Protect our borders!
An Open Letter to President Obama:
from: The BORDER team at www.bordermovie.com
As concerned citizens, we are hereby requesting that the proper attention and resources are committed to the safety of the United States at our southern border, until law and order is brought to the entire area our country is susceptible to the continued violence that originates from the illegal activities taking place on the border. Our hearts go out to the American border ranchers, the young girls and women who are brutally raped in our southern deserts along with the Border Patrol Agents that are being targeted by gangs and coyotes.
As a presidential candidate you promised to secure the border, but during your tenure as the President of the United States you have not yet acted to bring any relief to the people suffering in the border region.
Action and the proper resources would have a profound life-saving impact on our ranchers, the young women who are victimized by drug smugglers and coyotes and also our Border Agents that are doing their best with limited resources to protect the American people.
As Americans we ask you to promise to follow through with your commitment from the campaign trail and take action immediately!!! We are a grass roots group and represent many skin colors, religions and political affiliations but we are united in human decency and common sense. We look forward to serving the common good along with you.
Recommended solution from concerned citizens:
1) Secure the border. Empower the U.S. Border Patrol and local law enforcement by giving them the needed resources to bring law and order to the border. Supply them with the money, equipment and manpower that are lacking to save American ranchers from the marauding immigrants and narco-mercenaries that are destroying their property and profiting from human and drug trade. Give them the needed resources to end the rapes and vicious assaults on Mexican women who are crossing in the desert by:
A) Enforce existing employment laws. This is the number one request of The National Border Patrol Council
B) Build the four layer fence in high traffic areas to work as a force multiplier for the rank and file Border Patrol agents.
C) Deploy either National Guard or Federal troops to confront and engage narco-mercenaries head-on where needed, (an already proven method as seen in the documentary BORDER) until the Border Patrol is completely prepared.
2) Tax: Tax wire transfers that leave the country. Last year, more than $62 billion was sent to Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean from the United States alone. By levying a remittance tax, funds could easily be collected wherever wire transfers of money are purchased. We also ask that you require that companies that transfer money out of the US, be required to ask for proof that the person wiring the money is a US citizen or is in the country legally. This will take away the incentive for illegal immigrants to work under the table and wire money out of the country illegally.
3) Oil for social services: The time is now to bill Mexico for the social services incurred by undocumented Mexican immigrants, including education, incarceration and medical care. For every day a Mexican national is in a U.S. hospital, school or prison, our government should bill the Mexican government one barrel of oil per person. The business of America has always been business. We are providing services, but we aren’t billing for that service. Instead, we pass the bill to American taxpayers—taxpayers who are tired of carrying the load.
Mexico may be cash poor, but they are one of the five richest countries in natural resources on the planet. Mexico is one of our top three importers of oil and natural gas.
4) Post the Bond: Once the first three parts of the STOP program are implemented, the need to establish a reasonable and efficient guest worker program can be created. In our plan, immigrant workers post a bond at a legal port of entry at the border. Foreign nationals seeking employment will check in at the front door. They will be issued a tamperproof id card. Any employer employing a foreign national without such card is charged $10,000 fine per employee.
Such a system would enable U.S. officials to effectively track and monitor those who are entering our country. For the first time we would know who they are, why they are here, and that they are healthy and not a burden to U.S. taxpayers.
While working in the U.S., a large percentage of their pay goes back to the bond/escrow account. When their work visa expires, they will have accrued a sizeable amount of money in the account. The foreign national collects that money and goes home. However, if they are late in leaving, all monies in that account are forfeited to law enforcement. Money is what drives the vast majority of people to illegally cross the border. Money is what will encourage visa compliance. This will work most effectively if we bid out the bonding program to a private corporation such as American Express or Visa. At any given second, Fed Ex can give us the whereabouts of packages all over the world, while our lawmakers admittedly have lost track of 12-20 million people here illegally. Adopting such a system would put the pressure on employers who will be forced to pay an exploited foreign work force competitive American wages and related benefits.
This program separates the drug dealers and criminals from the immigrants seeking honest work.