Nearly 400 attend Border Patrol forum

Nearly 400 attend Border Patrol forum

There are 10 comments on the Peninsula Daily News story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Nearly 400 attend Border Patrol forum. In it, Peninsula Daily News reports that:

A group of nearly 400 North Olympic Peninsula residents learned Monday night that the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office will not get involved if they refuse to show their identification to Border Patrol agents ...

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United States

#1 Nov 6, 2008
Well when one of the citizens are robbed, mamed or killed I hope their fellow citizens will be proud of themselves. I cannot believe people are just plain stupid.

Since: Jun 08

Woodbridge, VA

#3 Nov 6, 2008
Too bad thay are going to wait until they are so overwhelmed that they do not have enough manpower to do anything constructive.

"Noting that the North Olympic Peninsula was likely a very poor route to use in order to reach the interior of the United States, Narayan encouraged people to phone their state and national representatives and ask the question, "Do we really need 25 Customs and Border Patrol Agents here?" "

Well gee guess what - eventually it will become a desired spot to cross illegally JUST FOR THIS REASON. Head to the least obvious choice for something because that is where the morons assume you will never attempt a crossing.

How many times has this been said about crossing how many miles of desert southland - but illegals are crossing there...
sick of it all

Irving, TX

#4 Nov 6, 2008
"What we recommend is that you don't answer any questions that they ask you, keep your documents on you, don't sign anything and don't lie.

"Most people are deported because they willingly disclose information, and it is difficult to exercise your rights."

Narayan said that constitutional rights are at stake.

BZZZZZZ Constitutional Rights for illegal aliens?

Citizens have to show ID when law enforcement ask for it. One more example of illegal alien advocates, wanting different rules for those here illegally!

Vashon, WA

#5 Nov 9, 2008
I always enjoy people who believe foreign nationals residing inside the United States are entitled to the same rights as American citizens. No, it is not a felony to be inside the U.S. illegally, it is still a crime--period, no second throw of the dice.
So, I immediately turn to those who scoff at believing Hwy 101 is a poor entry route for the drug trade. I wonder how many of those people who hold this belief have a firm grasp on the census data of the number of illegal aliens residing in Forks, and the immediate vicinity? The WSP, CCSD and Forks Police are well aware of the extent of the reach, and nodal use of drug activity employing the Forks community. However, they have to walk a fine line least they be accused of racial profiling.
It doesn't require someone possessing a 160 I.Q. to be able to sit back and notice a range of activities by local persons that on the surface would attract the attention of any law-enforcement agency in a number of similar sized American cities.
Forks has been known, since the mid 1970's, as a transition point for drugs, cash and firearms for a number of criminal enterprises. Different law-enforcement agencies dealt with the issue in varying fashion over the past three decades; primarily dictated by who was at the top of the chain for that law-enforcement branch, and the various political leadership.
Right now, there isn't a substantial push for enforcement in Forks. However, should some family member of local prominence become involved; or harmed; you'll see the focus change literally overnight. Unfortunately, that is often what it takes before fundamental reforms; and enforcement of existing law; takes place.
Port Angeles Resident

Seattle, WA

#7 Nov 13, 2008
We "legals" here in the US, pay taxes and someday hope to be able to benefit, even in a small way, like social security, for our years of donations to the government. Do the illegals need a portion of OUR money, NO! Should they reap the benefits of the rest of us hard workers? NO! I agree their countries suck with fullfilling their needs, but they need to lend a hand and help correct those problems, so their country is worth living in. The minority in the US is the US born people. Do the math. Forks is known for it's lala law enforcement, it's drugs, and it's illegals. I think they put out a "Welcome to Forks" sign just for those things. Let's raise the national debt, by giving money to people that don't earn it, let's fly over Iraq and throw US money out a plane, it's the same thing we're doing here in the US by aiding all the illegals.
Sam Wise

Edmonds, WA

#8 Nov 16, 2008
Don't worry about any of this. You voted for Obama didn't you? He's going to take care of this problem. The illegals will soon be legal and all the problems associated with illegals and your communities will soon be gone. The Border Patrol will be cutback to one officer instead of 25, and even at that, most of his time will be spent at the coffee shop.

Constitutional issues? What's that got to do with anything? Why be concerned now? The elections are over and you voted to trash the Constitution. Live with it.
PT Resident

Seattle, WA

#9 Nov 21, 2008
I find the tone of this thread alarming. This is not about "helping" illegal aliens, its about the observance of constitutional freedoms and the human right not to be randomly stopped, questioned and searched by federal officers without being suspected of committing a crime.

As a Native American who can make a solid argument over who really belongs in North America, the defense of racial profiling is contradictory to the freedoms the U.S. is supposed to be all about. The Border Patrol in this area is doing what the local law enforcement considers an abuse of power and a clear violation of constitutional and international laws.

If the conservatives here feel comfortable living in a police state, move to China where you can have exactly the sort of society you want. And if you REALLY want "illegals" out of the country, rally against the companies that hire migrant laborers in the first place. In fact, you can begin with the American firms who move south and far eastern taking U.S. jobs with them funded by U.S. taxpayer dollars leaving Americans without work.
klimesh of iowa

Cresco, IA

#10 Dec 2, 2008
mexicans suck
klimesh of iowa

Cresco, IA

#11 Dec 2, 2008
dan pt resident

Portland, OR

#12 Dec 4, 2008
What will the locals think when something terrible happens and it happens because of an illegal person
doing it?
A little inconvenience can save a lot of lives !!
Hopefully, the Border Patrol can behave courteously, but I still believe that the common good is served by active foresight-- not hindsight.

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