Friday, January 05, 2007

Giffords Priority & Sasabe "Invasion"

Tucson, Arizona. Well, according the Star's article this morning, an armed group of individuals approached a Sasabe border security observation post Wednesday night, a post that was manned by our National Guard. Apparently following protocol, the Guard fled. Because it was dark, the Guard was not able to get any kind of count on the number of armed individuals approaching the post.

Because it was dark? I thought our military and National Guard had night vision equipment, and the protocol is for them to flee should an armed group approach their outpost?

Drug runners and illegal aliens both travel north from Sasabe, along the Altar Valley and through the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, parallel to Highway 286. The Altar Valley is also known as Cocaine Alley and OTM Alley, meaning Other Than Mexican Alley, because large numbers of non-Mexican illegal aliens tend to be caught in this area. These include Nicaraguans, Brazilians, Venezuelans, Ecuadorians, and Chileans, and more recently agents of the Border Patrol encounter Chinese, Pakistanis, and Indians.

Pakistanis. Well, that's cause for a warm fuzzy.

Another Star article today reports that Congresswoman Giffords is placing immigration at the top of her priorities. Well, if the current state of affairs is placing Border Patrol Agents and National Guard Units without night vision equipment to man posts but with orders to flee in case anyone approaches the border, I must agree with Giffords that Comprehensive Immigration Reform makes a lot of sense.

2 Comments:

Blogger sirocco said...

Yes, that story just seems ridiculous.

1/07/2007 9:09 AM  
Blogger Kralmajales said...

I think immigration reform should be a major item for the first 100 hours. Passing the President's plan (the reasonable one that Ted Kennedy supports) would be brilliant. It would show that Dems are not afraid to do what Republicans talked and talked about but could not accomplish. It is bipartisan. Finally, the only ones left moaning will be the freaky anti-immigration types like Tancredo and Graf. It might anger them enough to run again or divide the party further on that issue.

Supporting the President's immigration plan would drive a stake/wedge into the Republican base.

1/07/2007 9:07 PM  

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