Jewish World Review March 21, 2005 / 10 Adar II, 5765
To protect and serve
Here's how bad things really are in America as far as your
security is concerned. Ebner Anibal Rivera-Paz is a hard-core gangster from
Honduras. In the past four years, he has been arrested eight times in
California and deported four times by federal authorities. Four times!
Police agencies say Rivera-Paz sold drugs, stole cars, assaulted
people and may have even murdered 28 people in a Honduras bombing. Finally,
after causing pain in this country for 12 years, the guy is now being held
in a Texas prison, but it is likely that he'll be deported once again.
The reason Rivera-Paz and thousands of other criminal illegal
aliens are allowed to hurt Americans time after time after time is that the
federal government will not stop illegal border crossings, and places like
Los Angeles, where Rivera-Paz wreaked much havoc, are "sanctuary cities"
that will not allow local authorities to report illegal aliens to the feds.
City officials in Houston, Chicago, Denver and New York City actually forbid
any local inquiry of immigration status.
There are all kinds of rationalizations and excuses for the
failure to protect Americans from illegal alien criminals, but they all
become hollow PC madness when real people are hurt or killed. All but one of
the 9/11 killers were here illegally, so was sniper mass murderer John Lee
Malvo, and last week, the feds rounded up more than 100 members of the
violent Central American gang MS-13, almost all of them illegal aliens.
Last November, Americans had two choices for President: Bush or
Kerry. Neither man even faked it as far as the border was concerned. Both
said they would beef up the Border Patrol but do little else. Both men know
the illegal alien invasion cannot be stopped by the BP alone. But Bush and
Kerry said no when asked if they would allow U.S. troops to assist the
Border Patrol. So, in effect, both men put politics over public safety
because they knew the border chaos would continue.
The "do little" strategy worked for President Bush, who was
reelected largely because 9 percent more Hispanic Americans voted for him
than did in 2000. The Republican plan of wooing Hispanics was very
effective. A crackdown on the southern border would have derailed that
strategy because the anti-Bush media would have played it as bias against
All of this was very good news for the likes of Ebner Anibal
Rivera-Paz, who committed a multitude of crimes against Americans without
much punishment. While Rivera Paz ran around hurting people, Mr. Bush
carried the state of New Mexico.
I don't want to sound cynical, but there is no question that
both political parities are not looking out for you regarding the
immigration mess. This column has stated before that it will take another
9/11 before we the people demand that elected officials protect us. It will
take blood in the streets. Most Americans have no idea what kind of danger
they are facing, and the elite media will never tell them. Once again, it is
politically incorrect to mention that immigration laws must be enforced and
the borders effectively monitored.
Immigrant bashing is an ugly thing. But demanding that U.S.
authorities enforce laws already on the books is not bashing anyone. Two
months ago, President Bush swore to uphold the laws of the land. It is time
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