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Old 12-12-2013, 03:31 PM  
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Texas Lt Governor: We Shut Down the Border Ourselves

by Brandon Darby 7 Dec 2013

Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst announced a Texas-led three-week effort that he says reduced illegal immigration, smuggling, and human trafficking to a standstill in the Rio Grande River section of the U.S./Mexico border.

The Lt. Governor spoke with me in an interview for Breitbart News; he stated: “In the Rio Grande Valley sector, nearly nothing moved in those three weeks. We shut it down. We had teams of Texas law enforcement in the brush, high altitude aircraft, gun boats, and more," he explained. “Our intel revealed that the Gulf cartel was growing frustrated with our three-week effort.”

“The border issue is just about dollars and cents,” Dewhurst said. “This proves Texas can do the job the federal government has refused to do — to invest in the border and shut it down from illegal activities that are hurting Texans and other Americans.” He added: "Texas will protect our own citizens and other Americans from the criminal gangs that are destabilizing our state and our nation.”

The plan, according to Dewhurst, was to do a three-week operation with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) as the tip of the spear. He said the effort cost approximately $5 million each month. “We are fixing to appropriate more money,” he said. The Lt. Governor is seeking an additional $60 million to be approved by the State Legislative Budget Board.

Dewhurst stated, “We started appropriating money to plug the holes that exist in the border. We’ve allocated hundreds of millions, as a state, since 2008.” He added: “Nearly 796 million of state money, not a dime federal, has been allocated by the State of Texas to plug the holes in our border. This covers things like over-time for Sheriffs’ deputies, equipment, and Texas Rangers SWAT teams [referring to the elite Texas Rangers, an arm of the DPS].”

Lt. Governor Dewhurst said the state has purchased a high-altitude spotter plane that can see six miles into Mexico at night, six new DPS helicopters that can also see at night, and six armored gunboats to patrol the Rio Grande River.

“For six or seven years, I’ve been calling on our congressional delegation in D.C., we need to at least double, if not triple, the size of our Border Patrol,” said the Lt. Governor. “The federal government is not providing the resources. I’ve grown convinced over the last year that this administration has no intention of securing the border.”

“This is just unacceptable,” he said. “ We have a problem and everyone knows it except for the Obama administration and people in high levels of Border Patrol.” The Lt. Governor did not stop there: “Organized crime groups in Texas are contracting with Mexican cartels to be their enforcers. The cartels' presence are in all of our major cities. Seven of the eight Mexican cartels operating in Texas are using our state as a staging area for their operations across the U.S.”

“Illegal immigration is one issue, and we all understand why people want to come here. I’m a strong believer in legal immigration, but not illegal immigration,” said the Lt. Governor. “We have young girls being trafficked as slaves for immoral purposes across our border and through our state. This cannot be allowed.”

“The bottom line is that we have just showed that we can shut down the border for ‘X’ number of dollars,” he said. “We need to find the $5 million per month to make these operations continuous and replicate what we have just accomplished.”

Dewhurst concluded the interview by stating, “The State of Texas and our nation deserve better than what we are getting from Washington, D.C. Until they adopt the Texas approach, we will continue to do what’s right for Texans and for our state ourselves.”

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Old 12-12-2013, 04:54 PM   #31
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Yes but I think Donger means if you had 100 random people arrested at the border today ... how do you know right then which ones are bad guys and which are good. Of course you can't know.

But let's imagine a free concert where people are let in if they go through a simple security checkpoint that has virtually no wait time. If you catch someone sneaking into the concert you can assume they are doing so because they have bad intent. They aren't trying to get in without paying since it's free to everyone.
Sure. I see what you mean. I also think that allowing what would essentially be work visas would free up manpower to combat those bad guys.
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Sure. I see what you mean. I also think that allowing what would essentially be work visas would free up manpower to combat those bad guys.
Yep, it certainly would.
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I laughed at “We are fixing to appropriate more money.”
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Again, you are looking at this from an absurd angle. Yes, it is nearly impossible to determine intent given the CURRENT FAILED SYSTEM. BUT if you have a system where all those with positive motivations are given a quick easy method of entry... you are left with only the "bad ones" trying to circumvent it. At that point you can put sharks with lasers in the Rio Grande and no one has a legit reason to complain. Securing the border become a piece of piss.
And, again, how do you verify those positive motivations that leaves us with only the "bad people"?
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I'd say that when a group of people kidnaps a 13 year old girl and processes her into a sex slavery network through contacts that they have made, then arranges transport to willing buyers in our country...that's a clear indicator. I'd say that when a group of people establish, supply and maintain a network for transportation of illegal substances into our country...that's a pretty clear indicator. I'd say that when a group of people transport slave labor into our country and supply those slaves to affluent citizens who then keep those slaves under the threat of exposure and deportation...that's a pretty clear indicator.
And you'd know that before they were in country or before?
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And, again, how do you verify those positive motivations that leaves us with only the "bad people"?
The same way we do here every day.
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And you'd know that before they were in country or before?
Are you suggesting that it isn't already happening?
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When you immigrated, how did they determine your skill set?
They didn't. I was just a child. My father, however, was a mechanical engineer who was sponsored by his company to come here to work for two years.
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The same way we do here every day.
And how is that working out? How many illegals do we have in prison for crimes beyond just being here?
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Are you suggesting that it isn't already happening?
Sure, but by increasing numbers, you don't think there would be a corresponding increase of the "bad people" too?
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And how is that working out? How many illegals do we have in prison for crimes beyond just being here?
I have no idea but I would tend to believe that decriminalizing harmless behavior tends to create less criminals. Do you have the statistics handy?
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Sure, but by increasing numbers, you don't think there would be a corresponding increase of the "bad people" too?
Those more stringent laws don't appear to be having substantial effect without significant man power. You don't think the enforcement of those laws would be more efficient with more manpower?
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