A stabbing death and beheading occurred in Phoenix earlier this month. The decapitation victim and four suspects were all illegal aliens, and an investigation is ongoing to learn if the suspects in the case were members of a drug cartel in Mexico.
One suspect is in custody, and the other three have likely fled back to Mexico.
For an accounting of this, see the AP article that was published on 10/29/10: “Arizona Beheading Raises Fears of Drug Violence.”
Our very insecure border
What in the world will it take for the Administration and the members of Congress to quit dragging their collective heels and start to actually secure the border between Arizona and Mexico?
Will it require mass shootings such as those that are taking place across the border in Mexico, the discovery of more headless bodies in America, or maybe a shooting involving another officer of the law serving in southern Arizona or a killing of another innocent rancher in one of our southern states?
The Mexican drug cartel does not play nice. According to the previously cited article:
“Decapitations are a regular part of the drug war in Mexico as cartels fight over territory. Headless bodies have been hanged from bridges by their feet, severed heads have been sent to victims’ family members and government officials, and bags of up to 12 heads have been dropped off in high-profile locations.”
That is what is taking place on a regular basis across the border in Mexico. Is that what we can expect to take place on a regular basis in the United States of America?
Government red tape – a ton of it!
How would you like to be part of the Border Patrol and have to deal with this?
“Border Patrol agents trying to keep up with the pace of illegal immigration along the southwest border have gotten stuck in a kind of bureaucratic limbo, with a new government report showing federal regulations have stalled projects for months.
“… it took the Bureau of Land Management almost eight months to issue a permit allowing Border Patrol to move an underground sensor in New Mexico…Border Patrol officials were denied permission to improve maintenance on roads and surveillance in California, forcing the patrol routes north…it took more than four months for the agency to get permission to move “mobile” surveillance in Arizona — by that time, illegal immigrant traffic had shifted.”
If you want to learn more about how the Federal government is hindering rather than helping the Border Patrol, read this extremely informative article: “Border Patrol Projects Caught Up for Months in Red Tape, Government Study Shows.”
Sheriff Paul Babeu is a knowledgeable resource
Sheriff Paul Babeu, Pinal County Arizona Sheriff, has been very vocal in news media sources in describing the situation that he and fellow deputies are facing in Pinal County, only 70 miles north of the border.
In a televised interview earlier this month, Sheriff Babeu was outspoken and highly critical of Janet Napolitano, Homeland Security, and President Obama as he detailed various problems that our Border Patrol is facing while not being provided the resources that they need in order to do their jobs.
Please take time to watch Sheriff Babeu on video: Border Security Fouled By Red Tape? By listening to what he has to say you will gain a better understanding of what Sheriff Babeu is facing as he describes our national security threats that are being ignored.
Another blow to Arizona
The ruling by a three-judge panel in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this week further hampered Arizona in its ongoing battle in fighting illegal immigration and the problems that it causes for that state. (Click here.)
This panel ignored the fact that the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had previously ruled that Arizona law (Proposition 200 passed in 2004) was legal. Now this same court has reversed that previous ruling, and has ruled that Arizona cannot require proof of citizenship during voter registration.
Proposition 200 was passed with a 56% approval vote of the citizens of Arizona. The will of the people has now been denied.
This blow to Arizona comes on the heels of the lawsuit filed by the United States of America against the State of Arizona and Gov. Jan Brewer regarding the passage of Arizona’s State Bill 1070, which Arizona and Gov. Brewer are now defending in the courts.
So what will it take to secure our borders with Mexico? We have a government – why aren’t they taking action?
Mr. President, you are tasked with protecting our country. Members of Congress, you are elected to enact legislation that will strengthen our country. Instead, you pass laws that keep us in a bureaucratic limbo filled with endless federal regulations that prevent our law officials from doing their jobs as safely and efficiently as possible.
In my opinion, all of you get failing grades on your mismanagement of the escalating problem of illegal immigration in our country. I believe that the United States of America is far less safe because of it, and I will vote accordingly when I go to the polls on November 2nd.
Personal opinion of the writer