Monday, December 17, 2012

Bad Timing Department

Janet Reno Napolitano recently announced that ending illegal immigration was impossible and therefore she would not even try.  

PJ Tattler December 11, 2012 by Bridgit Johnson 
Napolitano: 'You're Never Going To Seal That Border' 
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said there are serious “mismatches” in U.S. immigration policy in terms of “our economic needs, our law enforcement needs and our values.” 
“I think that, having dealt with border enforcement and immigration enforcement for the last 20 years, I can say it is time to look at the entire system,” she said on PBS last night, expressing optimism that immigration reform may come after the fiscal cliff is negotiated. 
“As Congress begins to take this subject up — and we hope they will — we would be there to provide them real assistance and understanding what effects different provisions could have,” she said. 
Napolitano brushed off arguments that the border should be secured before tackling immigration reform. 
“We have more manpower, technology. We actually have air cover now across the entire Southwest border, things that we never had before,” she said. “…And, you know, you’re never going to seal that border. That’s not a possibility. But you can discuss border security and immigration reform simultaneously now. We don’t have to this kind of first this, then that. At this point, they actually go together.”
In the bad timing department the Israeli government announced that it had ended illegal immigration across its land borders.
Israel National News December 2, 2012 by David Levy 
PM: Illegal Immigration, Human Trafficking Things of the Past 
At an annual event discussing ways to end human trafficking, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu declared that the problem of illegal immigration into Israel "has been solved.” With no more than a few dozen illegals managing to get into Israel in recent months, Netanyahu said that for all intents and purposes, his government had managed to put an end to illegal immigration, and with it, the problem of human trafficking. 
“Human trafficking, human torture, and murder of children were phenomena that accompanied the parade of illegals that entered the country. From the moment we stemmed this flow, with the intent of stopping illegal workers from entering the country, we were able to stop these phenomena as well,” he said. 
“A year ago, there were thousands arriving here, and the rate of arrival was increasing. We strengthened our borders. And last month, just 40 illegals entered the country, and none of them reached the cities. We have halted the illegal entries, and with it the human trafficking crimes that accompanied it,” Netanyahu said.

What the Israeli accomplishment tells us is that illegal immigration is not a force of nature, but a policy problem with a solution.  Check out this video:

A twenty foot fence with at least five feet of concertina wire.  That will stop illegals.  The lesson is that any amount of illegal immigration is the amount we accept.  It can be stopped.  A real fence, as Israel has built, is the first step.  The second step is interior enforcement, which, again Israel is aggressively pursuing as well.

Reuters June 11, 2012 by Douglas Hamilton
Israel Rounds Up African Migrants For Deportation 
(Reuters) - Israel said on Monday it had started rounding up African migrants in the first stage of a controversial "emergency plan" to intern and deport thousands deemed a threat to the Jewish character of the state. 
Israel Radio reported that dozens of Africans, mainly from South Sudan, had already been detained in the Red Sea resort of Eilat, including mothers and children."This is only a small group of the infiltrators," Interior Minister Eli Yishai said. "I'm not acting out of hatred of strangers but love of my people and to rescue the homeland." 
The goal is to repatriate all the estimated 60,000 African migrants, whose growing numbers are seen by many Israelis as a law and order issue and even a threat to the long-term viability of the Jewish state.
It is all a matter of will.  Clearly Janet Reno Napolitano does not have the will.  Israel certainly triumphs in this arena.

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