Saturday, August 20

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: THE MELTING POT IS ALMOST AT FULL BOIL NOW

Recall this post I published on Thursday of this week how in the wake of two border state governors -- Bill Richardson of New Mexico and Janet Napolitano of Arizona (both democrats) -- declaring, respectively, a "State of Emergency" in four counties in their states, that Arizona State Representative Russell Pearce took it up a notch by calling for an appropriations bill to construct a climb-resistant wall along the entire Arizona border with Mexico, including on privately-owned property, in order to keep the hordes of illegal aliens out?

Well, the melting pot that is the illegal alien invasion of America is now at nearly full boil. President Bush and the do-nothings in Congress must be feeling the heat.

Now Representative J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ) has turned the burners up on that pot by saying that new legislation must be passed to give states' governors the right "to act as commanders of their National Guard and Reserves and to have them supplement border patrol agents." Of course, the open borders' apologists and Latino activist groups are howling and will close ranks.

Meanwhile, California's Republican governor has been coming under increased pressure to do something about California's porous southern border with Mexico and the huge impact illegal immigration is having on the Golden State. The state's educational, healthcare, and social services systems have been overwhelmed. Democratic Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez wants Governor Schwarzenegger to declare a "State of Emergency" in California.

Add to this the growing, salutary impact of the Minuteman Project in drawing attention to the federal government's dereliction in securing our borders in this post-"9/11" world and you have a tempest in a teapot with federal, state, and local officials engaged in what appears to have become a full-scale political slugfest.

If you don't have a dog in the fight and want to take a personal stand, I'd ask you to sign this online petition (as I have) to urge the President of the United States to secure our borders! And be mindful that there are a couple of bills that the Congress will be looking at on its return to Washington that are more about amnesty for illegals than securing our porous borders and ensuring that homeland security isn't just the misnomer it is today.

Be mindful that the president and Senators Ted Kennedy, John McCain, John Cornyn, and Jon Kyl, want to dupe you. Don't be misled. Follow the money!

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Governor Richardson column published in the "Los Angeles Times"

Governor Napolitano column published in the "Los Angeles Times"