Saturday, May 14, 2005

 

Activist Bureaucrats & Immigration

If the will of the people is a nuisance, create some propaganda

From Friday's Washington Times:
U.S. Border Patrol agents have been ordered not to arrest illegal aliens along the section of the Arizona border where protesters patrolled last month because an increase in apprehensions there would prove the effectiveness of Minuteman volunteers, The Washington Times has learned.
From a WT editorial today:
It seems as if Border Patrol supervisors feel it is more important to discredit the Minutemen than it is to do their job. What could account for this? Perhaps some in the Border Patrol bureaucracy are more concerned about their own survival than they are about performing their jobs. Discrediting the effective work of the Minutemen is a good way to try to make it seem as if concerned citizens are incapable of making a dent in the problem. Unfortunately, the problems are exacerbated by the attitude of many in the Bush administration and by Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill, who seem to view border security as a nuisance that interferes with their more enlightened agenda: making it as easy as possible for illegal aliens to violate our borders.
It is delusional to think that our government simply lacks the political will to enforce immigration laws or secure our borders. The propagandistic actions of the Border Patrol demonstrate conclusively that that open borders and unrestricted immigration really are official government policy. The Bush administration bears ultimately responsible for this.

It's one thing for Bush to advocate changing the law and granting amnesty to those aliens already here illegally, but quite another for his administration to actively practice deception while demonstrating utter contempt for the law. Indeed, it is actually complicit in helping foreigners evade laws it is sworn to uphold! And how ridiculous is it for Bush to travel around the country complaining about activist judges who ignore the express will of the people when his administration is guilty of precisely the same thing?

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