Mexican Invasion Ravaging AZ,
Southwest - Bush Oblivious
Retired Border Patrol Agent Outraged

From American
Although I have voted Republican for the last 30 years, I am rethinking my status. I continually receive solicitations for money although I haven't monetarily supported the republican party for the last 5 years. Let me tell you why.
I have lived on the Mexican Border all my life. For the last decade illegal aliens from all over the world have streamed past my home. The illegal aliens have robbed my neighbors, they have carjacked automobiles, destroyed property, killed pets and livestock, trashed my desert, threatened my neighbors, ruined the local health care system, and then demanded more benefits. They have shot up and burned homes and the list of their lawlessness goes on. All under the glazed eyes of President Bush and the Republican Party.
Chris Cannon, George Bush, Jeff Flake, Jim Kolbe, John McCain and other "republican" politicians have failed to represent me. They have sold themselves to special interests. These politicians coddle illegal aliens and sponsor bills to entice yet more illegal aliens. From the time I write this until one of your flunkies reads this and throws it into the trash, (which I assume will be overnight), more than 10,000 illegal aliens will have sneaked into the United States through Cochise Country. Arizona where I live. They will be going all over the United States to work for wages lower than my fellow U.S. citizens can work. They will obtain fraudulent identification and obtain benefits that have been set aside for our elderly and needy.
Why doesn't the Republican Party preserve our national sovereignty by securing our borders instead of pandering to Presidente Vicente Fox?
Until you and your minions figure that out and begin representing me and my interests, you will not receive another dime from me. None of your fellow illegal alien coddling politicians will receive my vote. That's the least I can do, but if hundreds of thousands of hard core Republicans like me will do the same, we can make a difference.
Dave Stoddard Retired Border Patrol Agent PO Box 130 Hereford, Arizona 85615
Arizona Paying High Toll As Way Station On Alien Smuggling Highway
By Phyllis Schlafly 4-26-4
The television news brings us daily graphic reports from Iraq, where valiant Americans are battling danger, death and destruction. So why don't we get coverage about similar dramatic and scary confrontations taking place on the U.S. border?
The compelling truth about the danger and devastation on the U.S. southern border is crying out to be told. Americans need to hear from the likes of Erin Anderson, whose family homesteaded in Cochise County on the Arizona-Mexico border in the late 1880s.
Anderson says these American pioneers can't live on their own property anymore because it is too dangerous. They can't ranch it. They can't sell it.
It is unsafe to go on their own property without a gun, a cell phone and a two-way radio. Their land has been stolen from them by illegal aliens while public officials turn a blind eye.
Cochise County is a major smuggling route for illegal aliens and drugs, where every night thousands cross into Arizona from the northern Mexico state of Sonora. The Border Patrol admits to apprehending one out of five illegals, but many think it's more like one in 10.
The number of illegal aliens apprehended on the southern U.S. border jumped 25 percent in the first three months of 2004 compared to same period in 2003. In Tucson, the increase was 51 percent; in Yuma, it was 60 percent.
The news of President Bush's amnesty proposal spread like wildfire as far south as Brazil. After Border Patrol agents reported that undocumented aliens caught crossing into the United States said the amnesty proposal had prompted them to come, U.S. agents were told not to ask the question anymore.
Anderson says that U.S. landowners watch in horror as their lands, water troughs and tanks and animals are destroyed. The daily trampling of thousands of feet has beaten the ground into a hard pavement on which no grass for cattle will grow.
Places that illegal border crossers use as layover sites, where they rest or wait for the next ride, are littered with mountains of plastic bags, disposable diapers, human waste and litter of all kinds. When indigenous wildlife and cattle eat the plastic and refuse, they die. Consequently, the local residents try to clean up the sites as often as they can.
The large number of discarded medicine wrappers indicates the prevalence of disease among the illegals. It is estimated that 10 percent of all illegals are carriers of Chagas disease, a potentially fatal condition that is widespread in Central America.
Sometimes, the local U.S. citizens who clean up the sites pick up pocket trash: scraps of paper with the name and telephone number of the illegal alien's destination in the United States. This indicates that these border crossings are a well-organized migration.
Other suspicious items picked up by local residents include Muslim prayer rugs and notebooks written in both Arabic and Spanish. These items come from a subcategory called Special Interest Aliens, who are illegals coming from terrorist-sponsoring countries.
The increased crime rate is frightening. Arizona has the highest rate of car theft in the nation, and residents risk home invasion and personal attacks.
The increase in violence is intimidating to U.S. residents. They are afraid to speak out because someone takes note of who they are and where they live, and gives that information to smuggling cartels in Mexico.
People-smuggling by men known as coyotes has piggybacked on the already well-established drug-smuggling networks and infrastructure. It has become the third largest source of income for organized crime. Drug smuggling and human smuggling are now interchangeable.
Smuggling has become a recognized industry in Mexico. The smuggling route is mechanized. Some northern Mexican villages have become known as smuggling-industry towns.
Illegal border crossers fly or take a bus from anywhere in Mexico or Central America to an industry town like Altar in Sonora. They are driven to the Arizona border, walk a few miles across the border, and then are picked up by shuttle buses that take them north to Tucson or Phoenix.
Shuttle buses are common carriers because they are not required to ask for citizenship identification as are the airlines. Often, the coyotes take their passengers to stash houses in Phoenix and then hold them for ransom even though they have already paid their smuggling fee.
People smuggling is so lucrative and pervasive that it is corrupting some U.S. high school students. Teenagers can make thousands of dollars a week by picking up illegal aliens on the road and driving them to the Phoenix airport.
When is the Bush administration going to put troops on our southern border to stop these crimes, and when are the media going to interview Anderson and other Arizonans so the American people can know what is really going on?



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