Saturday, May 28, 2011

If The Southern Border Is So Secure ...

Barack Obama visited El Paso yesterday and spoke strongly in support of his desire to award residency rights to millions of illegal aliens.  He stated that great strides have been taken to secure the border and, therefore, in his view, it is time to provide a "pathway to citizenship" because he has certainly upheld his end of the bargain (A portion of the President's speech:

Naturally, Mr. Obama was working hard to appease a largely sympathetic audience and, therefore, didn't take questions from individuals who disagree with his assessment of conditions in the U.S., near Mexico.  Further, staff members from were not present yesterday in Texas, however, were we ever granted an opportunity to speak to our chief executive, here are ten questions we'd love to hear him answer:

Mr. President, if the border is so secure ...

1.  Why have elected officials in Arizona been pleading with you to enforce federal laws? Why are they spending millions fighting your administration in court, in an attempt to stem the flow of illegal immigrants into their state?

2.  How did Border Patrol Officer Brian Terry lose his life at the hands of armed members of a Mexican "rip crew," while he was performing his job on American soil?

3.  Why do organizations, like Enrique Morones's Border Angels, routinely leave water in strategic locations in the desert, so people unlawfully crossing from Mexico won't die from dehydration?

4.  Why did the Government Accountability Office just release a report stating that less than 45% of our border with Mexico is under control?

5.  Why are there signs on the edge of thousands of acres of Arizona park land, advising Americans to stay out because of the presence of foreign narco-traffickers and human smugglers?

6.  Why do dozens of ranchers, who live miles north of the Mexican border, repeatedly testify when called upon, that large groups of crossers routinely traverse their properties, often times breaking into homes in search of food and water? Are they lying?

7.  How did bullets from a recent gunfight in Juarez wind up striking buildings on the University of Texas, El Paso campus? (

8. Why are there endless piles of empty water jugs, garbage bags and discarded food packaging in the desert, on both sides of the Mexican-American border?

9. Why have numerous current and retired border patrol employees supported Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever's claim that border patrol officers have been encouraged to chase away illegal crossers, rather than taking them into custody, in an effort to drive down apprehension numbers?

10. How did Rob Krentz get killed on his ranch by an illegal crosser, twenty miles north of the border, who then fled back into Mexico?

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