Border Conference to focus on immigration
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#1 Mar 11, 2011
"It's important for lawmakers to understand that immigrant communities are safe..."
The greedy, self-serving interests of those on the border who exploit illegal immigration reflects the contempt and callous attitude many El Pasoans have about the security of the nation.
Demands for sanctuary and amnesty by our own Fifth-Column traitors reflect the ignorance, decadence and lack of any feeling of pride in our sovereignty and expose the outrageous contempt these groups have for the sanctity of our borders. Hopefully, the State of Texas and the nation will ignore the quibbling of these decadent groups and do what is best for our nation. Hopefully the Governments will obey the dictates of Article IV of the Constitution and use the Government as a tool to protect us from foreign invasion, and not as a Trojan Horse for our self-destruction. However, occupation of the White House by a person of questionable integrity and even questionable citizenship does not bode well for our nation in the Age of Insanity.
#2 Mar 16, 2011
Another feel good do nothing meeting for what?
One point she said she hopes to get across is that not all border communities are riddled with violence. It's important for lawmakers to understand that immigrant communities are safe, she said. "If we don't tell our story, other people will," Escobar said.
Do you seriously believe that?
How about all the Azteca gang members rounded up not to long ago IN EL PASO after a border patrol agent was shot in Mexico?
I guess when the EPT says VIOLENCE in their recent article about the Assteckas (who are a wing of the drug cartels in Mexico), it doesn't mean the same thing as what Veronica is talking about huh?
Fourteen alleged associates of Barrio Azteca, an El Paso-based gang known for money laundering, drug trafficking and VIOLENCE, have been arrested on charges of trafficking cocaine.
I guess Veronica hasn't heard of this website?
My guess is that all of these reps are making up the stories about the violence happening on our borders?
Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, State Representative Aaron Peña and State Representative Jose Aliseda
Wake up Veronica, stop trying to put a sugar coating on everything.
#3 Mar 16, 2011
CLOSE THE BORDER!!!
Sheesh, It doesn't take 15 years to figure THAT out.
#4 Mar 16, 2011
So essentially a Mexican citizen can get a 1 day shopping visa, tell U.S. Customs that he's going shopping in the U.S, and never go back to Mexico? They know that the U.S authorities do not have the manpower to make sure they go back to their beloved Amor por Juarez. No wonder there are 200,000 more people in El Paso than last year. Can you guess where they came from? They'll never go back either, right bout now they're watching TV, eating burritos and collecting the different programs that they receive for free compliments of the U.S taxpayer. I thought it was illegal to be in the U.S without proper paperwork. Guess not anymore......
#5 Mar 16, 2011
Close the borders! Period!!!
#6 Mar 16, 2011
Is Escobar blind? Deaf? or just plain ignorant???
Liar Liar pants on fire!!! Keep lying and turn a blind eye and you'll see El Paso sink into a pool of blood just like Juarez.
Escobar is in bed with the enemy.
#7 Mar 16, 2011
The idea that trade and commerce somehow gets to throw national or border security out the window so it can get it's way for a few special $$$ interests is ABSURD.
Trade, business and commerce should ONLY operate within the boundaries and scope of national safety, security.
If it ignores or lessens the safety regulations just to speed up their profit getting activities then they don't deserve to be in business. Compromising everyone's safety with looser boarders for image's sake is stupid.
Business has proven it doesn't care about citizen's, consumers, workers, employees. It only cares about CEO paychecks, bonuses and profits the fastest way possible.
National security comes first, not porous borders, or Mexican truckers coming into the US so corporate America can keep fattening themselves up. Safety is better than risk.
Run business only if it is within sound SECURITY measures not outside of it. The USA already saw what happened with less regulation and easy terms for speculators, hedgefunders and greedy financial sectors in the Wall Street Crisis that we are still dealing with.
Stronger safety not less.
Better business not risky business.
More border inspections not less
American trucker jobs not Mexican truckers in the US (at risk for being used by cartels to run drugs, contraband or illegals). Most truckers don't have an education past middle school and they are supposed to be driving on US streets? Mexico has horrendous road rules and no law adherence and they all come to the US and ignore rules.
They don't even like US citizens and are outspoken in their contempt for Americans for decades.
#8 Mar 16, 2011
The US should only be tolerating legal immigration not illegal immigration.
Mexico needs to deal with it's low education opportunities, no job prospects and peso wages.
How many stories in the media of illegals getting into Harvard and other ivy leagues and US citizens don't get those short cuts. Americans wouldn't get free education in Ivy league schools in other countries, ever.
The system is set up for people who are basically cheating the system, breaking the law to get the best America has to offer. It isn't just a few , it is many.
Whatever with that viva Mexico nonsense. This is America. Mexico is the pits with too much opportunistic vulture mentality.
#9 Mar 17, 2011
Lord, what a gathering of loons. Cornyn, McCaul, Napolitano, Reyes and Escobar - showing what is wrong with politics in America, Republican and Democrats both - and those who practice it.
There was a time when UTEP aspired to be a great university. Shame.
#10 Mar 17, 2011
If we can send troops to iraq and secure the borders there,and also send troops everywere else. Then there should be no problem securing our borders or sending 10,000 or even more troops to help. There is no excuse for this. This is why i say our goverment has put us last rather then first. More worried about people not from this country then from this country. I think people who do not come in the right way should be sent back punished, and deff have no sort of help from us in anyway if they are here, with handout of any kind. it is only hurting us as taxpayers, they will just keep raising taxes rather then fix the problem of the border and system that is broken, it is even worse when we have states here that protect them
#11 Mar 17, 2011
The fact they call it the 15th annual conference tells you everything you need to know. They've spent 15 years talking about it, wasting billions of our taxpayer dollars on all that talk, and still nothing has been accomplished or finished. If we'd have spent that money wasted on talking, and spent it on doing what we've been screaming at them for, the job would be done.
#12 Mar 17, 2011
Everyone is saying that we need to conserve money, bring our budgets within the limits. OK, Lets start with bring our boys and girls home from Afghanistan and Iraq and put them on the borders to prevent incursions by the drug cartels and catch the gun runners. Lets shut down the south bound traffic and inspect all loads into Mexico for drug money and run everyone through the AFIS system to see if they are criminals. Lets take the Upper management of ATF to jail for allowing straw buyers to smuggle guns across the borders when they had them in the sights. Let us take the drug fight into Mexico by using chemical means to kill the marijuana industry and use cruise missiles to target known cartel homes and businesses. Then maybe we can worry about the larger things in life like good health care and education.
#13 Mar 17, 2011
Is the homosexual Sheriff at this conference? We know how he hates to do his job protecting the border what a waste of four years.
#14 Mar 27, 2011
They have to talk, talk, talk to show everybody that they are doing NOTHING!!!!
I'm so sick of these do nothings.
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