May 06, 2010

It's Time For Radical Steps to Rid Us of Illegals

I just watched a man (I didn't get his name) on Fox & Friends relate how his niece was brutally murdered by an illegal alien in 2005. She was one of more than 2,200 people murdered every year by illegal aliens.

At a time where spoiled basketball millionaires protest against the safety of American citizens, it is time to consider radical action to deplete and deport the criminal aliens that infest this nation.

Obviously, locking down the border should be our primary concern. Governors in border states have called upon the White House to deploy the National Guard; Bush, and then Obama, have turned a deaf ear. Congress, likewise, refuses to provide the funds needed to secure our borders. Our Department of Homeland Security? A joke more interested in confiscating toy guns and strip searching grandparents that protecting our citizens.

Our first actions should include attempts to impeach elected and appointed officials for violating their oaths of office. This should apply uniformly to Democrats and Republicans that have stood in the way of of border security.

As this occurs, state governors should attempt—again—to pressure the President to call out the National Guard to serve along our borders as aides for the border patrol, and those units with engineering capabilities can be put to work immediately hardening the border itself.

State and federal elected officials should allow residents and legal aliens an opportunity to be rewarded for pointing out the criminal aliens in our midst, but offering them bounties for the capture and deportation of illegals. Ensuring that bounties will be paid only for successful deportation and enforcing laws against filing false statements will make the information actionable, and provide American citizens a financial reason to do the right thing. Bounties of $250-$500 per illegal may not sound like much, but it will be enough to make a difference.

Most importantly, there needs to be a zero-tolerance policy for employers of illegal aliens. Businesses that are found to have intentionally skirted immigration law and who make a practice of knowingly hiring illegal aliens should not be fined. They should be shut down entirely. Make it unprofitable for employers to hire these criminal aliens, and even the underground economy of illegal day laborers will find themselves quickly out of a job.

If the federal government continues to refuse to act responsibly on this matter, states will be forced to act in their own best interests, just as Arizona has.

We are a proud nation of immigrants, and we respect and desire legal immigration and assimilation into our diverse society. We do not condone criminal immigration nor the radicalized segmentation preferred by pro-criminal alien radicals, and must protect our borders from those who would leach us dry.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 6, 2010 07:34 AM

Mr. CY ... I'm puzzled by one aspect of your post above. Aren't the governors of various states from which the National Guard units are drawn the first deciders of where such units will be deployed, within the United States at least? I remember when Katrina happened, and Pres. Bush called Governor Kathleen Blanco to beg her to let him send in the Guard from neighboring states like Texas to help with the clean-up, and she said she would think about it. Guard units were mobilized outside Louisiana, all equipped and ready to come in to New Orleans and help, but she refused.

It would seem that the governor of Arizona had first dibs on calling up the Arizona National Guard to reinforce border protection. If so, could the governor call home those Arizona National Guard members from deployment in the Middle East? After all, what is their first duty as Arizone Guard members, to defend Arizona citizens, or to carry out Federal mandates in a country far away?

I think from what I can gather that if our country is officially at war overseas, the mandates of the Federal government override those of the states. But I don't recall the Congress having officially declared war on Iraq or Afghanistan. So would the Feds have first dibs on the Arizona Guard or would the governor of the state?

Marianne Matthews

Posted by: Marianne Matthews at May 6, 2010 08:26 AM

As I understand it, the Governor can call up the National Guard, but then the State has to pay for it. If the Federal Government calls them up, then the Federal Government pays. I am not sure what, if any, restrictions there may be in how they are deployed based on who calls activates them.

Posted by: Jim at May 6, 2010 09:13 AM

@Marianne - "If so, could the governor call home those Arizona National Guard members from deployment in the Middle East? After all, what is their first duty as Arizone Guard members, to defend Arizona citizens, or to carry out Federal mandates in a country far away?"

Short answer: No.
Long answer: While activated, an NG unit is no longer under the direct control of the Governor of their state of origin. It is my understanding that the NG units are round out units for active duty organizations thus funded and controlled by the Fed. The Governor can use them, while not in use by the Fed, but the Fed has overriding authority in all aspects. This is why the NG doesn't fall under the 'well regulated militia' clause of the 2nd Amendment since they are actually a part of the federal forces and not the sovereign states.

Posted by: Dan Irving at May 6, 2010 09:19 AM

"She was one of more than 2,200 people murdered every year by illegal aliens."

So........ it seems as if we are having a 9/11 size death toll (almost) occurring in this country EVERY YEAR as a result of foreign invaders.

Perhaps, we should invade Mexico and bring about a regime change as we did in the ME.

Posted by: Hangtown Bob at May 6, 2010 11:28 AM

Looks, it's past time for the state governors to step up and do their jobs to protect the citizens of this nation. Call up the state guards and pull the cost out of the Federal income tax before it goes to Washington. States that are not on the Boarder should send support to the boarder states. If we can't get the state/national guard then start calling up the militias. I am sure out militias will be more than happy to provide a rotating security detachment for the boarder. I am also sure the militias will agree to a give their oaths to guaranty rules of engagement and conduct that are acceptable to out constitution and christian ethics. All the governors need to do is ask of the militias and then tell the Federal government to go to H***! Yes, I have lived with this mess and am tiered of it!

Posted by: s4f at May 6, 2010 02:12 PM

Well, we need to finally start enforcing the law. Is that a radical step? In some ways, I suppose it is.

Posted by: flenser at May 6, 2010 05:13 PM

Don't go using the same brush to tar Bush with Obama.

Bush did authorize AND send the National Guard to the border. For two (2) years. Now it is true that Bush wouldn't extend the deployment because by that time they had expanded the Border Patrol by almost five thousand agents and had completed almost two hundred miles of fence.

Another thing. The Terminator initially didn't want the Guard deployed in his state. But he finally jumped on the band wagon with Arizona's Napolitano for what ever reason.

Papa Ray

Posted by: Papa Ray at May 6, 2010 09:14 PM

We really don't need radical steps. Just do the following:

- refuse to allow illegal aliens into our schools. This would have an added benefit of returning some schools in CA to the USA.

- illegal aliens at hospitals will be treated, then turned over to the INS for deportation. No Medicaid care for any illegal alien.

- All businesses are required to use eVerify. Any that don't or avoid checking for illegal status would be prosecuted criminally

- End all federal aid to any state or municipality that has a "sanctuary" policy.

- clear out every street corner flooded with illegals working under the table through aggressive raids by police and INS

- stop producing multi-lingual government materials such as voter guides, particularly in Spanish.

- end all bilingual education

It will take a few years to clear out the infestation of illegals pouring over our southern borders, but it took quite a few years to get to this situation. So rectifying it will take time. But it is definitely possible to do without calling out the guard.

Posted by: iconoclast at May 6, 2010 10:44 PM