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Old 07-12-2011, 05:26 PM
 
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Crime is down in every single border state.
Thatís because they no longer remain exclusively in Border States. Havenít you heard? They're everywhere in the entire USA, including Alaska and Hawaii. Unfortunately, the drug cartels also now have a stronghold in every major city. Gee, I canít wait for the mutilations and decapitations to become as prevalent as in Mexico.
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:27 PM
 
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"one drop rule" is a holdover from slavery.

there's no blood that makes you one ethnically more than another because you have "one drop".

completely ridiculous.
Which is why I'm confused because no American refers to the one drop rule. If that's the case, then I'm a Berber like most people living in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and Libya
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:29 PM
 
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You make it sound as if the biggest problem of the US economy is illegal immigration...
No, it is not the biggest problem. But, it is a major factor, and totally unsustainable. Given our economic woes, do you actually believe we can afford to continue spending billions on illegal aliens? Do we have extra billions to spare?
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:31 PM
 
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"one drop rule" is a holdover from slavery.

there's no blood that makes you one ethnically more than another because you have "one drop".

completely ridiculous.
Indeed it is.
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:31 PM
 
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No, it is not the biggest problem. But, it is a major factor, and totally unsustainable. Given our economic woes, do you actually believe we can afford to continue spending billions on illegal aliens? Do we have extra billions to spare?
Of course we do. We just gotta extract it from the middle and upper middle classes, errr I mean the rich!
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:58 PM
 
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This is much more than simply an issue of illegal immigration. This is a VERY serious national security threat, and every citizen should be concerned.
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:03 PM
 
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Why do Hispanic groups continue to get offended when someone says anything about enforcing border security? They get mad at people for equating illegal immigrants to Hispanics, but they do the same thing by attaching themselves to any mentioning of illegal immigration? Why don't they either admit that, yes, most of our illegal immigrants are Hispanic and from South of the Border and that if they want to open their mouths about something they should open it about bettering the countries in which those illegal immigrants come from? They should either admit that or just stay out of the debate because all it is is whining.

It's crazy and a waste of the community's time to have to defend itself against the groups that cry racism or prejudice when it is not warranted.
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:05 PM
 
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You can believe what the person you are quoting is saying. I promise you, but I can't say more.
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:08 PM
 
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You make it sound as if the biggest problem of the US economy is illegal immigration...
A lot of people make it sound that way and for good reasons. My opinion is that people who don't understand why illegal immigration is an issue aren't looking at the big picture and further into the future. You have cities and communities around the country that are already suffering because of illegal immigration (strained budgets, education, healthcare, some parts crime, some parts traffic and traffic issues, and overpopulation). If we just keep ignoring it, it grows and it is. There is no region of the country that is untouched by the negative effects (which outweigh any economical benefits) of the overpopulation of illegal immigrants.
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:52 PM
 
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If you think this is a joke, think again. Here’s a snippet. . . .

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Former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) intelligence chief Steve Casteel told HSToday.us at a recent meeting of corporate security officials that a terrorist organization wanting to smuggle a weapon of mass destruction (WMD) into the United States is more likely to utilize an established drug trafficking or some other well-established organized crime organization to get the weapon into the country.

"If Al Qaeda wants to bring in a WMD, they're going to - the best way to do it - is to use organized crime ... right down here on [the US/Mexican] border," Casteel said. He added that Al Qaeda and Al Qaeda associated movements (AQAM) are becoming more intertwined with international organized crime networks.
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According to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) statistics for fiscal year 1999 through June 17, 2009 provided to HSToday.us, 2,872 citizens of just a few Muslim nations were apprehended trying to enter the United States. The vast majority, 1,179, were from Pakistan, followed by 318 from Iran, 316 from Indonesia, 295 from Egypt and 189 from Afghanistan.

But these weren't the only apprehensions of citizens of Muslim nations who were caught illegally trying to enter the United States - many more were caught entering the country from yet other Islamic countries with ties to terrorism.
Homeland Security Today: Concerns Terrorists Could Still Enter US from Mexico

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WASHINGTON -- FBI director Robert Mueller told Congress yesterday that people from countries with ties to Al Qaeda have crossed into the United States from Mexico, using false identities.

''We are concerned, homeland security is concerned about special interest aliens entering the United States," Mueller said, using a term for people from countries where Al Qaeda is active.

He also said that in some instances people with Middle Eastern names have adopted Hispanic last names before trying to get into the United States.

Mueller provided no estimate of the number of people who have entered the country in this manner.
Possible Al Qaeda infiltration worries FBI chief - Boston.com

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The U.S. government has become increasingly concerned that al Qaeda might try to exploit security gaps at the nation's borders, especially the Mexican border, ABC News has learned.

"Al Qaeda has recognized that one of our vulnerabilities is our [in]ability to completely seal and control access through Mexico," said ABC News consultant Jerry Hauer, former director of New York City's Office of Emergency Management.


It's well known that many Central Americans have been illegally coming across the U.S.-Mexican border. Now the U.S. government estimates that a quarter-million illegal aliens — not only from Central America, but also Africa and the Middle East — have been coming across the southern border each year.

Last month, customs officers at Miami's airport arrested an Egyptian national on charges of smuggling people from the Middle East through Central America into Mexico, and then into the United States.
Border Security Gaps Worry U.S. Officials - ABC News
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