A Lady's Ruminations

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


Friday, June 29, 2007

Cry Me A River

So, it is ok for millions and millions of their citizens to break our laws and cross the border illegally, break our laws and work illegally, break our laws and use our benefits illegally, and break our laws, but then we have hell to pay for this?

U.S. border fence protrudes into Mexico---

COLUMBUS, N.M. - The 1.5-mile barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border was designed to keep cars from illegally crossing into the United States. There's just one problem: It was accidentally built on Mexican soil. Now embarrassed border officials say the mistake could cost the federal government more than $3 million to fix.

The barrier was part of more than 15 miles of border fence built in 2000, stretching from the town of Columbus to an onion farm and cattle ranch.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman said the vertical metal tubes were sunk into the ground and filled with cement along what officials firmly believed was the border. But a routine aerial survey in March revealed that the barrier protrudes into Mexico by 1 to 6 feet.

James Johnson, whose onion farm is in the disputed area, said he thinks his forefathers may have started the confusion in the 19th century by placing a barbed-wire fence south of the border. No one discovered their error, and crews erecting the barrier may have used that fence as a guideline.
Wow, the fence goes over between 1-6 feet. Unlike Mexican citizens who are illegally over the border hundreds and thousands of miles in all directions of the US. But that doesn't matter. Not at all.

The Mexican government was notified and did what any landowner would do: They sent a note politely insisting that Mexico get its land back.

"Our country will continue insisting for the removal (of the fence) to be done as quickly as possible," the Foreign Relations Department said in a diplomatic missive to Washington.
Our country will continue insisting for the removal (of the illegal aliens) to be done as quickly as possible, We the People have said.

But, unfortunately for us, that's not happening. Instead, we have a President and Congress determined to give amnesty to all those illegal aliens.

Mexico just ought to think of it this way: if our fence is 6 feet into Mexico in a couple of small spots, then that's 6 feet less of Mexico that Mexicans have to cross to break into the US. Think of the advantages . . . for those illegals!