I'm sick to death of the same old crap that's said about people who want secure borders. We are NOT racist, we do NOT dislike Hispanic people and we don't want them to die in the desert. We don't like what they do, NOT who they are. My ancestors are Scottish. I'd be just as upset if I saw a band of kilt-clad countrymen waltzing across our desert without signing the guest book. I'm close friends to a few dozen Mexican Americans and it may surprise you that they are, in most cases, more upset with the illegal immigrants than we are!!! Those with no cogent argument stoop to comments about racism and inhumanity towards our neighbors.
Hello "Conch" Thanks for your very cogent thoughts about the wall and the environment. Having studied the border for three years I can assure you that the wildlife problems are extremely overblown. The "landing mat" fence that you see near Nogales is old and has mostly been replaced. The "bollard" fence has openings in it large enough for small ground mammals. Spaced along this type of fence are special openings large enough for Javalinas etc. but not for normal sized humans. These fences are almost always only in residential areas. The rest are vehicle barrier fences that allow any type of wildlife to cross without a problem. I've traveled the whole borderline and documented it. The bollard and double mesh fences pose no problem for flooding as did the "landing mat" fences. You call yourself an "environmentalist".....I can't think of anyone who isn't. Check out the fences I described and keep up the good work. The real damage to our desert is the thousands of tons of trash left by the illegal aliens......I've seen it and its beyond comprehension and explanation.
Spanish First then Translation for "El Beso"..."the kiss"
buenas noches "el beso", Como un hombre hispano esto me pone enfermo que los idiotas como usted nos causan tal vergüenza. Usted debe saber de las enfermedades que tenemos en el sur. Usted debe saber de los criminales que profanan este gran país América. Quizás usted sería mejor para volver al viejo país y trabajo para corregir el pozo negro de corrupción. Vine aquí legalmente y estoy orgulloso ser .... americano no un racista.
good evening "the kiss", As a Hispanic man it sickens me that idiots such as you cause us such shame. You must know of the diseases we have in the south. You must know of the criminals who desecrate this great country America. Perhaps you'd be better to return to the old country and work to correct the cesspool of corruption. I came here legally and am proud to be an American....not a racist.
To "Sinking Ship"......you have a major hole in your hull sir!!! How many photos would you like of the Mt. Diablito lay up site that you call a work from photoshop? I have several dozen. There are so many back packs in one area that some actually blocked a ravine after the monsoons. I have many dozen more of other sites. NO the rape trees are well documented by BP agents and those who make their business to know what's going on in the desert. To Susanlanz, do 15 or 20 used condoms clustered together under one of these trees (actually bushes) do you think they're from a couple of lovers or from a group of crossers taking what they want from a fellow traveler? What amazes me most is that totally uninformed people write the trash such as "Sinking Ship" and other fools take it as the truth. Having studied these issues for years I can tell you frankly that Mr. Banks article is without flaw....PERIOD. Get off your rear ends and visit the desert like we do.
I read the moronic comments made above by erinhansbrough, susanlantz and elbesco. Having spent at least one day per week for three years documenting the border illegal activities I can attest to every fact stated in the article. I spend considerable time explaining the problem to civic groups, radio shows and to political entities. I'm sought out because I've never been proven wrong on the subject and I charge nothing for the service. Racist, says erinhansbrough....Which race? Nearly 4% are not Mexicans who cross. It's easy to cry Racist when one has no other argument to give. Susanlantz doubts the rape trees and calls them urban legends. I've seen and documented them. 46% of all women returned to Mexico and interviewed by the "Samaritan" organization admit to being raped. Several weeks ago two sisters 18 & 14 stumbled out onto Hwy. 19, both having been raped repeated by their guide for three days. Elbesco seems to not be worried about diseases or the harmful trash. I'd suggest he (and the rest of the doubters) google "Dr. Madeleine Cosman and read her report called "Hospital to the world welcomes illegal aliens". She was, before she died, the world's prominent authority on the spread of communicable diseases and how they come to our country. She was also a primary contributor to the Center for Disease Control. You deniers and doubters might consider getting your head out of the sand and spending some time walking in the desert sand we speak of. I could find NOTHING in this article that isn't factual.....and I know the facts because I spend time searching for the truth !!
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