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OP-ED: It's Time to Secure Our Nation's Borders, Asm. Marie Waldron Says

Marie Waldron represents California's 75th Assembly District, which stretches from Temecula to San Marcos, and includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Rainbow, Valley Center, and Vista.

The following was submitted for publication by Assemblywoman Marie Waldron, AD 75:

Time for a national discussion.


The debate over the nation’s border policies continues. In this region, the debate is fueled by the regular arrival of planeloads of illegal immigrants from Texas for processing at facilities in San Diego and Riverside counties. A facility to house these immigrants was recently rejected by Escondido authorities over land-use concerns. In addition, citizens of Murrieta have prevented busloads of newly-arrived illegal immigrants from being unloaded at the Murrieta Border Patrol facility.


For decades, the federal government has been largely ignoring the issue of illegal immigration. Through multiple administrations, our borders have not been secured. Now that the issue has reached a crisis stage, the federal government's only solution appears to be to transport the incoming illegal immigrants to places like Escondido or Murrieta for rapid release, presumably to other family members. This grotesque dereliction of duty, which diverts Border Patrol agents from essential duties like drug interdiction, is being orchestrated at the highest levels of the federal government.


Whatever the reasons for federal inaction may be: indifference, incompetence, political expediency or ideology, the result is the same. The nation’s leaders are derelict in their sworn constitutional duty to protect our citizens, our borders, our national sovereignty.


The underlying humanitarian concerns do not outweigh the negative national consequences resulting from open borders. Failure to secure the border will lead to disaster; just ask the citizens of Iraq or Ukraine about that. I call upon responsible federal authorities to honor their oaths to the Constitution by securing the nation’s borders now. 



KMA July 09, 2014 at 03:54 PM
SA- pretty good- but usnig your name tipped you off- use Kleiner if you want to be a flaming liberal.
jean July 09, 2014 at 04:32 PM
Thanks Marie. Now if we can get Brown, Feinstein, Boxer and Pelosi to join in the message, we might get something done....or not. They don't seem to care one iota about the citizens of California.
SA July 09, 2014 at 05:03 PM
KMA - Crap good point... Jean - It is a great thought ... I would remove "seem" as they do not care it is all about face for them maybe Pelosi can share some botox
KMA July 09, 2014 at 06:04 PM
Jean- the aforementioned only care about Northern California- their base of operations. They include Hollywierd only because of the revenue, but in reality all those SF people look down their noses at us. Kind of like New Yorkers.
ChrisG July 10, 2014 at 08:34 AM
It is interesting but I haven't heard from any of the democrat leaders of the State on this topic. Except for Pelosi who is for no borders.


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