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They plot and plan and often pay huge amounts of money to coyotes to get them here, putting themselves and their families in danger. But because we’ve made the payoff so good, they’re willing to take the risk.

Why not?

Think of it: If they can manage to get across the border, they can spread out geographically, move into barrio ghettos for the protection of their own kind, have access to American housing, food, clothing, education, medicine and jobs. They don’t even have to learn the language because we provide translations.

Just last week, the Obama administration launched a full-time staffed “hotline” for people arrested on immigration violations “If they believe they may be U.S. citizens or victims of a crime.”

Huh?

Citizenship? Who needs it when they can vote, get jobs and not pay taxes?

They bring their families, have babies who become U.S. citizens at birth and then use their parenthood as leverage to stay here.

How cool is that?

Of course, they’re helped by the politicians who want their votes, and also because so many religious have bought into the myth that it’s the obligation of the United States to be responsible for everyone in the world.

The good padres make excellent use of the tried and true tactic of guilt.

To hear the media, you’d think they were all little Mexican farmers wanting to pick lettuce. Hah. That’s the legacy of mush-headed progressive, leftist thinking that laws don’t matter, borders don’t matter, culture doesn’t matter, language doesn’t matter.

The only thing that matters is a vote and to the progressives – yes, the Democrats – every illegal is an extra vote to help pull the “presidential barge Obama” over the finish line, again.

Just take a look at what has and hasn’t been done to smooth the way for illegals to blend in and leave them untouched by the law, which is charged to keep U.S. citizens safe in their own country.

Unfortunately, that’s not a concept shared by the Democrats and certainly not the man who is president.

Unfortunately, it’s also a concept that too many Republicans buy into under the guise of human rights and fairness.

No, Fairy Godmother, it’s not FAIR I wasn’t born a beautiful princess who lives in a castle and will marry Prince Charming and live happily ever after.

It’s also a reflection of a supreme lack of courage to stand up for what is right for their country.

The president and Congress are charged by the Constitution with maintaining the safety and security of the country, i.e. borders, and of U.S. citizens.

In addition, Article 4, Section 4, guarantees that every state shall be protected against invasion.

If thousands of illegals swarming across the border weekly isn’t a foreign invasion, what is it? Why isn’t it stopped?

But, I’m not president, and I’m not seeking congressional re-election.

I’m just an American who doesn’t like to see my country sold out.

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