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South Texas leaders blast plan to speed up border fence

April 2nd, 2008 . by TexasFred

Texas border land owners, mayors and wildlife groups blasted the Bush administration’s sweeping plan to waive nearly three dozen federal laws to speed construction of a border fence by year’s end.

Using authority granted by Congress, the Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday it plans to issue two waivers to complete 670 miles of fencing in four border states. DHS says it has finished 309 miles of fencing, leaving 361 miles to be constructed by a December deadline.

“Criminal activity at the border does not stop for endless debate or protracted litigation,” Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said in a statement. “These waivers will enable important security projects to keep moving forward.”

Border leaders, however, continue to stress the fence is a heavy-handed and ineffective approach to security that will harm endangered species, force landowners to sell ancestral river property and destroy habitat that supports ecotourism on the Texas border.

One DHS waiver will be used to complete a 22-mile combined river levee-fence project in Hidalgo County. The second waiver covers an additional 470 miles of fencing — through 2008 and future years — in Texas and three other border states. The waivers are the largest employed by DHS since its fence project began.

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South Texas leaders blast plan to speed up border fence

If ‘border leaders’ think the HSA solution to the ILLEGALS crossing the border is heavy handed, they sure won’t like MY idea of border security or how I would go about making it happen.

We have a wonderful Texas National Guard, let’s use them where they are intended to be used, in TEXAS, and let’s use them for the purpose they are intended as well, the protection OF the great state of Texas and her LEGAL citizens.

Let’s station the Guard on the border, we can give them FULL combat capabilities and equipment, air support from helicopter gunships and maybe some A-10′s just for good measure, let’s install some .50cal machine gun emplacements about every 750 yards, with interlocking fields of fire, we can lay down anti-personnel mines from the edge of the river, oh, say maybe 100 yards in and call it a ‘no mans land’, Claymore mines too, we can string them maybe 200 yards in, on OUR side of the border, nothing is out of the question when it comes to stopping ILLEGAL INVADERS, not if I was the guy in charge!

And then we give the troops a GREEN LIGHT, anyone crossing that border at anything other than a LEGAL border crossing just became a target of opportunity in a ‘free fire’ zone, man, woman or child, makes NO difference, drop ‘em where they stand, NO PRISONERS, the buzzards and coyotes have to eat too.

Harsh you say? You’re damn right it’s harsh, it’s meant to be harsh, but you can bet your bottom dollar that IF we had a POTUS and a few governors with the kind of balls required to make things like this happen, we’d have a lot less ILLEGALS in Texas, and a lot of other places in this great nation as well.

And another thing, the strain on OUR welfare system, Social Security system and OUR health care providers would drop substantially, and that would take some of the strain off of the American TAX PAYER!

That’s us folks, you and me, ‘We, the people’, born free and taxed to death to support a bunch of ILLEGALS that won’t lift a finger to help America.

And I have to ask, WHY do we continue to tolerate this BS??

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10 Responses to “South Texas leaders blast plan to speed up border fence”

  1. comment number 1 by: Dad

    I agree with you 100% What part of illegal don’t they understand? If we started shooting them at the border they would stop coming immediately. Maybe we should just start shooting them wherever we find them. Our country’s at stake.

  2. comment number 2 by: Old Soldier

    You have my vote. I think I will nominate you to be the President of Texas. If we had one, we could stop this horde from the south pretty fast.

  3. comment number 3 by: GUYK

    yeah, I have came to that same conclusion Fred.. and yeah it is cold blooded. But we either do what we have to do to survive or we go under..and if we continue to allow millions of illegals to come in we will surlely go under.

    Maybe the best option is just to give Iraq to the Iranians, pull all the troops home from all over this earth, and invade Mexico and take it over. Lots of crude oil and cheap labor..

  4. comment number 4 by: jo

    Nothing infuriates me like people looking away from crime…any crime. We have done that as a nation far too long.
    What I can’t quite comprehend is why it now takes an arm, leg, willpower, patience and breath holding to get in and out of Canada…yet y’all down there are forced to endure this invasion of criminals. Going to Canada for a day trip used to be an absolute joy. I will probably never go back…and hell, I am a legal person with papers that has to be horribly inconvenienced. Doesn’t that sound totally effed up ?

  5. comment number 5 by: BobF

    AMEN….AMEN…and AMEN!!!!!

  6. comment number 6 by: jude

    I have no idea why this country has allowed itself to be overrun by illegal aliens. I am a Liberal, but I am dead set against illegal immigration and any kind of amnesty. We have hospitals closing down all across this nation because they’ve spent much of their resources treating illegals who show up in their emergency rooms and then give out false names and addresses.

    We have people crippled and seriously injured in auto accidents by illegals who don’t have driver’s licenses and who take off at every opportunity. Our prisons are full of thousands of illegals who have committed all sorts of crimes and then they band together in gangs inside the joints.

    In Los Angeles, Mexican gangs have begun targeting African Americans, not because those Blacks have done anything to them, or are criminals, but just because they are Black. Two of the victims were just everyday hard-working people.

    Our schools are overwhelmed. In New York City where I live, if you’re a child, you’re at a disadvantage if you’re American because they are so many Spanish speaking children of illegals. And teachers have begun teaching most classes in elementary school in both Spanish and English, which is great if you speak Spanish at home. If not, tough luck.

    Put the friggin’ fence and station some troops along the border at crossing points. These illegals have been shooting at our Border Patrol, invading homesteads across the Southwest and acting like this is their country and we’re the interlopers. When it is going to stop?

    When are true Americans going to stand up and say enough is enough and not be cowered by those phonies who are going to scream racism? You’re not racist! You’re only trying to protect your national borders, your homes and your families. I stand with you.

  7. comment number 7 by: Murray

    You know how I feel about this situation, Fred. Just like you! I read this morning that Social Security and Medicare are going broke. It’s time these illegal aliens were removed from any tax-payer funded programs. They are nothing but a bunch of worthless leeches and it’s time for them to go. The American people had better stand up now and protect their country or they will lose it!

  8. comment number 8 by: Lisa

    So, we will go and fight a war against terror on the opposite side if the world, but we won’t defend the borders of the home front? This infuriates me!

    We will send our troops to Iraq, to fight a war for a country who won’t defend themselves. Yet, we will leave the great U.S.A., and her LEGAL citizens, vulnerable to ILLEGAL INVADERS who will steal our jobs/money, our children’s education, and explode this country’s crime rate??

    Sad, isn’t it?

  9. comment number 9 by: Dudleys Diary

    It is time for some old fashioned border security.


  10. comment number 10 by: BobF

    A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.