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  1. #1 Environmental Regulations leave 800 Miles Unpatrolled. 
    The U.S. Border Patrol is being stymied in its efforts to protect the southern border by federal environmental regulations that leave an 800-mile opening.

    The Hill reports that about 40 percent of the U.S. border with Mexico falls under Department of the Interior and Forest Service rules that prohibit the Border Patrol from driving there, creating roads, patrolling, installing surveillance devices, or building infrastructure.

    The rules, designed to protect wildlife, also protect illegal immigrants and smugglers, Republicans say.

    "There is no doubt that the restrictions on accessing land along the border have made it more difficult for the Border Patrol to do their job," Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told The Hill. "It seems a common-sense reform to say that the Border Patrol should be able to fully access and patrol the border."

    A House Republican working group recently released a dozen recommendations to deal with the border crisis, according to Business Insider, including a recommendation for legislation that would "prohibit the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) from denying or restricting U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) activities on federal land under their respective jurisdictions."

    Cruz said smugglers are well aware of what parts of the border are not under Border Patrol surveillance because of environmental regulations and, therefore, use those sections to slip illegal immigrants into the United States.

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/imm.../28/id/585283/

    No wonder conservatives tend to speak against environmental laws.
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    It's a pretty sad commentary on the state of things when it is considered to be an illegal act for Law Enforcement to patrol an area of this Country to prevent illegal invaders from entering into it.

    Didn't obama tell us repeatedly about his pen and phone? Why doesn't he use his phone to call up congress and have them rescind the regulations, allow a variance for Law Enforcement to enter these "sacred" areas or failing all that use his mighty pen to sign an executive order that unties the hands of Law Enforcement and allows them to do the job they are paid to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dlr Pyro View Post
    It's a pretty sad commentary on the state of things when it is considered to be an illegal act for Law Enforcement to patrol an area of this Country to prevent illegal invaders from entering into it.

    Didn't obama tell us repeatedly about his pen and phone? Why doesn't he use his phone to call up congress and have them rescind the regulations, allow a variance for Law Enforcement to enter these "sacred" areas or failing all that use his mighty pen to sign an executive order that unties the hands of Law Enforcement and allows them to do the job they are paid to do.

    Fuck! who is in charge of this Country?


    Obama: I have this pen and I'll use it.

    Conservatives: Stop abusing your power.

    Psst! Use your power like that at the border.

    Obama: No. I'll just claims it's about not abusing power.

    Conservatives: Darn it! Do it this time!



    Our country's a mess.
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    Physc0bama doesn't want the border closed anyway, so this is a non issue for him.


    The rules, designed to protect wildlife, also protect illegal immigrants and smugglers, Republicans say.
    Not to mention the aforementioned illegals and smugglers are doing far more damage that our law enforcement would. Sure seems like a no brainer, CLOSE the f'in thing!


    A House Republican working group recently released a dozen recommendations to deal with the border crisis . . .
    And if they go anywhere, being the smug little slime ball he is, Reid will table every one of 'em in the senate, then blame 'em for obstruction.
    Last edited by Rick; 07-29-2014 at 01:24 AM.
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