Unmanned Border Station Opens Water Gate?
More "Wet Backs"?
|ABC / Univision -- January 3
Border Patrol Opens Unmanned Crossing on U.S.-Mexico Border
Get ready for the very first "unmanned" border station on the U.S.-Mexico border. Slated to open at the end of this month, the Big Bend National Park in Texas will be staffed by, you guessed it, computers.
The station will be equipped with machines that can scan citizenship documents and conduct live video interviews with U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at a station in El Paso, Texas, Tech News Daily reports. While Mexican citizens will be able to use the crossing, U.S. officials maintain that Americans tourists to the national park are more likely to do so. When a similar CBP crossing was open in the same location more than a decade ago, few Mexicans used it. In 2002, because of increased security measures, U.S. officials closed the original crossing, forcing tourists to travel more than 100 miles to the next nearest crossing to get to Mexico, according to Nextgov.
American Patrol Report Comment
It is quite possible that only people with proper ID will use this crossing. It is also quite possible that the new auto-gate will encourage more people without authorization to enter the U.S. illegally by wading across the Rio Grande River. Why?
Well, up to now, if people speaking only Spanish showed up at Rio Grande Village they might well be considered suspects and reported to officials. Under the new system lots of such people might show up and it would be assumed they crossed at the auto-gate. It would then be a simple matter for people to get wet backs by crossing the river and melting into the legal population.
Maybe the DHS should install the IDENTISEIS® system (AKA Sonic Barrier) along the river to make sure this sort of thing doesn't happen. (See map)
|CBS-TV -- Atlanta
Cobb County rewrites proposed immigration code
After CBS Atlanta News started asking the Tough Questions, Cobb County leaders have reworded a new immigration code that would require county contractors and vendors to verify the status of every worker on the job, not just those newly hired. -- "I think the big thing here to emphasize is this is not about deporting people," said Bob Ott, the proposal's sponsor. "It's not about sending people back..."
|W.D. Reasoner -- CIS.org
'Immigration reform' -- Coming soon to a Congress near you!
Those bright, sunny days immediately following reelection of the president seem to be facing the possibility of scattered showers, possibly thunderstorms, where "comprehensive immigration reform" (CIR) is concerned so, at least, hints the Los Angeles Times in an article published last weekend. -- This is in stark contrast with a story published a scant couple of weeks previously by the same newspaper, which began confidently...
|Keith Koffler -- White House Dossier
Taxpayer bill for Obama's Hawaii vacations = $20 million
Michelle Obama recently revealed that she and President Obama don't give Christmas gifts to each other. They merely say, "We're in Hawaii," and that's Christmas gift enough. -- But actually the present is from taxpayers, and it's an expensive one. -- The total cost to taxpayers of Obama's vacations to Hawaii since becoming president is likely in excess of $20 million...
|Brenda Walker -- VDare.com
Illegal aliens get another freebie from King Obama
The President isn't hiding his generosity toward illegal aliens. He may not launch his somewhat stealthy amnesty initiative right away because of spending battles with Congress, but he certainly doesn't want his foreign supporters to think he has forgotten about them --- not to worry! -- Obama has used his mighty king-like powers to relieve lawbreaker foreigners of the requirement to spend time in their home countries...
|The Blaze sc
Mayor claims Obama will deliver gun control by month's end
Vice President Joe Biden "guaranteed" that President Barack Obama will pass sweeping gun control legislation by the end of January, according to Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. -- "He said, 'Tommy, I guarantee you, we'll get it done by the end of January,'" Menino reportedly said at City Hall on Thursday. "They're going to get it done."
|Jon Rappaport -- BeforeItsNews.com
NY Times: Trashing the Constitution for fun and profit
It doesn't surprise me that the NY Times has decided the Constitution is merely a reference document now. The paper's loyal readership, what's left of it, lives huddled on the upper east side of New York, behind their hundred-million-dollar front doors, where wealth must be protected through any and all means. -- The Constitution might impede that. Much better to have a central government that knows...
|J.D. Longstreet -- Right Side News
When they take our guns, they take everything
Why is it that when some nut kills great quantities of people, then "off's" himself, the politicians want to take the guns away from the people who did nothing wrong? Ever notice that? -- I have thought about that for awhile now and I have concluded that our government is scared witless of us! -- Good thing, too. That fear by the government of the people is what has kept us free for two and a half centuries...
|David Olsen Cross
Oregon's unemployed should not have to compete for jobs with 1.7 million illegals
President Barack Obama's deferred deportation order on some 1.7 million undocumented foreign nationals (illegal aliens) between the ages of 16 and 30, in conjunction with issuing them Social Security numbers and work permits, shows a clear view of a President in complete willful disregard for America's 11.7 million unemployed citizens; 7.9 percent of the civilian labor force...
|London Daily Mail
Workers making $30,000 will take a bigger hit on their pay than those earning $500,000 under new fiscal deal
Middle-class workers will take a bigger hit to their income proportionately than those earning between $200,000 and $500,000 under the new fiscal cliff deal, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. -- Earners in the latter group will pay an average 1.3 percent more - or an additional $2,711 - in taxes this year, while workers making between $30,000 and $200,000 will see their paychecks shrink by as much as 1.7 percent...
|Alan Caruba -- Right Side News
Welcome illegal alien, you're safe here
The Obama administration loves to pass unpopular legislation --- Obamacare --- and release news of unpopular policies on Christmas Eve. The assumption is that people are too distracted to pay attention and, anyway, there's nothing they can do about it. -- Illegal aliens received a Christmas gift when the chief of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, part of the Department of Homeland Security...
|Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald
State lawmaker seeks to reduce license delays
A Republican state lawmaker on Thursday pre-filed legislation that aims to reduce unnecessary work some state agencies have complained was caused by a tough Georgia law cracking down on illegal immigration. -- The 2011 law requires anyone applying for or renewing public benefits --- including food stamps and professional licenses, among other things --- to provide a "secure and verifiable" document...
Egyptian mag affirms Brotherhood infiltration of White House
Effectively affirming the concerns of five much-maligned Republican House members and the evidence presented in an investigative book, an Egyptian magazine claims six American Muslim leaders who work with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who have significant influence on U.S. policy. -- Egypt's Rose El-Youssef magazine, in a Dec. 22 story, said the six men turned the White House...
|D.A. King -- Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal
... [Illegal aliens] secure jobs through fraudulent means such as presenting false documents, completing fraudulent benefit applications and stealing someone's identity. To combat unlawful employment and reduce vulnerabilities that help illegal aliens gain such employment, ICE announced the Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) program in July 2006...
Usual suspects cheer ruinous leader's latest decree
Several thousand people in the Chicago area stand to benefit from the new rule, which makes it easier for immediate relatives of U.S. citizens to apply for permanent residency by allowing them to sign up for a "provisional unlawful presence waiver" while still in this country. -- Such waivers can be granted to people who have overstayed their visas or entered the U.S. illegally if they can prove...
|American Border Patrol
Help ABP secure the border
Immigration reform is going to be one of the biggest issues after the new Congress convenes. Americans want the border secure before any action on amnesty. American Border Patrol knows more about the border and how it can be secured than any organization in the United States hands down! This is your chance to make a real difference! Make a tax-deductible donation to ABP today!
|American Border Patrol
Photo of the day
Wolf, one of American Border Patrol's seven German Shepherds, was injured Wednesday night outside ABP's headquarters. Something apparently aroused him and he forced his way through one of the gates in the security fence. The next morning, Glenn Spencer, head of ABP, went looking for Wolf to supervise the preparation of breakfast, as he always does ...