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Walker: Secure the Border Like We Do Sea Ports

Possible presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker recently discussed the invasion of illegal aliens in an interview over Memorial Day Weekend, saying:

"Earlier this year I went out with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for his invitation—I was thrilled to go with him not just up in a helicopter for the day, but we went down to the border and didn’t just see it from the air. To meet with Texas Public Safety, to meet with local officials, as well as with many of the fine people who are in U.S. Border Patrol down there—and to just to see the massive challenges, more so in meetings than they even showed me up in the air—they clearly, clearly showed to me in video and any number of reports that this is a matter of safety. This is a matter of national security. This is truly a matter national sovereignty, in that if we were having people penetrate our water-based ports throughout the Gulf [of Mexico] or either coast, we’d be taking swift action initially with the Coast Guard and eventually probably with the Navy. Yet, we have international criminal organizations seeking to penetrate our land-based borders to the south—the push for drugs, for firearms and increasingly for people from a trafficking standpoint—it’s just horrific we’re not taking more action to truly secure that border."

He also noted the diversity of backgrounds coming in through the border by saying:

"We were there with Public Safety and one of the things they pointed out was they shared with us the list from just the beginning of the year here in 2015 of all the countries of origin. Many are not from Mexico or Central America or even South America. There are many from other places around the world including many places in the world where obviously there’s some concerns about terrorist-related activity and some of that. That’s what I pointed out: You look at what people are coming across the border, there are any number of reasons out there. People say ‘oh we can’t secure the border.’ I disagree. I was just in Israel where they have something like 500 miles of fencing up and when they did that it dramatically lowered the number of terrorist-related attacks and they saw like a 90 percent reduction [in illegal immigration]. They’re a much, much, much smaller country than we are and we’re talking about a southern border that’s larger than that—but really only about four times larger than their entire country. It just shows me though that with investments in infrastructure, personnel and technology, there’s no reason why we can’t secure that border. When I suggested this before, one of the more cynical reporters from another national outlet suggested to me ‘well, governor, the number of crossings is down, what level do you find acceptable?’ I said back to this reporter, ‘well, you stand in line at TSA at the airport, to see that your bags are scanned to make sure there’s no explosives on the airplane, what level of success do you find to be successful?''

Even former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has backed away from his previous support for citizenship for illegal aliens. That leaves Marco Rubio as the only supporter of giving illegal aliens American citizenship. Mark Krikorian, the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), explained why unions have stopped supporting Americans when it comes to immigration by saying:

“It’s not just that unions are looking for more warm bodies to recruit, they’ve undergone a basic cultural change at the top to become culturally leftist in ways they weren’t before. Americans have pretty much given up on organized labor, so organized labor is giving up on Americans.”

Samuel Gompers, the first president of the American Federation of Labor (AFL)—which would eventually become the AFL-CIO, wrote in the 1920s:

"Those who favor unrestricted immigration care nothing for the people. They are simply desirous of flooding the country with unskilled as well as skilled labor of other lands for the purpose of breaking down American standards. You must not forget that if low wages, long hours of employment and unbearable working conditions are signs of prosperity China and India would be the greatest commercial and industrial countries in the world. They have no strikes in China. It is the Utopia of the ‘open Shop.’ America, however, where men are free to voice their desires for greater and still greater advancement in economic conditions, is the greatest country on earth. Its people live better than anywhere else, and the trade unions are responsible for maintaining those standards."

Recently, Iowa’s senior senator, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)—the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee—broke the news that an illegal alien who received President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive amnesty, is an alleged child molester:

“Recent press accounts have reported that Edgar Covarrubias-Padilla, a night counselor at a popular science camp in California, was charged with sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy along with distribution and possession of child pornography. Mr. Covarrubias-Padilla allegedly applied for and received deferred action under the DACA program. On Monday, Covarrubias was charged with four felonies, which included possession and distribution of more than 600 child porn images and a charge for lewd and lascivious act with a child under 14.”

Photo: Pro Publica

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