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Ex-FEMA Head Notes Lack Of Border Security

September 23, 2011 by  

Michelle Bachmann and fellow Republicans have denounced the programs in certain border States that allow in-State tuition for illegal immigrants, noting that this gives an incentive for these individuals to enter the country.The former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Joe M. Allbaugh, noted that the U.S. needs to do a better job securing the border with Mexico, according to The Washington Times.

Illegal immigration efforts need to increase by a significant margin if the U.S. wants to control what is being shipped across the borders on a daily basis.

“The southern border is porous, and we need to shut it down if we hope to get ahead of the problems that illegal immigration brings,” Allbaugh told the Times. “Less than 5 percent of the 125,000 containers coming into this country each day are ever inspected.”

Allbaugh noted that the White House and the next President of the U.S. need to be vigilant in protecting the nation’s borders. He explained that new policies need to be enacted to prevent a flow of illegal immigration and drugs from entering the country, reported the newspaper.

Michele Bachmann and fellow Republicans have denounced the programs in certain border States that allow in-State tuition for illegal immigrants, noting that this gives an incentive for these individuals to enter the country, according to CBS.

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  • s c

    Ye gods, stop the presses! We have an ex-FEMA head who has some common sense. I noticed that Allbaugh said our borders are ‘porous.’ Our borders are not just porous, Mr. Allbaugh. They are wide open, and THIS adinistration is guilty of blatant treason in leaving those borders open.
    Any “leaders” who think it’s necessary to travel around the world and fight questionable wars, yet leaves national borders wide OPEN so anyone can enter are certifiably INSANE. Based on the inaction and obvious incompetence of the herd in Washington over almost three years, Americans should conclude that seriously inferior minds are running this government.
    Washington has sent a clear message to the world’s terrorists, and that message is “come and do your worst. We won’t try to stop you. We deserve what you decide to do to us.” When and if that terrible day comes and we endure another tragedy, may those who are a willing part of this spineless and treasonous behavior be the first to suffer from its effects.

    • Disgusted

      The problem is that we also provide incentives for them to come here. Free housing, free healthcare, free education, free food, free money basically. They don’t have to pay taxes or speak English – they can even fly the Mexican flag above the American flag and no one but the citizens does anything about it. The law does not care. If we ever go to war with Mexico they will already have an army in place inside America and we will all end up living in Mexico. I better start stocking up on cardboard boxes so I will have someplace to live.

  • Brad

    The smartest investment just may be in Smith and Wesson, copper and brass. Intitlements are the worst weapons we have turned on ourselves. Just look at Greece, Spain and others in EU. When the money runs out the lazy get very angry.

  • Aix Sponsa

    Many many persons in “middle America” are fed up with the illegals’ invasion. I have been in communities where the brown invaders deliberately block store doors, aisles, and comment boisterously about women, generally being obnoxious. Store owners are afraid to call the police to remove arrogant blockers because “if we do, they will destroy the store tonight”. Numerous businesses have permanently closed because the browns have run-off all the legitiment customers. City parks have become brown only. When whites show up, browns will congregate and force them away. One strip mall and the adjacent area has totally closed= 15 empty stores. Factories demand workers speak spanish. Where I live, the rednecks maintain authority and very few coloreds dare enter this area. The very few that do, are courteous and usually speak American or receive harsh looks. Enter the US legally, speak American, and pay your own way through life, just like our people did. Better yet, go back home, we don’t want you here.

    • 45caliber

      I used to belong to the Society for Creative Anachronisms. The members tend to dress – at meetings – in medieval clothing and we fight with armor, swords, and so on.

      We started meeting for fighting practice at a park the Mexicans had taken over. Several came over the first day we were there to “discourage” us. They watched for a few minutes as we fought at full speed and power – and then decided to share the park.

  • eddie47d

    The article was about all those containers that come across the border that are never inspected. Those trucks that bring those containers drive on highways and are not coming into this country because of wide open borders. They cross at legal checkpoints and are allowed in. Now if you want to inspect each and every truck then spend more of your tax money in hiring more agents to do so.You might solve some of the nations problems if you reach into your wallets and pay for the things you want.

    • 45caliber

      Sorry but I didn’t see a thing about all the trucks coming across in this article. It says the border is porous – and it is. Ask anyone from AZ or SW Texas.

  • 45caliber

    How come he discovers this problem AFTER he retires?

    What we need to do is the same thing other countries including Mexico does. We need to build a fence and patrol it with the military. And they should have orders to apprehend anyone trying to cross by any method necessary. That means they arrest those they catch and shoot those who run or try to fight – just like Mexico does.

  • Antonio

    Yes, we do need to secure the borders, really. It has really gotten way out of control. But how do we do this without raising the debt ceiling? Well the first thing to do is to put an absolute STOP to FEMA funding. The second thing is to build a 20′ stonewall and have armed watch towers every 2 miles. Sounds like a wall like that will cost a fortune, but, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California have thousands of inmates can and should be used for this labor. The only money anybody really needs is to be able to buy Stones, wiring, cameras, spot lights, monitors, and .50 machine guns at each tower. Who is going to pay for that??? Well i feel confident that millions of people will donate to that fund. Absolutely!! I know i would.

    • 45caliber

      Actually, I think we should have the illegals build such a wall. We catch them, allow them to work on it for six months at minimum pay and then send them back to where they came from. I doubt if they would try to come back and suspect they would be willing to discourage others from coming.

      • Antonio

        Gee 45, I thought that you were smarter than that. I don’t think that you realize what you posted there.? Read your post again and then tell me if that is not what you gringos have already done to yourselves? “Yeah, let them illegals come on over and we will pay’em minimum wage”. Well now you have them by the million and you cannot get rid of them AND they ain’t working for no minimum. Here you are wanting to do it all over again, the same mentality, haven’t learned one thing. It is true that history repeats itself…. Well that’s just great 45.
        NO, we don’t need to pay them nothing. What we need to do is put the inmates to work and save money. Isn’t that what they guy JOE APARIO does in Arizona???
        By the way 45, There would be thousands of illegals who would just love to go the border and work for minimum.

        • 45caliber


          You must be one of them.

          • Antonio

            jaja pretty funny 45 you still haven’t learned then. Oh well…

  • cae

    And the administrations answer to this is to sign an agreement allowing trucks from south of the border full access to all our roads!
    These trucks will not be inspected as there are not enough inspections done even now due to shortages of manpower at the border.
    So not only will this cost American truckers and warehouse workers their will endanger all Americans as even now with only a small percentage of trucks being inspected they have been found to be carrying both drugs and illegals and it is just a matter of time before they carry terrorists and the materials they need to attack us!

  • James

    Let’s face it, ‘open borders’ is the Executive Branch’s official policy. Congress creates our immigration policies, and the Executive Branch is supposed to execute those laws, but the past three presidents have not done so. When Arizona started assisting the federal government in its lax immigration policy, the feds sued them.


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