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Old 03-24-2009, 02:07 PM
Location: Maryland
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It appears I’m not alone in my suspicions.

Judiciary Committee ranking member Lamar Smith (R- Texas) said he supported the administration's efforts to address border violence, but expressed concern about the specifics of the plan.

"While I support the administration's plan to increase resources and personnel along the border, I am concerned that the redeployment may come at the expense of other critical law enforcement activities," Smith said. "The administration appears to be using border violence as an excuse to reduce interior enforcement of our immigration laws and enact gun restrictions. With hundreds of federal law enforcement officers being relocated to the border, we must ensure that we do not undercut our national security and immigration enforcement responsibilities."
White House unveils plan to fight border drug cartels - Los Angeles Times
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Benicar View Post

We moved away from El Paso in June 2008. The border violence was well and truly underway. It is not something new, only now it is receiving press and newstime.

You might be right - just another way to ignore illegal immigration at a time when we should be adding numbers and more support to ICE.
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