Posts Tagged ‘ border ’

Simulacrum of Reality

Something tells me the proprietors of this particular theme park wouldn’t invest in replicating the experience of undocumented migrants living in Mexico. If only because the expectation of rape, extortion, kidnapping, or possible long term incarceration does not serve as much of an enticement for potential tourists.    
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They Come To America

They Come To America

One of the best films to portray the deteriorating condition of our nation’s southern border with Mexico is the aptly-named Border. Directed by Chris Burgard, an actor and producer I  had the pleasure of meeting at a film screening at the Helen Mills Theater held several years ago to benefit then-imprisoned Border Patrol agents...
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South Park Does Mexico

South Park Does Mexico

South Park is an absurd and profane comedy series, but it has a knack for exposing the underlying truths behind social issues.  The latest episode of South Park,  “The Last of the Meheecans“, tackles the problem of illegal immigration, and gets a lot of it right .   Liberals claiming to care for the well-being...
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The U.S. Abandons An Ally

The U.S. Abandons An Ally

I wasn’t planning on discussing this issue today, but we do address important foreign policy issues on this site when the occasion demands it. Needless to say, President Obama’s insistence that the state of Israel, which has heretofore been our most trusted and reliable ally in the Middle East, return to annihilatory borders  is such an occasion.
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The Unintended Consequences of an Unsecured Border

The Unintended Consequences of an Unsecured Border

One of the most transparent problems with effectively policing our southern border is its sheer vastness. Over 1,900 miles in length, it is one of the longest land borders on the planet, and the largest stretch of land that exists between two nations whose differential in wage scale and standard of living is as...
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Border Communities Speak Out

Border Communities Speak Out

As it turns out, not everyone is as amused by the President’s rib-ticklers as his sycophants in the mainstream media. Margaret Carlson, are you listening? From Fox News comes word that those besieged residents of American border towns have written a powerful letter to Mr. Obama expressing their outrage at his cavalier dismissal of...
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Free Jesus Diaz!

Free Jesus Diaz!

Those of you who have been following the deteriorating situation on our southern border for the past few years-and I think most of this site’s readers can be included in that category-probably remember the harrowing trials faced by Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compeon. These two courageous law enforcement officers were unjustly...
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Daily Rattle – Immigration News Summary for September 16, 2010

Today’s news summary is short and bitter-sweet. Just like our mascot, the cause of immigration activism is bruised and battered out in the wild, but the fight for survival continues: •  46 criminal gang members were rounded up by a joint federal-local task force in Oklahoma. 34 of those apprehended were foreigners from Mexico...
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Operation Streamline

Operation Streamline

National Public Radio, which is one of the more reliably biased English-language broadcast networks on the subjects of immigration and border issues, aired a story today about Operation Streamline, a program launched by the Department of Homeland Security in 2005,  and continued by the Obama administration during his first two years of office.
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Rally At The Border

Rally At The Border

From the New York Times, we learn that border security activists have decided to highlight the most pressing domestic policy issue of our time by heading to the border themselves. Putting aside the reflexive use of the word “controversial” as a synonym for bad, this story highlights a few important points.
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