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Crime in the states bordering Mexico has actually dropped…..Why should Obama send more troops?

The Dog has pointed out to this action happening to Presidents over…and  over….

Calls for Immigration reform almost always end up having US Presidents sending troops and putting reform off…

It will be no different this time even though the FBI is reporting a drop in crime in the border states…..some of it bt double digits….

Response to immigration has become a political irrationality…..fraut with fear…….

The governor’s of those state get those crime summaries…..

They know the score…

But they persist in placing blame on the concept of immigration……

politically directed……

I wonder if this country has the ability to deal with the immigration problem…

Or it will just keep on being a issue too toxic to handle…..

President Barack Obama recently agreed to send 1,200 National Guard troops to the border to help curb the flow of illegal drugs, guns and money, as well as to help mitigate instances of spillover violence from Mexico.

And this week several senators, led by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), are expected to make a strong push to send thousands more troops to the border region during the debate of the defense authorization bill. It is expected to spark a furor of opposition from both the Senate and the White House.

But the impending debate comes amid newly released FBI statistics that show low levels and an overall decline in instances of violence and crime in major border region cities.

The numbers, released by the FBI before the Memorial Day recess, show that Phoenix, El Paso and San Diego all have some of the lowest rates of violent crime compared to other cities throughout the U.S.

Between 2008 and 2009 instances of violent crime in Phoenix dropped by more than 16 percent and the number of murders decreased by more than 17 percent. Violent crime in San Diego dropped by nearly 2 percent and murders fell by more than 25 percent. In El Paso, levels of violent crime remained the same, but the number of murders dropped by nearly 30 percent, according to the FBI’s latest statistics.

Nationwide, violent crime decreased by about 5 percent last year. Violent crimes within counties that run along the Mexican border have seen a 30 percent decrease over the past 20 years and remain some of the lowest rates in America.

But McCain and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer have argued that Arizona is plagued by drug runners and kidnappers who helped make Phoenix the “kidnap capital” of the U.S. in 2008……

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June 6, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Military, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Travel, Updates, Women | , , , , ,

6 Comments »

  1. Violent crime is down and illegal immigration is actually down too (due to the recession most likely). But right wingers can’t be bothered by the “facts”. They will continue to call into Rush and Beck and all the local wannabes (can you imagine someone wanting to be Glenn Beck?) insisting that crime is skyrocketing due to the hords of illegals invading “their” country.

    Comment by Scott P | June 6, 2010 | Reply

  2. The border debate is our modern day equivalent of the debate of getting rid of slavery

    books were written defending slavery ” COtton is King”

    sermons were given,, and editorials were written defending slavery but in the end

    Open slavery faded away

    Mccain is a racist

    Jane Brewer is a racist

    and I hope they BOTH LOSE at the polls

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 6, 2010 | Reply

    • Her moves have put her ahead in the state …..Politically…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | June 6, 2010 | Reply

  3. If NATIVES never committed crimes of murder, theft, or terrorism these politicians might have a case

    but that this is not the case

    Making the border wall complete does not make us safe

    It merely TRAPS US in and when the EBOLA virus or whatever hits the fan

    it is going to be HORRIBLE people cant easily escape for south of the border

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 6, 2010 | Reply

  4. I served in the army with guys from mexico great men and women willing to do the right things to become a legal US citizen but most you people think that is a joke for a person to do it the right way, you want us to just let people walk in without offering anything. to sum it up you want to fix this make them all serve this country and salute our flag sware an oath to our nation then I will respect there right to be here untill then they are criminal scum

    Comment by x-army | June 12, 2010 | Reply

    • Actually I’m with you……

      But the point I’ve been trying to make is there has to be someway to de-criminalize the fine and upstanding people that have been working hard here for an extended period of time…

      They ARE American’s…..

      They pay taxes, the eat sleep and work here and fight for OUR country…..Their children are American citizen’s and we all row together….

      The problem is …these issues get lost in the crime stats…..

      More troops doesn’t answer the problem for people here…….

      Comment by jamesb101 | June 12, 2010 | Reply


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