Illegal Immigration and National Security
The topic of illegal immigration and national security sadly appears destined to be a frequent subject here at Just Cause. It is bad enough that our national government barely pretends to enforce immigration laws at our southern border. Today's news brings the particularly disappointing awareness that the U.S. Border Patrol is actually providing intelligence to the Mexican authorities regarding the location of Minutemen and other citizen patrols who are very bravely doing the job the Administration is derelict in doing.
Here's a sample letter that you can cut and paste to send to the President ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) and your own elected officials as you see fit:
Dear Mr. President:
It is bad enough that you consciously fail to execute your responsibility to secure our border with Mexico. It is worse beyond belief that your Administration is actively frustrating the effectiveness of those volunteers who are courageously stepping up, at considerable personal risk, to redress your dereliction of duty.
I specifically refer to this news report from DailyBulletin.com of Ontario, California:
According to three documents on the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations Web site, the U.S. Border Patrol is to notify the Mexican government as to the location of Minutemen and other civilian border patrol groups when they participate in apprehending illegal immigrants -- and if and when violence is used against border crossers.
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman confirmed the notification process, describing it as a standard procedure meant to reassure the Mexican government that migrants' rights are being observed.
"It's not a secret where the Minuteman volunteers are going to be," Mario Martinez said Monday.
"This ... simply makes two basic statements -- that we will not allow any lawlessness of any type, and that if an alien is encountered by a Minuteman or arrested by the Minuteman, then we will allow that government to interview the person."
The above statements by an official of the U.S. government are pure nonsense. Migrants have a right and an obligation to present genuine immigration documents to a US immigration official upon entry to U.S. territory. YOU allow lawlessness every day that you permit migrants to pour across our borders without need of presenting lawful documents. Migrants have no right to trespass all over the American Southwest, or to travel freely throughout our country to overwhelm the capacity of taxpaying citizens and residents to care for their own lawfully constituted communities. The Mexican or other interested Central American governments can interview their citizens in secure facilities or better yet, in their own territories. You are now not merely derelict in one of your highest duties as president, but complicit in the undermining of our Constitution and laws.
Our immigration laws may be in need of reform for reasons you have mentioned from time-to-time, but those reasons do not excuse your failure to defend our laws and our sovereignty in the meantime, and cannot excuse your complicity in the undermining of our laws and sovereignty.