your neighborhood and released 100 lawbreakers?

Whether one is a property owner along the border in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, or California, or a homeowner here in Houston, why should American citizens be subjected to this sort of thing when it is President Bush's obligation, as Chief Executive of the United States of America, to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States."

So in the wake of 10 million - 20 million illegal aliens afoot in this country and more on the way everyday, how well has President Bush or his predecessors preserved domestic tranquility, provided for the common defense, and secured the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity? How can any president sit by passively and allow an invasion of the homeland?

By the way, did you notice in the KTRK-13 story that these illegals from Mexico, Guatemala, and Ecuador are "likely" to be deported by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials. Why the adverb? Because there's never a certainty that deportation will occur, that's why. Fact is, not all illegal immigrants are detained by ICE. Many are released and requested to appear at a later date at a deportation hearing. Now just how many illegal aliens, who broke the law entering this country, dutifully appear at a deportation hearing? Right. None.

Truth be known, the vast majority of illegals are never detained and move through the country unfettered. That puts you and me, our children and grandchildren at risk. And it jeopardizes our national security.