- 'ILLEGAL ENTRIES' by 30 year veteran Border Patrol
officer John W. Slagle exposes the vulnerability of our southern borders
to infiltration by any terrorist who wants access to the United States.
Mexican drug rings and 'coyotes' cross our borders at will 24/7. They transport
75 percent of all illegal drugs sold on the streets of America. As for
human cargoes, they charge from $1,500.00 to $3,500.00 per client, and
as high as $25,000.00 for Chinese and Middle Easterners.
- It might cause readers deep chagrin to know that once
illegal aliens make their way into the United States, they earn money to
send for their relatives. Those relatives, in turn, buy their passage across
the border with U.S. dollars. You might be deeply thrilled to know that
illegal aliens and legal immigrants alike send $15 billion back to Mexico
annually. It's one of the reasons they have 22 billionaires and the lowest
income tax, at 14 percent, in Latin America.
- Why not? They send their poorest and most uneducated
into our country and let us pay to educate their children. How many? Estimates
range from 1 to 1.5 million illegal alien children are taught on the U.S.
taxpayer's backs. Cost per child? The average is $7,000 per year and higher.
Do the math. Now, reach for an Excedrin and a Pepto Bismol. Not helping?
Call your congressman with a good rant. Write Lou Dobbs: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Don't think this invasion is a big deal? Check out the
June 7, 2004 issue of Forbes Magazine at www.forbes.com. "Preying
On Human Cargo" by Michael Maiello and Susan Kitchens will sober you
to this billion dollar invasion of the USA.
- On average, each illegal alien drops eight pounds of
trash while making his way into America. At an estimated one million per
year, that means eight million pounds of trash blow around the desert.
- But other things are worse. John W. Slagle is a retired
U.S. Border Patrol special agent with over 27 years experience. He minces
no words in his story about the crisis at the border. We're no safer today
with all our fancy airport screeners than we were before 9/11.
- "Do you see anything changing by your involvement?"
I asked. "It's been noted that only one out of four illegal aliens
- "Today on the Diamond Bell Ranch, Joe and I used
my old four wheel drive Chevy to check out the major traveling trails from
Sasabe which is 34 kilometers south and on the U.S. Border," Slagle
Said. "Sasabe Sonora and Altar Sonora are Mexican villages that stage
thousands of people waiting to be brought into Arizona. Due west of Three
Points Arizona on highway 286 is the vast Tohono Oodham Indian Nation which
also has its share of Border Crime. There are 69 Police Officers for the
Reservation and the U.S. Border Patrol who supply Agents to help stem the
tide of illegals who flood the area constantly. In 2003 over 1,500 illegal
border crossers per day were estimated on reservation land. In excess of
300,000 pounds of narcotics were seized and 80 illegals were found dead
in the desert. Massive tons of trash left behind by illegals is a serious
and costly problem for the Tohono Nation."
- "What kind of ecological damage are they doing,"
I asked. "What is our government doing to stop it?"
- "On this side of the Boboquivarie Mountains, the
Altar Valley has the same problems. Joseph Mathew videotaped many areas,
which are a blight, an eyesore and environmental hazards in Southern Arizona.
One site had over 100 half full plastic water jugs, discarded clothing,
jackets, old socks, bloody bandages, food containers, empty and full as
well as human feces, soiled toilet paper and rags. We observed five additional
lay-up areas within 2 kilometers of the Diamond Bell. One site had over
50 backpacks and fresh "sign" that indicated the group of 50
or more had been loaded up within the previous 24 hours. On Garvey, a dirt
road that runs south from the Diamond Bell Ranch Road is also the location
where a man's body was found on the 8th of March, a homicide victim. There
are at least seven different staging sites on Garvey. The washes are cluttered
with the debris left by illegal aliens and narcotics transporters. Many
of the packs contained evidence of the owners nationality which were discarded--Mexican
credulas, telephone calling cards and documents from El Salvador, Guatemala
- "What astonishes me," I said, "is that
Tom Ridge keeps pretending our borders are secure and that we're safe.
What's really happening?" "On the 17th, I'll return to the fresh
staging sites and take 35-millimeter photos of the trash and debris which
are an eyesore in a beautiful section of Arizona. I will take many trash
bags and load up garbage that kills livestock and pollutes the land. Many
rural residents from Sasabe, Arivaca to the Altar Valley try to also clean
up the dumps left by the constant flow of illegal aliens that are condoned
by both political parties.
- "Here in the desert, it takes a full year for the
sun to destroy a plastic water bottle. From the Border to 40 miles north
are multi-thousands of bottles to harmful substances cattle or horses can
ingest and die from on an open range. Today we found medicine packets,
small plastic containers of medicinal alcohol and unknown pills scattered
at campsites. Joe was also shown piles of bleached bones of range animals
that died in the washes and paths used by illegal aliens.
- "I would imagine that if the President of the United
States' Crawford Ranch was trashed like the Diamond Bell, the 98 or the
Anvil and all open areas north, east and west running from the Border,
he might have a few concerns for rural Arizonans and the Tohono citizens.
With the incoming tides of people seeking work in the Government's Employment
Agency for the world--are also people from Mexico and other nations who
steal what they need, invade homes and assault Border residents."
- "What can Americans do?" I asked in exasperation.
"What do American ranchers do along the border?"
- "This is a fact long ignored in Washington, DC and
why most people far from urban sprawl carry a firearm in a once sovereign
state of Arizona. Human Traffickers will smuggle any nationality into the
United States for a price-- Chinese to Mid-Eastern Terrorists. Contraband
weapons can enter the States as easily as narcotics shipments flow from
- As with much of the snake oil that flows from the mouths
of Washington bureaucrats, it's unsettling when they live in the safety
of their gated communities, but neglect to carry out their sworn duty to
American citizens. You have to wonder why Arizona's Kolbe, Flake and McCain
keep doing everything they can do to help illegal aliens, instead of representing
American citizens. The same goes for Chris Cannon and Orin Hatch of Utah.
Let's not forget Mark Udall and Diana Degette of Colorado. Those are the
folks who vote for H-1B visas, L-1 visas, Dream Act, outsourcing, offshoring
and everything else they can to help other people from other nations. Mind
you that it's not only Arizona's travail, but the highway for the next
set of terrorists. It makes you wonder what those people do all day in
- In Arizona, American citizens are locked into a Catch
22. Ranchers can't walk out of their homes safely because gun wielding
smugglers sneak across their ranches 24/7. They discard unending soiled
baby diapers, bottles, clothes, plastic bags, trash and other filth. Kolbe,
Flake and McCain wear their nice three piece suits but do absolutely nothing
about this invasion while pretending to represent the people they swore
- One ranger told this reporter, "I could send 100
volunteers into the desert every day with 10 plastic bags and they couldn't
keep up with all the trash thrown out by illegal aliens crossing through
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument."
- How is that possible? Easy! An estimated 400,000 illegal
aliens annually cross through the 30 mile stretch of the park on the Mexican
border as they make their way into the USA.
- Can you see our leaders on swearing-in-day, "I,
John McCain, Kolbe, Flake, do hereby swear to uphold the Constitution of
the United States.I swear to protect the citizens of America and Arizona.so
help me God." Makes you proud to be an American doesn't it?
- Frosty Wooldridge (email@example.com), web site: (www.frostywooldridge.com)
is a teacher and author who has bicycled 100,000 miles on six continents
to see overpopulation up close and ugly. For more information to take action
at the national level, you may go to www.numbersusa.com. Next book: 'IMMIGRATION'S
UNARMED INVASION-DEADLY CONSEQUENCES' coming in July. Additionally, he
offers a CD-ROM video of the incredible destruction, shanty towns and trash
piling up in our southwestern deserts along the border.
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