Ask our Leaders to Secure our Borders Immediately
This is the text of our petition, which you can access by clicking the link above.
Please Act to Secure Our Borders Immediately:
Illegal immigration into the United States is out of control, particularly across our southern border. Several members of Congress and Governors have declared states of emergency. The problem is not merely the number of illegal immigrants. In addition to the hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants from Central and South America, there are several hundreds, perhaps thousands, of illegal aliens from countries that sponsor terrorism or harbor terrorists entering the United States each year across our border with Mexico. Thus, it is a national security issue as well as an immigration issue.
The U.S. Border Patrol is unable to adequately patrol a 2,000 mile border with 11,000 Border Patrol agents.
Independent groups such as The Minutemen have attempted to augment the Border Patrol, with some success and with widespread support. However, these volunteers are outside the administrative control of US border authorities.
The recently-announced Expedited Removal program for Other Than Mexican illegal immigrants is expensive and addresses only a small part of the problem, since it is believed that between 75 and 85% of illegal immigrants are never caught.
Until the border is secured and the tide of illegal immigration is stemmed, proposals to adjust immigration quotas, whether up or down, are doomed to ineffectiveness.
A secure, state-of-the-art border fence must be one element of any comprehensive effort to address the illegal immigration problem. Similar fences in Israel have reduced terrorist attacks by up to 95%.
A border fence is entirely compatible with a guest worker program. In fact, a guest worker program would be reduced to irrelevance without such a fence.We urge you to support legislation to create a secure, state-of-the-art border fence along the entire U.S. border with Mexico. We suggest that we should be seen as your allies, rather than as antagonists. We submit our names in appreciation of your leadership and in anticipation of your support.