It is unfathomable that at a time when America is under the Damoclean threats posed by international terrorist organizations and transnational criminal organization from around the world that so many politicians seemingly fail to grasp the significance of America's borders and the need for meaningful control over those borders.
Of course the U.S. / Mexican border is the border that gets the lion's share of the attention but, the U.S. / Canadian border, the coast line of the United States (all 95,000 miles of it) and America's international airports must be considered as components of the borders of the United States.
A couple of years ago I was flown to San Diego to participate in a much publicized “Town Hall Event” on immigration by MSNBC. During one of the segments of that program in which I participated, the very attractive actress and immigration activist- Rosario Dawson referred to the borders of the United States as being an “Imaginary line.”
That segment is well worth watching.
I was not able to respond to that absurd claim during the discussion but what I would have loved to have asked Rosario was if the property lines surrounding the house in which she lived were also “imaginary lines?” Homeowners are familiar with the fact that when they bought their houses or even applied for a refinance of their mortgages a surveyor is called upon to make certain that the property line are accurately drawn.
Electoral districts are drawn up around lines that are drawn by the process that determines the boundaries of each district.
No one would be foolish enough to declare property lines or political district lines are “imaginary,” yet this is a common claim made by the advocates for open borders, the folks I have come to refer to as the “Immigration Anarchists.”
I have come to think of borders as being comparable to the locks of a canal. The reason that canals often require locks is that a canal connects two bodies of water. Often the water level of one body of water is not the same as the water level of the other body of water. Think about the Panama Canal that permits ships to travel between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Without locks in the canal water would overflow and chaos would quickly ensue.
The border that is supposed to separate the United States from Mexico is a very unique border; it is the only place on this planet where the Third World collides with the First World. The issue for this border is not water level but standards of living. Upon crossing the U.S. southern border into Mexico, it becomes immediately apparent that you have entered the Third World. This adds to the pressures exerted on that border.
Today that violence is spreading to the United States and not just along the U.S. / Mexican border but in cities across the United States. Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano conceded that more than two hundred American cities have become infested by members of the Mexican drug cartels.
Failures to secure our borders are threatening national security as well as the economic well-being of far too many American citizens and their families, who are losing their tenuous grip on the middle class and falling below the poverty line.
There is certainly nothing imaginary about the poverty line, either!