In announcing an end to the "honor system" under which Americans and Canadians can enter the United States simply by presenting a driver's license or declaring their citizenship, Chertoff wrote to lawmakers that people had made 1,517 false claims of U.S. citizenship at land crossings in the past three months. That included one man with an outstanding arrest warrant for a homicide charge in California.
A spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection acknowledged this week, however, that only 20 of the recent cases -- and 210 out of 31,060 false claims in the past three years -- occurred at the border with Canada. The other 99 percent came at the Mexican border.
One wonders about the 210 on the Canadian border though. How many were Muslims?
The people on our southern border have less respect for the law than the people on our northern border. I think immigration law enforcement policy should reflect that fact. We need to finish and enhance the US-Mexico border barrier so that illegal entry becomes difficult and very rare.
|Share |||By Randall Parker at 2008 January 27 08:29 AM Immigration Law Enforcement|