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   Oh my, the RW post a thread regarding a 2017 gov't officials op-ed about the Yuma sector.    As I lived in that area, I have some knowledge about the area.     After I wrote that information, now another RWer person is saying that the complaints are just about Yuma...so one RW is dissing another RWers because some else dares to point out the lies relevant to the area.   

 

From the Atlantic, (circa 2016) to have a SLATS in the region . IT

would require daily cleaning of the SLATS or they would become a sand dune - which is easily traversed in a dune buggy.  

 

RW seems to forget it was their bff's who started the thread not me.   Their inability to mount anything resembling a logical diversion is hilarious....no wonder they just rant and post articles that hide details.  

 

Without daily removal, the US/Mexico border fence in CA would become a sand dune


I can see where in a total desert environment sand could pile up against a wall. But you'd thing it would blow right through slats.

 

Is that logical - or hilarious?

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@jimc91 wrote:

BY:  Elaine Duke

 

Elaine Duke is the acting secretary of Homeland Security. 


Yeah, this is the SAME Elaine Duke that said that the government response to HURRICANE MARIA in PUERTO RICO was a.......................... "GOOD NEWS STORY".

 

That is.... until she found out it was a 'PEOPLE ARE DYING STORY".

 

Something's kinky about this article.

 

It's dated today and Elaine Duke is identified as the ACTING SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY at the end of the article; and yet, she hasn't been the ACTING SECRETARY for OVER ONE YEAR!!!!

 

So, either this article is over ONE YEAR OLD and someone put today's date on it OR there has been a lack of research done as to the author's resume chronology.

 

Where did you get this article, @jimc91.

 

 


@jimc91has yet to explain how an article dated yesterday was penned by the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security as the attribution says...... but the author hasn't been the Acting Secretary for over a year.

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BY:  Elaine Duke

 

President Donald Trump’s promise to build a wall along our Southern border will save countless innocent lives. Our Border Patrol agents have seen firsthand the success of a border wall in Yuma, Ariz. — which serves as a prime example of how investments in personnel, technology and a border wall can turn the tide against a flood of illegal immigration and secure our homeland. 

 

For years, Yuma sector was besieged by chaos as a nearly unending flood of migrants and drugs poured across our border. Even as agents were arresting on average 800 illegal aliens a day, we were still unable to stop the thousands of trucks filled with drugs and humans that quickly crossed a vanishing point and dispersed into communities all across the country.

 

It is hard for anyone familiar with Yuma sector today to imagine this scene. That’s because nearly a decade ago, a group of bipartisan lawmakers came together to protect the homeland, save innocent lives, and build a physical barrier across the border.

 

 

The bipartisan Secure Fence Act of 2006 — supported by then-Sens. Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden and others — mandated the construction of hundreds of additional miles of secure fencing and infrastructure investments. Yuma sector was one of the first areas to receive infrastructure investments.

 

We built new infrastructure along the border east and west of the San Luis Arizona Port of Entry in 2006. The existing fence was quickly lengthened, and we added second and third layers to that fencing in urban areas. Lighting, roads and increased surveillance were added to aid agents patrolling the border.

 

Although there is still work to do, the border in Yuma sector today is more secure because of this investment. Even under lax enforcement standards, apprehensions in fiscal year 2016 were roughly a 10th of what they were in FY 2005 — and are on track to be even lower this year. Crime has significantly decreased in the Yuma area, and smugglers now look for other less difficult areas of the border to cross — often areas without fencing.

 

Undoubtedly, Yuma today is safer because of our investments. But a secure border involves more than just investments in infrastructure. It requires a comprehensive enforcement effort in the interior to secure our homeland and advance the national interest.

 

For years, open borders policies contributed to massive numbers of aliens attempting to enter the USA. For too long, the United States failed to enforce existing immigration laws. The Department of Homeland Security and other entities were directed to “pick and choose” which laws we enforced — and Border Patrol agents were encouraged to effectively look the other way when they did not have sufficient resources to secure the border.

 

Aware of these lax enforcement policies, tens of thousands of aliens attempted to the cross the border illegally every month. Last October alone, more than 66,000 people were apprehended after entering illegally — and that 66,000 is just the number of individuals we actually found; it does not include those who evaded detection.

 

 

The culture of pardons, permisos and lax enforcement also encouraged dangerous behavior by individuals looking to come to the United States. It meant that parents were willing to risk subjecting their children to sexual abuse and neglect at the hands of smugglers (also known as coyotes). It meant that — in a single year — hundreds of thousands risked their lives. In FY 2016, Customs and Border Protection saved nearly 4,000 near-death individuals who found themselves lost in the desert. This is in addition to the tremendous number of immigrants who are robbed, raped and brutalized along the human smugglers’ dark networks.

 

Under Trump, the days of permisos are over. We are a nation that secures its borders and enforces its immigration laws. We are a nation of laws — laws that exist for the safety and security of all our people.

 

Since the first week of Trump’s administration, we have been actively securing our borders and enforcing our immigration laws. Apprehensions of illegal border crossers have plummeted since the president’s election, in part for the obvious reason that the routine and certain enforcement of the law leads to enhanced compliance with our laws. Picking and choosing which laws to enforce and ignore is no longer an option.

 

To our friends in Central America and Mexico — and throughout the world — do not subject yourselves or your families to the horrors of human smuggling. Smugglers do not care about you. They do not care about your dreams. They do not care about your family. They do not care about your safety. Do not believe the smuggler’s lies. We are enforcing the law. If you come here illegally, you will be sent back home.

 

It is undeniable that simply enforcing the law, combined with sufficient investment in personnel, infrastructure and technology, can allow us to be successful in our efforts to protect the homeland. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle should come together like they did 10 years ago and give the men and women of DHS the resources we need to defend our homeland. This starts with fully funding the construction of a wall along our Southern border.

 

The lessons of Yuma sector are clear and obvious, and we should apply them to the rest of our border.

 

Elaine Duke is the acting secretary of Homeland Security. 


I hope all realize you are once again being used here. This story is from 2017 and is by the Acting Sec. Here we see the far right at work. Take an old story and post it as a news item to prove a point. The only point it proves is the far right enablers will stop at nothing to try and control what all talk about. They follow their leader Dictator Trump.

By the way the site was one where a wall barrier was needed and was built just as was done all along the border a long  time ago. The current border nonsense is to cover for Dictator Trump who promised a border wall paid for by Mexico all along the border. TRUMP FAILED AND COULD NOT KEEP HIS PROMISE. Now the enablers try and cover for him.

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   Oh my, the RW post a thread regarding a 2017 gov't officials op-ed about the Yuma sector.    As I lived in that area, I have some knowledge about the area.     After I wrote that information, now another RWer person is saying that the complaints are just about Yuma...so one RW is dissing another RWers because some else dares to point out the lies relevant to the area.   

 

From the Atlantic, (circa 2016) to have a SLATS in the region . IT

would require daily cleaning of the SLATS or they would become a sand dune - which is easily traversed in a dune buggy.  

 

RW seems to forget it was their bff's who started the thread not me.   Their inability to mount anything resembling a logical diversion is hilarious....no wonder they just rant and post articles that hide details.  

 

Without daily removal, the US/Mexico border fence in CA would become a sand dune

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Yes, jim, you are right - it works. But the problem is "works" at what.

 

I believe you have heard that it only oppresses poor brown people (particularly those with children) who only want to enter the country illegally and live here without going through the process.

 

So, it appears that the Yuma folks are into oppressing poor brown people - must be Republicans.

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What would be even more effective would be to hire hundreds of thousands of border patrol agents and have them link hands forming a human chain all across the border.

 

Yes, walls and fencing work in some areas and are even cost effective. That is why some fencing money is included in the Democrats proposal. Just not the amazingly ineffective 

 

Why is it that conservatives always find the least cost effective solution to any problem? 


You mean like the dimms cost effective investment in Solyndra???

 

 


Solyndra failed because GOPers blocked all the legislation needed to level the playing field with their Chinese competition AFTER they approved start-up funding for Solyndra UNDER jrbush!

 

lil donny's tariffs on imported solar panels cripple the American companies installing and operating solar power without doing a thing to promote American manufacture of solar panels. His cupidity endangers 250,000 good paying jobs while he pumps 1200 jobs in COAL that will kill 1,400 Americans EACH YEAR from the toxic pollution trump has restored.

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What would be even more effective would be to hire hundreds of thousands of border patrol agents and have them link hands forming a human chain all across the border.

 

Yes, walls and fencing work in some areas and are even cost effective. That is why some fencing money is included in the Democrats proposal. Just not the amazingly ineffective 

 

Why is it that conservatives always find the least cost effective solution to any problem? 



Because what makes Republican solutions so costly is the huge profits they include for Republican contractors. So long as it advances their program of income redistribution from the middle to the very top, it's aces with GOPers.

 

People who THINK statements from Trumpe appointees represent Truth need to consider what happens to EVERYONE who disagrees publically with the ToadPOTUS. His "cabnet meetings" could be scripted by George Orwell.

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@Richva wrote:

What would be even more effective would be to hire hundreds of thousands of border patrol agents and have them link hands forming a human chain all across the border.

 

Yes, walls and fencing work in some areas and are even cost effective. That is why some fencing money is included in the Democrats proposal. Just not the amazingly ineffective 

 

Why is it that conservatives always find the least cost effective solution to any problem? 


You mean like the dimms cost effective investment in Solyndra???

 

 

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  this is hilarious, as she wrote this as an OP-ED in August 2017 and then the WH appears to have adopted an OPINION as fact.

   Only because I happen to know a whole lot about "the YUMA Sector" do I bother to ridicule this nonsense by those who seem to hate a minority of people coming into the US without documentation.

 

     Anyone here but me know why there are so many fences?    SAND DUNES,   

 

     And then of course, the RW totally ignore why the funding for the 2006 project was stopped.    Stupid, STupid, STUPID.    

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What would be even more effective would be to hire hundreds of thousands of border patrol agents and have them link hands forming a human chain all across the border.

 

Yes, walls and fencing work in some areas and are even cost effective. That is why some fencing money is included in the Democrats proposal. Just not the amazingly ineffective 

 

Why is it that conservatives always find the least cost effective solution to any problem? 

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