The System Worked!
Failure is Success to Napolitano
|American Patrol Report Editorial -- January 5
Last month a terrorist nearly blew an airplane out of the sky near Detroit. DHS Secretary said the system worked.
Last month, drug smugglers and well-armed people crossed the border into the United States. Last month a U.S. Border Patrol agent was shot north of the border in Arizona.
Last month the two top photographs shown on this page were taken on a known smuggling trail in Arizona. From top to bottom: Drug smugglers; and a man carrying a Mac 10 machine pistol. The very bottom photo shows the type of fencing they had to cross.
On November 13, DHS Chief Janet Napolitano said DHS has built more than 600 miles of border fencing.
This simply isn't true. ABP's aerial survey of the border shows that more than 300 miles of so-called fencing is nothing more than vehicle barriers that one can step over or - using a portable ramp - drive over. And much of the border is just wide open.
Unlike the near-catastrophic event in near Detroit, the mainstream media have been able to cover up the border problem. The threat is just as real and the failure at the top just as bad. We may get action to stop terrorists from flying into the U.S.; but it is unlikely that anything will be done to stop them from just walking in.
Napolitano's political correctness may yet deal us a very serious blow; but to her failure is success.
|E.L. Moon -- The Californian -- Salinas sc
Liberals leading U.S. down wrong path
American government is now run by liberals. They have a support population dominated by welfare recipients, tenement dwellers, government employees and illegal [aliens] registered to vote by ACORN. Now, to stay in power, the liberals are set to register criminal invaders to become citizens...
|National Policy Center for Public Research -- Washington
Spying on icebergs instead of terrorists?
...Speaking on the involvement of Al Gore, Tom Borelli, Ph.D., director of the National Center's Free Enterprise Project, noted: "If anything, Al Gore is the real national security threat. Gore's climate change fear mongering, which lines his own pockets with cash, has stoked a war against the fossil fuels so vital to our nation's economic prosperity and national security...
|Fairfax County (Va.) Times
Bill jeopardizes Herndon/ICE partnership
A recently introduced immigration reform bill in the U.S. House of Representatives could potentially end a federal immigration program currently used by the Town of Herndon to empower its local officers to enforce federal immigration law...
|Latin American Herald Tribune -- Caracas, VZ
U.S. deported 359,455 Mexicans in 2009
During the first 11 months of 2009 a total of 359,455 Mexicans were repatriated to Mexico by U.S. immigration authorities, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said on Monday. -- Of those, 167,799 benefited from the Humane Repatriation Program, by means of which Mexican authorities help the expelled [illegal aliens] return more easily...
|My Fox Phoenix
Arizona leads bankruptcy filings list
U.S. consumers and businesses are filing for bankruptcy at a pace that made 2009 the seventh-worst year on record, with more than 1.4 million petitions submitted, an Associated Press tally showed Monday. -- The AP gathered data from the nation's 90 bankruptcy districts and found 1.43 million filings, an increase of 32 percent from 2008...
Beck berates those who question Obama's eligibility
On the air [yesterday], popular radio host Glenn Beck mocked "birthers" and claimed there is a concerted campaign to get those questioning Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility onto the airwaves a strategy Beck said would actually benefit Obama...
|Christian Science Monitor
Amnesty opponents gear up for forthcoming battle
Immigration reform is far down on Washington's "to do" list, after healthcare reform, the Afghanistan war, and job creation. But outside the Beltway, in America's community centers and protest venues, you'd think someone had already pushed the hot button to bring this always-simmering issue to a boil....
|Center for Immigration Studies
Lessons from the last amnesty
The Obama Administration and Democrats in Congress have announced they will try to pass an amnesty for illegal aliens this year. Only the House version of their bill has so far been introduced: H.R. 4321. The Senate companion bill will be sponsored by Sen. Charles Schumer, who, while in the House, was a key player in passing the last big amnesty...
David Brooks: Tea Party people are stupid, but they are having an impact
New York Times columnist David Brooks will never let an opportunity pass to remind you that he is an intellectual and you are a grimy member of the unwashed masses. His column today pays a back-handed tribute to the success of the Tea Party movement... while bemoaning the decline of influence...
|Dick McDonald -- Family Security Matters
Global Warming A cruel joke on society
Global Warming is a joke a sad, costly and penalizing one. Like many stories that change with the telling, the hydrocarbon pollution tale mysteriously added Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) to its script. The greenies who pulled off this deception have essentially fooled the public into believing that gases (like CO2) respond exactly like solids (particulates)...
|Fort Worth Star-Telegram
More than 100 illegals, others arrested at cockfight
Many of the 176 people arrested at a weekend cockfight in Parker County paid fines, but others still face charges that range from gambling to animal cruelty, authorities said Sunday. -- Meanwhile, a Humane Society official said many of the 114 roosters seized during the Saturday afternoon raid will have to be euthanized... [See Crime Watch]
|James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. -- Family Security Matters
The 'system' failed - Why?
The last week of last year may have been the administration's worst. The first days of the New Year didn't look much better. After the attempted Christmas Day Detroit-bound bombing, one White House official allegedly declared "we're going to get hammered on this." They were right... [See Napolitano Watch]
|Kevin "Coach" Collins -- Collins Report
Aliens, legal and otherwise, bring dangerous diseases to America
This is scary and enough reason to fight amnesty. -- Illegal alien "rights" groups are pushing to change federal law to insure illegal aliens won't have to wait the required five years to become eligible for Medicaid. -- While neither the House nor Senate's new healthcare bills have this provision; that could change if some Democrat actually reads these bills...
|Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle
Georgia immigration checks got tougher with new year
...D.A. King, president of the Georgia-based Dustin Inman Society, which favors greater restrictions on illegal immigrants, has been monitoring compliance since 2007. -- "In 2006, the Georgia Legislature passed a law that essentially says local governments must obey federal immigration, employment and benefits laws," he said...
|Riverside (Calif.) Press-Enterprise Editorial
Using public resources to aid illegal behavior is an insult to taxpayers. UC San Diego cannot justify its involvement in creating a device that helps people sneak across the border safely. No publicly funded institution should be actively abetting lawbreaking...
Administration knew of tactic months before attempted takedown of airliner
The Obama administration official who declared there was "no smoking gun" that could have alerted authorities about an al-Qaida plot to bring down a U.S. airliner over Detroit had received a personal, high-level briefing in October warning of a new al-Qaida tactic of hiding a bomb in an attacker's underwear...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Open borders activist tipping off illegal aliens to raids in Maricopa County
Lydia Guzman, director of the illegal alien advocacy group known as Respect/Respeto, has been sending out text messages, alerting thousands to the criminal weeps being carried out by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. -- Guzman, who is also a member of the ethnocentric group MALDEF, told the Associated Press that she is merely trying to protect Hispanics from racial profiling...
Cheap tuition for illegal aliens OK'd by N.J. Assembly
Trenton, NJ -- A bill that would allow illegal [aliens] who are New Jersey residents to pay in-state tuition was today moved out of an Assembly committee after hours of emotional testimony. -- Opponents of the bill say it goes against federal law and would deprive state colleges of the money that out-of-state tuition would bring in...