This week, we also saw for the first time how much one sparsely populated state spends toward the services given to those who have no right to be here. Colorado is not a population, financial or cultural capital, yet even by their modest standards Colorado taxpayers will be coughing up an additional $ 1 billion dollars in aid. How long can a state like Colorado hemorrhage that kind of loss and not end up affecting services needed by citizens who have the right to expect services?
Add to all this madness the fact that Arlen Specter and the Senate judiciary committee thought it was more important to provide continuing guest-worker status to those who have no right to be here, rather than to actually seal the border and the frustration only multiplied.
Chris Simcox of the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps told me this week that the Border Patrol has detained more than 700 persons of Middle Eastern origin in the last two years. Fifty of these persons had official ties to al-Qaida. And a reminder for those who have already forgotten – 9-11 took only 19 persons.
It was encouraging to finally see some good poll numbers on the matter by Wednesday of this last week. Seventy-five percent of the American public does not believe that our government is doing enough to secure the borders. Ninety percent of the American people deem the illegal immigrant crisis "serious," and 57 percent of the American people deem it "very serious."
The question is: Why doesn't the U.S. Senate?
And to those of you who still think that McCain-Kennedy and a guest-worker program is going to solve the whole problem, let me pose a simple question: Why do the lawmakers in Washington, D.C., believe that those who refused to obey the laws that were already on the books will do anything, or be in any way motivated to obey new laws that are written to accommodate their presence here?
It's an good question.
And I would like a good answer.