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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Homeland chief vows border crackdown

WASHINGTON - Stung by an explosion of illegal immigration, the nation's homeland security chief promised yesterday to overhaul protective measures along the Southwestern border, including tougher treatment for illegals already in the U.S.

"We have decided to stand back and take a look at how we address the problem and solve it once and for all," Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said.

Acknowledging that the flow of illegals has inflamed public opinion and border-state politicians, Chertoff said yesterday the Bush administration believes immigration regulations must be revamped.

The homeland security czar said a top-to-bottom review of border security policy was under way before the Democratic governors of Arizona and New Mexico recently declared an immigration "emergency" in their adjoining states.

A department spokesman said Chertoff has declared the illegal influx a major priority for homeland security and will ask for beefed-up budgets to stem the flow of hundreds of thousands of illegals.

The homeland security review, which should be completed within the next several weeks, will examine how best to tighten U.S. borders while catching, detaining and deporting immigrants already in the country, Chertoff aides said."

From New York Daily News


  • I was just talking to my brother about this last night. It is what he and I used to call a 'no-brainer' when playing Euchre. A 'no-brainer' is not just a hand that will win if played in an obviously correct manner but a hand that will win no matter in what order the holder plays the cards, hense no brains are required.

    My brother pointed out that some other issues like stem cell research, school vouchers, public expressions of religion, et al, can be disputed by reasonable people but the insanity of not securing our borders any better than we have from 9/11 up until now is a absolute no-brainer. I am at a complete loss to explain it and have not heard anyone except Mexico's President Fox even attempt to do so.

    Credit where credit is due, thanks to a couple of Democrat governors for this one!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:42 PM  

  • I am not opposed to giving credit to where credit is due. I do question their sincerity and reversal of previous positions.

    In the last election New Mexico (the administration)was against having voters show (if I am not mistaken)any identification before voting.

    A policy of this nature is extremely bizarre to me. And I see a disconnect here when someone could support a policy like this and then suddenly support and put into effect a border emergency plan.

    By Blogger HeavyHanded, at 12:59 PM  

  • Oh, no doubt they are being typical Democrat political opportunists holding their fingers to the wind as their mentor Bill taught them so well. I always doubt their sincerity to any political ideal other than regaining power.

    But if the result this time is for the administration to improve our border security I am delighted and grateful. Even more so if, as you and I both believe, they were actually insincere and therefore hoist on their own petard.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:41 PM  

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