Past Features

July 7, 2012

Securing America's Very Existence
Immediate Action Needed

Fencing being placed atop a levee in Texas
American Border Patrol -- July 67, 2014   
    The Rio Grande Flood Control System is made up of 508 miles of levees that parallel the river.
    Under the Secure Fence Act of 2006, many of these levees were enhanced to block migration north. (Note: The Texas maps are being updated)
    On June 25, American Border Patrol used a GoPro camera to fly along the levees near McAllen, Texas, to see how well the system is working. What we found was disturbing. Most of the levees that could be used for border security are wide open - no fencing at all.
    Moreover, where fencing has been installed, gates have been left wide open. What good is a fence that has huge holes in it? Would Obama like a fence that went half-way around the White House? Why did we spend millions of dollars on levee-topped fencing - and then leave huge holes - and gates left wide open?
America's porous southern border and the recent surge in illegal immigration is more than just a "humanitarian crisis," claims the top U.S. general in charge of Central and South America, it's a threat to the United States' very existence.
    Our top general says the open border is a direct threat to the existence of the United States of America.
    Congress should act immediately to secure the Texas/Mexico border by competing the levee security system, as we recommended on July 2. It should override any veto. If Barack Obama refuses to enforce this new law, he should be impeached.