A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Is anyone surprised?

AP: Report: Illegal Immigration Has Increased---

WASHINGTON - Illegal immigrants are increasing despite tighter border security and now outnumber foreigners moving to the United States legally.

The Pew Hispanic Center reported Tuesday that immigration in general has been picking up, tracking the reviving American economy and improving jobs picture.

"The U.S. economy was obviously a very important factor in determining these flows," said Roberto Suro, director of the center and a co-author of its study.

Immigration — both legal and illegal — topped 1.5 million people in 1999 and 2000, according to the report. The number of people entering the United States then plummeted to 1.1 million people by 2003, the same level as in 1992.

Immigration bounced back to 1.2 million in 2004, but the report cautioned that it is difficult to say whether the recent upswing is part of a new trend.
Is anyone actually surprised that illegals are coming across the border in droves? We the People know it; only our elected officials and supposedly Conservative President don't.

When Conservatives, who are supposed to be tough on illegal alien immigration, start sounding like Liberals and forget they ran on a border control platform, then you know the country is in trouble.

They have abdicated their responsibilities and turned from their oaths, leaving us to do what we can, within the constrains of the law, to protect our sovereign nation.

I'm grateful for groups of patriotic Americans, like the Minutemen, who are called racist, vigilantes, and mean by Liberals and the President, for standing up for our rights as citizens of an independent and lawful nation.

When illegals know that even the "Conservative" president isn't going to do a thing about their illegal crossings, then of course more are going to come.

Border security gained national attention last month after the governors of two states, Arizona and New Mexico, declared states of emergency on their borders with Mexico. The governors cited security shortcomings by the federal government.

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said at the time that he had already ordered a review of border security strategy.

"The Pew report is yet another indicator that the immigration system is broken," said a statement by John Cornyn, chairman of the Senate's Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship Subcommittee. "Immigration reform must be comprehensive and address both enforcement and improved avenues for legal immigration."
A little late, boys! The horse has been out of the barn for a long time and only now are they discussing how to shut the door.