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Old 05-30-2009, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Where laws can be ignored due to political correctness
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The number of arrests at the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped 27 percent this year, a decline that could put the figure at its lowest level since the early 1970s, federal officials said yesterday.

The decline accelerates a three-year-old trend that experts attribute to the economic downturn, with stronger U.S. immigration enforcement measures also playing a role.
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President Obama has invited advocates to hammer out a legislative approach and has set a June 8 meeting at the White House for a small, bipartisan group of Senate and House leaders, a spokesman said yesterday, "with the hope of beginning the debate in earnest later this year."
Ah yes, who there's no way he could forget about the upcoming shamnesty debate.
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Old 05-31-2009, 12:59 AM
 
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Hopefully the 2010 congress will get some anti-illegal gains in the senate and house. If we can stall until then, it should be ok.
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Old 05-31-2009, 01:09 AM
 
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Hopefully the 2010 congress will get some anti-illegal gains in the senate and house. If we can stall until then, it should be ok.
I hope so as well. The 2007 amnesty bill was defeated despite a good economy and strong backing from Bush and some Republicans.

I'm certain that there will likely be some good resistance to the upcoming shamnesty bill considering the bad condition of the economy, high unemployment rate and the amount of money used for bailouts.

Of course none the above will likely matter to most pro-illegals, illegal alien-employing businesses and ethnocentricists.
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Old 05-31-2009, 05:31 AM
 
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The union leader of the border patrol is always saying that just because there are less arrests does not mean that there are any less coming across the border. It just means more are getting past without being detected. He says that the leaders of the border patrol make it difficult for the agents to do their job so more potential cheap workers will get past them so their corporate masters will be able to get their inexpensive labor.

If the American government really wanted to end most illegal immigration, it could. But the system is set up so a certain number get past the border agents every day so Corporate America can get it's cheap labor.
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