Can you think of another way to secure our borders without using boots on the ground and the latest technology?

Pres. Obama Proposes to Cut 180 Border Patrol Agents Updated Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 6:20 PM EDT Pres. Barack Obama's newly proposed 2011 budget would reduce the number of Border Patrol agents along the Southwest border by 180 and cut the funding for the "virtual fence." Homeland Security said it plans to cut the jobs through attrition, and it would result in increased pay for the remaining agents. White House senior officials say the move will not compromise the effectiveness of the border patrol. But House Judiciary Ranking Member Lamar Smith (R-Texas) says otherwise. The President’s budget proves once again that the Obama administration is not serious about enforcing our nation’s immigration laws. The administration found money for 25 new positions in the Secretary of Homeland Security’s management office, but didn’t find funds for any of the following critical homeland security programs: there is no funding for a single new detention bed, no increase in funds to find and deport immigration fugitives or criminal aliens, no additional special agents to investigate workplace immigration violations, no funding to expand the visa security program, and no funding to build any more of the border fence. The President ought to be using immigration enforcement to address key priorities such as jobs and national security. But instead of doing so, the Obama administration is maintaining the status quo. That means that citizens and legal immigrants will be forced to continue to compete with eight million i****************s for jobs; and by underfunding key national security programs, we leave ourselves vulnerable to future terrorists attacks. -- Ranking Member Lamar Smith The "virtual fence" would have funding cut by $226 million. The system is made up of cameras, radar and sensors placed on towers. Obama's budget does include an increase of $103 million for improvements to E-Verify.

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Answered By: * Smile! * - 4/27/2010
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Answered By: Gooch - 4/27/2010
They are trying not to enforce the border laws!
Answered By: Proud American - 4/27/2010
Janet Napolitano, former Arizona attorney general: said that "the numbers at the border have never been better" when it comes to keeping the border secure, The number of illegal border crossers in Arizona caught by the Border Patrol has dropped by half since 2000, although the agency now makes more arrests there than... More
Answered By: Matthew 25:40 - 4/27/2010
Punish the companies that are hiring the immigrants, since they're only coming here for jobs. If you wanted to build a dam to dry up a river, would you do it at the source or at the mouth?
Answered By: Edward - 4/27/2010
The virtual fence failed, camera systems seem to fail alot too, and man power would be way too prohibited to do an adequate job even though it was a good thought. I say mount giant Tesla coils with warning signs along the border =)
Answered By: Nightwind - 4/27/2010
The answer would be to stop giving people reason to cross the border. Stop providing health care, education, and jobs to them. Convict US citizens who hire illegals. Make the whole process "ILLEGAL." Seems obvious to me.
Answered By: Marny - 4/27/2010
First we need to stop giving any and all benefits to all i****************s.That right there will stop many illegals from wanting to come here.
Answered By: Mrs. Barreras - 4/27/2010
Build tall ranger stations and equip each one with a diabolical plasma death ray.
Answered By: White Man (not allowed to speak) - 4/27/2010
punish employer who hire illegals and suspend all public assistance to non-citizens. if there's no work and no free ride they have no reason to come to the U.S.! except for drug smuggling but that's a whole different problem.
Answered By: bane86 - 4/27/2010
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