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Activist plans return to Mexico as immigration enforcement climbs

July 7, 2007

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— His hopes for immigration reform shattered, one of Kansas' highest profile Hispanic activists plans to return to Mexico to join his wife and their daughter.

"I've given up," said Dennis Romero, a convicted human smuggler and co-chairman of the Peoples Alliance for Latino Advancement in Kansas. "As soon as I am off parole, I am going to go back to Mexico."

Without amnesty, Romero said he expects raids on illegal immigrants to intensify.

Increased criminal enforcement of immigration laws has reached into Midwestern states far from border areas since the 2001 terrorist attacks. In recent years, the number of immigration cases prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Kansas has tripled.

But with an estimated 12 million immigrants illegally in the United States, federal courts can do little except try to prosecute the most egregious cases such as human smuggling, identity theft, drug smuggling, workplace enforcement, and repeat immigration offenders.

"There is more triage in this job than I anticipated going into it," said Eric Melgren, U.S. Attorney for Kansas.

Melgren declined to wade in on the national immigration debate, but he said it is unlikely legislation will solve all the nation's immigration problems.

"Law enforcement has been fighting murder since Cain killed Abel," Melgren said. "We haven't stamped out murder."

Statistics for the U.S. Attorney's office in Wichita showed the number of immigration cases climbed from 50 in the 2002 fiscal year to 161 in 2006.

Two of 28 prosecutors at the U.S. Attorney's office primarily handle the immigration cases, he said. Immigration cases now account for 15 percent of federal prosecutions in Kansas, but since most defendants plead guilty to lesser charges those cases account for just between 5 and 8 percent of his prosecutor hours.

Since the Sept. 11 attacks, the national climate has changed regarding border security and increased prosecution.

"I think we are doing a good job with matters presented to us ... but even tripling the number of cases we do, it is still a problem," Melgren said.

With the collapse of immigration reform, Romero said it is time Mexicans concentrate on making Mexico a livable country - supporting President Felipe Calderon's social programs and eliminating government corruption.

"Be proud to say, 'I am a Mexican. I live in Mexico,"' Romero said.

Wichita-born Romero served nearly two years in prison after being caught in 2005 helping his Mexican wife and others come into this country when they were stranded in the desert by the coyote they had hired. It was his second conviction for human smuggling.

"I love my family," Romero said. "To most Hispanics the family is number one."

Romero said he tried unsuccessfully to get legal residency for his Mexican wife, Irma. But he could not sponsor her residency in this country because of his 1985 conviction for human smuggling, among other immigration restrictions he couldn't meet.

He was caught near the border. He had gone down to rescue his wife after receiving a frantic call from her telling him she had spent two days wandering in the desert and couldn't stand it anymore.

Since their capture, Romero has not seen his wife in three years, nor has he seen recently his 16-year-old daughter and her newborn baby who is also in Mexico. The couple met and married in Mexico, but lived in the United States seven years.

Their troubles began when his wife returned to Mexico to attend her father's funeral, then got caught trying to get back into the United States. She consented to voluntary deportation, and he went to prison.

It will be 2009 before his parole ends.

Comments

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 8 years, 1 month ago

Because he tried to get his wife back into the country? Your racism is showing, madmike.

jonas 8 years, 1 month ago

"It was his second conviction for human smuggling."

I would say, Bozo, that it's your bias that it showing more clearly. Certainly playing the racism card in this case is a stretch. Unless madmike has a greater posting history than I'm aware of, which is certainly possible, given I don't think I've seen him before.

ASBESTOS 8 years, 1 month ago

No Bozo there is no racism there. This is a CONVICTED HUMAN TRAFFICER and SMUGGLER!

TWICE!!!! He is human waste and walking human refuse.

He is not a citizen and he broke the laws. WIth the "Bozo" principal this guy gets special treatment that the rest of the citzenry do not get, and he is not even a citizen.

WE want equal application of the law.

"In recent years, the number of immigration cases prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Kansas has tripled."

THERE is a small slice of what illgal aliens cost us. These trials alone outstrip ANY economic contribution made by illegal aliens.

Romero is a Mexican and NOT an American and his statement proves that:

""Be proud to say, 'I am a Mexican. I live in Mexico,"' Romero said.

Wichita-born Romero served nearly two years in prison after being caught in 2005 helping his Mexican wife and others come into this country when they were stranded in the desert by the coyote they had hired. It was his second conviction for human smuggling."

Good go back to Mexico since you are so proud, and like it so well! But do not stay here and piss and moan about this issue concerning AMERICANS and AMERICAN CITIZENS.

Time for people like Romero to SHUT UP and LEAVE.

I bet he does not though. This "Family is everything" man, will probably and most likely stay here, and will abandon his family in Mexico! WQanna bet!.

If he is leabing the country he can petition the court to eliminate the Parole to leave the United States and never come back, or else it is imposition of sentencing and incarceration. Simple agreement. He does not have to wait until 2009!

What a crock of BS!

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 8 years, 1 month ago

All I know about the guy is from this article, and it appears his "smuggling" amounts to going out to the desert to rescue his wife. Yea, what an evil bastard.

If you have other information, then post it.

Godot 8 years, 1 month ago

"Romero said he tried unsuccessfully to get legal residency for his Mexican wife, Irma. But he could not sponsor her residency in this country because of his 1985 conviction for human smuggling, among other immigration restrictions he couldn't meet."

So, he encouraged, maybe even arranged for, her to hire a coyote to enter the country illegally, and when the coyote left her in the desert, he assisted in bringing her and others into the US illegally; the lawful thing to do would have been to help them return to Mexico.

At least 22 years of illegal behavior; I would call that being an incorrigible criminal.

This guy needs to be deported.

mick 8 years, 1 month ago

This guy has the right idea. Go back to Mexico and make it a better place. Mexico is in the top 25% in the world for per capita income but the problem is that it is an oligarchy. Almost all of the wealth goes to the top. This is what the Senate and White House want for our country and that is what the amnesty bill was about. It's what the North American Union and NAFTA superhighway are about.

mick 8 years, 1 month ago

As for those playing the race card- your knee-jerk political correctness is disgusting.

camper 8 years, 1 month ago

I truly like the peoples of Mexico and their culture. We should welcome as many as our infrastructure can support, because the right balance can have economic benefits, and a certain amount of this labor is needed.

But, there is no reason why Mexico cannot be a prosperous country. Romero is correct. It sounds like the Mexican government is trying to reform, but I wonder if this is just "lip-service" or "window-dressing". Mexico has many governmental shortcommings such as corruption, a poor education system, and an almost non-existent tax system. It may not be easy, but it can be done.

Bren4824 8 years, 1 month ago

Please join US citizens throughout the country who are trying to save the USA for US citizens and LEGAL immigrants!!!

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http://www.americanpatrol.com Articles/information about the illegal invasion from throughout the country---Updated twice a day

http://www.numbersusa.com Register>>>Go to "Send FREE faxes". Once registered, please remember to visit the site at least once a week

Jamesaust 8 years, 1 month ago

" there is no racism there ... He is human waste and walking human refuse."

Asbestos reports but I decide. Yes, As-bes is a fine racist. A card-carrying member, I would say.

Jamesaust 8 years, 1 month ago

"It will be 2009 before his parole ends."

Oh good. Just in time for a Democrat President and an even more Democrat Congress to do what the Talkers (talk radio nut-jobs) couldn't - reform.

Bren4824 8 years, 1 month ago

"We should welcome as many as our infrastructure can support."

What????? Are you crazy???? What about the millions of other people throughout the world who would also like a chance at the American dream------those who have been patiently/eagerly waiting in line and trying to do things the proper, legal way????

Bren4824 8 years, 1 month ago

"Go back to Mexico and make it a better place."

This is the answer, nothing else!!!

Flap Doodle 8 years, 1 month ago

"...the Walmart Execs that were the first people in a hundred years to be convicted of slavery..." You are wrong, bub. Watch the news for a while, individuals have been convicted in the country on a regular basis for enslaving domestic workers & prostitutes. Sometimes the people convicted belong to the same ethnic group they are abusing. Imagine that.

See: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4196/is_20060526/ai_n16437745

Also: http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2006/05/another-saudi-family-convicted-of.html

Also: http://www.natcath.com/NCR_Online/archives/052501/052501a.htm

Christine Anderson 8 years, 1 month ago

Hey, folks, I have a novel idea. Let's leave the Mexicans alone. Instead, let's deport all the Nigerians who marry Americans for fraudulent purposes. because they are too cowardly and too slimy to make the effot to stay in the U.S. LEGALLY!! Come on now, think about it!

jonas 8 years, 1 month ago

Some folk may be racist, but it doesn't change the fact that playing the race card in this circumstance is both intellectually dishonest and damaging to the dialog, in the same way as calling someone who is pro-choice a murderer. There is more to this issue than race, and there is more to many of the people who would not side with this man than simple racism.

Staci Dark Simpson 8 years, 1 month ago

Send him back if he loves it so much. What some of you aren't getting is that we don't care if people come here LEGALLY. If you have to sneak in, thats the first clue it might be the wrong thing. Get legal is all we ask!!!

erod0723 8 years, 1 month ago

Until the US makes a concerted effort to help Mexico improve its economy and standard of living, illegal immigration will never stop. Most hispanics that sneak across the border are doing so in order to achieve a better life style. These people are willing to work in extremely low paying jobs, yet these jobs still pay better than the ones in Mexico and Latin America.

Bren4824 8 years, 1 month ago

erod0723:

Here are some videos of the poor, innocent illegals who are "just coming here to work".

These videos were posted on another site. I thought that some of you might want to see them. Just copy and paste the links.

Please watch them......As they will be coming to a neighborhood near you very soon!!!!

California:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajkAP_... Notice the Mexican flags. Notice the "Europeans go home" signs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59ivs0... Hear them screaming...."Whose streets......Our Streets"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uhua9... Illegals take down US flag and put up Mexican flag during protest

THESE WERE TAKEN AT A PARK IN LOS ANGELES:

LA videos are below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBMIgv730RA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ma3Drvj9sk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqy3wCfaTvk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOyPR5D40M8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lkzANQsHnw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IlP9UDpLa4

AND, THESE AS WELL FROM TUCSON......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IwZxiVLEzQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLr8XW6TxHg

Jamesaust 8 years, 1 month ago

Bren4824, what's your point?

Si se puede.

Bren4824 8 years, 1 month ago

Marion:

""Criminal plans return to Mexico as immigration enforcement climbs".

Should be.................

""Criminal plans return to Mexico as illegal invader enforcement climbs".

levotb 8 years, 1 month ago

Well, Romero, WE don't "love" your family, you anti-America skank! Go back to your third world cesspool and don't even THINK of returning to our belived country. If you do, and you're caught, be prepared to pay the consequences (three strikes? Life imprisonment?). Via con el diablo, cabron!

Wilbur_Nether 8 years, 1 month ago

Let us not overlook the fact that, whatever Romero's criminal past, once he successfully meets the terms of his probation he will have paid his debt to society. Being a native-born Kansan, he will have the same rights and freedoms as any other citizen.

erod0723 8 years, 1 month ago

Bren, nice job at totally ignoring all of my arguments. Wouldn't it be in the best interest of both the US and Mexico to improve the economy in Mexico to the point where Mexicans can get decently paying jobs in their own country? I am not a proponent of illegal immigration, but in order to fix the problem, we must first fix the underlying causes. Only then will the wave of immigrants halt.

Patriot2 8 years, 1 month ago

If the employers that hire illegal workers here in the US are heavily fined for each illegal employee, they will stop hiring illegals. That will deter the illegals from slithering across the border. They will have to stay in their own country and work to improve "their" standard of living. The US should not have to improve the standard of living of any foreign country where the people of the country do not first try to improve their country themselves. Saying they come to the US to improve their standard of living in incorrect. They come to the US to "lower" our standard of living and we are letting them. Thank our lucky stars that there is the Atlantic and Pacific oceans between our borders and the borders of other 3rd world countries and that Canada has a strong economy!

Patriot2 8 years, 1 month ago

We like our cheap vegetables? We save $.50 a pound by having an "illegal" pick them. We all like that right? How about the $1500.00 or more a month we spend on "free" health care for each of them? Or free housing? Or food stamps? Who ever came up with the term "free" must not have had to pay "taxes." Nothing is free. We the taxpayers are paying for their "free" services. Would we get free services in Mexico? I think we should all take the "T" down to Mexico for a month and demand that Mexico put us up in a hotel for free, with "free" food, and "free" health care. Think we'll be welcomed with open arms?

Jamesaust 8 years, 1 month ago

"I don't care if they're Swedes-"

NO ONE believes that. The constant agitation for immigration schemes whose premise is a permanent shortfall in immigration from the only places where people view life in the U.S.A. as better (and Sweden ain't one of them) betrays a different motivation. Tom Tancredo said it best - just stop immigration, legal or otherwise.

erod0723 8 years, 1 month ago

"They come to the US to "lower" our standard of living and we are letting them." You pegged the nail on the head with that one. The Mexicans are in a vast conspiracy to bring down the American economy. Ask a person that immigrated to this country why they came, and they will most likely tell you that they came because of the ideals that the US represents, for the chance to work in jobs that Americans refuse to do, and for a better life for them and their families. They are not coming to this country to ruin the country or to "Mexicanize" the country. Stop being racist for a moment and actually look at the conditions that most Mexicans live under in Mexico. They may still live in poverty when they come to the US, but they are still making more and living better than they ever did in Mexico. Also, studies have shown that Mexicans value family and morals and the importance of Education and working hard more than Americans do.

Patriot2 8 years, 1 month ago

The key term to focus on here is "ILLEGAL." A criminal is a criminal, period. If they slither across "our" border under the cover of darkness, and with the first step they take into the US, is breaking the law because they did so "illegally" then they are lowering "our" standard of living. I am not against anyone LEGALLY coming to the US. If someone comes here legally, they have the means to support themselves, legally. If they come "illegally" then they are going to support themselves "illegally." And don't use the argument that they are taking the jobs no one else wants. First, they do not have "legal" status to work in the US. Second, if they have social security cards they are fake and hence, "illegal." And third, we the taxpayers, have to foot the bill one way or the other. We have to pay to prosecute and deport them or pay for their room and board in one of our over crowded government facilities! I am not a racist. I am a PATRIOT.

camper 8 years, 1 month ago

Bren4824. If Mexico took care of it's own house we would not have such an illegal immigration problem. This is an issue that Mexico needs to solve. Until then, I am not going to be afraid of, nor am I going to feel the need to be extreme against those who are trying to improve their lives.

Patriot2 8 years, 1 month ago

............... "studies have shown that Mexicans value family and morals and the importance of Education and working hard more than Americans do."

Good. Then they should use that argument to improve their country. They value family? They should not put their family unit at risk by coming here "illegally." They value working harder than Americans? They should use that hard work to improve "their" country.

camper 8 years, 1 month ago

"They should use that hard work to improve their country".

Patriot, they can work as hard as they want to improve Mexico. But their hard work will be futile unless changes are made within their own governmental system The problem in Mexico comes from the top....not from those workers who wish to improve their lives.

If there is blame to be placed. Put it on the big dogs.

Patriot2 8 years, 1 month ago

Why do you say their hard work will be futile? Your giving them the excuse not to try and improve their country? No wonder "illegals" flood our borders! If the problem comes from the top, the only way to reach the top is to start at the bottom. You don't build a house by putting the roof of first. You have to have a strong foundation! If the foundation is weak so will the entire structure be weak! The people "are" the government.

camper 8 years, 1 month ago

Patriot2. Though we foot the bill for illegal immigrants, you are going to need to subtract a few things from your equation (where illegal immigrants do pay taxes):

1) Sales Taxes on goods purchased (ie consumables, groceries,etc). 2) Real Estate taxes paid via rent. 3) Payroll taxes (I may be wrong, but are't payroll taxes deducted from workers who have falsified social security cards).

And even if you take taxes out of the equation, should we dis-allow immigrants from purchasing our goods and services? Let's admit it. This additional consumerism by illegal immigrants does benefit the US economy.

While we admit some of the strain that illegal immigration presents us, we have to atleast subtract the benefits.

Flap Doodle 8 years, 1 month ago

& americorps earns another Godwin flag! You lose. "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.... There is a tradition in many newsgroups and other Internet discussion forums that once such a comparison is made, the thread is finished and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically "lost" whatever debate was in progress. This principle is itself frequently referred to as Godwin's Law." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_rule Don't let the screen door hit you on the way out.

Patriot2 8 years, 1 month ago

Uh::.americorps:::. I have never claimed to be a Prophet, false or otherwise. If you are going to address me personally please be accurate and read before you bark. The following is from my FIRST post on this issue. "If the employers that hire illegal workers here in the US are heavily fined for each illegal employee, they will stop hiring illegals."

Were you asleep when you read this? Did I use big words or were there words that you did not understand?

camper 8 years, 1 month ago

Patriot2. The foundation of the Mexican peoples is not weak! It is always possible to change your circumstance thru hard work. But change the government? Give me a break. In fact, it may be a credit to these immigrants that they seek to improve their lives thru hard work rather than violence. What does violence get you? "Meet the new boss, the same as the old boss." WHO is getting fooled?

Patriot2 8 years, 1 month ago

I know the argument is that "we benefit" from goods purchased. But at what price? I have no wishes to stop "Legal Immigrants." The taxes that are taken out from using "illegal" Social Security cards does not benefit us, the taxpayers. It benefits big business and just like the government in Mexico you get to the top by starting at the bottom. If the bottom is the lowest paying jobs in America and the lowest paying jobs in America are held by "illegals" then that is where we start. We have to continually strive to improve and protect our economy. It is our livelihood, our way of life. That's why people from other countries want to come to America. To The United States. And we have to insure that they are coming here LEGALLY.

Patriot2 8 years, 1 month ago

Where did I say or suggest to use violence?

camper 8 years, 1 month ago

Patriot2. I agree with you on some points.

camper 8 years, 1 month ago

I did not see where you suggested the use of violence. My mistake.

jonas 8 years, 1 month ago

"Good. Then they should use that argument to improve their country. They value family? They should not put their family unit at risk by coming here "illegally." They value working harder than Americans? They should use that hard work to improve "their" country."

Said by someone who truly takes his own country's uniqueness and relative lack of corruption for granted. Not that I disagree with your idea that they should fix their own country, but to so cavalierly toss it out, in such a contemptuous manner, suggests that you have absolutely no idea how hard it is to reform and upgrade a poorly industrialized state, or to fix a corrupt government from the bottom up, without the help of a huge trigger like a war or something. Coming here for work represents a much likelier solution to their personal livelihoods than waiting for their country to magically fix itself.

"totalificus statelerus reparus!" says Dejesus Potter. And Mexico sprang back together!

Jamesaust 8 years, 1 month ago

"The key term to focus on here is "illegal." A criminal is a criminal, period."

Sorry, but its not a "crime" to be without proper credentials in the U.S. The typical "illegal" immigrant is one whose U.S. government-issued paperwork has expired. One might be fined; one might be deported - but that's it. They are NOT criminals and more than the 90% of people I see speeding on the roadways everyday.

One of the most aggravating things is idiotic comparisons of some cleaning lady born in Guadalajara with Charles Manson. Or persons who judge others by standards they themselves could never live up to. And all because cryptic KKK-wanna be's agitate against VALID means for immigrants to arrive -- the current backlog is EIGHT YEARS, and that's for absurdly low numbers of immigrants, nowhere near the number of jobs unfilled or the number of persons who would love to become American citizens.

Patriot2 8 years, 1 month ago

Let them come here. Let them all come here. But do it legally. I do have a sincere problem with our country, being the people of our country and yes our government too, being made to feel that we owe the population of the world because we are who we are. The United States did not become a global power or a world leader by magically fixing itself or by taking the easy road. Democracy is not easy, or free from corruption. It has taken a couple of hundred years and is still a work in progress.

shorttrees 8 years, 1 month ago

Did anyone happen to notice that the article said "Wichita-born Romero"? That would make him a U.S citizen and render attempts to deport him a little more difficult at the least. Just a thought.

Patriot2 8 years, 1 month ago

How many illegal immigrants are there from Mexico? And they all want the same thing? Right? Here's a thought, and maybe it's not a solution. But, for arguments sake, let's say they all worked together in Mexico to change their government as hard as they are working in The United States to change ours? Millions of people with one voice. Could that not be the start for a solution for their country and their economy?

Wilbur_Nether 8 years, 1 month ago

shorttrees wondered "Did anyone happen to notice that the article said 'Wichita-born Romero'?"

Yup. See my post at 4:39 p.m.

jonas 8 years, 1 month ago

"levotb (Anonymous) says:

Well, Romero, WE don't "love" your family, you anti-America skank! Go back to your third world cesspool and don't even THINK of returning to our belived country. If you do, and you're caught, be prepared to pay the consequences (three strikes? Life imprisonment?). Via con el diablo, cabron!"

You actually created a profile just to say that? That's pretty sad.

ASBESTOS 8 years, 1 month ago

Question:

Can Max come up with his own posts or is he just a mindless moveon.org cut and pase yahoo?

Answer:

He is a mindless ignorant cut and paster.

Here is the evidence. Max look at your posts. Here you are saying the Federal Government is no damn good.

HOwever you are in favor of supporting "illegal alien rights" if they are carried out under the auspices of that same damnable Federal Government thatcannot do things right?

ANd your logic is based on "they are doing the work Americans do not want to do"?

DO the words "out of touch", "Clueless", and "irrational" mean ANYTHING to you.

Your cut and pastes had NOTHING to do with this situation or thread.

All Assumptins and opinion with no proof and NO association to the illegal aliens committing crime in this Statte!!!

Game more Bearing? See me when you are worthy!

jonas 8 years, 1 month ago

"He is a mindless ignorant cut and paster."

How does that compare with being a mindless ignorant ad-libbing raver? Better? Worse? The same?

ASBESTOS 8 years, 1 month ago

Well OH clueless Ones, 80-90% of the AMerican Populatins agrees with my sentiments, and only 10-20% agree with your stupid assessment of this whole illeal alien affair.

Ilegal immigration is going away. Illegal Aliens are now packing their bags, because of the overwhelming outpouring from a very pissed American Electorate told Congress AND the Special Interest groups to go hang it out their wazoo! (BTW if you like the Ilelgal aliens support groups ,why do you not like Abrahamoff?)

No, the Borders will now be enforced and any political leader or candidate that does not get in line with enforcement of borders and immigration laws, Rep., or Dem., are HISTORY.

The anti Ilelgal alien blogs are about 50/50 R's and D's.

Liberals and Progressives also support enforcing the border on environmental damage issues, and Cons support it on rule of law.

jonas 8 years, 1 month ago

I'm sure that 80-90% agree with your sentiments. I'm sure at least 80-90% of them would still find you a distasteful posting personality.

Jamesaust 8 years, 1 month ago

"No, the Borders will now be enforced and any political leader or candidate that does not get in line with enforcement of borders and immigration laws, Rep., or Dem., are history."

Obviously, this is incorrect. The 2006 elections - where many of the most vitriolic anti-immigrant types went down to defeat, especially in border areas - make this plain.

Like usual, Americans want it all. The majority of Americans - whatever the yahoos at the coffeeshop say - want reform that provides a means for current residents to become citizens and new laws that are capable of enforcement (and cheap houses, goods and services). The only polling you'll be able to cite to the contrary is (a) either-or choices that don't exist, or (b) answers that don't force the respondent to make choices. Pollsters refer to these as "junk polls."

Jamesaust 8 years, 1 month ago

"Let's hire Blackwater mercenaries to guard our border. "

As I've noted many times, you can't have the 'end game' so many who foam at the mouth over "illegal" immigration want without a police state and national IDs.

You don't have to turn the American nature against itself to have control over immigration. But you do have to give up racial objections to how "we won't even look like our country anymore."

Flap Doodle 8 years, 1 month ago

Does merrill have a brother named max?

lawrenceofkansas 8 years, 1 month ago

Problems solved: 1. Make Mexico the 51st state 2. Make Canada the 52nd state 3. Make ... the 53rd and so on

Tom McCune 8 years, 1 month ago

lawrenceofkansas:

Aaron Burr beat you to it a couple of hundred years ago. It didn't work out....

ASBESTOS 8 years, 1 month ago

"The 2006 elections - where many of the most vitriolic anti-immigrant types went down to defeat, especially in border areas - make this plain."

Incorrect there James. Most that went down were in democratic strongholds that opposed the Iraq war.

The Liberal and Democratic Party winners were STAUNCHLY against illegal immigration. Many ran to the right of the cons that were supporting illegal aliens!

You are wrong again.

But you usually are. Remember that the Senate phone system CRASHED! So did the Whitehouse phone system.

The polls are pretty clear as were the calls to Senators, Representatives, and the President. STOP illegal immigration, and do not give them legalization ans citizenship.

Enforce the laws! Secure the Bordser. That is what 80-95% of the calls and the polls are stating. DO NOT trot out the "78% want a path to citizenship", poll results again, because the poll question was "If the border was secured and illegal immigratins wtopped what would you do with the 12 million here?" See, contingent on sealing the borders!

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