Quote of the Day
Source: Christian Science Monitor
"Some say we cannot send 12 million illegals now in the United States back where they came from. Of course we can!"You see, the idea of mass deportation doesn't mean that, if there are 12 million illegal aliens in the country, law enforcement officials have to physically deport 12 million people. Large number, to be sure, but the much greater number will be those who self-deport...when they realize that we're actually going to enforce the laws they've been breaking.
--Walt Edwards, U.S. Border Patrol (retired)
Like Eisenhoewr's Operation Wetback, in which Edwards took part...
Then on June 17, 1954, what was called "Operation Wetback" began. Because political resistance was lower in California and Arizona, the roundup of aliens began there. Some 750 agents swept northward through agricultural areas with a goal of 1,000 apprehensions a day. By the end of July, over 50,000 aliens were caught in the two states. Another 488,000, fearing arrest, had fled the country.We do not, as a nation, lack the ability to fix this problem...but those we have elected to represent us have neither the desire nor the will. As citizens, it is our job to "help" them find both.
By September, 80,000 had been taken into custody in Texas, and an estimated 500,000 to 700,000 illegals had left the Lone Star State voluntarily.