Analysis: US still lacks border strategy

Analysis: US still lacks border strategy

There are 41 comments on the El Paso Times story from Mar 30, 2011, titled Analysis: US still lacks border strategy. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

The federal government hasn't come up with a comprehensive strategy to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, even as an all-out war between Mexico and its violent drug gangs has claimed 35,000 lives and pushed hundreds of thousands of immigrants into the United States.

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rlv

Wake Forest, NC

#1 Mar 30, 2011
check all military bases overseas, bring back 10% & put them at our border into mexico. that should work, we have to pay them anyway, at least they will be protecting our borders.

Rico from East LA

“But it's so Racist”

Since: Mar 10

United States

#2 Mar 30, 2011
Stating the obvious! Talk about mundane journalism.
Bird

Billings, MT

#3 Mar 30, 2011
Finish the fence, it's barely 1/3 completed and it's been very effective in the areas its been installed. Then give our BP shoot to kill orders for anything trying to breach the fence. Couple that with deportations and serious penalties to businesses that hire illegals, problem solved.
Proudnativist

Carmel, IN

#4 Mar 31, 2011
The best border strategy would be to FIRST get rid of some RINO republican politicians and a whole bunch of marxist communist amnesty supporting latino ass kissing democratic politicans who are fighting all efforts to fight illegal immigration. Replace with candidates who pledge conservatism and who will be held accountable.
Rey

AOL

#5 Mar 31, 2011
The Middle East is in an uproar, they had enough BS. What's taking Mexico so long to get the message? They didnt have weapons either when they started.
The Sage

United States

#6 Mar 31, 2011
Actually the strategy is right on course it just looks like there is no strategy.
LOL

Bradenton, FL

#7 Mar 31, 2011
The U.S. lacks a strategy on everything.....
obama has gotten EVERYTHING in the country flucked up and has no idea what to do.....

the USA has become a dysfunctional country.

Since: Apr 07

Nashville, TN

#8 Mar 31, 2011
Once I take office I will station pour National Guard along our borders with orders to shoot anyone attempting to cross the border illegally. They will also have orders to return fire when fired upon from across the border.

Then I will authorize every state and local law enforcement agency to round up the illegals. At the same time they will arrest and prosecute those American citizens who have been hiring, renting to and/or selling to the illegals.

Once captured the illegals will be taken to Processing Centers in each state where they will be photographed, fingerprinted, stripped naked and given bright orange paper bags to cover their bodies. Then they will be marched in mass barefoot back across the border or put aboard cargo ships bound for Europe, Asia, Africa or the Middle east.

This entire operation will take 8 months with no additional costs since we will be using personnel we are currently paying and to be truthful will save us the billions of dollars we are currently spend to station our National Guard in Afghanistan and Iraq.

My name is Jim Hayden and I AM the next American President
...FB Jim Hayden for President 2012
The Sage

United States

#9 Mar 31, 2011
Can you hook me up with a processing center contract?
Proudnativist

Carmel, IN

#10 Apr 1, 2011
LOL wrote:
The U.S. lacks a strategy on everything.....
obama has gotten EVERYTHING in the country flucked up and has no idea what to do.....
the USA has become a dysfunctional country.
Well, everything is going according to schedule for soros' puppet odumbo in making the US dysfunctional except odumbo has actually been toning it down now to try to get reelected. A reelected odumbo will then have no reason to hold back his radical leftist agenda which would make blood shoot out of patriotic American's eyes.

Current odumbo border strategy, "above all don't ever do anything to border security that would piss off latino voters".

Since: Apr 07

Nashville, TN

#11 Apr 1, 2011
The Sage wrote:
Can you hook me up with a processing center contract?
They will be prisons that are already in place. By removing the American prisoners and moving all of the illegal prisoners we will be able to keep it within the system and not raise the budgets of the states or Federal government.

It is all about using the resources we already have only more effectively.

My name is Jim Hayden and I AM the next American President
...FB Jim Hayden for President 2012

Rico from East LA

“But it's so Racist”

Since: Mar 10

United States

#12 Apr 1, 2011
Jim Hayden wrote:
<quoted text>
They will be prisons that are already in place. By removing the American prisoners and moving all of the illegal prisoners we will be able to keep it within the system and not raise the budgets of the states or Federal government.
It is all about using the resources we already have only more effectively.
My name is Jim Hayden and I AM the next American President
...FB Jim Hayden for President 2012
You want to remove American prisoners back into the pubic for the sake your 'teetering on insanity agenda"?

Good lord, I knew you were crazy but this shit takes the cake!

Impress me with a realist approach like cutting military spending and reallocating that funding to illegal immigration related issues such as improved border security.

Since: Apr 07

Nashville, TN

#13 Apr 1, 2011
Rico from East LA wrote:
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You want to remove American prisoners back into the pubic for the sake your 'teetering on insanity agenda"?
Good lord, I knew you were crazy but this shit takes the cake!
Impress me with a realist approach like cutting military spending and reallocating that funding to illegal immigration related issues such as improved border security.
Actually if we move all of the illegals into one prison while moving the American Inmates into another we can use one prison for a processing center.

Now as for our Border Security. By stationing our National Guard on our borders with orders to shoot anyone attempting to cross our border illegally we will save the BILLIONS OF DOLLARS we are currently spending on send our National Guard to Afghanistan and Iraq. Then when we sell the things we confiscate from the Illegals we will more than pay for this operation.

My name is Jim Hayden and I AM the next American President
...FB Jim Hayden for President 2012
Guy

Houston, TX

#14 Apr 1, 2011
I agree the middle east is a big huge waste of tax dollars.
lilya

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#15 Apr 1, 2011
LOL wrote:
The U.S. lacks a strategy on everything.....
obama has gotten EVERYTHING in the country flucked up and has no idea what to do.....
the USA has become a dysfunctional country.
Government

Dry Run or Wrong Turn? 3 Mid-East Men Try to Enter Calif. Marine Base After Allegedly Making Terror Threats
Posted on March 31,

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/3-mid-east-me...

“The Left-Right Paradigm”

Since: Jul 09

Truth Or Consequences, NM

#16 Apr 1, 2011
"There are a handful of ICE-run detention facilities around the country, but not enough to accommodate the demand. Using contractors also saves the government money. In fiscal year 2007, it cost roughly $119.28 a day to hold someone at an agency-operated detention center, according to ICE. It cost $87.99 on average to hold someone at a contract facility, a savings of more than $31 per day."

http://multiamerican.scpr.org/2011/03/the-pri...
The private prison industry’s immigration boom

Since: Apr 07

Nashville, TN

#17 Apr 1, 2011
spinmeister wrote:
"There are a handful of ICE-run detention facilities around the country, but not enough to accommodate the demand. Using contractors also saves the government money. In fiscal year 2007, it cost roughly $119.28 a day to hold someone at an agency-operated detention center, according to ICE. It cost $87.99 on average to hold someone at a contract facility, a savings of more than $31 per day."
http://multiamerican.scpr.org/2011/03/the-pri...
The private prison industry’s immigration boom
Under my plan it will not cost us a dime to process the illegals.

My name is Jim Hayden and I AM the next American President
...FB Jim Hayden for President 2012

Rico from East LA

“But it's so Racist”

Since: Mar 10

United States

#18 Apr 1, 2011
Jim Hayden wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually if we move all of the illegals into one prison while moving the American Inmates into another we can use one prison for a processing center.
Now as for our Border Security. By stationing our National Guard on our borders with orders to shoot anyone attempting to cross our border illegally we will save the BILLIONS OF DOLLARS we are currently spending on send our National Guard to Afghanistan and Iraq. Then when we sell the things we confiscate from the Illegals we will more than pay for this operation.
My name is Jim Hayden and I AM the next American President
...FB Jim Hayden for President 2012
Regarding processing centers, the Feds have huge detention & processing centers all over the USA already. Check out the below article:

Homeland Security Contracts for Vast New Detention Camps

New America Media, News Analysis/Commentary, Peter Dale Scott, Posted: Feb 08, 2006

Editor's Note: A little-known $385 million contract for Halliburton subsidiary KBR to build detention facilities for "an emergency influx of immigrants" is another step down the Bush administration's road toward martial law, the writer says.

BERKELEY, Calif.--A Halliburton subsidiary has just received a $385 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security to provide "temporary detention and processing capabilities."

The contract -- announced Jan. 24 by the engineering and construction firm KBR -- calls for preparing for "an emergency influx of immigrants, or to support the rapid development of new programs" in the event of other emergencies, such as "a natural disaster." The release offered no details about where Halliburton was to build these facilities, or when.

To date, some newspapers have worried that open-ended provisions in the contract could lead to cost overruns, such as have occurred with KBR in Iraq. A Homeland Security spokesperson has responded that this is a "contingency contract" and that conceivably no centers might be built. But almost no paper so far has discussed the possibility that detention centers could be used to detain American citizens if the Bush administration were to declare martial law.

For those who follow covert government operations abroad and at home, the contract evoked ominous memories of Oliver North's controversial Rex-84 "readiness exercise" in 1984. This called for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to round up and detain 400,000 imaginary "refugees," in the context of "uncontrolled population movements" over the Mexican border into the United States. North's activities raised civil liberties concerns in both Congress and the Justice Department. The concerns persist.

"Almost certainly this is preparation for a roundup after the next 9/11 for Mid-Easterners, Muslims and possibly dissenters," says Daniel Ellsberg, a former military analyst who in 1971 released the Pentagon Papers, the U.S. military's account of its activities in Vietnam. "They've already done this on a smaller scale, with the 'special registration' detentions of immigrant men from Muslim countries, and with Guantanamo."

read more @ http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.h...

Also, you might want to brief yourself on this article as I don't even hear a bleep about it on the News.

Operation Endgame is a 2003-2012 plan under implementation by the Office of Detention and Removal Operations of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain and deport all removable aliens and "suspected terrorists" currently living in the United States by 2012.
http://www.yuricareport.com/Civil%20Rights/En...

Rico from East LA

“But it's so Racist”

Since: Mar 10

United States

#19 Apr 1, 2011
Guy wrote:
I agree the middle east is a big huge waste of tax dollars.
Amen!

America needs to stop this Imperialist agenda of demolishing the middle east & forcing western ideology on them, it saps domestic issues dry.

Since: Apr 07

Nashville, TN

#20 Apr 1, 2011
Rico from East LA wrote:
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Amen!
America needs to stop this Imperialist agenda of demolishing the middle east & forcing western ideology on them, it saps domestic issues dry.
There is only one thing wrong with this. Even if we were to pull out of the Middle East the Muslims will continue attacking us. What a lot of people fail to understand is we DID NOT do anything to start this war we are currently in. That is 1979 the Muslims declared a Jihad (holy war) against us and the Muslims have killed OVER 10,000 innocent unarmed American citizens fighting THEIR WAR against us.
http://webspace.webring.com/people/rj/jim_hay...

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...FB Jim Hayden for President 2012

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