Friday, August 24, 2007

Another Example of Why We Need Border Enforcement

Cross posted from The Virtuous Republic

We hear that patrolling the border hurts illegal immigrants who only want to better their lives. We hear that building a border fence will hurt wildlife, divide communities along the border, and destroy archaeological sites. Yet, none of these groups that are for open borders will admit that there is a problem, a problem of crime and criminals entering from Mexico into the United States of America.

On August 21, Border Patrol agents in Arizona had a good day. At the Naco station, they stopped a man from illegally crossing the border. During processing they found, "he had been convicted of having sex with a minor and rape by force or fear in 2003 in San Bernardino County...." Good job guys, you prevented this sexually perverted felon from committing more crimes in the United States.

A little further along the border on the same day, agents captured an SUV loaded with 1,500 pounds of marijuana.

To all those against the border fence, I say that protecting Americans from criminals and drug traffickers trumps the rights of wildlife. Guarding the border does and can work. It just takes a commitment from Washington, which of course requires that ordinary Americans keep up the pressure on their representatives.

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email stiknstein-at-gmail-dot-com and let us know at what level you would like to participate.

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