President Obama Says the Border is Secure! Here’s What a Border Sheriff Says…

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President Obama insists the southern border is more secure than at any time during the seventies, and of course he’s taking credit for that.

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Obama’s Never Been on the Border

Last week, Sheriff Paul Babeu, Sheriff of Pinal County Arizona where the “Tucson Sector” of the border with Mexico is had this to say to a Congressional Committee.

Speaking before the House Judiciary Committee on the issue of illegal immigration, Sheriff Paul Babeu, from Pinal County, Ariz., said up to 30 percent of the roughly 120,000 illegal aliens apprehended every year at the southwest U.S. border around his county have some kind of criminal record in the United States, adding that “the border is not more secure than ever” as President Barack Obama has stated.

The Media Won’t Challenge the President.

The President like to make feel-good statements that are never challenged by his house-organ media.  The details, coming from a man who is on the firing line, are this.

He also said the situation is so lawless in some areas it is like a war-zone on American soil, where “local law enforcement is leading the effort to fight criminal syndicates from a foreign nation.”

According to Babeu, between 88,000 and 123,000 illegal aliens are apprehended each year at the Tuscon Sector, one of nine border patrol zones along the U.S.-Mexico border. Among those illegal aliens, between 17 and 30 percent have a criminal record in the country, Babeu testified.

“This clearly shows that the border is not more secure than ever,” he said.

Babeu also detailed the drug-running and smuggling operations that have become more and more prevalent in his county. In one day alone, law enforcement officials arrested 78 members of a notorious cartel and seized 108 illegal weapons, all during a single drug bust.

“[These are] not just handguns,” Babeu explained. “These are scoped rifles and AK-47s, two of which were traced back to the Fast and Furious operation. This is in my county.”

Life in Phoenix.

Babeu is absolutely right.  Your Curmudgeons live just a tad north of Pinal County in Phoenix.  Crime by illegal aliens is an everyday occurrence in our once peaceful community.

Illegal aliens make up about 6% of Arizona’s population.  They account for about 46% of our foreign born residents.  Illegal immigration is a huge problem because almost half of all illegal immigration comes across the border between Arizona and Mexico.

Economics.

Illegal aliens have a huge negative economic impact on our state and on our city.

  • They make up over 9% of the workforce, taking jobs from US citizens and those who are here legally.
  • Kids whose parents are here illegally make up 10% of K-12 school kids and Barack Obama’s federal government requires them to be admitted to our schools.
  • What amounts to free health care costs legal Arizona residents over $300 million every year.
  • The Arizona Department of Corrections estimates that 17% of its prison population is illegal aliens, and 22% of felony defendants in Maricopa County (Phoenix) are illegal aliens.
  • The total education, medical, and incarceration costs in Arizona due to illegal immigration are $2.6 billion a year.

Murdered for Cigarettes.

Grant Ronnebeck was working the graveyard shift Thursday morning at a central Mesa convenience store when an angry customer approached the counter.

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The man dumped a handful of change on the store counter just before 4 a.m., demanded a pack of cigarettes and, when Ronnebeck tried to count the money, pointed a gun at the clerk’s head, authorities said.

Ronnebeck handed over the cigarettes immediately, according to Mesa police, but it wasn’t enough to save his life.

This young man, with his life ahead of him, was murdered over a package of cigarettes.  By an illegal alien.  Who had just been released from custody on another felony crime.

[Apolinar ] Altamirano was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder, armed robbery, burglary, unlawful flight and misconduct involving weapons because he is a prohibited possessor. Court records show Altamirano initially was charged with burglary in 2012, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of facilitation to commit burglary and was placed on probation for two years. A court document said he was born in Mexico and was in the U.S. illegally. A judge had ordered notification of U.S. immigration officials.

“Immigration officials” would the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.  They work for Eric Holder and Barack Obama.

Here’s Something You Can Do Mr. President.

Mr. President, if you want to talk about how safe the border is, if you want to talk about all you’re doing to keep us safe, don’t talk to a business conference.  Talk to Grant Ronnebec’s friends.  Tell his mom how you’re doing everything you can.

She’ll be a much tougher sell than the White House Press Corpse.

 



About Author

Michael Becker is a long time activist and a businessman. He's been involved in the pro-life movement since 1976 and has been counseling addicts and ministering to prison inmates since 1980. Becker is a Curmudgeon. He has decades of experience as an operations executive in turnaround situations and in mortgage banking. He blogs regularly at The Right Curmudgeon, The Minority Report, Wizbang, Unified Patriots and Joe for America. He lives in Phoenix and is almost always armed.

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