I know Illegal Immigration is such an unpopular topic, especially here in liberal, pro-illegal immigration California, but I bet if you really knew who was coming over you would change your mind immediately.
Now I have absolutely nothing against LEGAL immigration, but ILLEGAL scares me because it's not the peaceable loving Mexicans you may know and have illegally working for you, but it's hardened criminals, drug dealers and TERRORISTS from Middle Eastern countries crossing our US/Mexico border in Arizona!
Here's a video from the City of Tuscon where their City Council considered suing the state and a LEGAL immigrant speaks up to oppose this very passionately. Very interesting to watch. (Spoiler - Everyone claps at the end!)
Back to ILLEGAL Terrorists and others crossing our border.
Here's what an Atlanta-based Channel 2 news station discovered earlier this month:
"Records show last year, agents caught a quarter of million people trying
to enter the U.S. in the Tucson sector alone. According to those
documents, a lot are from Mexico or South America, but hundreds of them
aren't and are from nations like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran.
(Note - these people are nicknamed OTM - Other Than Mexican)
Since January, border patrol agents say they have been on the lookout for 23 Somalis with ties to al-Qaida. Jailers released them from a Mexican prison and some law enforcement officials said they think they are headed for the U.S. border.
Click the link here to see the list of illegals and their OTM demographics: Download Terrorists crossing our borders
'It's shocking to see the number of people from Middle Eastern countries coming in on that list,' he said. 'I tell you this is something our committee members really need to see. I'd like to have a copy of that list to take with me back to Washington so I can share it.'
Congressional reports show that Mexican drug cartels tightly control the smuggling of both people and drugs. Law enforcement said they fear the cartels are helping smuggle terrorists and weapons into the U.S."
Here's a link to the Atlanta News Coverage in full: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/23434492/detail.html This is really shocking and needs to get out. Make sure to click on the little TV icons because then you see the accompanying video which really shows what's going on. (The link doesn't work here otherwise I would post it too.)
But in case you're more of a photographic learner, check out these pictures taken in the Sonoran Desert of the debris left behind from illegal immigrants.
Perhaps those who are into saving the environment might want to reconsider their opinion on illegal immigration being ok since this is actually a dry river bed that eventually flows out into the ocean. It is estimated over 5,000 backpacks and other debris are strewn throughout this 1.5 mile wash.
From the Lonely Conservative blog: "Government officials and border activists say the garbage dumped in the
desert by illegal immigrants and their smugglers is staggering.
And the cleanup is costing taxpayers millions.
In 2006 alone, more than 1.18 million pounds of trash was collected along southern Arizona border, many in the meeting spots where immigrants rest, change clothes and wait to hitch a ride further north with a smuggler.
'You can find everything,' said Shela McFarlin, special assistant for international programs at the Arizona Bureau of Land Management. 'Blankets, airline tickets, Bibles, wedding pictures, photos of children, school reports, because clearly people don't tend to throw away everything they've brought with them — they're forced to.'"
Why is Human Trafficking OK in America? I just don't get those
who think this is OK! It's evil and totally isn't what God wants. If
Pelosi ever actually read her Bible she would realize that fact.
makes it abundantly clear that God expects us to obey the laws of the
government. The only exception to this is when a law of
the government forces you to disobey a command of God (Acts
Illegal immigration is the breaking of a governmental law. There is nothing in Scripture that contradicts a nation having immigration laws. Therefore, it is a sin, rebellion against God, to illegally enter into another country."
I just don't understand why more media isn't covering the real news in this story rather than the BS so many keep spouting off that is totally erroneous.
And for those who still believe CNN has the final word on news over Fox News, here's something on Illegal Immigration from one of their reporters just for you. You will be surprised.
Or maybe not....
And for those who don't seem to understand I get my news from a HUGE variety of sources not just Fox News, here's an excellent, balanced shocking review of what's really going on with the BP Oil Spill from the PBS News Hour today:http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/environment/jan-june10/oil_05-24.html
I have to admit, watching the BP Oil spill coverage made me cry because I love the ocean so much and feel so angry/helpless because President Obama is stalling on doing anything. DO SOMETHING ALREADY! Stop protecting big oil and prevent this from being the worst oil disaster in the history of the world. (according to Oilprice.com)
My heart goes out to the people living in the area who are losing their way of making a living because of this environmental horror. I'm sorry, but it truly is.
If you have the time or desire to volunteer in Florida, they have also suggested contacting Volunteer Florida to offer your services.
That's all. I've been feeling overwhelmed and deeply saddened by the way our country is being handled right now on so many levels today due to lack of sleep. I woke up today at 4am and it finally caught up with me.
Got a lot of work done, but going to bed early.:)
I have hope though because God is ultimately in control.
My parents and I got together and prayed for our country tonight because I was so upset. I don't cry easily. Praying together for our country is something I don't believe we've ever done before as a family, but all this man-made mess is something God needs to handle now because it is totally messed up!
And on so many levels... And no politician is going to save us. Only God.
I feel better too now that I've turned everything back to God and shared my heart with you. Another friend and I prayed together earlier for the upcoming CA elections today too. Our state is failing so badly we are in a state of emergency with our economy. We need a miracle!
I just feel like praying over everything going on right now! Feel free to join me. Even if like Breakeven sings in their song Falling to Pieces, it means you're praying to a god that you don't believe in.
We need God's help now more than ever in my humble opinion.
Here's some verses to encourage you. They have me. God bless you richly.
Psalms 29:11 The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.
Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.
Happier news tomorrow. I promise.