Feedback by supporters of Veterans for Secure Borders, page 5
We've got a problem with our borders that had better be solved, or future generations and our own generation will live to regret it. I think the Minuteman project is a good start in that direction!
Adelore Prince, Tennessee, E5, Army & Air Force, 3 years & 8 years
We ARE being invaded and the Federal Gov't is doing nothing!
William A. Bahus, Indiana, Sgt., 1985-1994
The illegal immigrant problem has gotten totally out of hand. We need to secure the borders.
John K. Botner, North Carolina, Technical Sergeant, USAF, 1977 - 1994
Lets Roll, Seal the Borders.
Ruben Juarez, Texas, E-5, USAF, 1993-2001
A primary mission of the federal government is to protect the national sovereignty, the nations borders and its people. In that mission the federal government has failed.
Bob Simoneau, California, Cpl., USMC, 1965-1968
I support minutemen efforts to secure our borders from illegal invasion. Share our country? Happily . . . LEGALLY! My kids (ages 19-27) don't understand my concern. The media needs to show more visual footage causing the american alarm. That's what I was trying to find when I came across your site.
Diana Ansell, Ohio
Top Priority: Secure our Borders!
William L. Reynolds, California, E5, US Army, 1966 - 1968
It is imperative that the President and Congress secure our borders immediately, allowing absolutely no one to cross from Mexico into the United States except fully legal entries. We must then heavily penalize all employers of illegal immigrants, and start deporting those illegals who insist on remaining here. Humanely but decidedly.
The military must help the Border Patrol, cost what it may. And it will cost much, but as somebody said a nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation at all. A basic definition of a nation is that it has borders. We owe Mexico nothing. Bush should immediately authorize 2,000, not 200, border patrols for 2005, and 8K more in years to come. AND CONGRESS FUND THEM AS WELL AS THE MILITARY. If not we citizens may have to march on Washington, D.C. I like America and I want, insist, that foreigners respect our laws. the INS needs to be cleaned up. How about that INS EMPLOYEE WHo was caught smuggling illegals in from Mexico.
I have lived extensively in three South American countries (Bolivia, Uruguay, and Colombia), and traveled in l7 of the 19 Hispanic countries (all except Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic), am a retired CU, Boulder, prof. of Spanish and Spanish Lit., and am a lifelong Hispanophile. But I like America a trillion times more than Mexico or any other country. I want to preserve the best in our culture, not destroy it. Immigration is an American issue, not a Republican or a Democrat issue.
Charles L. King, Colorado, Tech 3rd class, U.S. Army Air Corps, then Army Engineers, April 16, 1942--Feb. 1, 1946
We need to stop this now.
Wallace Fleming, Texas, E3, Air Force, 1961-1965
I totally support protected boarders.
Bruce Tucker, Arkansas, corporal, National Guard, 1953 - 1957
Secure boaders, north and south, are vital to our Nation, our way of life and our children's future.
Franklin J. McGlynn, Virginia, Colonel, US Army, 30 years
I support legal immigration, and strict control of our borders both North and South. I also support the use of our military to that end.
Robert A. Schweitzer, California, GySgt, USMC, 22 years
Great site, and I totally agree, we are being invaded daily!
Mark Hansen, California, E5 Sergeant, US Army, 1974-1978
It is very sad our leaders refuse to do thier job and protect this country as we have elected them to. I guess the question is who is directly responsible, and what is the motovation for this disreguard for the security along the us border?
William Garrotte, California, ssgt, USAF, 6 years
Secure the Borders NOW !!!!
Robert, New York, HM3/E-4, USN, 86-90
As a vet and a rescue worker at the World Trade Center, I understand the impact of corprate americas bid to displace the American citazien we have seen this happen in England, France and other European nations. Just ask any Englishman whos migrated to the U.S. - the country I was born in, not the country I now live in - and has raised concerns for the future genarations of Americans. As the world flocks to our country to absorb our social programs the we as tax payers must fund our protests fall on deaf ears of our elected officals. Something must be done we can no longer ignore this problem.
Shane E. Dresser, Oklahoma, E-5, U.S. Army, 3 years
We are being overrun, This must stop....Period!
Jim Bertino, California, Spec 4, USARMY, 11 years
The lack of adequate manpower and surveillance equipment along our Southern Border is a travesty. It is evident that this threatens our National Security beyond an acceptable measure. Something must be done to correct this situation.
Don Goldsmith, Oklahoma, RM2 (E-5), USN, 1956 - 1960
Legal is ok. Illegal is not ok.
Nevin Nyswonger, California, E-5, US ARMY, 1966 -1969
My residence is geographically closer to Mexico City than Dallas is by 20 miles or so. We here call it living in LAP LAND where the two countries lap over and the boundary is fluid.
The local politicians as well as many members of the local population have family living on both sides of the Rio Grande and are unashamedly sympathetic to the illegal immigration of anyone who wishes to come across.
Daily the INS rounds up illegal aliens from numerous countries other than Mexico. Brazilians seem to be the catch of the day lately, as Mexico has an open door policy with most Latin American nations. A short time ago U.S. Customs apprehended a whole planeload of illegal trespassers from the Congo who had landed at an abandoned former U.S. Air Base (Moore Field, look it up) in the boonies.
Here it is very common for citizens of Mexico to purchase a PO Box on this side of the river and then take advantage of the liberal Texas social programs, for instance health care at state run indigent care facilities. The worst of this is that the state employees are prohibited by law from asking the citizenship of those individuals who apply for services.
NAFTA has turned this part of Texas into one huge truck stop on the road to corporate greed and corruption feeding our recently acquired two class economic system (no more middle class America). Now with CAFTA in the mix we can only look forward to more degradation of our heritage and lingering remnant of the American way of life.
We veterans did not serve our country faithfully just to see it given away to the lawless masses of the world.
Unless we CLOSE THE BORDER now and stop this illegal parasitic exploitation of our country, we can kiss our buts goodbye.
There is more to say, but it seems futile.
Richard Thompson, Texas, E5, USN, 1963-1967