This is wonderful. What a great plan to shut the borders down to only 3 crossing points. I commend the people who came up with this plan.........the only problem, of course, that it is not America’s borders. This is our government and the Iraqi Provisional Authority realizing the potential dangers of the porous and unguarded borders. Hmmmmmm.....wouldn’t you think that the leaders would also be thinking about our unguarded and porous borders as well.
Quoting from this article, “The goal is to decrease the number of foreign nationals crossing the border, increase the number of immigration officers at these points, to install the electronic tracking system, to increase the number of border patrols, double the number of border police, decrease the length of stay of foreign nationals crossing the border, and begin to get in motion a process for passport presentation and entry permit application for foreign visitors.” The initiative calls for doubling border enforcement personnel to 16,000.
Someone, somewhere knows how to do this the right way. I wonder if members of Congress agree with this initiative. Maybe we need to bring Iraqi officials over to America and have them help us make sense of our senseless border situations.
Take Care. I am going to send this to my members of Congress as “food for thought.” How about you?
Bonnie Eggle, Kris’ (Eggle) mom
BORDER CROSSING POINTS BETWEEN IRAQ AND IRAN TO BE REDUCED TO THREE
by Rebecca Ford Mitchell
Washington File Staff Writer
Washington — The number of border crossing points between Iraq and Iran will be reduced within days from 19 to three under the new border security initiative being implemented by the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), according to CPA senior advisor Dan Senor.
Visitors entering Iraq by land will be required to present a passport and fill out an entry permit form. A computerized electronic tracking system, called PISCES, will receive these data, allowing all visitors to be positively identified by border officials, Senor explained during a briefing in Baghdad March 15.
The initiative also calls for doubling the number of border law enforcement personnel to 16,000.
“[The goal] is to decrease the number of foreign nationals crossing the border, increase the number of immigration officers at border points, to install the PISCES electronic computer tracking system, to increase the number of border patrols, double the number of border police, decrease the length of stay of foreign nationals crossing the border into Iraq, and begin to get in motion a process for passport presentation and entry permit application for foreign visitors,” Senor explained.
CPA administrator Paul Bremer, in a March 13 press release, announced the initiative as a response to the continued activity of foreign terrorists in Iraq. “This program is a multi-stage effort to address security problems exacerbated by Iraq’s porous borders,” the ambassador said, “but it will also assure that when we turn over sovereignty to an Iraqi government on June 30 that government will have the equipment, staff, training, and materials necessary to operate each of its 20 major border crossing points.”
(The Washington File is a product of the Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State. Web site: http://usinfo.state.gov.)
Civil Homeland Defense
Thank you for your very informative letter. I hope you do not mind that I’ve made copies, sending these to family, friends, and those who represent us at the national level (copy attached).
I am appalled, and angered, that our government is doing so little to protect it’s borders and it’s citizens.
There are those who would welcome these crooks (They break US laws don’t they?) However, at what point do we “say ENOUGH”? (There have been over 14 Million illegals to enter this country within the past decade. But, you know this.) Also enclosed is my check for the support of Civil Homeland Defense.
Again, Thank you all.
I sent this letter to my local Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave and Allard, can’t believe their attitude and double standards. Thought you’d like to print it too.
TO: Senators Allard & Campbell; Representative Musgrave:
President Bush has said, “ I have instructed the Coast Guard to return Haitians to Haiti.”; or words to that effect. Good, this is as it should be.
I would hope President Bush would be this clear, and definite, to ALL Federal Law Enforcement Agencies concerning Hispanics (or any group of people). I usually dislike seeing anyone “play the Race Card.” However, this is obvious!
Attached is a recent letter from Civil Homeland Defense. An organization devoted to the interdiction of Illegal Aliens, as they cross into our country. Please note the nationalities of the “captured” illegals. I’m sure your staff can authenticate this claim with the US Border Patrol.
I respectively request your support, and assistance, in having these crooks returned to their homeland.