On Tuesday Barack Obama headed for El Paso, Texas to talk about immigration reform. He claimed that the borders are secure, that we have more boots on the ground than ever before and that the wall between the U.S. and Mexico is completed. Huh? Perhaps he should have visited Pinal County, Arizona, where in the past 12 months, some 290,000 illegal immigrants were detained while crossing the border and even the Federal government admits that more than double that number crossed successfully. The recent border security bill has done nothing to stop illegal immigration so long as existing laws are not being enforced.

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So while America becomes deeper in debt every day and little, if anything, is being done to improve the nation′s economy, Barack Obama goes on another campaign tour to shore-up his base among Latino voters. Texas, a so-called ‘Red State’, that has been denied any help from the Federal government during its recent bout with wild fires, is an odd place for Obama to appear. On the other hand, it is much safer and friendlier than going to Arizona, which is swamped by illegal immigrants and crime related to Mexican drug lords.

Obama’s claims about how much progress has been achieved under his watch flies in the face of reality. Obviously the numbers he cites are from Janet ‘Big Sis’ Napolitano, head of Homeland Security. While she tells us how safe the border with Mexico is, other Federal employees erect signs warning American citizens from certain areas along the border as being too dangerous. Meanwhile, the Feds in Washington are allegedly telling border agents to stop arresting so many illegal immigrants to make the numbers appear to decline.

With Barack Obama fresh out of new ideas for solving any of the nation′s problems, he shifted focus to promote immigration reform. The border security bill he signed last August has done little to stem the tide of illegal immigration from Mexico. Tuesday′s trip to El Paso, Texas was a political campaign stump speech as Obama tries to placate Latino voters whom have not been all that impressed by him. Frankly, nobody else is either.

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