Protecting Our Borders and Citizens

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Friday, February 13, 2004

Protecting Our Borders and Citizens

There are an estimated 80,000 illegal aliens now on the streets who served time in prison and were released, including convicted murderers, rapists, drug dealers and child molesters.

Georgia Congressman Charles Norwood wants to know why they have managed to elude capture and deportation in spite of a new agency created to hunt them down and the infusion of millions of dollars to get the job done.

And yet the Bush administration is talking about opening the floodgates and letting even more immigrants in and making legal those who broke our laws to get her. Amazing!

According to U.S. immigration and customs enforcement more than 375,000 known illegal aliens have been ordered deported, but have disappeared before immigration hearings. The 80,000 among them are absconders who have served time in prison on felony convictions.

If something isn’t done about this, the problem will only get worse as more come here. Won’t someone protect our borders and our citizens?

I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.

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