from Blogs for Borders
On Monday, Arkansas GOP Congressional candidate Rick Crawford outlined his 3-phase plan for US border security. Crawford is a Northeast Arkansas small businessman and a veteran of the US Army, not a Washington politician or bureaucrat. Our professional politicians and bureaucrats for years have refused to make the hard decisions required to secure our southern borders.
Crawford calls the porous southern border our “most exploited border” and a “national security threat.” His 3-phase plan includes,
- Phase 1:Build a wall.
- “Not hang a piece of corrugated tin, not a virtual wall for aesthetics” says Crawford, but a defensible wall with 8-10 lawful points of entry.
- Phase 2:Document the undocumented.
- Allow a six to nine month period to allow any undocumented worker or illegal immigrant to return to one of the secure points of entry and register. At this point they’ll be “on the grid,” said Crawford. “They don’t get a driver’s license, they don’t get a benefit card,” he continued.
- Phase 3:Active enforcement.
- Following phase 2, there will be a determined effort to find those who have not registered. It will be assumed at this point that any undocumented alien is in the country for illicit purposes and law enforcement will be empowered to “take appropriate action.”
Perhaps electing real people who are accustomed to making hard decisions in the real world is the first step needed to get a real solution to our illegal immigration problem.
Yesterday, Bush issued 19 pardons and commuted the sentence of a convicted crystal methamphetamine dealer. But two US Border Patrol agents who shot an illegal alien in the act of smuggling 750 pounds of marijuana across the border still sit behind bars.
Earlier this month, Border Patrol agents were under fire by more dealers smuggling drugs into our country, but did not return fire. The case of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean has immobilized those whose task is to secure our southern border.
The President has received requests to commute the sentences of these two heroic agents from Senators on both sides of the aisle. An appeals court judge has publicly stated the judge and prosecutor in the case may have overreacted. Still, Bush would rather commute the sentence of a convicted crystal meth dealer than these two who shot a drug smuggler in the act of penetrating our border with illegal drugs.
I guess the crystal meth dealer will have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, but Ramos and Compean will continue to rot in jail for defending our country’s border, protecting our children from the poison imported on our southern border.
If you can’t understand how Bush can let this travesty continue, contact the White House and ask for justice for these two American heroes.
Maybe then our Border Control agents won’t feel intimidated by our own government and will once again be able to defend themselves against the forces arrayed against them along the Rio Grande.
Former Border Patrol agents seek last-minute help from Bush–ARRA News Service
A pardon for an immigration law-breaker–Michelle Malkin
from ARRA News Service
Eagle Forum: The end of President Bush’s final term is quickly approaching. Less than two months remain until he hands over the White House keys to Barack Obama, but we cannot let him leave office without resolving one very important issue: he must commute the prison sentences of convicted U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean!
Not only do we now know that the agents did not get a fair trial and that the prosecution’s case was based on the word and testimony of an illegal drug smuggler, but the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld their mandatory minimum 10-year prison sentences for “discharging a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence.” This law, Section 924(c) of the U.S. Code, has always been interpreted to apply to criminals, not law enforcement officers engaged in their official duties. Every U.S. citizen has the right to self defense, especially those serving in harm’s way.