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Old 05-09-2009, 05:49 PM
 
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"One of the things that we need to be sensitive to is the very real feeling among southern border states and in Mexico that if things are being done on the Mexican border, they should also be done on the Canadian border," Napolitano told a conference in Washington.

"In other words, we shouldn't go light on one and heavy on the other."

Since they share "one continent," as well as the North American Free Trade Agreement to promote trade and investment, the secretary said, "there should be some parity there."

Before February 2008, the northern border was so open that an oral declaration of citizenship was sufficient to enter the United States.



U.S. begins beefing up Canadian border security
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Old 05-09-2009, 06:16 PM
 
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The entire perimeter of the U.S. should be secured; especially post-9/11. However, we donít have thousands of people sneaking into our country on a daily basis from Canada. Nor, is the Canadian government dumping its miscreants and other undesirables on our soil. Nor, do we have millions of illegal aliens from Canada marching in our streets waving their flag while they demand amnesty.

Clearly, the Mexican border requires more attention. Nevertheless, it doesnít mean we should ignore our northern border. Security is lax everywhere, including our ports. Itís only a matter of time before we pay dearly for our lack of security.
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Old 05-09-2009, 06:18 PM
 
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The entire perimeter of the U.S. should be secured; especially post-9/11. However, we don’t have thousands of people sneaking into our country on a daily basis from Canada. Nor, is the Canadian government dumping its miscreants and other undesirables on our soil. Nor, do we have millions of illegal aliens from Canada marching in our streets waving their flag while they demand amnesty.

Clearly, the Mexican border requires more attention. Nevertheless, it doesn’t mean we should ignore our northern border. Security is lax everywhere, including our ports. It’s only a matter of time before we pay dearly for our lack of security.
I could agree more especially with what I've boldfaced.
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Old 05-09-2009, 06:20 PM
 
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The entire perimeter of the U.S. should be secured; especially post-9/11. However, we don’t have thousands of people sneaking into our country on a daily basis from Canada. Nor, is the Canadian government dumping its miscreants and other undesirables on our soil. Nor, do we have millions of illegal aliens from Canada marching in our streets waving their flag while they demand amnesty.

Clearly, the Mexican border requires more attention. Nevertheless, it doesn’t mean we should ignore our northern border. Security is lax everywhere, including our ports. It’s only a matter of time before we pay dearly for our lack of security.
Agreed. In addition to the amateur terrorists from SOB demanding amnesty, middle eastern terrorists have joined forces with the mexican drug cartel who have provided them with ID and mexican surnames which has allowed them to cross the border. While the current administration has not come out and publicly acknowledged it, they know that it has been taking place and is a very real threat.

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As one agent who spoke anonymously said, "Look, I can tell you a lot of stories, but I have to remain unnamed or I will be blackballed and might lose my job." Then, worriedly, he added, "I have a family depending on me."
Another agent, of supervisory rank, stated, "The smuggling traffic of Mexicans has really slowed. We are experiencing a tremendous increase in OTMs" – border lingo for "other than Mexicans." When queried about the ethnic make up of the OTMs, he answered, "Central and South Americans, Orientals and Middle-Easterners." Middle-Easterners? "Yeah, it varies, but about one in every 10 that we catch, is from a country like Yemen or Egypt."
Border Patrol spokesperson Rene Noriega stated that the number of other-than-Mexican detentions has grown by 42 percent. Most of the non-Mexican migrants are from El Salvador and other parts of Central America, she said, but added that agents have picked up people from all over the world, including the former Soviet Union, Asia and the Middle East.
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Pick-up truck load of mixed-nationality illegals destined for Phoenix, Ariz. Once in those cities, an organized pipeline disburses them across America. The "trucking" is generally handled by street gangs. Photo by Donald Barnett, Bisbee, Ariz.
Arabs have been reported crossing the Arizona border for an unknown period. Border rancher George Morgan encounters thousands of illegals crossing his ranch on a well-used trail. He relates a holiday event: "It was Thanksgiving 1998, and I stepped outside my house and there were over a hundred 'crossers' in my yard. Damnedest bunch of illegals I ever saw. All of them were wearing black white shirts and string ties. Maybe they were hoping to blend in," he chuckled. "They took off, I called the Border Patrol, and a while later, an agent, Dan Green, let me know that they had caught them. He said that they were all Iranians."
According to Border Patrol spokesperson Rob Daniels, "Ten Egyptians were arrested recently near Douglas, Arizona. Each had paid $7,000 to be brought from Guatemala into Mexico and then across the border."


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Old 05-09-2009, 06:41 PM
 
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Agreed. In addition to the amateur terrorists from SOB demanding amnesty, middle eastern terrorists have joined forces with the mexican drug cartel who have provided them with ID and mexican surnames which has allowed them to cross the border. While the current administration has not come out and publicly acknowledged it, they know that it has been taking place and is a very real threat.
Yes, they know, but donít care. They will leave our borders open to ensure a steady flow of cheap illegal labor, even if it means another terrorist attack. Heck, they may even want to kill off a few million U.S. citizens. I no longer consider anything beneath them. Clearly, the safety of U.S. citizens is not imperative.
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Old 05-09-2009, 06:54 PM
 
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Yes, they know, but donít care. They will leave our borders open to ensure a steady flow of cheap illegal labor, even if it means another terrorist attack. Heck, they may even want to kill off a few million U.S. citizens. I no longer consider anything beneath them. Clearly, the safety of U.S. citizens is not imperative.


Sadly, you speak the truth.
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:02 PM
 
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I think the USA and Canada need to make a card of some form that will make it easier to cross between the two countries over a passport since we really are so alike and Canada makes good neighbors unlike Mexico. I may be a little biased because I do like Canada a lot lol. I am highly aganist needing a passport to get into Canada but do support the need of ID and birth certificate to get back in to prove you are a citizen.
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Old 05-10-2009, 02:33 AM
 
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The entire perimeter of the U.S. should be secured; especially post-9/11. However, we donít have thousands of people sneaking into our country on a daily basis from Canada. Nor, is the Canadian government dumping its miscreants and other undesirables on our soil. Nor, do we have millions of illegal aliens from Canada marching in our streets waving their flag while they demand amnesty.

Clearly, the Mexican border requires more attention. Nevertheless, it doesnít mean we should ignore our northern border. Security is lax everywhere, including our ports. Itís only a matter of time before we pay dearly for our lack of security.
Well stated -- when you're fighting brain cancer you don't focus therapy on the patient's feet.
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Old 05-11-2009, 01:36 PM
 
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I think the USA and Canada need to make a card of some form that will make it easier to cross between the two countries over a passport since we really are so alike and Canada makes good neighbors unlike Mexico. I may be a little biased because I do like Canada a lot lol. I am highly aganist needing a passport to get into Canada but do support the need of ID and birth certificate to get back in to prove you are a citizen.
As of June 1, 2009, all US citizens will need a passport or a passport card in order to enter the US at any land border port of entry, airport port of entry or seaport port of entry as part of the final implementation of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. The passport cards are geared for US citizens who live in border towns (northern or southern) and cross back and forth frequently.
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