Feedback by supporters of Veterans for Secure Borders, page 11
I have finally come to the realization that it doesn’t matter. No matter what I attempt to do to control Illegal Immigrants from entering this country, it doesn’t matter. The people I work for, Customs & Border Protection, don’t care. The Department of Homeland Security doesn’t care. Congress doesn’t care. And to top it all off, the President of the United States only encourages more Illegal Immigration.
I must state from the beginning that I am not Anti-immigrant. I am the grandson of immigrants; my grandparents entered the US through Ellis Island. My wife is an immigrant, from South America. I have two immigrant brother-in-laws. I am part of a family of immigrants. But, most important of all, a family of LEGAL Immigrants.
I spent over 20 years serving my country as a proud member of the US Army. I would not trade those years for anything. I was always proud to wear my uniform. I was proud to represent my country in many different nations of the world. I retired honorably and am a Disabled Veteran. When I was planning for my life after the Army, I felt the need to continue to work for the government of this country. I have known for years that my country was being invaded by illegal immigrants. I wanted to work in a position where I could help stem the tide. I was told from the very beginning that I was too old for Border Patrol or to be an Immigration Agent. I decided that I would try and be the best Immigration Inspector possible....
The other day I arrived home from work and was eating my dinner. During our conversation, my wife mentioned to me that she was told that there are 2 new students in our daughter’s elementary school. One of them is in our daughter’s 1st grade class. I thought that was nice to know until my wife told me the rest of the story. These 2 children and their parents crossed the river illegally over the weekend. On Monday, the children are enrolled in school, Medicaid and Food Stamps. How am I supposed to teach my children the importance of following the Laws of this country? How am I supposed to tell my children I won’t be home for their birthday or Christmas because I am working at an important job for our country? How are my children to feel when other people tell them their father has a stupid job that means nothing?...
The federal government makes sure that these illegal immigrants are protected. First, the organization responsible for border security, Customs & Border Protection, is run by former, career US Customs officials. Not one of them knows, understands or cares to enforce immigration laws. We have instituted a De facto Amnesty through the “Catch & Release” program for OTM’s. We have ensured that Border Patrol can not patrol the border by keeping all the BP agents in the station to process the OTM’s and give them their I-862’s.
Now, you tell me; does it really matter whether or not I do the job I was trained, and want, to do? What good is it if I catch one fraudulent document? Prosecute one Mexican for making a False Claim to US citizenship? Cancel one visa and do an Expedited Removal because someone worked in the US illegally? The US government refuses to enforce the same immigration laws that I am trying to enforce. Customs & Border Protection is an organization of nepotism, favoritism, inept management and no desire to fully enforce the immigration laws of this country.
... Those of us that believe in what we do and want to do it well no longer want to be part of an organization that is derelict in its duties to protect the citizens of our country. We ask for your help. Please help us and convince the politicians that they must change their policies and begin enforcing the laws of the United States. I want to do my job – please give me a reason to do it to the best of my abilities.
J., La Joya, TX, SFC, ARMY, 1980-2003
No illegal immigration.
No "Birthright" citizenship.
No "Guest Workers'.
No Chain mirgration.
No Amnesty of any kind.
yes ,We need a fence, a fence makes good neighbors.
Thank you for this web site. God, Take care.
from a 5th Generation Texan..Eloy A. Heras
Eloy Heras, Amarillo, Texas, U.S. Navy, E7, 1964-1985
Hello Veterans; Please support a 200,000 man draft into the National Guard to Secure the Canadian and Mexican borders and to help the Coast Guard with our ports.
Also, how about a gas rationing as during WW2.
Will you support internment camps as during WW2 for all illegals?
My dad was in the Big Red One in North Africa, he got two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star among other awards for doing what was the right thing to do during his time on earth. I worked in S.Vietnam for two contracts and another one in S.Arabia as well as serving in the regular army myself.
Ronald Frank, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.ARMY, E-3, 1980-1982
Because of 9/11 I went and joined the army for a 3 year hitch aftrer a 8 year break in service. I spent a year in Iraq only to come home and find out that we have neen invaded by mexico.
CHRIS ELLIS, HOPE HULL, Alabama, ARMY, SGT, 10
I have had enough of wage depression, over crowded schools and closing hospitals. It is time for the U.S. to help its own working poor.
James M. Roberts, Naperville, IL, Army, E-5, 1980-1990
All who served did so to protect "The American Way". I seems that our service was a waste of time. I feel that we are way past the crossroads of preserving our freedoms and Liberty granted by our founders.
The liberial left has gone social/commie and the right is afraid they will lose THE ILLEGAL ALIEN VOTE!
So where does that leave the American Citizen?
Having no leadership in Washington and being invaded from all parts of the world is a scarry position.
Bob Whitley, Fort Collins, CO, US Army, SSG E6, 1955-1964
Yes we must stop giving illegals a free ride into our country.
George Nelson, Harrison, MI, USMC, L/Cpl, 1967-1970
I believe in helping all LEGAL immigrants no matter what color/ethnicity. Illegal aliens are a direct threat to our nation's security. Deport them all!
Peter Ahern, Princeton, TX, USN, MMCS (E-8), 1970-1993
I'm afraid our country is finished without radical change in stopping this foreign invasion. In 10 to 20 years we'll have more than 50 million illegal aliens here. They will begin seizing more and more political power, and then we will be unable to stop them. I can see the day when those of us of "European descent" will be forced out of our own country, as the third world hordes take over.
Jay finegan, Cumberland,, Maine, Army, E-5, 1973-1976
So much for my 3 Honorable Discharges hanging on the wall. We didn't sign up for this! I hope none of these Illegal Aliens stick a foreign flag in MY face, I can not be held responsible for my actions. Thank you all for your service to our Country!
Christopher Gage, Morongo Valley, CA, Army Security Agency, Sgt. E-5, 1970-1994 17 years of service
I am American. To be "AMERICAN" is a state of mind. It means loving this beautiful concept that is American with all your heart, to the point where you are willing to die for it and those fellow citizens who feel the same. Today we are being invaded be people who admittedly have no loyalty to America and wave FOREIGN flags while burning ours. This is war and we have every right to defend our nation.
Jorge David Rodriguez, Norwalk, CA, Army, Sergeant, 1998-2003
The America I live in now, is not the America I grew up to love and serve. My unit guarded another country's border during the Cold War at great expense, now our politicians infer that it's too expensive to secure our OWN BORDER!!!
Jim Steele, Norcross, Ga, USA, Sgt (E-5), 1979-1984