, Newburyport, MA


March 3, 2013



Chip caught up in Laredo. Over the next few days, they drove along the border, walked to the banks of the river which was at most 200 feet across, saw no fences, Border Patrol or anything else that would prevent a crossing. They did see another fence at the University of Texas in Brownsville, and visited the immigration court in Harlingen where thousands of cases are adjudicated every year. Further on is Falfurrias, the location of one of the most active Border Patrol checkpoints in the country. Chip’s group met with local ranchers there whose lands are routinely trespassed by illegals who seek to circumvent the checkpoint.

One property owner said that he’s seen a 500-percent increase in people coming through his property since Obama announced the “Dream Act” last summer; other said that there are more OTM’s (Other than Mexicans) from Central America now.

Though there’s still some dispute over this, many Texans think that drug smuggling has taken precedence over human trafficking for the cartel the last several years. One official told of a 15 year-old Mexican caught bringing drugs over the river; it was discovered that he made $5,000 per trip, making three trips per day.

None of this sounds “secure” to me, Secretary Napolitano.

I have libertarian friends who think that anyone should be allowed to come here. This can’t work, logistically; we can’t fit in all the people from Central and South America, then Africa, then Bangladesh, who would find the United States a better place to live than where they are – especially when you consider not just job opportunities, but various welfare benefits that, incredibly, are available to illegal immigrants.

Of course in a perfect libertarian world, there would be little in the way of government welfare for anyone, so that would itself be a strong beginner immigration policy, similar to what existed when our grandparents (as well as most Mexican-American citizens) emigrated from various countries; only the strong would come and add value to the American melting-pot.

Text Only | Photo Reprints

NDN Video
Reggie Jackson's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Are Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Breaking Up? Motorcyclist Sticks Landing This 'Breaking Bad' Reunion is the Most Hilarious Thing You'll See All Day! President Obama talks about who James Foley was Nicki Minaj Unleashes Her 'Anaconda' On the World Watch Helicopter Perform Aerial Ballet Can Buckeyes fill Miller's void? Victoria's Secret Models Prove They're in Fighting Shape How Brian Hoyer Stacks Up With Johnny Manziel Taylor Swift Reveals New Album 1989 is Full-On Pop Crews rescue elderly woman trapped inside flooded minivan Man Poses for New Mugshot Photo Wearing Shirt with Old Mugshot Photo On It Disquieting times for Malaysia's 'fish listeners' Caught On Camera: Johnny Manziel Obscene Gesture Rita Ora Embraces the Ice Bucket Challenge Bird surprises soccer player Ashley Young during game Chapter Two: Never too late to become an artist Ice Bucket Challenge Goes Viral, Raises Over $15M For ALS Damaging Winds Stop the Show!
Special Features
NRA Waterfront Plans