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
Banging. Head. Against. The. Wall.
How do you maintain sanity when
wading through the
emotional drivel that passes for the OBL`s
Political correctness is the
handmaiden of terrorism. By smearing the overwhelming
majority of Americans who support
real borders as
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
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.
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
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
Open-border activists not only
oppose the most-publicized provision that would deny
driver`s licenses to illegal aliens, they also oppose
- Adding at least 2,000 new Border
Patrol agents, 800 new interior enforcement
investigators, and 150 additional consular officials
- Increasing illegal alien
detention facility space by 2,500 beds.
- Expanding the number of foreign
airports with counterterrorist passenger prescreening
- Creating a uniform
identity document rule for all aliens present in
- Toughening criminal
penalties for using or trading
false identification documents.
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.
- Making it easier to deport
alien supporters of terrorism by curbing their
avenues for appeal and delay.
- Speeding up the development of a
long-delayed entry-exit system to guard against
terrorists slipping through the cracks.
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,
have published countless news items and
editorials decrying immigration enforcement:
sob stories about families caught evading
foreign students complaining about new registration
requirements violating their "privacy;" Latino
Border Patrol agents doing their jobs;
Middle Eastern tourists protesting visa screening
measures; illegal aliens clamoring for protection of
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.
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