Report: More than 1,500 illegals flowing into McAllen, TX alone on a daily basis

A new Los Angeles Times report puts the number of people crossing the United States southern border into frightening perspective. At the McAllen, Texas border patrol station alone, some 1,500 people daily are occupying a space that is meant to house 250 detainees. Likewise, other smaller stations in the area are housing two or three times their capacity. On radio this morning, Sergio Sanchez of 710 KURV in McAllen called in to further discuss the crisis.

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While reports put the number of illegal immigrants detained each day at 1,000 to 1,500 in McAllen, that number in no represents the number of people who are not captured daily.

“That’s what they’re capturing – about a thousand to 1500,” Sanchez explained. “Now, the best estimates – and this came from border patrol – about a year ago they said they used drone technology to try to determine how many people got into the country illegally… They’re comfortable they catch 40% on a good day. That’s a good day. They have not been having good days of late. So you can just imagine the flood of humanity that’s actually getting past border patrol.”

Of those who are caught, Sanchez speculated that 20 to 30% are children. As Sanchez explained, these kids arrive with nothing more than a piece of paper in their pocket that gives the name, address, and phone number of some family member that is already in the U.S. The notes usually say something like, “Please get me there as quickly as you can.”

It is because of policies like catch and release and selective deportation that this influx has gotten so out-of-control.

“Eventually the word gets down to Central America. And I don’t know what sparked it, but for the past several months, we have been seeing a flood of OTM. That’s ‘Other Than Mexicans,’” Sanchez explained. “These are not Mexican immigrants that are coming in. These are Central Americans for the most part.”

“We have tens of thousands of people trekking across Mexico because somehow the message got through to them that if they come to the U.S., they have a catch and release policy. They have a selective prosecution, deportation policy,” he continued. “And if you show up and you’re a kid, the chances are you’re going to stay. If you’re a woman with kids, chances are you’re going to stay. And there is no relief in sight because what we require is leadership from the White House.”

The White House has called this most recent surge in border crossings – especially the influx of unaccompanied children – a humanitarian crisis. In that regard, Sanchez agrees with the Obama Administration.

“It’s the President himself who admitted this is… a humanitarian crisis or something like that. He recognizes we have a problem down here. It’s the local cities down here, the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, everyone trying to do their part to feed these kids, clothe these kids, put shoes on these kids because they are here,” he explained. “These people are hungry. They survived the trip across Mexico… It’s the Salvation Army that’s providing overnight sheet shelter, food, clothing, shoes. There the one doing everything down here – Catholic Charities and the Salvation Army.”

Ultimately, Sanchez believes this is a problem that was created by the U.S. government’s policies, and it is a problem that can only solved through real leadership.

“This plight has been created by an administration that, again, provides no leadership,” he concluded. “It is an unofficial open invitation. We need America to wake up.”

Front page image courtesy of the AP

  • landofaahs

    Seriously, we need to send them to the Vatican where the Pope can take care of them.

  • You’reNoGandhi

    Alex is way ahead of you Glenn; why don’t you send out some reporters and break a real story. Alex makes Drudge because he breaks the important stories.

    You’ve done some good work Glenn, but you’re in Texas now and the border story is a no-brainier for your reporters to do. Send them down for a special report.

    http://www.infowars.com/dhs-to-pay-for-illegal-immigrants-to-be-escorted-into-u-s/

  • Jim

    It will come out that the libs are paying for all the illegals to get here and over the border,they are paying the drug dealers and the mules to do this period

  • Anonymous

    It’s the easy way to get the women and children in. See, the men take the difficult route to enter while the women and children get a free pass and meet up with their husbands and boyfriends at known bus terminals after the men cross the border at night. Overwhelm ICE with women and children so that the males get through easier.

    What a system!

  • Anonymous

    They definitely should be sent directly to the White House and leave them to the Obama’s to feed and clothe. Our citizens that are already homeless or are on the verge of starving are not receiving help from these so-called humanitarian organizations as it is. I am living proof as a former (now elderly) homeless woman. The help is not out there for citizens! In one shelter that I did stay at in Idaho in 2010 there were illegals that had been housed for free with complete benefits – and would never be charged for the “rent.” However, after 90 days, a citizen would have to pay $200 a month for a room. We had to be out of the building by 6 a.m. and actively seeking work – and it did not matter if we were disabled or not. The illegals were receiving $$ from both state and fed, food stamps, medical, education, clothing, etc and were not required to seek work – - or even apply for citizenship or ‘green cards.’ They were receiving SSI – - from the state. I did contact the senator and asked HOW could this be?? I am legally disabled and can barely get around or stand up, and my application for assistance was denied locally due to my age (over 50 years old) and because I had no small dependent children. Yet, young healthy illegals got the red carpet!!!
    This insanity continues throughout the USA today. I love all children and have many grandkids myself. But these children and their moms need to go home. I feel for their desire to win the “lottery” – - but our funds are not being used wisely for our own citizens and should not be thrown out the window while killing our own citizens.

  • Storm Saxon’s Gall Bladder

    There is no rational solution to several thousands of hungry, helpless paupers rolling over a small town (McAllen, Texas population 134,000.) I’d have to get irrational.

    Best plan i have on short notice is to declare a health emergency, post signs and radio announcements that the PLAGUE is going to kill us all and that neighborhood corpse removal will be Monday through Friday mornings, so Bring Out Your Dead, folks. Declare that so far most of the 9,000 dead have been illegals so but about a thousand of them have been citizens who had contact with illegals. Burn tires at the landfill and tell everyone that it’s smoke from funeral pyres, declare that two additional concentration camps are being constructed to hold the illegals and have guards dressed in tyvek suits with gas masks patrol the border area. With a little public cooperation we can build a wall of pure fear to keep them out for a week or so.

    (@CityofMcAllen has no mention of this problem. Every this fine, no need to panic. Come see the reptile exhibit at the zoo, y’all.)

  • Anonymous

    No, we don’t like ILLEGAL immigrants. There’s a difference. THINK before you type.

  • https://www.facebook.com/faast.us Perceptions

    Our government has turned against the citizens. We no longer have a Constitutional government for the people, by the people, and of the people. Obama is the greatest threat to America we have ever seen. More so than the Japanese, more than the Russians, more than the Nazis. We are under attack from the White House.

  • http://daveposh.org/ Dave Posh

    Obama administration WON’T do their job, but Texas will do what government should for their citizens.

  • http://daveposh.org/ Dave Posh
  • Sue

    Doesn’t it get tiresome making excuses for your lord and savior, Obama? Do your homework, we want less taxation, less regulation, and less interference from govt in our daily lives. By all means, you can pay my taxes…that is, if you actually work for a living.

  • Sue

    I wonder if they will be sending them back over to Mexico, or will they just help with the processing and busing that’s going on. I vote: send them back now!

  • Dwight Ashe

    LATEST JOKE: A SURVEY OF EXICANS WAS ASKED…40% SAID THEY WOLD LIKE TO LIVEIN AMERICA…PROBLEM IS…THE OTHER 60% ARE ALREADY THERE…

  • mudslide

    Don’t be surprised if the DoJ (I know, I know), tries to sue Texas for enforcing the law…

  • Cindy Alderson Petrovich

    They should start a tent city for them on the white house lawn!

  • Craig Johnson

    We must contact the Mexican government–They will HAVE to be responsible for the folks who flow into their country–period! We can not afford to keep ANYONE who just jumps the line!! We have many children who’s parents can not afford to feed them in Illinois–the kids get food sent home for an evening meal in their backpack each day & extra for the weekend!! Good grief- Illinois is Obama’s claimed state!!

  • Catherine Maio

    After 90 days you SHOULD be out of a homeless shelter. EVERYONE should. That is THREE MONTHS. You should be ashamed to stay even that long. I would be. And if you are in a homeless shelter- and don’t tell me I don’t know- you can get benefits like food stamps, medical treatment, housing assistance- it may vary state to state as to what you can get and what is available, but I have been down, down, really down, and there was help available for me, born and bred in the good ol’ USA. Perhaps you did not qualify for some reason, I do not know your situation, but here in NY, we get a lot of these types of homeless shelters, where you are given help for a time but need to look for work also. People would come in all raggedy, not dressed appropriately, dirty, stinking of alcohol wanting to apply for a job. They didn’t want the job, they wanted the boss to sign a paper that they were there and had asked. No one ever took the job when we would say sure, we have a spot, you can start today, if you do well you are welcome to come back tomorrow, the job is yours. Like if one of the dishwashers did not show or something like that- NO ONE ever said hey, thanks, wow!! They all had an excuse as to why they could not. Right now, and I am not saying this is fair or right, but children born to illegals in this country are in fact citizens. They are entitled to SSI, FS/MA, SSD- everything a citizen of the USA is, because that is what they are. I will repeat- I don’t think this is fair or right, but it’s the law. Illegals that have natural born American children are a tough nut to crack. You can’t send away the baby, who is a citizen. You can’t forcibly take the child from his or her parents and send them away, put the child in the system. Many don’t speak English and frankly are not ENTITLED to hold a job in this country. So you can complain about that, but yes, as a citizen, you should be looking for a job and doing everything else you can to get on your feet, even if you have to go to welfare and try to get some kind of help. Homeless people who stay in private (not city/county run) shelters must obey the rules of the shelter, whether that means staying sober, looking for work, paying your way after THREE MONTHS of living rent free… and then only asked to pay $50 a week? Please, I wish I had it that good. If the shelter houses illegals with American children, the rules may be different for them, and frankly that’s none of your business, as these shelters are run on charitable funds, not taxpayer funds. Also, do you have any idea if the shelter catered to families with illegal parents with American children? Perhaps that shelter is there to help these people through the system. Maybe the families have relatives somewhere in the country and are waiting on sponsorship or for someone in the family who may be American to take the child and then they will be sent home? There is a charity/shelter where I live that caters specifically to those who emigrate from former Eastern Bloc nations, particularly the Ukraine. If there are left over funds, anyone may apply for them. I did but was denied on a few different occasions. This is a religious based charity, but like I said, anyone could apply, but you had a better chance if you were from the Ukraine. Did it bother me? No. I just went looking for help elsewhere. Which is what you should have done if you were unhappy with the accommodations where you were staying… for free. I think we have an enormous problem when it comes to the so called”anchor babies” in this country. The only solution I can think of that doesn’t tear a family to pieces is that upon discovery, the American baby must return to the parent’s home country with them until they reach an agreed upon age of majority and then they may return here as full American citizens, their birthright. It’s unfortunate that they must be kept out for a time, but that is the price of your parent’s crime, take it up with them. If anyone has a better idea, run for congress.

  • DonkeyHoatie

    I’d love to see some investigative reporters go down to the countries where these people are coming from, and talk to the news outlets who are promulgating the stories about the US letting children come in. Trace it back to its source. Some of it will undoubtedly be from illegals already here, but I’d bet it came from a govt official through back channels.

  • Anonymous

    THIS IS WHY AZ WANTED SB1070!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I recall someone saying how we here in AZ should allow some of these illegals aliens live with AZ residents. Are you kidding me??? I could not believe what some politicians can even suggest. First of all most of us are living paycheck to paycheck. Not to mention there are over 500,000 US citizens that are in the foster care system whom I would be more than happy to have once I have the means to support them. There is no way am I don’t want illegals in my country, state and especially in my home. We need to bus them all to DC and let them handle it. Anyone with a semi decent IQ knows this is all Barry’s doing.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

    Dual citizen Chuck Schumer should take them to Israel.

  • donS2

    What an idiot! BlueMN you need to drink the coolaid util you croak!

  • donS2

    Illinois is his claimed state, and he does’t care about you either. He only cares about the integration with South/Central America.

  • Catherine Maio

    If you truly and honestly think that, there isn’t anything anyone could say to make you see reason. President Obama, worse than Hitler, worse than Stalin? Are you kidding me? Unbelievable. And when the next president comes along who you disagree with, they will be the new most dangerous threat this country has ever seen. How old are you, anyway? Sheesh.

  • Catherine Maio

    Yeah, that will come out. Sure it will. Check your morning paper for the next million years.

  • Catherine Maio

    Lots of people hate immigrants that come here legally, ones with work visas. They compete for American jobs, and good paying ones at that.

  • BlueMN

    So you would be okay with it if the same number of people from Latin America came across the US border if they were legal? Good to know. Easy fix; make it legal to cross the border, now they’re all legal and likable for Tea Party folks too.

  • Catherine Maio

    Doesn’t it get tiresome, blaming the POTUS for everything bad that’s ever happened? Because all you guys seem to do is find a way to trace unseemly historical moments forward to Mr. Obama, as if it was his direct line that spawned all evil in the world and he is their crowning achievement, here to break down the American Way. When I come away from these sites (because I believe everyone has a say and I’d like to read their thoughts) I am frightened that people with so much seeming hate could actually be calling themselves christians, say that they are working towards the betterment of our country when they clearly aren’t and just hate their fellow man, just because s/he is different than they are. It’s truly frightening, and because of the anonymity of the internet, you never know who these people are- because most would never dare speak some of the things written here. My gosh, I could be shopping for groceries next to people who have this type of hatred inside. I surely hope not.

  • Anonymous

    Life throws some odd curves from time to time.
    Mr. Beck,
    Is it not interesting to find yourself proven right when all thought you nuts? (although it is sad to watch this unfold).
    Warning was given.
    Few listened.
    We needed an “Ellis Island” on our southern borders… way back then.
    But everyone was busy chasing starlettes, fighting the Red/Blue war for control, or smoking their reality from a pipe.
    Now comes the point of choose or get overwhelmed.
    Are we a Nation of wise eagles.
    Or a gaggle of geese confused by the starting gun.

  • https://www.facebook.com/faast.us Perceptions

    I do believe it. I didn’t agree with Clinton either but I didn’t see him as a threat to the country. Obama has flat out defied the Constitution. Obama is flagrantly flooding our country with illegals and he is doing it from the White House. At least in our past wars we could shoot back at the enemy. If we shoot at the enemy now then they have already won.

  • Dulcie A. Covington

    Just turn them around and send them back. If you feel we need to do something for them, give them some water and a box lunch and send them on their way back. This is an invasion started by the current administration. Letting them into the country, you are just asking for trouble and that’s what we have….trouble. Now, the gang members are coming across, what the hell is the matter with our government?

  • Catherine Maio

    Who said it? When? Where? Can you provide a link? Or are you just going on rumour? Hearsay? And it’s all “Barry’s” fault, really? I didn’t realise you were so close to Mr. Obama that you call him by his…nickname? That you don’t respect the office of the presidency enough to even say “The President” speaks volumes about you. It’s not the man holding the office currently, it is the office itself where a great many good men have served. Please, say the POTUS even, if you can not bring yourself to say “Mr. Obama” at least. The rudeness in this country is getting very out of hand.

  • Paper Boy

    Certainly the media will be reporting on these conditions, or, is that too much to expect. After all, progressive socialist liberalism is their panacea and there is no regress. Their loyalty is fervent, but in the end they will be disappointed and confused. As a result there will be much contention and the marriage will be over.

  • Catherine Maio

    All caps, always classy. And I think you are missing a letter. And a clue.

  • Anonymous

    The media looks for the hot story for the current lede of the moment in its adversaries (so it can compete). They bring their own confusion. When chaos comes the wary are prepared… The unwary fight each other and whack each other with swords and stones of blame as the chaos consumes them.

  • Catherine Maio

    Like I said, nothing anyone could say would convince you if you really think President Obama is worse than HITLER or STALIN. Be serious!

  • https://www.facebook.com/faast.us Perceptions

    I didn’t say he was worse than them (although given the opportunity I think he could be), I said he was a greater threat to America than any of them!

  • Catherine Maio

    “Obama is the greatest threat to America *we have ever seen.* (emphasis added) More so than the Japanese, more than the Russians, more than the Nazis.” Okay, so you didn’t say Hitler, but you said the Nazis- who led them? You didn’t say Stalin, but you said The Russians. If I recall my history correctly, Stalin was the leader in Russia for a time and did unimaginable things. Since you added the Japanese, you must be talking about WWII, and frankly, the things that were done in that war were much worse than anything you may know or imagine President Obama has done.

  • Elena

    Bundle them up, put them on a C-130 pax config, and send them to the capital city of their country of origin. Give them a box lunch and a wave bye-bye.

  • Elena

    Indeed. The USAF makes a fine box lunch. I had one at March AFB on my return fm the Gulf War in 1991.

  • Elena

    We do NOT hate immigrants. We detest when folks do NOT follow the laws and jump lines and borders.

  • Catherine Maio

    Because there have never been a problem with illegal aliens before Mr. Obama took office, sure. Our laws do not matter to those so desperate that they risk their lives to cross the border. Not that I think they should cross at all, but imagine a living situation where you and your family were so poor that abandoning the meagre possessions you may have, filling a few jugs of water and carrying everything you can on your back, crossing dangerous territory just to get here, to the Land of the Free. I don’t think we should take them in, but I do understand the desperate mentality these people feel. I empathise with them, but they must do what they can to fix their own country, we have enough problems of our own.

  • Elena

    Dallas is 9-10 hrs fm the RGV. “The sun riz; the sun set; and you ain’t outta Texas yet.” It’s bigger than it looks LOL I live here and have made the RGV to Metroplex run before.

  • Elena

    No, send them home.

    If the Central Americans really want freedom, let them fight for it and kick out the oligarchs and cartels.

  • Elena

    Absolutely — they want what we have built? Build it there. The process is well-known. Freedom means getting rid of the oligarchs and cartels.

  • Watch it

    The media will start reporting on this when they figure out a way to blame it on Bush.

  • Anonymous

    Or when reality overwhelms them.

  • Watch it

    Maybe while they are down there they can spread some misinformation that will halt future migration…. like …’;sure, after you people get into the US illegally, you will be processed with all the rest and the oil distributed to fuel banks in the north. Thank you for making our task easier by coming north on your own.’

  • Catherine Maio

    I agree, but the drug cartels would be less of a problem for us if we seriously undertook the responsible legalisation of certain drugs and chronic pain patients were not treated like criminals. When you are in pain 24/7 and can not get relief legally through a doctor, heroin is cheaper than trying to buy what medication you actually need (pills on the street are quite expensive). Not that I am saying H should be legalised, but it is near impossible to get proper pain management in this country anymore. I have been disabled due to an accident since1993. When I was going through my surgeries and afterward, the doctors gave enough pain medicine so that you weren’t actually in pain, not just enough so you wouldn’t go into withdrawal. They used to be able to call the pharmacy and give your prescription, and believe it or not, you could actually get refills on the bottle. People who abuse prescription pain medication make it so hard for the people who actually need that medication to get it, because thee doctors do want to help but are afraid of losing their license, which is very valuable to them, no doubt. But if you take a person like me, who has been on and off narcotic pain medicine since 1993, a person who has never asked for an early refill, never “lost” my meds or had them “stolen” it becomes ridiculous. The drug cartels are winning because of the insistence in America that marijuana remain a schedule I drug, while Cocaine is Schedule II, and Meth is Schedule III. Even an imbecile knows that cocaine and meth are far more dangerous than marijuana. If you want less drug cartel action on this side of the border, we need to change the way we think about drugs of all kinds, evaluate them on their true danger individually.

  • http://forumsforjustice.com/forums/showthread.php?p=211#post211 Forums4Justice

    Focus on the Root Cause http://bit.ly/1ozMWxM

  • BigMama

    I apologize for all the rude people you’ve encountered on this lead. In reality all they’re really saying is they have determined their leader has earned a vote of no confidence.

  • BigMama

    Yet. Just wait.

  • Anonymous

    In Oregon, people are allowed to stay at a shelter for 2 weeks, then they have to move. And yes, the illegals are given housing and food and Christmas time is mainly for them.

  • Anonymous

    Bush help promote allowing illegals in, send them to his ranch, Put them on a bus, and stop then off at his ranch.

  • Anonymous

    I remember several years ago, a group of hispanics said, you took our land, we are taking it back. They just need enough time and patience, and they will outnumber our law enforcement and military, they already have started graduating from college, and will be ready to go into government, police positions, hospitals etc.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

    Maybe dual citizen Chuck Schumer, Michael Bloomberg, and Rahm Immanuel can get gun control and open borders for Israel…

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

    Maybe dual citizen Chuck Schumer, Michael Bloomberg, and Rahm Immanuel can get gun control and open borders for Israel…

    Tell them they are going to Palestine… let them think it is a town in Texas…

  • Tracy Adamson

    I noticed the way you spelled “realise”. In the US that word is spelled “realize”. Does this mean you are from another country outside of the United States? If so, then maybe you should keep your politics in your own country and stay out of ours. If you are a naturalized citizen and are a registered voter then by all means speak your mind. If not, then you have no business in our politics and how people refer to our president.

  • cactusue

    Scam

  • Jim

    If you would write a longer story! We would read it! Oh by the way guru! Who do you think is putting out the advertisements in central america! You
    Liberal goofball! Oh i know! Bush is!!

  • jo

    We have illegals working the government funded, subsidized Dairy Farms in Michigan, have for years, they are in demand, stop hiring illegals…. period

  • jo

    The men get jobs as migrants and send for their families, they used to send money and food to home country now it’s just to dangerous to live there, see it in my county all the time, Christmas tree growers, dairy, crop harvest have housing set up for them, why is this so surprising?

  • jo

    majority of children couldn’t tell you what country they’re from, so you just throw them back?

  • jo

    No we are a great country we create a BS story about WMD and we send thousands of troops and have this nice company call Halliburton take care of them and also keep that oil flowing for our wonderful Big Oil companies and when it is finally admitted , hey maybe we were wrong,, another president has to clean up the mess, pulls the troops and the dictator is dead now so who controls that country? nobody

  • jo

    What does it say in the Constitution about borrowing trillions of money for a fake war( invasion for oil) What does it say about liars and crooks like W and Cheney ? Should they be in prison for war crimes?

  • jo

    Yes I’m sure Hitler was worried about affordable health care and a healthy school lunch program or even closing the loop holes in Medicare to save the senior citizens so they wouldn’t have to worry about food or meds..

  • jo

    If Texas has a plan the Feds will be paying for it, I assure you..

  • jo

    Remember Perry laid off his Fire Departments , cut funding and when he had his wild fires he cried to the Federal Government for help and complained they didn’t give funding or bring in national guard fast enough? That’s TX

  • jo

    Send them back where? Majority aren’t even from Mexico, it’s more complicated than that

  • jo

    We resettled over 403 thousand boat people from Vietnam because we were on a guilt trip , take care of these children , get them to their home lands and families , they didn’t plan this trip to the border,

  • https://www.facebook.com/faast.us Perceptions

    Bush had a UN resolution and Congressional approval for his war. Obama had neither for his war in Libya. Obama is the one with the illegal war. Where are your cries for prison for him?

  • https://www.facebook.com/faast.us Perceptions

    You should probably read more. It’s exactly those types of “programs” that tyrants use to gain power, including Hitler.

  • jo

    We need to invade Mexico it is in our better interests, drug running, immigrants, natural resources ( oil) create the farms again, tourism, kill the cartel , wipe them out.. to close to us..

  • jo

    Dallas ain’t even TX really just a TV show town.

  • jo

    Why because people are escaping poverty and drug cartels? I see people fleeing Iraq also , is there any difference except they don’t have to cross oceans to get here, what’s the difference in a drug war and a religious war, ? War is War

  • DON

    put them into busses and send them all to DC, let the Feds sort it out. Its their job.

  • Anonymous

    It’s not surprising. Why do the citizens not stay there and make a better Central America and Mexico? Is direct overwhelming USA military assistance needed to clean out the border towns, cartels and destroy cartel compounds and manufacturing sites perhaps at great loss of life, even innocent lives? I don’t mean supplying “advisers” or “weapons”.

  • Catherine Maio

    The person who uses this computer the most is British, so the keyboard and spelling are set to British. Since we are down a laptop at the moment, I don’t really care to go back and forth with the keyboard settings, and the spelling is automatically corrected to British spelling- they don’t use z in the way we would in a lot of words, they use an s instead. I find myself confused when proofreading sometimes, but I really don’t care enough to go through an entire post and change the s to z- technically it is the correct spelling whether you used the z or the s, but as for me, I am a natural born American citizen, born in NYS.

  • Unite or Shut up

    You are right, Bush and Cheney had a UN resolution based on lies made up after 9/11. Good people died on that day and they took a national tragedy and used it to start a war. Our soldiers died and are still dying because they lied. Did Obama make mistakes? Yes he did and I do and you do and that is life. These Mexicans should be sent home, this is not their country. Our soldiers should come home and protect our country. Our citizens should unite and forget left or right, democrat or republican, black or white. Our Country is called the United States of America. What did you do today to unite our country? Bashing our President does NOT count because once again the word we all forget is UNITED!

  • Catherine Maio

    The President took office in 2008. It’s 2014 now. What, is he waiting for, his last day in office? That’s just dumb.

  • Catherine Maio

    I never said anything about President Bush, 1 or 2. A woman said she thought President Obama was “…the greatest threat to America we have ever seen.” Ever. Seen. She named all of our enemies from WWII- The Japanese, the Nazis, and The Russians (Stalin). I think that is just plain silly. Clearly at least Hitler and Stalin were much worse, more of a danger to us (and to the world) than President Obama has ever been or will ever be. I called her out on her comment. What that has to do with for President Bush (1 or 2), I have no idea.

  • Catherine Maio

    Very nice post, Jo. I too believe this county’s problems are far worse than out petty squabbles. Asking ourselves, what did I do to help Unite our country today? is a wonderful reminder for us to be kind to our fellow neighbours, because that is where it all starts- the ability to get along and treat our neighbours as equal to ourselves. If we can not do that, we have no chance to unite as a country.

  • Catherine Maio

    More money on another war- where will it come from? Even if we went in and cleared out all of the drug cartels, ten minutes after we came home there would be new cartels forming and they’d be up and operating in a week. Make it so their product is no longer necessary to us and it will stop the money coming in, at least from our side. Let them sell their product at home and try to make the same kind of money from there- it just won’t happen for them. But this is not possible as long as we wilfully keep our heads in the sand about drug legalisation in the USA. I am not saying legalise everything or even legalise most things across the board, I just think it is ridiculous to say that Marijuana has no medical value at all when studies have shown that it does, is so dangerous to a person that it must remain in Schedule I, even though it has never killed a single person. And then to say Methamphetamine does have medical value ( a doctor can legally prescribe meth to you right now!!)-the stuff people make from chemicals under their kitchen sink- that has medical value by having it in Schedule III. Ridiculous, imho.

  • Catherine Maio

    So they have. I’m not going to sit here and say that I agree with some or all of the things the President has done. I certainly don’t like the new cost of my health insurance. I don’t think the idea of trying to provide health care to as many Americans as possible is a bad idea, but the compromise of these health insurance exchanges as opposed to a single payer system… I don’t think it was a smart plan. But Presidents come and go, some leave us with more good things than bad, some of them leave us with more bad than good. We will have to see history’s ultimate judgement on President Obama’s contributions when he is out of office and we move on to someone else. But the bickering, arguing, “debates;” the many personal attacks on each other for our beliefs when this is one of the very things in the constitution we value so greatly, the disrespect to each other that seems easier and easier to fly off of our keyboards… I don’t think it’s helpful.

  • Feet2Fire

    They need to change the anchor baby law. Nobody should be able to simply step across our border, dump a baby, and suddenly hit the jackpot of American benefits, whether it’s the mother or the child. Change the law that’s creating so much havoc for REAL AMERICANS.

  • Feet2Fire

    A rather anemic start, but better than nothing.

  • Feet2Fire

    Why is it that every time someone mentions the outrages currently going on, blockheads dredge up the sins of Cheney and Bush (or whoever) to try to JUSTIFY the current BS? A rhetorical question; please don’t bother to provide your lame excuses. It is obvious that some people will NEVER open their eyes and see the TRUTH that America is on her last leg, and it is MORE because of the current MESS than anything to date. None are so blind as those who will NOT see.

  • Feet2Fire

    Ever hear of FOX News? You ought to check them out once in a while, and find out what is REALLY GOING ON in USA.

  • Tony

    Really ,under this current administration ICE had to sue to do their job and Border Patrol is doing day care services because they are not allowed to enforce the law . So you jackasses cant blame Bush for this mess , the IRS mess , the Benghazi mess , VA mess , Obamacare mess ( esp since its got his name in it ).

  • BlueMN

    Paraphrasing original comment: Something else Tea Party has in common with extreme right-wing parties in Europe, they hate immigrants. http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/tea-party-stands-alone-key-issues-n135426

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  • Oliver Ales

    With moral legal principles as the basis for general rules of law that minimize coercion, government actions become more predictable.

  • SRM29

    We do not hate immigrants! How many times must we say it? Illegal immigrants are breaking the law, but the federal gov refuses to enforce it. What is it? You seriously don’t see a problem with illegal immigration? I don’t understand the hostility and downright lies levied against us for wanting immigration laws enforced.

  • SRM29

    Doesn’t it get tiresome, labeling opposition to Obama as hatred and racism? Some people do have a lot of hate, but NOT the majority. We blame Obama and his administration for a lot of things because they truly are responsible. The american way IS deteriorating rapidly under their leadership. We are sick of the blatant lies. We are sick of the scandals, of which Obama mysteriously NEVER knows about. We are sick of the joke that is his foreign policy. It’s never ending!

  • Anonymous

    I will NOT call him “President”. I give him just as much respect as he gives to Americans. You can go to Foster Care Link and find the number of children in Foster Care, Duh! It is Barry’s fault due to the fact all he sees are democratic voters. The illegals are uneducated, unskilled and diseases that we cannot control. AZ tried to control the illegals with SB1070 and it got shredded. Let CA deal with them.