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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

No more swimming the Rio Grande?

The Orange County Register (a Southern California newspaper) reports that illegal aliens are being smuggled across the US-Mexico border by sea in increasing numbers (CLICK HERE FOR THEIR STORY). As one would expect, the smugglers bring in narcotics along with their human cargo. It's interesting to note that the Federal Government provided an $800K grant to the Orange County Sheriff's Department to help them interdict illegal aliens -- when they are suing the State of Arizona for trying to stem the flow of illegal aliens in support of federal law. If you think that it makes no sense -- it doesn't.

It's interesting to note that the Orange County Register feels as if, "Maritime smuggling poses a threat to national security." Of course, I agree that it does and it would seem that in this context the Department of Homeland Security agrees and has reached out to local law enforcement to help in their efforts in CALIFORNIA.  (photo left of illegal aliens running from a boat from the Orange County Register)

In Arizona, the Feds are at odds with the same concept and have declared vast tracts of land as "too dangerous for Americans" as they more or less surrender control of the border to lawless organized crime/narcotics cartels.

The barack hussein obama regime needs to be consistent in its efforts to control the border. Embracing the help offered by the State only makes sense. In California, Penal Code Section 849(b) authorized California's law enforcement officers for several decades to do precisely what the Arizona 1070 law now allows their state officers to do.

MAINFO reports that protesters from the Democratic Party and affiliates are planning on protesting Arizona's law that goes into effect this week.

Theresamerica posted this video:   ("It's not Afghanistan, it's America")

6 comments:

  1. I didn't know that maritime smuggling had increased. Interesting. Too bad we don't have a bunch of retired Navy Seals around to help with this problem.

    Oh, wait....

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  2. Where are the illegal aliens running in the picture of the boat? I just see two surfers... And I don't understand what is so hard in controlling the borders better. I was talking to my electrician yesterday...he said the illegal aliens working for his company refuse their medical insurance because they don't want anything being taken from their paycheck...then they go and get welfare or medical. That pisses me off.

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  3. Wow! Great post.

    Minor quibble -- As I read California, Penal Code Section 849(b), it authorizes inquiry about immigration status of those arrested. As I understand the Arizona law, inquiry about immigration status is for those stopped, even though they are not arrested.

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  4. Amanda, the whole illegal alien issue needs to be handled comprehensively. Unfortunately the federal government is not disposed to do that -- which forces the states like Arizona, to deal with it on their own.

    I think that the smuggler boat was grounded and that's the photo.

    Perpetua, the California law allows officers to investigate behavior consistent with narcotics and human smuggling - and if it occurs, to hold the illegal aliens for ICE. In other words, if there's a delivery van packed with 50 sad, ragged looking Mexicans in the back, none of whom have ID, none of whom speak English -- they can take action. I myself have done this under the provisions of this penal code section.

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  5. It is annoying - to me anyway - that another country advises its citizens to break our laws, and gets ever so upset when we don't like it. Evidently we do a lot of business with Mexico. Perhaps we should do less.

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