Border tech: Don't tie reform to secu...

Border tech: Don't tie reform to security

There are 13 comments on the El Paso Times story from Mar 21, 2011, titled Border tech: Don't tie reform to security. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Remember the virtual fence? High-tech gadgets lining the southern border was touted as a way to protect the border against intrusions from illegal entrants to drug, human and gun smuggling.

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Tucson, AZ

#1 Mar 22, 2011
"There is a need for comprehensive immigration reform because our immigration system is broken."

It is broken because everyone keeps coming over to the U.S. taking all the money for housing, medical and other needs that need to go to Americans first!
Here is a comprehensive immigration reform....round-up all the illegals and send them back to Calderon and let him take care of this problem!
Mexico is rich in many different capacities and if developed could be a developing nation. But the corupption over there and the elite having their hand in the cookie jar to "get their's" is not working.
Start at the top with Calderon to clean house and develop the oil industry...mining with gold, silver and other would be a rich nation!
ifigofdjdltieusy fkeh

United States

#2 Mar 22, 2011
You cant keep oppressed Gay Latinos Out of the most Gay freindly Country in the Americas..
james russell

El Paso, TX

#3 Mar 22, 2011
Your right> Don't tie reform to Border security. Secure the border first, then take all the illegals no matter what country they are from and deport them "officially" (court hearing) and make it a ten year wait for them to be able to make an application for citizenship.

Since: Apr 08

El Paso

#4 Mar 22, 2011
Immigration reform was tried and failed...the amnesties failed
now is the time for deterance and the enforcement of current laws
join and lets control illegal immigration
Dee Dee Dee

Bethlehem, PA

#5 Mar 22, 2011
hispanicamericanproud wrote:
Immigration reform was tried and failed...the amnesties failed
now is the time for deterance and the enforcement of current laws
join and lets control illegal immigration
Just because something is not used that does not mean it is broken. Our immigration system is not broken it is just not being used. The government has tried everything else why not try enforcement?

El Paso, TX

#6 Mar 22, 2011
Secure the border PERIOD!

Illegal aliens are a drain on our economy, schools and hospitals. They contribute NOTHING but crime.

Secure the border and deport NOW!
EP Illegal Times

El Paso, TX

#7 Mar 22, 2011
The El Paso Times is out of touch with most Americans.

The Times Editorial Board always supports lawbreakers and those who violate our border.

It's time the Times gets a new attitude, or get replaced by people who can uphold the law and support AMERICANS who pay the taxes, work hard and are getting the shaft from the El Paso Illegal Times.
Investigate EP Times

El Paso, TX

#10 Mar 22, 2011
Is the El Paso Times backed by drug cartels and coyotes?
See Ya

El Paso, TX

#13 Mar 22, 2011
America can NO LONGER afford be the welfare state for illegals.
james russell

El Paso, TX

#17 Mar 22, 2011
Iflgofdjdltieusy fkeh
United States of Mexico: still can't come up with something new can you. copy paste,copy-paste. THere are many here who would like nothing better than to have most of Mexico sterilized and all the illegal crops dusted with paraquat several times over. Or better Agent Orange. Then the Mexican Army could locate all the cartel members and eliminate them. Too bad Obama had to go after Lybia when he could have struck the cartels the same way.
Bankrupt Times

El Paso, TX

#19 Mar 22, 2011
The El Paso Times is in bed with the most extreme left-wing factions in the illegal immigration cabal.

The articles, reports and stories are always skewed and biased.
It's too bad we don't have a competing paper that would tell both sides of an issue.
Hopefully, the El Paso Times will go BANKRUPT!

Their reporting already IS!!!!

El Paso, TX

#20 Mar 22, 2011
Most Americans, Most Texans and YES even Most
El Pasoans want a secure border and safe place to live.

The idea of letting in every Tom, Pedro and Harry is ridiculous on it's face.

Unless of course the objective is turn back the clock and put America back in the THIRD WORLD.

Terrell, TX

#21 Mar 22, 2011
The city of El Paso as apparently the El Paso Times continue to make the mistake of latching on to the theory that immigration reform and the border fence are the same thing. Specifically, that there should be a separation of the urban border and the rural border where most illegal crossing are attempted.

The border fence is not the ultimate solution as there is not doubt that it works. So will 4 glass walls vs the one iron fence.

The 4 glass wall option allows for economic use of the border that creates a tax base where only a economic desert exists.

Type of security should be different in an urban environment than a rural environment in which the urban environment can sustain in the long run a really security net based on economic development which is not available to the rural environment.

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