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    Doesn't the article say that border agents are turning away illegals that they catch actively trying to cross the border and that the ones that are already over here are the issue? How is that different from anything that has been going on for the past 50 years? The way I read the article the problem is folks they catch already in the US aren't showing up for court like they are supposed to and disappearing. Instead of putting the resources into tracking down every illegal immigrant that is already over here they are continuing to have as strong a presence on the border as possible.

    Did I read that wrong?

    Surprising that the righties on here are acting like border patrol is waving illegals across the border as a free for all.

    Wait, no it isn't surprising.
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    Letting illegals go by has been going on for way too long. Its on both parties for this screwup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    Letting illegals go by has been going on for way too long. Its on both parties for this screwup.
    Truth in these words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Nothing new folks. Like I mentioned in another thread, even under Bush we were not enforcing immigration laws. No matter what any candidates say today, it has been a movement by both parties for at least 20 years.
    I'm thinking more than 40 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75center View Post
    I'm thinking more than 40 years.
    No argument here, I was stating what I had personal experience with.

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    My mom grew up on the border about 30 miles outside of El Paso. Most of her family still lives there. Some of them are within 1/4 mile. There is very little to stop anyone from crossing the border, even in broad daylight you can see them coming, sometimes in large groups. Years ago they used to come over peacefully and at most would knock on your door and ask for some food or water. Now theft and vandalism are the norm rather than the exception. We have had a big problem on our border for decades and it will continue to be that way until the government is serious about doing something to stop it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    Truth in these words.
    Then you would agree it's way past time for it to stop. Yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by capt278 View Post
    Then you would agree it's way past time for it to stop. Yes?
    Absolutely. I think it is disingenuous to throw blame at the lefties or call out the lefties for not "defending" this. Neither party has done anything substantial for decades to stop the flow of illegal immigrants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    Absolutely. I think it is disingenuous to throw blame at the lefties or call out the lefties for not "defending" this. Neither party has done anything substantial for decades to stop the flow of illegal immigrants.
    Well, they aren't. Just stating a fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    Doesn't the article say that border agents are turning away illegals that they catch actively trying to cross the border and that the ones that are already over here are the issue? How is that different from anything that has been going on for the past 50 years? The way I read the article the problem is folks they catch already in the US aren't showing up for court like they are supposed to and disappearing. Instead of putting the resources into tracking down every illegal immigrant that is already over here they are continuing to have as strong a presence on the border as possible.

    Did I read that wrong?

    Surprising that the righties on here are acting like border patrol is waving illegals across the border as a free for all.

    Wait, no it isn't surprising.
    A simple solution to get them to show up for court would be building fences around our court houses and cutting holes in the fence every 20 feet or so. This would likely make the illegals believe that they are not showing up to be deported, but rewarded.

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    ...or begin enforcing illegal immigration by making sweeping reforms to employment laws and welfare systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDEaston View Post
    A simple solution to get them to show up for court would be building fences around our court houses and cutting holes in the fence every 20 feet or so. This would likely make the illegals believe that they are not showing up to be deported, but rewarded.
    Obviously it isn't that simple though. Otherwise.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdBrain View Post
    ...or begin enforcing illegal immigration by making sweeping reforms to employment laws and welfare systems.
    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdBrain View Post
    ...or begin enforcing illegal immigration by making sweeping reforms to employment laws and welfare systems.
    Absolutely with adults, but if children are involved no way. it is a heck of a lot trickier and difficult than most think.

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    My point is whoever had ignored this in the past, its time it stopped.

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