May 8th, 2012
06:48 AM ET

BREAKING: New border strategy to be unveiled Tuesday

By Suzanne Kelly

The Chief of U.S. Customs and Border Protection is expected to lay out his new strategy for securing the border Tuesday morning on Capitol Hill.

Testifying before a Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Michael J. Fisher will try to convince lawmakers that a strategy focused less on blanket resources and more targeted to areas of risk is the best way to keep the country from terrorists, drug smugglers and human smugglers while still curbing the numbers of undocumented immigrants trying to cross.

Recommended: Suzanne Kelly's exclusive interview with Chief Fisher

Changing strategy does not mean that CBP will require less resources in the future. It now has nine unmanned aerial surveillance systems in its fleet, better known as drones, and it is expected to take delivery of a 10th this year.

It also relies on a series of foot sensors, fence, horses and an aerial fleet that includes a Blackhawk helicopter.

But its most effective tool to date has been the 23,000 border patrol agents who still take the lead in directing use of the department's resources across the wide span of sometimes inhospitable terrain.

The chief is expected to get some pushback on the new strategy from lawmakers who are calling for a more blanketed approach that covers as much of the border as possible.

"Just because we may not have resources in a particular area (agents, cameras, etc.) does not mean the border is ‘not secure,’" Fisher told CNN. "Security (and the extent we have it) is more dependent on known or anticipated threats."

soundoff (220 Responses)
  1. mikstov33

    Problem is, they come across pregnant and drop citizens a few months later. Stop recognizing the children of illegals as citizens,and they couldn't get welfare.And allowing for in-state tuition should be stopped too.

    May 8, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Reply
    • Steve

      Agree with you 100%.

      May 8, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Reply
    • :)

      Problem is, American citizens and companies continue to hire them at slave wages which only entices them to keep on coming, since it's still better than what they can expect at home. If Americans stop hiring them, they will stop coming.

      Not likely to happen anytime soon.

      May 8, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Reply
      • mikstov33

        There are just as many reasons for them to come as there are to stem the tide. We are to blame in this,too.There are other reasons to secure our borders as well, including the very real possibility of terrorists crossing at will.Gives new meaning to the term"car bomb".

        May 9, 2012 at 7:13 am |
  2. american taxpayer

    Romney just flip flopped on the immigration issue,this man has lied to many times to his supporters......I cannot with a clear consious vote for a man who panders to illegals and I guess I will sit this election out,Romney has lied to me and the conservatives for the last time,screw you romney ,flip flopping ETCH A SCKETCH I hope the illegal vote was woth it because you lost me and a lot of other peoples vote!!

    May 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Reply
  3. american taxpayer

    They need to cut off all gov funding to any state that has sanctuary cities and that will get them to change their minds real fast.Any state or city that lets illegals stay there are commiting treason against the tax payers of that that.They are encouraging more jobs to be stolen and more illegals to come.I urge anyone living in those states to tell your congress to boot out all the illegals and hopefully more peoples voices will be herd.

    May 8, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Reply
    • Steve

      I 100% agree. It should also be illegal to hire and rent to illegals and to sell to them.

      May 8, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Reply
      • Sodomite

        But not to rent and sell illegals.

        May 9, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
  4. american taxpayer

    With the millions of hard working men and women that lost their jobs to have illegals sneak in and lower wages and take the jobs these people could have is disgusting.The companies that hire these illegals are commiting acts of treason against the american people.They need to jail anyone that hires an illegal over an american,not only is it dishonest its immoral and unpatriotic.Too many people turn a blind eye to the illegals because of profit ant its wrong.They need to get rid of every single last one of these illegals that are sucking our tax dollars dry,bankrupting our schools and communities,getting welfare and foodstamps,taking our jobs and lowering pay standards,commiting crimes and future gang members,lowering housing values and I could go on and on.These people need to go back to mexico and let their gov take care of them and take a job over there not here.Thes people can care less about the USA all they want is the money and benefits but are the first to parade up and down the street with a mexican flag,or have one plastered on their car window.These foreign nationals need to beDEPORTED NOW AND THEIR FAMILIES AND SHOULD GO TO PRISION IF THEY COME BACK!!!!!THESE PEOPLE ARE FOREIGN INVADERS AND NEED TO BE TREATED AS SUCH!

    May 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Reply
    • Paul B

      Well at least you don't want to KILL them all like some jackbooted Nazi regime.

      I agree that going after employers who are enriching themselves with illegal labor should all be punished to the full extent of the law.

      If they don't have jobs to go to, then they won't come illegally. Pretty simple.

      May 8, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Reply
  5. Paul B

    You people are sick. There are people on here advocating killing anyone who crosses our border.

    Death for trespass. I'm sure your priests,ministers, and pastors are very proud of you now. What a Christian Ideal !

    How does that prayer go again? Forgive us our trespasses and kill those who trespass on us.

    Yes, your children must be so proud of you.

    May 8, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Reply
    • bannister

      Paul – I am not a Christian or a Republican. But yes, I believe we should militarize the border. Let me explain it this way:

      Illegal immigrants kill over 4,000 American citizens (men, women and children) EVERY SINGLE YEAR. Those numbers include murders and traffic fatalities – but do NOT include rape, robbery, and property crime. To put this in perspective, the TOTAL amount of Iraq War casualties was 4,477 for the ENTIRE WAR.

      If we were to simply militarize the southern border- and shoot anyone who dared to cross (with the exception of women and children) then the problem would be solved. After about say, 20 shootings, the word would spread – and Mexicans would simply stop coming.

      That would SAVE the life of 4,000 Americans every year and BILLIONS of dollars that is currently being wasted. It would ALSO save many Mexican lives every year because over 100 people die every year crossing the desert.

      Ultimately, the militarization of the border would be a "life saving" measure.

      May 8, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Reply
      • Paul B

        And how do you think the Mexican government will like a huge build up of troops on their border? Here is a clue, A huge troop build up is considered a prelude to war. Do you want a war with Mexico?

        Honestly, I think you people want to live in a militarized society like north and south Korea.

        May 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
      • Es Bien

        @ Paul B, a few points:

        1) Illegal aliens are substantially ethnic Indians who are departing their own country because the ethnic Spaniards are both corrupt and refuse to make the necessary economic reforms to provide opportunity in Mexico. Basically, the ethnic Spaniards are ethnically cleansing the Indian population they don't want to deal with or provide for by dumping them into America.

        2) The US government is SUPPOSED to defend the well-being of Americans, not Mexicans. Does "Ensure domestic tranquility and provide for the common defense" ring a bell? Preamble of the Constitution defining the purpose of government.

        3) The Mexican government is nearly a failed state. They do not control broad swathes of that country, including the north. Eight drug cartels do, and they are acting contrary to American interests. See point 2.

        4) Who gives a crap what the Mexican government thinks. The Arizona National Guard could kick the Mexican Army's buttocks.

        May 8, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
      • YoungMarine

        I completly agree and anyways we'd crush Mexico in a war wouldn't even need soilders just lots of drones

        May 8, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
    • bannister

      What do you mean by "you people" ??? We are your fellow American citizens trying to keep our families safe. 4,000 dead every year Paul. Plus thousands raped, beaten and robbed. Does that mean ANYTHING to you?

      To answer your question – the Mexican government would NOT like a huge buildup on the border. But I am not talking about a huge buildup – I am talking about teams of snipers in Jeeps and some guard towers. Again, once 20 people get shot crossing the border, the word will spread very quickly. A huge buildup will NOT be necessary.

      By the way – the Mexican government has militarized THIER southern border and defends it VERY aggressively!

      May 8, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Reply
      • Paul B

        Bannister,

        Over 30 thousand people die in automobile accidents each year. By your logic we should disable all motor vehicles, and stop production and sales of motor vehicles. It would be a life saving move, and more important than the border because it would save more lives.

        And, by "You People" I mean YOU and those like you ! The people that would turn the US government into some Nazi regime that kills people for trespassing.

        May 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm |
      • Steve

        Paul B.....there is no comparison. Auto deaths are a completely different topic. Only 2% of illegals work the fields so many peoples argument falls on death ears. Illegals are a huge problem. My wife and I have been hit and run by them. They commit crime after crime. They have broken Federal Law just by entering this country littering the desert with their garbage while doing so. They are ruining our schools and closing our hospitals. They send millions of dollars out of the country every year untaxed and are taking us down the toilet with them. what is so hard to understand?

        May 8, 2012 at 1:23 pm |
      • Steve

        To Paul B. – most American's take border security very seriously and frankly I could give a toss what Pastors or Priests think about it. Defend the border or let the country go down the toilet. If we get serious about it we can correct the problem. Obviously you have not lived in other countries, I have lived in 6 and believe me they take border security serious. Shoot to kill, spread the word and see how the numbers drop to almost nothing.

        May 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
      • Paul B

        Steve,

        Shoot to kill and spread the word, you only increase the number of ARMED illegals crossing. It all builds up to an escalating problem. the plan you propose only offers incentive for them to start shooting back. Then we are effectively at war with Mexico.

        Look at the bigger picture people and quit coming up with small solutions to very large complicated problems.

        Do you go through the states then after the border is militarized and shoot the illegal families in the streets? Where does it stop?

        May 8, 2012 at 1:23 pm |
    • capnmike

      Got any other ideas besides those of your idiotic religion?

      May 8, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Reply
      • Steve

        I agree capnmike. Religion has nothing to do with this topic and I too could care less what some religious idiot thinks about the problem, they are a huge part of the problem.

        May 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm |
  6. in805

    I really hope the tables dont turn!! All who say death and bombs are a great idea your wrong. I would love to see an American go out and work the fields for one day and see how many return. Ignorance runs deep in a lot of these comments. Your sad America :-(

    May 8, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Reply
    • american taxpayer

      MANY AMERICANSWOULD WORK IN THE FIELDS OR DO HARD LABOR,WE JUST WONT WORK FOR PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR.ONCE WE DEPORT YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS THE WAGES WILL RISE AND AMERICANS WILL TAKE THOSE JOBBS BACK! COMPRENDAE??

      May 8, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Reply
    • bannister

      You seem to think that illegal aliens are somehow necessary for America's survival. How do you think Americans survived – and built the country into a world superpower – before illegal aliens? Answer: We worked hard.

      Do two simple things – eliminate the illegal workforce which is driving down labor wages and scale back welfare benefits dramatically – and you'll suddenly see Americans picking all those vegetables – JUST LIKE WE USED TO DO.

      May 8, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Reply
    • mikstov33

      Well, it ain't just the fields. What about construction(you know carpenters,roofers,sheetrock and drywall installers,painters,plumbers,electricians to a certain degree) landscaping,service jobs(a lot of kids do not find work in the summer because the jobs are taken),and getting more common, call center work(when is the last time you could actually UNDERSTAND the person paid to help you?).It involves a whole lot more than working in the fields.

      May 8, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Reply
  7. obamasuckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkks

    If this is an Obama plan it would involve free bus rides to all illegals along with a photo ID so they can vote for him in November...The democrats are totally destablizing the security of the USA just for illegal votes via illegal immigrants. No other country in the world less France allows illegals to overrun thier country. You can probably guess that WMD's and the terrorists have already cross our pourous borders and are in a city near you....Especially heading NORTH...We would be wise to lock down our southern border for many reasons....If we really cared about these illegal immigrants the leadership in this country would create a safe work visa program for them. But NOPE...the try and pass a health care bill that provides free medical care to all illegals and a dream act to send illegals to college at the expense of the tax payers...We dont need low skilled illegal immigrants in this country. We do need Skilled college educated talent from India or China. If we are going to give a free pass to a group of people it should not be ditch diggers...We have plenty of those in the USA already. If we are going to compete globally we need the BEST minds..not the strongest backs...

    May 8, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Reply
    • :)

      When Americans and American companies stop hiring illegals, they'll stop coming. Never ceases to amaze me how people expect the government to save them from themselves.

      May 8, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Reply
  8. Steve

    When you implement shoot to kill orders on the border that is when they will take us seriously and taking us seriously is how it should be done, period.

    May 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Reply
  9. Bill from GA

    Here's an idea:

    Make a deal with Israel. They give up their 'Promise Land', we give em Arizona, NM, and the deserts of S. California.

    Solves much of the Middle East problem and the border problem.

    OK, there's still Texas

    May 8, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Reply
    • YoungMarine

      Nobody in new Mexico Arizona or so Cal would give up there land to israelis it would be a whole nother hamas vs israel

      May 8, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Reply
  10. Bill from GA

    All of these politicians who want to totally seal the border never tell us how they want to pay for it.

    They also want to increase spending on Defense and cut taxes for the rich. The money they steal from Social Services will only go so far.

    May 8, 2012 at 11:58 am | Reply
    • Phil

      Maybe it shouldnt be paid for, like most of Obamas policies. We were only 9 trillion in debt 3 years ago, now we are 17. Whats a few more trillion.

      As far as cutting taxes for the rich....The rich already pay the majority. Why does a % matter? Who do you think should pay more taxes? Someone that pays 7,000 a year in taxes, or someone that pays 7,000,000 in taxes a year? Which one of those does it sound like is paying their fair share?

      May 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Reply
      • Bill from GA

        The largest deficit, $1.8 trillion, came from the last year of W's term. It has gone down since.

        Or do you hold Barry responsible for the 2009 deficit, on a budget he had nothing to do with?

        May 8, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
      • 40acres

        Sorry Phil, October of 2009 (end of Bush final budget) we were 11.91 Trillion in debt. Now we are 15.70 Trillion in debt. You can spin it anyway you want but you can't change the numbers to satisfy your own political rhetoric.

        May 8, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
      • bigot

        Phil, sorry but you must realize that it is the middle class that will help grow this economy, not the rich. Middle class citizens need disposable income to stimulate the economy.

        To say the rich pay the majority is very misleading.

        May 8, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
      • Paul B

        Everyone knows that federal income taxes are the only taxes anyone ever pays.

        The only number worth anything is the half of the people that don't pay federal income taxes. Those people PAY NO TAXES whatsoever in any form, and they are probably getting a check directly from the Whitehouse too.

        May 8, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
    • Sailor Joe

      Geez Bill, watch enough liberal media? Maybe you should try to branch out a little and gather your info from other sources and form a better picture of the situation? Barry, you're on a first name basis with Barrack Hussein Obama? Last I checked he has been the president for the last three years. Enough with this "he inherited this mess BS". He campaigned on a promise that he would "fix America". Well looks like he bit off more than he can chew. Regardless if he was responsible for the last 1.8 trillion or not, it doesn't make a case for the other 8.2 trillion.

      May 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Reply
      • Paul B

        Well you better get used to it Joe, because Romney doesn't have a chance.

        No one wanted to run in this election, the big hitters on the Right have decided to wait for 2016.
        No one even wants to be his possible VP. The best people for the job have all already declined. Waiting for 2016 when they might have a chance. It is too big of a political gamble to lose to BHO. Romney's political career will be over after he loses.

        So go ahead and start singing the blues now.

        May 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm |
  11. Marsha

    I never understood why we just don't put the natioal gaurd on the border. Just have tanks, armored personell carriers, and boot on the ground 24/7. What the hell is the "national gaurd" for if not to protect our borders?

    May 8, 2012 at 11:58 am | Reply
    • Sailor Joe

      Hmm I don't know? Maybe they are busy rotating in and out of Afghanistan and Iraq? You should lead by example and volunteer instead of sitting on the sideline like the rest of the 99%ers do.

      May 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Reply
    • Paul B

      Marsha do you have any idea how big our borders are? Our borders consist not only of the border of Mexico (Who's government we are friendly with.) It also consists of the border to Canada (Also friendly.) Then there is the western and eastern coastlines and the borders of Hawaii, Puerto Rico and other US controlled islands.

      There is too much border to have a soldier standing every 100 yards.

      Unless you want to pay a lot more soldiers. A LOT.

      May 8, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Reply
  12. Phil

    This administrations strategy on the border is to do nothing, let the illegals in, so they can go to states and vote in ones that no ID is required.

    May 8, 2012 at 11:57 am | Reply
    • 40acres

      Sorry again Phil but the Obama administration has put far more personnel on the border than the past President. They have also increased the border security budget and worked to install much of the electronic surveillance currently in use. Obama does this often....better and smarter.

      May 8, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Reply
  13. Mike H

    It's a bit late to lock the barn door. More Mexicans are leaving the US for home than are entering the US from Mexico. And terrorists ? All 19 9/11 hijackers arrived by air with valid visas. 15 from "ally" Saudi Arabia. Go ahead and waste your money patrolling the rocky desert, America.

    May 8, 2012 at 11:46 am | Reply
    • Phil

      Yeah, sure they are. Funny how the white house releases info saying more are leaving than coming, after everyone gets in an uproar over them not doing anything to stop illegals from coming in. Some of you people believe anything that Obama says.

      May 8, 2012 at 11:58 am | Reply
      • Mike H

        And you, of course, are unbiased and evaluate all sources of information objectively, right ? Give me a break.

        May 8, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
      • 40acres

        And yet again another falsehood from Phil. The report about migration from the US was done by the Pew Hispanic Center not the Whitehouse. Care to try again?

        May 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm |
  14. TerryG

    Smoke and mirrors. As long as big business wants cheap labor and neither party is forced to secure the borders we will continue to have illegal aliens on our streets and in our cities.

    May 8, 2012 at 11:36 am | Reply
  15. Greg

    We should not have to errect a fence, fly drones, or have armed border guards, I think key to reducing the flow of illegals is to enforce the laws that are on the books. Anytime a state toughens its laws, the illegal pass the word and move. If all the states got tight about the laws, a trek to the US would not be as appealing. As long as they know once they get here, they are safe, they will keep coming up with ways of getting here. I US Identification card based on DNA would be great. They are already well versed in duplicating illegal documents and identification that is not very secure.

    May 8, 2012 at 11:27 am | Reply
  16. meaz23

    Can't we put mitt romney and dickwad cheney on the "wrong" side of the border and not let them back into the US.

    May 8, 2012 at 11:24 am | Reply
    • dc

      Democrats stick out like light bulbs. They can't create logical rebuttle, so they resort to degrading fellow human beings with words like stupid, moron, idiot, retard, maggott, dikwad, etc., etc., etc., No Class!

      May 8, 2012 at 11:38 am | Reply
      • Pliny

        The worst possible curse that anyone could be called....Republican.

        May 8, 2012 at 11:53 am |
      • Steve

        Really? Have you actually read these threads? I think what you are describing is the comments made by self-proclaimed "conservatives". I was a Repubican for a long time. Once the religious evangelicals, racists, bigots, and downright stupid people started taking the party over, doing nothing more than making thinly-veiled racist comments about Obama, and silly comments such as yours, I left the party. The Republican Party is going down in flames, and all the members of the party can do is blame it on Obama. It is the ultimate in stupidity. I have yet to see a single Republican candidate I would want running the country. Romney comes close, but the rest of those people are losers. They have no understanding of the laws of the land, and no compassion for their fellow humans. Keep letting Fox and Limbaugh feed you your thoughts, my friend. Soon you will find yourself in the very difficult situation of having to realize that your party is full of idiots.

        May 8, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
      • :)

        Sure – no conservative would EVER stoop so low. Oh how hard it must be to live a life of self-righteous sanctimony, what with all that harsh criticism against your sainted selves.

        May 8, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
  17. tim braggs

    WOW , 1 BLACK HAWK CHOPER, THEY NEED 50 THIS STUPID COUNTRY IS WIDE OPEN, COME ONE COME ALL..THEY ARE GOOD SHEEP.

    May 8, 2012 at 11:12 am | Reply
  18. Kenneth

    This is what America needs ! Im feeling a little bit more proud to be AMERICAN ! when my ancestors crossed over Europe an have to learn how to read, write and speak ENGLISH... to become AMERICAN... I am proud to say i am Thrid Generation Russian American !

    May 8, 2012 at 11:01 am | Reply
    • DK328

      Three generations in this country and you can't spell or use punctuation correctly.

      May 8, 2012 at 11:41 am | Reply
    • An American

      Go back to Russia, you commie.

      May 8, 2012 at 11:45 am | Reply
      • Sodomite

        You and DKwhat the fuck, are both loads that mommy should have swallowed.

        BTW, your whore-moms don't know who your convict daddy's are, either.

        May 9, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
    • Joe Schmoe

      Kenneth: Don't listen to the trolls below. Your English skills are as good as theirs and you can also speak/write Russian. Welcome to American. Thank you for assimilating.

      May 8, 2012 at 11:59 am | Reply
  19. maird

    I bet betteridea is affiliated with j.t. ready who just shot up his whole family in Az. Was being investigated by the FBI for shooting people walking in the desert. God forbid gramma walk her poodle fifi in the desert. The vigilantes would have afield day.

    May 8, 2012 at 10:51 am | Reply
    • TDiddy

      People generally don't go walking in the desert. Shoot them on sight!

      May 8, 2012 at 11:02 am | Reply
      • dc

        Nope! you're not part of the solution – you're part of the problem!

        May 8, 2012 at 11:40 am |
  20. Joe Sixpack

    Put land mines on the borer and then let people hunt them. Put TV cameras all over to film people as they cross. If they survive the gauntlet, they get a green card. And then put the whole thing on TV. We could place bets on runners we like. It would be like "Running Man" meets "Survivor".

    May 8, 2012 at 10:44 am | Reply
    • TV producer

      Your gauntlet is weak. Needs rabid wolf packs. Big trenches with punji stakes. Roman catapults launching flaming tar balls.

      May 8, 2012 at 10:49 am | Reply
  21. Bill

    Drones need to be armed with machine guns, rockets and Hellfire missiles and be self targeting and self firing. Would help greatly in reducing illegal immigration and illegal immigrants.

    May 8, 2012 at 10:38 am | Reply
    • Ranger830

      Fire for effect!!! How Copy...Over.........

      May 8, 2012 at 10:44 am | Reply
    • Dr Evil

      Sharks with frickin laser beams attached to their heads.

      May 8, 2012 at 10:45 am | Reply
      • An American

        Those will be coming soon, after Fukushima Reactor 4 melts.

        May 8, 2012 at 11:46 am |
      • percent22

        Ill tempered sea bass perhaps?

        May 8, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  22. Barack Hussein Obama

    Latinos vote 85% democrat. I don't want to stop them from crossing. I want them to sneak in, blame it on republicans, addict them to welfare handouts, give them amnesty, and register them as voters.

    Remember when California voted for Reagan twice and Bush the elder? My buddy, Bill Clinton, directed the border patrol to cease enforcement and fifteen million illegals snuck in. LMAO! Now California is permanently democrat. 53 electoral votes guaranteed, in the bag. Yes, California is also destroyed, but power is more important than quality of life.

    Bienvenidos a Estados Unidos, mi Amigos. Come on over!

    May 8, 2012 at 10:34 am | Reply
    • ChululaSauce

      Se. Bueno.

      May 8, 2012 at 10:36 am | Reply
    • David

      You are wrong. Not that I have an affiliation with the D party but my affiliation is with the DHS. The fact of the matter is the Democratic party moved operations from interior to border. Below explains more...a simple wiki search will tell you what you need to know. Stop being ignorant and lazy. Get the information and formulate and educated opinion on the subject. Bush took it to a new level after 9/11, kudos. Obama has continued and evolved the process. I am sure the next regime will do the same.

      In 1992 the Border Patrol had approximately 2,500 Patrol Agents on the job. Attrition in the Border Patrol was normally at 5%. From 1995-2001 attrition spiked to above 10%, which was a period when the Border Patrol was undergoing massive hiring. In 2002 the attrition rate climbed to 18%. The 18% attrition was largely attributed to agents transferring to the Federal Air Marshals after 9/11. Since that time the attrition problem has decreased significantly and Congress has increased journeyman Border Patrol Agent pay from GS-9 to GS-11 in 2002. The Border Patrol Marine Position was created in 2009 (BPA-M). This position will be updated to a GS-12 position sometime in 2010 or 2011. Border Patrol Field Training Officers may possibly be updated in 2010 to a temporary GS-12 pay rate. In 2005, Border Patrol attrition dropped to 4% and remains in the area of 4% to 6% as of 2009.[9]

      May 8, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Reply
  23. John Q Public

    Just put land mines on the border. Problem solved.

    May 8, 2012 at 10:22 am | Reply
    • Clarity

      Nope. The stronger illegals will simply force "bait people" to establish clear paths. We need to shoot ALL OF THEM.

      May 8, 2012 at 10:27 am | Reply
  24. g.r.r.

    This is a waste.
    The only real solution is to require e-verify of ALL businesses, and to stop ANY gov. aid to illegals. You do that, and illegals disappear, and we will not get anybody except terrorists trying to cross the border.
    In addition, it is CHEAP to simply require e-verify.

    May 8, 2012 at 10:19 am | Reply
    • Clarity

      e-verify is a tool, but not the ONLY tool. Illegals will continue ILLEGAL behavior (drugs, human smuggling, etc. ) even IF e-verify exists. You need a consequence of attempting to breach our borders... death. That will deter people "seeking a better life" illegally. Want to cross legally? Fine. Illegal? We now have people who have bought hunting licenses to kill you. Period. e-verify? One piece of the puzzle.

      May 8, 2012 at 10:26 am | Reply
  25. Clarity

    @deception nailed it:

    " What you are witnessing here is: "The Coward's Plan" designed to ensure "if a border breach occurs" he can't be held accountable. You see, IF this coward stated, "100% coverage" he'd actually take a risk – but cowards can't take risks. Therefore, this is the "new" COWARD'S BORDER SECURITY PLAN."

    Well stated @Deception.

    May 8, 2012 at 10:13 am | Reply
  26. bannister

    This is bullsh*t. A female cop on a horse is telling us how to defend the border?

    Give me 50 good sharpshooters and I will seal the ENTIRE United States southern border in 1 summer. Yes, it will involve the shooting of anyone who crosses (with the exception of women and children who shall be captured and immediately sent back)

    That may sound cruel and harsh but here's what would happen: After just 2 or 3 shootings, the word would spread throughout Mexico like wildfire: The Americans are now shooting at us and the border is no longer safe to cross! Tell everyone! After about 20 shootings, they would realize we were serious and border crossings would EVAPORATE.

    Since over 100 people die crossing the Arizona desert every year, you would actually SAVE Mexican lives. And since illegal aliens murder about 2,000 Americans every year, we would save American lives as well.

    May 8, 2012 at 10:08 am | Reply
    • Deception

      You are assuming the elected lawyers you have granted power to want to actually solve the flow of drugs and bodies across our borders. To this extent, you are naive.

      May 8, 2012 at 10:10 am | Reply
    • Clarity

      I agree: spare the children. However, shoot the women too. If you don't know why – they will.

      May 8, 2012 at 10:14 am | Reply
    • mikem

      Bring the troops from overseas and direct them to shoot anybody that invades.

      May 8, 2012 at 10:21 am | Reply
      • Clarity

        Legacy thinking. Sell hunting licenses. Whay pay people to kill? Collect fees from people who want to kill. New revenue stream AND you cut all the fixed-operating costs of maintaining an Army. revenue = cost savings when you sell sniper permits. Period. Done. No more "illegal" border crossings.

        May 8, 2012 at 10:29 am |
    • OKC

      Outstanding.....a very good idea. Saves lives and stops a problem. We have always accepted emigrants.....but you must follow the process. Remember Ellis Island was the entry point for the Europeans.

      May 8, 2012 at 10:42 am | Reply
  27. Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

    @Deception

    And your take on GWB and company? They murdered thousands of American soldiers in Iraq over a lie and likewise in Afghanistan when they abandoned Afghanistan to invade Iraq! And that doesn't begin to take into account the one million Iraqi and Afghanistan civilians murdered in cold blood? Your take?

    May 8, 2012 at 10:05 am | Reply
    • Deception

      Cheney, Bush, and Et. Al... escaped prosecution... what more do you want me to say? I'm not a lawyer who enriched himself illegally by gaming a corrupt judicial system so I could buy office and gain legislative power to abuse my fellow Americans. My opinions are immaterial... and I know it. All I do is try to get people TO THINK before handing their votes to these criminals.

      May 8, 2012 at 10:09 am | Reply
      • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

        Thank you!

        May 8, 2012 at 10:34 am |
    • bannister

      Bush and Cheney murdered FAR MORE Americans by simply leaving our borders open for 8 straight years.

      The TOTAL number of American deaths in the ENTIRE Iraq War was 4,477. Now consider this: It is estimated that over 4,000 Americans are killed by illegal aliens EVERY SINGLE YEAR. That number includes murders and traffic fatalities – but it does NOT include rapes, robberies, property crimes, etc.

      Bush and Cheney were GLOBALISTS who followed a strategy known as "Invade the World – Invite the World" They were traitors to the United States of America and Barack Obama is following in their footsteps.

      May 8, 2012 at 10:27 am | Reply
  28. Dave

    It's about time we take the threat of Canadian migrant workers seriously. If we don't act soon there'll be a Tim Hortons on every corner!

    May 8, 2012 at 9:51 am | Reply
    • Deception

      I agree. If there's one thing I can't stand worse than Spanish... it's French.

      May 8, 2012 at 9:55 am | Reply
      • George

        get to work you lazy f...

        May 8, 2012 at 10:07 am |
      • Sodomite

        Voulez vous coucher avec moi?

        May 9, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
    • OKC

      Outstanding idea........all borders must be enforced.........Mexico throws you in prison and the Canadians send you back, unless you are a mudered then you can stay in Canada (go figure) and I can't stand the listening to French, at least I can understand spanish.

      May 8, 2012 at 10:46 am | Reply
      • Dave

        Rent "Canadian Bacon" on Netflix. It'll show you just what Canada is really up to.

        May 8, 2012 at 10:55 am |
      • Sodomite

        Maudite Anglais!

        May 9, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  29. catmomof 13

    Sooo....lets target a few areas we deem high risk and ignore the rest....and then lets announce it publicly. Why not a HUGE flaming arrow with a SIGN....terrorists, it's safe to cross HERE!

    May 8, 2012 at 9:48 am | Reply
    • Deception

      Exactly. It's nonsense. What you are witnessing here is "The Coward's Plan". it is designed to ensure "if any breach occurs" he can't be held accountable. You see, IF this coward stated, "100% coverage" he'd take a risk... but cowards can't take risks... so this is the COWARD'S BORDER SECURITY PLAN.

      May 8, 2012 at 9:54 am | Reply
    • OKC

      Thank you.

      May 8, 2012 at 10:48 am | Reply
  30. pgh

    Nothing but more election year pandering and curtain-dressing. If the US Govt really was interested in keeping out the illegals, they would've been all over it like Donkey Kong and it would've been done as aggressively as the TSA was and is. They're not interested in keeping out illegals, those living inside the DC Beltway benefit from them too much (groundskeepers, contractors, and holding down US citizens' wages overall).

    May 8, 2012 at 9:46 am | Reply
    • Deception

      I'm sick and tired of being deceived.

      May 8, 2012 at 9:47 am | Reply
      • dc

        Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.....

        May 8, 2012 at 11:44 am |
    • :)

      If the US government were really concerned about keeping out the illegals, they'd come down hard on those who hire them – Americans.

      May 9, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Reply
  31. CommonSense

    You know, if someone cheats on their taxes they go to prison. So, when an employer hires illegals – go to prison. Watch how fast the "problem" goes away IF you enforce Federal Labor Laws... However, you have a crook Eric Holder at the DOJ who sells guns to Mexican Drug Lords so they can kill U.S. Federal officers. So, what's the problem again?

    May 8, 2012 at 9:40 am | Reply
    • cedaly1968

      I would say that is a gross exaggeration of A.G. Holder. The DOJ conducted a sting operation and they made a mistake, calling him a criminal is a bit much.

      May 8, 2012 at 9:42 am | Reply
      • CommonSense

        I can attest AG Holder has been apprised, advised, informed and notified of judicial misconduct in OUR courts as has ignored these facts. That makes him a criminal.

        May 8, 2012 at 9:44 am |
      • CommonSense

        AG Holder recently stated, "The U.S. constitution guarantess 'due process', not judicial process." As if the two can be seperated. That "BS" is criminal.

        May 8, 2012 at 9:46 am |
    • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

      Eric Holder is not a crook! Fast and Furious was a sting operation to go after the dangerous drug cartels bringing drugs into the country! I find it appalling that the republican party would try to politicize the death of border patrol Clark Terry! And even more appalling to force his parents to file a law suit against the justice department! How many American parents have filed law suits against the US government because their sons or daughters died in the line of duty in a senseless and illegitimate foreign war like in Iraq? Thousands of our troops died in vain in Iraq because of a lie and more continue to die in Afghanistan, yet none of these parents have bothered to file a law suit against the government! So why should the republicans chastize Eric Holder because a border agaent died in the line of duty? By the way, how many families of deceased police officers sue their state or city because their son or daughter died in the line of duty? No, I think all republicans and teacups should be deported to that moon colony Newt Gingrich talked about!

      May 8, 2012 at 9:52 am | Reply
      • Deception

        Eric Holder sold GUNS to DRUG LORDS. They used these guns to kill Federal officers. Are you defending Holder's culpable negligence liability?

        May 8, 2012 at 9:57 am |
      • yea sure

        Its Brian Terry jackass. And it is not the same as being in Irag or Afgan. We can't shoot people on sight. We have to deal with civil rights. We have to get shot at first. I'm sure there will be hell from families of soldiers if the weapons used to kill them were supplied by the US government.

        May 8, 2012 at 10:30 am |
      • OKC

        He sold US guns to DRUG LORDS. It doen't get much clearer. If it had worked I might feel differently......but it was always to risky for me.

        May 8, 2012 at 10:56 am |
    • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

      If someone cheats on their taxes they go to jail but that depends on who that person is! GWB cheated thousands of American families their kids lives by committing them to an illegitimate Iraqi war over a lie! But is he in jail? No! Subsequently, he deliberately and recklessly abandoned and prolonged the Afghan war to invade Iraq, compromising the mission and the lives of our troops in Afghanistan! Did he go to jail? No! A matter of fact, GWB is so free that he is now on the campaign trail, campaigning for Mitt Romney and continuing to promote and defend the very same policies that ruined us at home and abroad! let's face it, the likes of GWB need to go to jail or be deported!

      May 8, 2012 at 10:01 am | Reply
      • Clarity

        I agree. However, the reality of America – the true reality – is OLD MONEY owns and controls this country... and they bait every one with the BS "Liberty and justice for all" mantra... while promoting the occasional minority sycophant to success as a "token" while grossly stealing and robbing everyone else of their tax dollars, rights, and accumulated equity... the family court system being the MAIN AVENUE for seperating accumulated wealth from loving parents as they dangle precious kid custody rights like carrots... in efforts to steal and drain the family's finances. It's disgraceful.

        Welcome to Amerika. That is the truth. A HUGE lie used to control and solicit poor people to fight battles to protect a few scvm-sucking "civil" wealthy blue-bloods with the morals and ethics of gutter rats... Land of the free... more like Land of the indentured servants and mislead...

        May 8, 2012 at 10:20 am |
  32. american taxpayer

    Just deport all of the illegals,they do nothing but drive the wages down and suck our tax dollars dry,and bankrupt our schools and communities.They need to adopt the "NO WAY JOSE LAW" making it easier to call the authorities on employers nad people that are illegal and have a guarentee that they will investigate with in 24 hours.They need to auction off all the property they obtained illegally here and use the money to ship them back,any money left go to victims of identity theft.Make the law incluse employers,people that rent to them,make schools check status,if we take away the things the illegals abuse they will not come here,so when you see an illegal try to use our services tell them "NO WAY JOSE !!!! THEN CALL THE AUTHORITITES AND GET THEM DEPORTED!!!!

    May 8, 2012 at 9:32 am | Reply
    • BetterIdea

      Can you deport cock roaches? No. They keep coming back and breeding... you need to kill them as they cross our sovereign borders... sell hunting licenses... build a pay-to-play army... solves everything... timeshare "hunting blinds"... it's brilliant. WATCH HOW FAST "THE CHRONIC PROBLEM" stops... For additional fees, hunters can use booby traps, grenades, and land mines... here's a price list... we have a 20% special if you sign up before June 1st... LOL

      May 8, 2012 at 9:37 am | Reply
      • american taxpayer

        Haha WHERE DO I SIGN UP it would probably be the best option and yeild the best results,lets throw the traitor employers who hire them out there too they deserve a TRAITORS DEATH!

        May 8, 2012 at 9:43 am |
      • Sodomite

        You're both dick-less pieces of shit.

        May 9, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
    • Dott

      I some time wonder if the politicians ever read blogs and realize that 90 % of this nation is totally against illegal immigration. Not against Immigrants who request, and are accepted, to come live in our nation. They must promise to learn and use our language, English. The current illegal immigration refuse to learn English and keep in their little nest of their own kind. Fly their flag and try to deliver as many little citizens as possible and then the freebee's are ample. We are asked to learn their language so that we can communicate or no jobs for us. Politicians please stand up for America. Please!!

      May 8, 2012 at 9:47 am | Reply
      • Deception

        Remember, pliticians are lawyers who enriched themselves in corrupt courts to buy elected office. Are you asking these criminals to "do the right thing?" Don't hold your breath. What you do is "Stop electing them. Then, reform the judicial system to break their money tree."

        May 8, 2012 at 9:50 am |
      • daveF

        The problem with a lot of this debate is a lack of facts. See here: http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1904/poll-illegal-immigration-border-security-path-to-citizenship–birthright-citizenship-arizona-law

        Note that Americans seem to want a comprehensive plan to deal with the issue than just border security enforcement. One of the few things Bush did right was to try and get this passed, but the extremists in his own party killed it...

        May 8, 2012 at 10:00 am |
  33. AvoidRepetition

    WARNING – Mark Rubio is ANTI-JUSTICE. His office was apprised of judicial corruption and child abuse and he sent a form letter response many months later "telling me he was concerned and asking whether I wanted to sign-up for his mailing list." HE'S ANOTHER FRAUD. STEER CLEAR OF RUBIO.

    May 8, 2012 at 9:24 am | Reply
    • american taxpayer

      Rubio dont want to help our middleclass but he want to help the illegals who are sucking our jobs and our schools into bankruptcy,he says no to the middleclass but helps the crooks that sneak here and take from the american taxpayer.RUBIO is a TRAITOR TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!

      May 8, 2012 at 9:28 am | Reply
      • BetterIdea

        He's worse than that... he's a "lawyer" who uses his degree to steal and deny rights...

        May 8, 2012 at 9:31 am |
  34. BetterIdea

    Here's the colution: Sell "Pay to kill" permits to let Americans "join an army at their convenience" while the U.S. collects revenues for allowing them to rent a "known blind and 5 mile sniper rifle" to clean up our borders... it's the NEW ARMY...

    "Be all you can be... (for a fee)... in the new Army"...

    Come on. It's brilliant. A volunteer Army who PAYS to kill. Reality TV show: "Arm-Me"...

    May 8, 2012 at 9:21 am | Reply
    • cedaly1968

      Sounds like you have experience and/or take pleasure in the murder of other human beings, particularly those who have a single crime – seeking a better life. Seems a little harsh, don't you think?

      May 8, 2012 at 9:44 am | Reply
      • Deception

        I would take pleasure killing insurgents who breach our borders illegally... They can "seek a better life" legally. So, let me guess? You're for "getting something anyway you can... whether illegal or not." Spoken like a typical judicial worker.

        May 8, 2012 at 9:52 am |
  35. michaelfury

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2009/12/28/let-the-right-one-in/

    May 8, 2012 at 9:21 am | Reply
  36. american taxpayer

    Any traitor lawmaker like Rubio that wants to help these illegals need to be deported to mexico too,they love them so much they can go to mexico to help them build that country then.We do not want the illegals here to destroy our jobs,and social programs,schools and lowering wages,these lawmakers are TRAITORS TO THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER! RUBIO I HAVE ROOM IN MY CATTLE TRAILOR FOR YOU TOO!!!

    May 8, 2012 at 9:21 am | Reply
    • BetterIdea

      WARNING – Mark Rubio is ANTI-JUSTICE. His office was apprised of judicial corruption and child abuse and he sent a form letter response many months later "telling me he was concerned and asking whether I wanted to sign-up for his mailing list." HE'S ANOTHER FRAUD. STEER CLEAR OF RUBIO.

      May 8, 2012 at 9:23 am | Reply
  37. american taxpayer

    I have a few cattle trailers that can hold at least a 100 of them,lets get these invaders back to their homes so they can be reunited with their families in mexico!!! Its the humane thing to do,and the tax payer wins!!!!

    May 8, 2012 at 9:17 am | Reply
    • BetterIdea

      Nope... they keep coming back.. and worst of all... keep breeding...

      May 8, 2012 at 9:19 am | Reply
      • american taxpayer

        You are correct the illegals love their anchor babies,and we need to deport them too.Its the right thing to do after all we would not want them seperated from their families.Im sure the mexican gov would love to have all these hard working people back in their country lols.......Deport them all now they are not citizens ,they have no rights,they are invaders,they need to be treated as such!!

        May 8, 2012 at 9:25 am |
  38. MalcolmXcrement

    WOW!! Just in time for re-election. How convenient...

    THROW THAT PANDERING BUM OUT, AND HIS INEFFECTIVE LIBERAL CRONIES AS WELL !!!!

    May 8, 2012 at 9:14 am | Reply
    • BetterIdea

      But he's a Har-Vard-educated lawyer... the "best of the best"... LOL ... NOT.

      May 8, 2012 at 9:16 am | Reply
      • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

        Your sister said hi!

        May 8, 2012 at 9:23 am |
    • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

      Some hippy's banging your mamma in your trailer!

      May 8, 2012 at 9:22 am | Reply
  39. american taxpayer

    They need to use the drones to shoot helfire missiles at the invaders of our country,this will teach them a lesson,we need to round up every single last one of them and deport these theives that steal from the american people every day causing us to loose our jobs and lower wages.If we auction off the illegals property they obtained here illegally we could pay for their deportation,and I bet many american would help the federal gov by offering to help deport and drive them back to the border.I have a few pick up truck I would use to help right away and so would many americans,lets load em up and get rid of this scum that is destroying america. AMERICA LETS LOAD UP OR TRUCKS AND BUSSES AND SEMI AND TRUCK THEM ALL BACK NOW!!!!

    May 8, 2012 at 9:14 am | Reply
    • BetterIdea

      Napalm... It smells like a barbecue... then use snipers to shooting the burning zombies... reality TV show : "Smokin' Borders"...

      May 8, 2012 at 9:18 am | Reply
    • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

      Are those pickup trucks really pickups or trailers? Do they have wheels? Are you sure they can make it to the border? LOL!

      May 8, 2012 at 9:19 am | Reply
    • Dott

      I have always said that all they would have to do to stop these free loaders is shoot! That does not sound so bad when you consider all the things that other civilized nations do to keep their country clear of illegals. Plus considering the fact that some of them could officiate another 9/11.

      May 8, 2012 at 9:35 am | Reply
      • CommonSense

        Well said. The problem is: You're probably not a fos lawyer who enriched him/herself illegally in a corrupt judicial system to buy elected office to gain power to control this country's actions. So, common sense is ignored for corrupt acts. So, corrupt lawyers are making LOTS of money ensuring EVERYTHING is broken. Stop electing the lawyer personality disorder.

        May 8, 2012 at 9:43 am |
  40. BetterIdea

    "Pay to kill" permits... let Americans "join the army at their convenience" while we collect revenues for allowing them tio clean up our borders... it's the NEW ARMY... "be all you can be... for a fee... the new army"...

    May 8, 2012 at 9:13 am | Reply
  41. michaelfury

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/points-of-failure/

    May 8, 2012 at 9:12 am | Reply
  42. BetterIdea

    You know, if the U.S. would simply sell permits to kill border-crossing illegals we could solve our military draft problems, solve the illegal border crossing problems, and create a new revenue stream. I'd pay $100,000 for a permi and "an assigned hunting blind" to take out as many illegal border crossers as I could with a 5-mile high-powered sniper rifle. Where do I sign up? Here's my $100,000 cash. I'm sure there's 500,000 more of me. Forget about your "23,000 apparently MOSTLY incompetent border agents"... fire MOST of them... give the good ones "whistles" to start the hunting... Then create a reality TV show, "License to kill: The New Army"...

    May 8, 2012 at 9:08 am | Reply
    • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

      And what about American citizens who commit statutory crimes? What would be your punishment for them?

      May 8, 2012 at 9:16 am | Reply
      • BetterIdea

        Good question. We need to start with the criminals called lawyers and judges who are stealing rights and money from innocent civilians in a COMPLETEY-FOS-CORRUPT judicial system now operated like an auction house.

        May 8, 2012 at 9:30 am |
    • Reason & Logic

      I think we need to deport you and those like yourself. The views that you espouse are not only un-American but are from and evil and twisted mind.

      May 8, 2012 at 9:18 am | Reply
      • BetterIdea

        Spoken like an illegal...

        May 8, 2012 at 9:29 am |
    • Rogue

      I am pretty sure you wont even make $100,000 in your lifetime. I would be willing to bet that there is a direct correlation between your account balance and the amount of teeth in your mouth. Probably less than 10. Please do us all a favor and don’t reproduce, permanently removing yourself from the gene pool. Please…

      May 8, 2012 at 9:34 am | Reply
      • Deception

        Spoken like an illegal... fail. ENTER LEGALLY... it's that simple. What's your IQ? 65?

        May 8, 2012 at 10:00 am |
  43. HuhWhat

    Is it me? Why do all these "new plans" always sound dumb and moronic? How do these "planners" get positioned to proffer their crap? How? This "enhanced plan" is crap.

    May 8, 2012 at 9:02 am | Reply
  44. Joe

    Simple strategy: Shoot to kill. A handful will die in the beginning, and then once the message gets out that the US is finally serious, illegal border crossings will drop to zero overnight. Of course then the price of fresh produce, lawn care, and housecleaning will skyrocket since there won't be anybody left to do those jobs, but that's another story.

    May 8, 2012 at 9:01 am | Reply
    • HuhWhat

      I like your idea. better yet... sell hunting licenses... bolster revenues... it's the "new kind of army"... pay to kill... I like it. Make a TV reality show called, "U.S. Sharpshooters".... A&E...

      May 8, 2012 at 9:03 am | Reply
      • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

        Where would you like me to aim? At your butt? LOL!

        May 8, 2012 at 9:06 am |
    • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

      Are Native Americans allowed to play in this game? You know, shooting all foreigners who invaded their land? LOL!

      May 8, 2012 at 9:08 am | Reply
      • BetterIdea

        behave yourself... or we'll put your casino license... lucky basterds... what are you complaining about? You hit the lottery.

        May 8, 2012 at 9:15 am |
      • Dott

        Yes they did shoot the invaders with bows and arrows and buried some in ant beds. . Remember History. Others lived and finally made peace with the Red Man. Then there came the black man, yellow man and Mexicans. It will be the same as time continues – if it does.

        May 8, 2012 at 9:38 am |
      • Ranger830

        LMFAO!!!! Good Question? What would we have done without Chris Colombus?

        May 8, 2012 at 10:38 am |
  45. DumbPoliticians

    Restore the U.S. economy by deploying the UNEMPLOYED to build a huge Mexican border MOAT, then load it with crocodiles, pythons, and pirrana fish. Then, create a reality TV show "Crossing the border" ... a #1 hit.

    May 8, 2012 at 8:59 am | Reply
    • Badly-Bent

      Hippopotami

      May 8, 2012 at 9:15 am | Reply
    • Dott

      I love it! You can't play patti cake with these people who are looking for the easy way. They think Americans are stupid and I guess we are.

      May 8, 2012 at 9:40 am | Reply
  46. DumbPoliticians

    New policy: Castrate and neuter all illegal aliens – then send them back home to show off "how successful" they were in America.

    May 8, 2012 at 8:55 am | Reply
  47. DumbPoliticians

    When you hire an illegal, the dumb IQ American becomes a crappy waiter. The competent waiter then becomes an "incompetent technical geek", and the competent technical geek becomes an "incomptent application developer". Then, because application development efforts fails – incompetent "IT recruiters" offshore high-tech jobs to third-world countries. The competent high-tech worker now works at Home Depot stocking shelves.

    Stop hiring illegals. Re-align the workforce as it ought to be. SAVE AMERICA or leave it.

    May 8, 2012 at 8:54 am | Reply
    • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

      By your own definition, perhaps you're an incompetent dumbpolitician because you haven't left America! You're still living in America with us so-called incompetents! Then that makes you incompetent! Don't lower youself to our level! Leave now!

      May 8, 2012 at 9:03 am | Reply
      • BetterIdea

        The problem with America is "lawyers are now leading"... and they're not leaders... hence the dystopia.

        May 8, 2012 at 9:10 am |
  48. AzPatriot

    you people are so ignorant, or your fear is clouding your mind.

    May 8, 2012 at 8:53 am | Reply
    • DumbPoliticians

      I agree. All the elected lawyers are ignorant.

      May 8, 2012 at 8:56 am | Reply
  49. american taxpayer

    These illegals all need to be deported asap,they do nothing but drive down wages,bankrupt schools and communities,use our welfare,wic,foodstamps.They drive down the wages for middleclass workers,making companies that do not hire them unable to compete,thus making more americans loose their jobs.They suck our tax payer dollars down the tubs,making schools have spanish speaking classes because they refuse to learn english.They lower housing values,and create problems with gang violence and crime in the neighborhoods.They get free college in some state when we cant afford to put our kids in college which is total bs.These people are invaders and need to be treated as such.We need to auction off their property they obtained here illegally and use the money to deport them and their families,any money left can go to victims of identity theft.DEPORT THEM ALL BACK TO MEXICO WHERE THEY BELONG,let them use the mexican recources not ours,our kids and our families need all the help they can get and these people make it harder every day to kepp the lives we have because of job losses and lack of funding to our programs because they unrightdully take from us.DEPORT THEM ALL NOW for the sake of the middleclass!!

    May 8, 2012 at 8:49 am | Reply
    • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

      Do the Native Americans have a say in all this? Perhaps if they did, then you and me and the rest of America would be sent packing back where we all came from! LOL!

      May 8, 2012 at 8:57 am | Reply
      • Avenger2012

        I hate it when WETBACKS refer to native american indians as original U.S. citizens. The United States did not become a country with laws and a government until its independence. Anybody who lived on this land before that were merely squatters.

        May 8, 2012 at 9:22 am |
      • Chris

        Are you serious? They're not even the same. To compare our conquest of America, which began hundreds of years ago, to people who are crossing into an organized, industrial nation is ludicrous. Native American tribes/nations were not an organized country – they existed in their own regions, according to their own customs. You're comparing apples to oranges here.

        And while I don't agree with the psychos who advocate for "hunting" people, I don't think you can dismiss the argument that Americans need to get tough on illegial immigration simply because of a policy that occurred over 100 years ago.

        Besides, so what? If you're going to use the same logic, every country, everywhere needs to be redesigned. History is full of war, conquest, and suppression. English speakers came from Germania, Russian speakers originated in Eurasia, and almost all of South America is the by product of Spanish and Portuguese conquerors. Wake up. We fought, we won, they lost, and that's the story of human history. Had things swung the other way, this conversation wouldn't be happening.

        May 8, 2012 at 9:23 am |
  50. DumbPoliticians

    IF WE SIMOPLY ARRESTED company owners who employ illegals AS TRAITORS, then castrate them for fun since they're weaklings anyway, we could solve this plight... and strengthen the U.S. gene pool...

    May 8, 2012 at 8:49 am | Reply
  51. Willie12345

    More boots on the ground, more drones, more deportations, harsher punishments for those that hire illegals. E-verify for jobs, school enrollment, drivers licenses, voter registration, and social benefits.

    May 8, 2012 at 8:48 am | Reply
  52. FedUpTxn

    More than 40% of the Dallas Texas area is now "foreign born". I don't know a single person in my neighborhood who has not had major losses from being hit in their car by someone who gives out false information and speaks little or no English. I was hit twice in one year, thousands lost. Take a look at open warrants in the Dallas area, or the FBI's most wanted murderers list and you will find seven out of ten are not from this country. The financial losses to this invasion are staggering partlicularly ID theft and falls on each and every tax-payer. It is past time to stop allowing anchor babies. Require fingerprints for everyone boarding a plane, crossing the border, getting a job, applying for school, buying property, getting social services, medical care, to vote, etc. This would not only STOP identity theft, it would give a database of those here illegally. Mass deportations have been done before and must be done again. Mexico must be sanctioned for their part in encouraging their people to invade our country and ignore our laws. Money flowing out of our country into theirs is the second largest financial contribution to their economy at the detriment to ours. It's time to put a stop to this insanity before it's far too late!

    May 8, 2012 at 8:47 am | Reply
    • DumbPoliticians

      I feel your pain. Here's the solution: STOP ELECTING FOS lawyers to lead you. They NEVER execute... just bill. Look at the mess our courts are. Get a clue? Now – spread the word: Stop electing lawyers. They're unfit to lead. "Hey lawyer – Do my paperwork like this... or I'll get someone else to do it for me." That's the NEW system we need.

      May 8, 2012 at 8:51 am | Reply
    • Hahahahahahahha

      There you have it. Texas sucks!!!!!!!!!!! Hahahahahahahaha

      May 8, 2012 at 9:08 am | Reply
    • SickNtiredTex

      Excellent post, you said it well. I am from Houston and am also FED UP with this situation. Before Texas became a U.S. state the Mexicans considered it theirs, along with parts of California, for a long-long time. However, they never developed the land into anything decent. Now that these states are developed and prospering, they want to enjoy the fruits of our labor.
      Illegal entry into a sovereign country is a CRIME. Let's treat it as such ........ NOW !!!!

      May 8, 2012 at 9:43 am | Reply
  53. Stan

    One thing that is never, ever discussed in DHS reports or in the MSM are the "Gotaways." That is the number of IA's spotted or tracked versus the actual number apprehended. Talking with many BP officers, a very conservative estimate is 1 out of 4. In reality it is more like 1 out of 6. But for arguement sake, if 378,000 IA's were apprehended in the Tucson Sector during FY '08-'09, simple conservative mathematics tells us that well over a MILLION illegals made it through, unscathed, now living in our country, sucking its resources dry with false documentation and capable of voting. It's no wonder why our borders remain porous.

    May 8, 2012 at 8:47 am | Reply
  54. DumbPoliticians

    US bureaucrat: "Don't worry... We'll protect SOME of the border. This way I can hedge my bets and be fully accountable for breaches."

    Terrorist with <50 IQ: "Quickly... Tell me where they are NOT watching the border. We cross there!"

    May 8, 2012 at 8:46 am | Reply
    • DumbPoliticians

      That was "I will NOT be fully accountable for any breaches..." LOL

      May 8, 2012 at 8:47 am | Reply
  55. no

    It would help if we put white collar criminals on chain gangs on farms and meat and packing plants, it would help if the chronic unemployed work labor intense jobs. Owners if caught with illegals should be chained and fix our roads and bridges, once the South American's see we forced the rich to work crappy jobs they would just stay in their own countries.

    May 8, 2012 at 8:42 am | Reply
  56. Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

    Sure! And when my ancestors came here through Jamesburg VA in 1619, they too were screened! But they weren't allowed to learn the English language or persue a career or strive to achieve the American Dream because they were slaves and they were rendered inferior beings worthy of slave labor and nothing else! One hundred years later following the emancipation proclamation, we still weren't free as we were subjected to Jim Crow isolation and oppression! Hence, seperate and unequal! Yes, alot have change since those days yet its still hard to believe much has actually changed especially when you look at the way the republicans and their rightwing establishment have treated treated our President! I went to Ellis Island in 2003 and I enjoyed being there and learning about the immigrants who came here! But unless we start learning to treat all our people with dignity and respect, we will always be a country divided by bigotry and racism!

    May 8, 2012 at 8:42 am | Reply
    • dnied

      I couldn't agree with you more. There are too many people out there that are afraid of the US becoming more diversified. If anything, it would make us a better people in understanding and embracing different cultures. That doesn't mean that we will lose ours. The American culture has been evolving since the first settlers came here.

      May 8, 2012 at 8:59 am | Reply
  57. Not a Scholar

    Bring our soldiers home and set them up on boarder patrol. Defend our country against it's enemies. That includes drug transportation, terrorism, illegal immigrants and all other threats to our way of life.

    May 8, 2012 at 8:35 am | Reply
    • BetterIdea

      Better yet – sell hunting permits to people who like to kill illegal border crossers... solve a bunch of problems...

      May 8, 2012 at 9:11 am | Reply
  58. BOB

    WHAT A JOKE NOW THEY HAVE A PLAN??
    OBAMA LET'S THEM IN SO THEY CAN VOTE FOR HIM..

    May 8, 2012 at 8:34 am | Reply
  59. Stan

    The blind leading the blind. In '86 Reagan gave over 3M illegals amnesty believing that would cure the problem. So miguided. Obviously it didn't work. Regardless of the watered-down, politically motivated BS reports from DHS and MSM, as an example, in the Tucson Sector alone (262 miles of border) during FY '08-'09, 378,000 illegal aliens were apprehended. 15% of them were known illegal alien felons guilty of rape, homicide, child molestation, etc. We might as well place Democrat Voter Registration booths at the Ports of Entry because the bottom line is simple: Votes and Slave Labor. Both parties are guilty of that but the Dems have more to gain...power.

    May 8, 2012 at 8:31 am | Reply
  60. Asbury

    I've always been in favor of simply mining the border. It would be fast and easy, and send a clear message to would-be illegal trespassers.

    May 8, 2012 at 8:26 am | Reply
    • Not a Scholar

      That works well in Korea. But the Mexicans are tunnel rats. They go right under all that stuff.

      May 8, 2012 at 8:37 am | Reply
  61. reddog9500

    Solution: Mine the borders.

    May 8, 2012 at 8:24 am | Reply
  62. OldAsDirt

    I'm surprised the strategy isn't just to count invaders and hand out maps in their choice of language.

    May 8, 2012 at 8:12 am | Reply
  63. meaz23

    I was walking my dog and almost stepped in a pile of dogmitt.

    May 8, 2012 at 8:09 am | Reply
  64. Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

    There are Americans in just about every country in the world and they too benefit from resources in those countries! And if we're indeed the free world, then perhaps we should have no borders!

    May 8, 2012 at 8:09 am | Reply
    • Flatsguide

      That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

      May 8, 2012 at 8:21 am | Reply
    • Not a Scholar

      Yeah. And are most of those Americans, or any of them for that matter, there planning to kill innocent civilians? Or are they crossing over boarders illegally in order to get benefits that others pay for? Are they a majority of the poor population that is eating away all our resources? Yeah. I guess I see your point. NOT!!

      May 8, 2012 at 8:32 am | Reply
      • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

        Yes! Although not much of their fault, our troops have been doing alot of that in Afghanistan for a decade and they did the same in Iraq, invading and destabilizing sovereign countries and raping and murdering their citizens! Then setting up illegal businesses to steal those countries oil and other resources! We are guilty of that too!

        May 8, 2012 at 8:50 am |
    • Kaal

      No borders, no walls, no locks, no doors, no ownership, ... ah, Utopia :-)

      May 8, 2012 at 9:22 am | Reply
  65. rika33

    Election year fluff by political appointees

    May 8, 2012 at 8:06 am | Reply
  66. David Hoffman

    If people are crossing the borders of the USA and entering the country without legal permission, then the USA does NOT have secure borders. Since most of those who are doing the unauthorized entering are coming here to commit criminal activity, the citizens of the USA are put at risk of death and injury by our lack of a secure border.

    May 8, 2012 at 8:00 am | Reply
    • michael

      the secure border issue is a distraction put up by the media & politicians. Most of those coming across our southern border are poverty stricken and looking for work – just as we would migrate if our country were a third world country. The average "welfare queen" in the US is white, 30's.

      May 8, 2012 at 8:38 am | Reply
      • Kaal

        Many of those crossing the border are narco/terrorist-types.
        How many should we allow through ... what's our quota?

        May 8, 2012 at 9:25 am |
      • SickNtiredTex

        Michael (or is it MIGUEL): What are you smoking???

        May 8, 2012 at 9:58 am |
    • cedaly1968

      Most of the people crossing the border are not here for illegal criminal activity, they are here for jobs. The criminal element is a small fraction of the people and one of great concern.

      May 8, 2012 at 9:46 am | Reply
      • SickNtiredTex

        cedaly1968: THEY ARE HERE ILLEGALLY, AND THAT MAKES THEM CRIMINALS ! ! !
        If we did NOT provide them with free food, schools, etc., do you think they would still come here??
        There are many U.S. citizens looking for work here, would you like it if they migrate illegally into Mexico to look for work? (I doubt if any of our citizens would!)

        May 8, 2012 at 10:07 am |
  67. 2tor

    This isn't anything new. We tried targeting known areas for decades. They just move around. I can't believe this guy's trying to reinvent the wheel.

    May 8, 2012 at 7:48 am | Reply
  68. Mackenzie

    Here is a strategy. Stop letting people in! America is so over crowded with immigrants that we have no jobs for those of us born here and we are constantly under threat from inside attacks. Put a fence across the Mexican boarder. Stop giving hand outs to the illegals. That is why they are coming. Close America off!

    I am the child of an immigrant, but he and his parents came over here legally, and when things were more regulated and done properly. The immigration system is out of freaking hand now! We are letting anyone in and those that get here without proper measures are being given hand outs left and freaking right.

    May 8, 2012 at 7:44 am | Reply
    • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

      Well, perhaps you were born here because your ancestors came here as immigrants! Get used to it! We are a nation of immigrants!

      May 8, 2012 at 7:56 am | Reply
      • Mackenzie

        I know exactly where my roots come from. I have the records. The issue for me is we are being over run. I know we are a nation of immigrants. For those who go through the proper channels, welcome to the America. But our boarders are being over run by people who sneak and we just give them things like food stamps and WIC.

        May 8, 2012 at 8:02 am |
      • Galactus999

        Where did you get your education? The United States of America is a sovereign country with defined borders. The Federal Government has done a terrible job of enforcing these borders for over 25 years and now we have over 11 million illegal aliens in the country that we can't seem to get rid of. The answer is better enforcement. I am not sure I would trust anyone who claims that a new strategy with less people to enforce the border will work. This is a bad idea.

        May 8, 2012 at 8:06 am |
      • Mackenzie

        I could not agree more! When my dad and grandparents came through, they came on a boat. They had to come through a regulated port of entry (Ellis Island before it closed). They had to have a health check and certificates from doctors to prove they and my at the time 2 year old father were healthy. They had to pass and English comprehension test (they learned most before they came and studied more on the boat trip so they were fluent), and they also had to have a letter from an established family member that they had a place to stay! America did not just let people in back then. They made you go through a bunch of stuff. And then you had to prove employment afterwards and go thought the test and the oath. It was, and still is, a long process but for most immigrants that follow it is worth it in the end. I have not tolerance for those who sneak in here and take jobs and aid from the actual Americans.

        May 8, 2012 at 8:18 am |
  69. Gege

    If they wanted to secure the border they would. They do not.

    May 8, 2012 at 7:37 am | Reply
    • Flatsguide

      More "voters' for the current administration.

      May 8, 2012 at 8:24 am | Reply
      • Hahahahahahahha

        Yeah, because the borders were "so secure" before the current administration. Idiot! Hahahahahahahaha

        May 8, 2012 at 9:10 am |
      • Ranger830

        Catchin Any?

        May 8, 2012 at 10:41 am |
      • Phil

        @Hahaha....child.

        May 8, 2012 at 11:54 am |
      • Hahahahahahaha

        @Phil.......Tell us how more secure the borders were in the previous administration. Idiot!! Hahahahahaha

        May 8, 2012 at 12:24 pm |
      • capnmike

        Can you actually demonstrate that they are voting, or is this just some more crap you and your teaparty buddies invent as you go along?

        May 8, 2012 at 2:26 pm |

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