What a contrast! On the same day that Barack Obama decided to speak on “immigration reform,” twenty-one people were killed near the Arizona border as a result of a gun battle involving rival Mexican drug and illegal alien trafficking gangs. Obama talks about a need to reform the system, while ignoring the immediate problem at hand: violence on the America border. States like Arizona are being forced to take matters into their own hands because the federal government won’t do its job. And what’s the response of Obama’s government? Law suits. Obama is serious… just not serious about protecting the American people.
Obama’s speech on Thursday was so outrageous… I don’t even know where to start. First, there is the whole notion of “immigration reform.” People are dying in Arizona and other border states. Parts of Arizona, as I’ve written recently, are being occupied by Mexican drug gangs. Our borders are not secure, and American citizens are fearful for their safety. But rather than step forward and say, “The federal government has been lacking, and the states should not have to step forward and do our job,” Obama instead uses the border security crisis to push for an overall plan that will grant citizenship to illegal aliens. Geez! Focus on the problem at hand! The fact that people dying because of drug violence or illegal alien trafficking is beyond politics! Protecting the American people should be Obama’s number one priority.
Next, there were paragraphs and paragraphs in his speech about the value of immigrants… how immigrants like Albert Einstein helped build this country. So what?!?! All of that is feel-good filler. It’s completely irrelevant. No one disagrees that this is a country filled with immigrants. We all know immigrants built America, and as long as America is the shining example of freedom and opportunity, immigrants will want to come. However, that is not the point at all. The point is that we have a federal system of laws that get ignored. We have a system that no longer encourages people to BE American. What ever happened to being proud to be an American? Now, the liberals put more emphasis on being proud to be something else. Immigration is good… if the goal is to be an American and embrace the American way.
Also, in his speech Obama again uses the ridiculous notion that we have to grant people amnesty because we surely can’t round up and deport all the illegal aliens already in the country. Basically he’s saying that since we’ve ignored our laws for so long, we need to give everyone a pass. Don’t fall for this argument! If we have secure borders and if we enforce our immigration laws, there will be no need for mass deportation. Obama talks about the costs of such a measure, but that’s just so he can get people to support his amnesty plan. If illegal aliens know that companies will not hire them because of fines and penalties, they will go home! Not a single one would need to be “rounded up” and deported if they knew we were serious about the issue. They would leave on their own.
The pressing issue is border security. As FoxNews.com reports, on Thursday a “massive gun battle between rival drug and migrant trafficking gangs near the U.S. border Thursday left 21 people dead and at least six others wounded, prosecutors said.”
Gangs often fight for control of trafficking routes and sometimes steal “shipments” of undocumented migrants from each other, but seldom have they staged such mass gun battles.
Gang violence near the Arizona border has led to calls from officials in the U.S. state for greater control of the border and is one reason given for a controversial law passed in April requiring Arizona police to ask people about their immigration status in certain situations.
Also this week, while Obama talks politics, the City Hall building in El Paso, Texas took gun fire from across the border. The gunfire was the result of more gang violence that is getting closer and closer to American soil.
Several gunshots apparently fired from Juarez hit El Paso City Hall on Tuesday afternoon.
No one was hurt, but nerves were rattled at City Hall in what is thought to be the first cross-border gunfire during a drug war that has engulfed Juarez since 2008.
El Paso police spokesman Darrel Petry said investigators do not think City Hall was intentionally targeted but rather was struck by stray shots.
“It does appear the rounds may have come from an incident in Juarez,” Petry said.
Oh, in another bit of ridiculous news, since we are doing a round-up of all things insane with Obama, border security, and illegal immigration, a federal judge has rulled that “Mexico gets a say in one of the lawsuits challenging Arizona’s immigration enforcement law.” FoxNews.com reports that Mexico’s request was granted “to be allowed to file a legal brief supporting the challenge.”
Mexico says it wants to defend its citizens’ rights and that the law would lead to racial profiling and hinder trade and tourism. It also says the law would hinder work against drug trafficking and related violence.
Unbelievable! The law would hinder work against the gang violence? The gang violence is out of control and the law hasn’t even gone into effect yet! Mexico is protesting the law because it’s bad for business. Period.
All in all, it’s been a crazy week for the border security issue. People are killed near Arizona. Shots are fired in El Paso. And Obama talks about a nation of immigrants and how we can’t deport people. Get a clue! Secure the borders and protect the American people!