February 17, 2008

Operation 20-20
Presidential Candidates Should Sign On

American Patrol -- February 17
Border Enforcement Defined
    Speaking before CPAC, John McCain said, "I accept that, and have pledged that it would be among my highest priorities to secure our borders first, and only after we achieved widespread consensus that our borders are secure, would we address other aspects of the problem in a way that defends the rule of law and does not encourage another wave of illegal immigration."
    Following "Operation Wetback," apprehensions of illegal aliens was reduced to less than 33,000 and held there for five years. Today we have more fences, more agents and more and better technology. We should be able to do better!
    American Border Patrol's Operation 20-20 proposes that all presidential candidates, including John McCain, agree that a secure border would mean that illegal immigration across the border be reduced to less than 20,000 per year and that rate be maintained for at least 20 months.
    "Advances in technology now allow us to verify that the goal of a rate of less than 20,000 illegal crossings per year has been achieved," said Glenn Spencer of ABP.

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