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CATO Study Confirms Troops on the Border as the Only Workable Means of Preserving U.S. Sovereignty
News release, Congressman Charlie Norwood, 9th District, Georgia, June 21, 2005

(Washington, DC) – A CATO Institute-sponsored report intended to discredit efforts to secure the U.S. border has instead bolstered findings that immediate deployment of troops in support of the Border Patrol is the only means of stopping the current hordes of illegal immigrants invading U.S. territory....

[CATO author] "Dr. Massey has pointed out with jarring candor the real agenda of the ‘open borders’ movement - the destruction of the United States as an independent nation," says Norwood. "We can fight and win this war right now without a shot being fired through a relatively minor deployment of state and federal forces, or we can let our children either surrender their nation, or be forced to fight a major civil war to defend our Constitution and liberties against globalism."

The CATO report, Backfire at the Border: Why Enforcement without Legalization Cannot Stop Illegal Immigration, points out that like the success of the Minuteman Project in Arizona this spring, past enforcement demonstration projects using intense manpower increases have successfully stopped illegal immigration in multiple test areas....

But for the first time, actual cost estimates for securing the entire southern border with 36,000 state troops are known. According to data obtained through the National Guard Bureau, annual deployment costs are estimated at $2.5 billion a year....

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