2002 October 01 Tuesday
Border control series in the Washington Times

Jerry Seper in the Washington Times has written a 5 part series on border control and illegal immigration.

Part 1: Thin green line takes a new strategy

The day-night vision cameras are linked to command centers equipped with video monitors, which allow agents to scour the southern edges of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. Thousands of sensitive electronic sensors, hidden along hundreds of miles of suspected alien trails, send signals — when triggered — to designated cameras.

Command-center personnel immediately can dispatch field agents to intercept the illegal aliens or drug smugglers.

I wonder whether UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) equipped with infrared sensors would be a more cost effective way to watch for illegals crossing at night. Seems they could look over a lot more territory than ground-based sensors. Warm human bodies would stand on an infrared sensor at night in cold deserts.

Part 2: 'We are overwhelmed'

"We are a small rural hospital funded by Congress to take care of our Native American population," said Darrell W. Rumley, director of the Sells Indian Hospital, which serves the nation's 25,500 members. "We are the only hospital between Tucson and Yuma, serving an area about the size of Connecticut.

"But we are required by law to treat those who present themselves for care, including the illegal aliens who show up on their own and those being brought here by the federal government. Over the last few years, their numbers have been going up in a big way," he said. "We're doing what we can to survive."

Mr. Rumley's situation is not unique.

Part 3: Border War: Mexican police join drug lords

Mexican drug lords, backed by corrupt Mexican military officers and police officials, will move tons of marijuana, cocaine and heroin this year over rugged desert trails to accomplices in Phoenix and Tucson for shipment to willing buyers throughout the United States.

Part 4: Border Wars: Helping is hurting

Humane Borders, based in Tucson, was established in June 2000 for what its founder, the Rev. Robin Hoover, said was to create "a just and humane border environment."

Mr. Hoover, pastor of Tucson's First Christian Church, said the group is committed to responding with humanitarian assistance to those who risk their lives crossing the border and to the creation of public policies toward a "humane, nonmilitarized border" with work opportunities for migrants in the United States.

Part 5: Border Wars: Agents resent zeal for amnesty

"What the hell are we doing out here?" asked one veteran agent. "Why don't we just pack it in? Amnesty? It's just an open invitation for more illegal aliens to come into the country, stay low for a while and, eventually, get their citizenship papers.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2002 October 01 12:46 AM  Immigration Border Control

Richard D Weatherly said at March 21, 2004 3:02 PM:

How can I help or contribute to your efforts to eliminate the border control and immagration crises that exists between Mexico and the United States? I percive that a real and present danger for the United States now exists in the invation of latinos and others from Mexico and other countries across our southern border.

Randall Parker said at March 21, 2004 3:20 PM:


Depending on what state you live in you can get active in state petition drives to get ballot initiatives related to immigration on the ballot. In California there is the Save Our State ballot initiative that the organizers are trying to collect ballots for.

You can also donate to or offer to do volunteer work for various organizations that are active either in trying to patrol the border, lobbying, writing studies, or publicizing information about immigration. Check out these sites:
Center for Immigration Studies


Friends of Immigration Law Enforcement




Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform

Also, be sure to read my various immigration-related category archives:

Immigration, Border Control

Immigration Law Enforcement

Immigration Policy

Immigration Brain Drain

Shannon said at June 17, 2004 2:00 PM:

Well I am married to a mexican. I love him so much I try to do everything I can for him. Because I am not like all the other people. My husband and I have an child together, and he is two years old now. My husband tries his best to do everything for us to because he loves us. And that why changed the LAW for people who realy cares for there Family. But no you all do not look it that way. DO YOU? I wish that my papers for my husband do come through, and he does not have to go back to MEXICO!!!! BECAUSE I want my HUSBAND here with us. P.S. MOST OF THE WHITE PEOPLE DO NOT LIKE THE MEXICANS. THEY ALWAYS WANT THE MEXICANS TO GO BACK TO WHERE THEY CAME FROM. SO IF THAT IS WHAT THEY WANT. WHAT ARE YOU ALL GOING TO DO ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO HAS FIVE TO SIX DIFFERNT BLOOD IN THEM? WHERE ARE YOU ALL GOING TO SEND THEM????? I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW?!!

Ivor Manuel prophet said at June 7, 2006 7:29 AM:

Thus says the Lord God of ISRAEL, Let my People go!
When the Great God of Israel, the Mighty Lord, the only God appeared unto Moses in a flame of fire out of the midst of a “bush:” and he looked, and behold, the “bush” was not consumed. And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my People which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters: for I know their sorrow. And I AM come down to deliver them out of the hands of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good and large land flowing with milk and honey. Now therefore, behold, the cry of the Children of Israel (those that struggle with God, the poor and suffering) is come unto Me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them. Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that you may bring forth My People the Children of Israel out of Egypt. That was then, when with signs miracles and wanders God did bring His People out of Egypt. But now, a White Bright Light appeared unto me, and my understanding heard His Voice saying: “Thus says the LORD GOD of ALL PEOPLE. I AM the LORD; and I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, and unto Moses by the name JEHOVAH, and to the Jews and Gentiles as My Son JESUS, their SAVIOR, but by My New Name ALEUZENEV was I not known to them. Write through and out of the airways saying to the burning bushes, (politicians) and his leader: Let My Peaceful People come! Los AZTECAS, that they may honor Me with their work, gathering the Bread of Life under the Sun for their brethren with love, For I AM the Bread of Life that came down from Heaven to save the World.” “And He said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.” Revelation 10:11
Then, I praised His New Name, ALELUYA! AMEN! ALEUZENEV! Revelation 3:12
And I saw The New Jerusalem as The New Vision of Peace coming down from Heaven from My God, and His Son JESUS ALEUZENEV sitting on a white horse, The LORD and SERVANT of ALL PEOPLE, His New Name. And the Berlin wall coming down in fragments and stating: “NO MORE DIVISION AMONG MY PEOPLE.” And I say: “Vengan mis hermanos Judios para Aleuzenev”
To think that Aleuzenev means Venezuela is like thinking that GOD means Dog.
Ivor Manuel prophet, the pillar, branch of the Lord. Orlando, May 20, 2006

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