Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Al-Qaida's Nuclear Target List Disclosed

More and more it seems that there might be something to the story of Russian suitcase nukes being in the United States. According to a report on WorldNetDaily, captured Al-Qaeda documents include a supposed hit list of American cities and it may include New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Boston and Washington, D.C. New York and Washington. I do not know if these information is correct but if I lived in one of those cities, I would seriously give a second thought to being home on any of the dates mentioned in the article that is linked to above.

The mere fact that this is even a possibility is an indication that the policy of not enforcing immigration laws and pretending to have an “open” border for the last 50 years has not worked. The time is going to come when we may be forced to place United States military units on our borders and while I think that is a good idea in the short term we have to come up with a solution to protect this country while streamlining the process to legally immigrate to the United States.

Recently Senator John Kyl of Arizona and Senator John Cornyn of Texas introduced a new bill that if passed would provide a large increase of both manpower and funding to the Border Patrol while at the same time streamlining the process for verification of citizenship by employers and creates a temporary worker program. The interesting part of the bill is that if passed it would require all illegals to return to their home country within a period of 5 years before they could reapply for legal status. Thus, all illegals would in a small way be punished for breaking the law when they came here and placed at the back of the line for U.S. citizenship. The one thing I do not see in the details of the bill is how exactly we are going to enforce the “return to home country”. However, since the bill was just introduced today, I suspect that point will be hammered out in debate.

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