Local officials to ask senators for border security funds

Local officials to ask senators for border security funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — A mayor whose town sits on the U.S. border with Mexico wants federal lawmakers to provide more money for border agents and dogs to help curb cross-border trafficking of drugs, guns and humans.

Chad Foster, mayor of Eagle Pass, Texas, says President Obama’s budget request for 2010 doesn’t have enough money for key border needs.

In remarks prepared for delivery to a Senate subcommittee on Wednesday, Foster says an additional 1,600 Customs and Border Protection officers and 400 canine units are needed along the nation’s southwestern border to stop illegal immigration and the smuggling of arms, drugs and money.

The mayor and other border officials, along with federal immigrations and border officials, are due to appear before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on immigration, refugees and border security.

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Local officials to ask senators for border security funds

Asking the U.S. Senate to help on this is a JOKE.

Texas Senators John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison both CLAIM to be Conservative Republicans, that is a bald, open faced LIE. Both are, at best, RINOs of the 1st order. At worst, both of them are just more Arlen Specter wannabes.

Hutchison is an AMNESTY supporter and has serious issues with border security, actually having border security that is. She made that abundantly clear some time back, Hutchison has fought long and hard to stop a border fence from being built on the U.S. side of the Mexican border, Hutchison on defensive over border fence and Hutchison was an ardent supporter of the Immigrant Dream Act, another *back door* attempt at amnesty for ILLEGALS, Immigrant ‘Dream’ Act Fails Key Senate Vote.

Senators are expected to ask about the surveillance technology being used in remote areas between border crossings, law enforcement operations and what is being done to stem illegal immigration.

Might I make a suggestion? How about these Senators, including Hutchison and Cornyn, our Texas Senators, get off of their lazy asses and spend a few nights riding shotgun with the U.S. Border Patrol. Maybe Janet Napolitano needs to work a few shifts at a border crossing, or ride a few days, on horseback, taking a 1st hand look at what REAL law enforcement is, and what it’s members are facing!

The Obama administration has promised to crack down on border violence and work with Mexican authorities against drug cartels. Hundreds of federal agents, along with high-tech surveillance gear and drug-sniffing dogs, are being deployed to the Southwest.

Work WITH the Mexicans? Seriously? Doesn’t Obama realize that most of the money that the U.S. has sent to Mexico to be used for work against the drug cartels has ended up in the hands OF the drug cartels?

Sending hundreds of federal agents, along with high-tech surveillance gear and drug-sniffing dogs to help secure the border is a great thing, a marvelous effort, in theory. Our TAX base is over taxed as is. Our prison systems are FULL. Do we really want to catch, and lock up, for several years, these Mexican and Central/South American drug smugglers? Do we really want to place that increased tax burden on the citizens of this nation? The burden of housing, feeding, guarding and providing medical care for the animals that smuggle their poisons into this nation?

I suppose the bleeding heart libbers do. I suppose certain faux Conservatives may support these worthless pieces of humanity being given a vacation at Club Fed, but I don’t. Secure our borders, man those borders with the troops that are being wasted in Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea and Germany, bring them home and let them do the job that must be done.

Secure our borders and protect the American people. It’s NOT that hard to figure out, you’ve just got to have the guts to get the job done. Sadly, it’s been many years since we had an American president, or senators and congressmen, with that kind of guts. They all seem to be too concerned with political correctness and getting re-elected, that is, after all, a lot more important that doing the job they were sent to Washington to actually DO!

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8 Responses to Local officials to ask senators for border security funds

  1. Katie says:

    They talk a good game but when it comes to actually building a fence, they balk.

  2. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    Again, nice thought, won’t occur.


  3. Kate says:

    Pfft? Our useless gubmint? Providing funds to actually protect us?

    Screw the fence….dig a moat, fill it with gators and piranhas. If they make it across, make sure there are plenty of landmines. Get past that? Pick ’em off from towers placed every 25 yards.

    I’m so sick of those assholes who claim to be public servants, yet who are really the servants? We are! ALL of ’em need to go!

  4. WhoBeen says:

    IMHO…I wish the mayor luck in getting a dime out of Obama for border security. Obama wants wide open borders. He’s a globalist like the rest of ’em! The only way Obama will provide funding for the borders is in a ‘catch-and-release’ program. Where you catch an illegal…feed and clothe ’em and then release ’em!

  5. hardheadedtexan says:

    These politicians just act Conservative around Election time. All of them. Then once elected they could care less.

    Republicans eat their own.
    They’ll never do anything. Just a bunch of liars.

    I vote for mines.heehee

  6. BobF says:

    This is all we need patrolling the boarders. Thing is, it wouldn’t cost that much either.


    You can bet you life if the situation were reversed and Americans were pouring into Mexico, taking their jobs, using up their resources, and causing a drastic increase in crime, this is how they would patrol the border.

  7. WhoBeen says:

    Ref: Kate …and the word “Pfft”

    You must have read John Steinback’s “Travels With Charlie” for that’s about the only time I remember it being used…

    Only Charlie would use that word.
    (in case you did not read the book, Charlie is a dog.)

    ps: I kinda like your suggestion…especially the moat!

  8. mrchuck says:

    We HAVE to get politicians who will essentially close the Border tight!!
    Our current politicians want the mexican illegal to sneak in, get false documents and vote for them for “allowing and helping them sneak in”!!!

    Nothing will ever balance our budgets until we hold a massive purge and sweep and collect ALL the illegals, no matter how many years they have lived here in the USA, and no matter how old, male and female.
    Our busted budgets will never get better until we, the USA, take this strict stand!
    I would vote today for TEXAS to secede from the UNION, if they wanted to and TOTALLY CLOSE OUR STATE BORDERS!
    Let all the illegals go somewhere else, but not here.

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