Saturday, June 11, 2005


When it comes to the problem of Illegal Immigration, some people's "logic" defies logic. Case in point, a bunch of Do-Gooders are upset because the Border Patrol is setting up surveillance near their desert aid stations.
TUCSON, Ariz. - Humanitarian groups setting up emergency camps in the desert to try to save some of the illegal immigrants who die trying to cross the border said Thursday that Border Patrol surveillance will hinder their efforts.

Churches and humanitarian groups have set up camps dubbed "Arks of the Covenant" - one in Arizona and one in northern Sonora, Mexico - to provide food, water and medical help to immigrants who otherwise might die in the desert's summer heat.

But the Rev. John Fife of Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson said stricter Border Patrol surveillance will stop immigrants from seeking help because many immigrants will not enter a camp if they see a Border Patrol agent parked nearby.

The Border Patrol has increased patrols and agents recently, especially in California and Texas, making Arizona the busiest point along the Mexican border for illegal crossers.

Michael Nicley, who took over as interim chief of the Border Patrol's Tucson sector last August, said he has told officials that "there are no free zones in the Tucson sector. There is not an avenue of ingress where Border Patrol agents do not patrol."

He added that he had "no interest in keeping them from providing humanitarian aid. Quite the contrary."

He said people who need help "time and time again" seek out Border Patrol agents and the presence of an agent within shouting distance is the quickest way to get an immigrant emergency medical care.

The Bleeding Hearts are complaining because the Border Patrol is doing their job!! And what they don't realize is that they are Aiding and Abetting criminal activity. Do I want to see people die in the desert, NO!! But then again, they have NO business trying to sneak pass the Border, thus they are the ones that are wrong in their actions, not the Border Patrol, whose job is to keep them out. The Do-Gooders mean well, but if they really wanted to save people lives, they would DISCOURAGE people from trying to cross the Border and killing themselves and family. The Do-Gooders are not being helpful, in fact I would goes as far saying that they are part of the reason people are dying in the desert, and they need to reevaluate their motives and solutions to the problem.

Mr Minority