What Part Of Enforcement Don`t They Understand?

The obtuseness of the

open-borders lobby
never ceases to amaze. Here we
are, three years after the 9/11 hijackers easily
exploited lax borders, and the OBL continues to argue
that cracking down on illegal immigration and tightening

terrorist-friendly
loopholes is

"anti-immigrant."

Banging. Head. Against. The. Wall.

How do you maintain sanity when
wading through the

emotional drivel
that passes for the OBL`s
reasoning?

Tip: Whenever they say

"anti-immigrant,"
substitute
"pro-enforcement."
And shout it at the

top of your lungs.

Political correctness is the
handmaiden of terrorism. By smearing the overwhelming
majority of Americans who support

real borders
as

racists
and

xenophobes
, the OBL obscures its deadly agenda:
sabotaging our existing immigration laws and blocking
any new efforts to punish those who abuse the system.

Flavia Jimenez of the National
Council of La Raza illustrates perfectly this blustering
open-borders tactic in a hysterical

"action alert"
this week titled:

"STOP ANTI IMMIGRANT PROVISIONS FROM BECOMING PART OF
THE INTELLIGENCE REFORM BILL."

La Raza and their fellow travelers
argue that tough enforcement measures "needlessly
scapegoat all immigrants,"
are "extraneous"
and "harsh," "would not have prevented the
terrorist attacks and will not make us safer,"
and
are "non-solutions that will only drive people
further underground and cause panic among immigrant
communities."

"Extraneous?"

These same critics had no problem
when a $1 billion illegal alien health care bailout for

border hospitals
was tacked on to the mammoth
Medicare Prescription Drug bill.

"Non-solutions?"

The 9/11 commission itself blamed
"a lack of well-developed counterterrorism measures
as part of border security, and an immigration system
not able to deliver on its basic commitments, much less
support counterterrorism."


"Anti-immigrant?"

If you actually read the
immigration enforcement provisions supported by House
Judiciary Committee Chairman

James Sensenbrenner
and his fellow maverick House
Republicans (side note: just once, I`d like to see the
mainstream media call a Republican other than John
McCain a "maverick"), you will see clearly and
unequivocally that these vital measures are
anti-terrorist.

Anti-criminal.
Anti-fraud.
And above all, pro-enforcement.

Open-border activists not only
oppose the most-publicized provision that would deny
driver`s licenses to illegal aliens, they also oppose
provisions:

  • Adding at least 2,000 new Border
    Patrol agents, 800 new interior enforcement
    investigators, and 150 additional consular officials
    overseas.

  • Expanding the number of foreign
    airports with counterterrorist passenger prescreening
    programs.

  • Reducing

    bureaucratic delays
    that allow illegal aliens who
    obtained fraudulent visas to re-enter or remain in the
    country even after their visas have been revoked.

  • Creating an information and
    intelligence-sharing system at the

    Department of Homeland Security
    to track terrorist
    travel tactics, patterns, trends, and practices and
    disseminate the data to front-line personnel at ports
    of entry and immigration benefits offices.

  • Speeding up the development of a

    long-delayed
    entry-exit system to guard against
    terrorists slipping through the cracks.

  • Requiring

    asylum-seekers
    tied to guerilla, militant, or
    terrorist organizations, and who claim asylum without
    submitting corroborating evidence, to provide credible
    proof of their "persecution."

As usual, mainstream reporting on
these specific immigration-related measures at issue has
been skimpier than a Bratz doll`s wardrobe. That`s
because so many national editors themselves subscribe to
the open-borders gospel. Since 9/11, the

New York Times,


Los Angeles Times,

and

Washington Post

have published countless news items and
editorials decrying immigration enforcement:

sob stories
about families caught evading
deportation orders;

foreign students
complaining about new registration
requirements violating their "privacy;" Latino
activists

outraged
about

Border Patrol agents
doing their jobs;

Middle Eastern tourists
protesting visa screening
measures; illegal aliens clamoring for protection of
their "rights."

Rep. Sensenbrenner and his GOP
colleagues face not only the OBL on the

left
and in the

media
, but also at the

highest echelons
of the Bush administration.

The mavericks need all the help
they can get.

Before it`s too late, call the

White House
now and yell:

It`s the enforcement, stupid!

Michelle Malkin [email
her] is author of

Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists,
Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores
.
Click

here
for Peter Brimelow`s review. Click

here
for Michelle Malkin`s website.

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