Liberals protesting against President Donald Trump’s efforts to secure our border with Mexico and deport illegals, and those in favor of sanctuary cities, need to meet with the family of Nidia Gonzalez and explain to them why they want illegal immigrants to remain in US.
Last week, Gonzalez was in her home in Bridgeport, Connecticut, with her 6-year-old daughter Aylin and a friend. Feeling safe and secure the last thing they expected was the nightmare of their lives.
According to reports, Oscar Obedio Hernandez entered the home, stabbed Gonzalez to death, stabbed her friend multiple times and left her for dead and then abducted Aylin. An Amber Alert was issued for Hernandez which led to a police chase on the highway, which ended in Pennsylvania.
Gonzalez is dead, her friend is in a local hospital in critical but stable condition and is expected to recover from her multiple stab wounds and young Aylin was found unharmed and has been returned to Connecticut and is with family.
“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirmed late Friday that Hernandez, a citizen of El Salvador, was issued a final order of removal by an immigration judge on Oct. 29, 2013.”
“‘He was removed from the United States by ICE officers in Hartford on Nov. 27, 2013,’ Shawn Neudauer, an ICE spokesman, said in a statement. ‘He has prior felony convictions from 2002 for assault and threatening, as well as several misdemeanor convictions. ICE has placed an immigration detainer with the Bridgeport Police Department’.”
Had Obama taken the issues of border security and enforcement of federal immigration laws seriously, chances are that Hernandez would not have been back in the US illegally again, Gonzalez would still be alive and enjoying her young daughter and her friend would not be in critical condition in a Connecticut hospital.
Former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, along with other governors, invited Obama on numerous occasions to come and visit the border for himself to see the dangers and rampant crossings by illegals and drug traffickers. He refused every offer and then had the audacity to tell the nation the border was secure.
Many critics say a border wall isn’t that effective in stopping illegal immigration but they don’t have all their facts right.
My response to them is to point to the border fence in Yuma, Arizona. In 2005, Border Patrol agents stationed in Yuma made an average of 800 arrests of illegals per day. They averaged around 2,700 vehicle penetrations of the border in the Yuma area alone, many of them were loaded with drugs and driven at high speeds to push their way through the flimsy fence.
In 2006, President Bush promised to fix the illegal problem in Yuma and elsewhere. Congress passed the Secure Fence Act that allocated funds for the construction of a more secure fence and or vehicle barriers. Construction took 3 years but now the Yuma border is probably the most secure stretch of border with Mexico.
As of October 2015, the Border Patrol in Yuma, which has triple the manpower it had in 2005, arrests 15 illegals a day and the number of vehicle penetrations so far this year is only 27.
Border Patrol Agent Richard Withers commented about the Yuma fence, saying:
“It works. This is the most secure area of the border. It is pretty hard for a guy to cross here. But they try.”
So how do they do it?
The first fence encountered is a 20-foot-high steel fence. If they manage to scale that, illegals will have to cross a 75-yard-wide no man’s land that is monitored by cameras and sensors. Border Patrol agents also patrol the no man’s land in SUVs on a regular basis. If they make it across no man’s land, they will encounter a tightly woven steel fence that is also monitored. If they manage to breach the second fence, they find themselves faced with a cyclone fence topped with barbed wire. Click here to see tour of Yuma border fence.
Anthony Porvaznik, Yuma Sector Chief commented about how successful the Yuma border security is these days:
“It was the Wild West out here.”
“We essentially apprehend 92 percent of all entries through the Yuma sector. That is 126 miles of border, which includes 12 miles of these sand dunes. On a scale of 1 to 10 we are a 9.”
“Unless you give them a reason not to come back, they will. When we started Operation Streamline, fewer deportees tried to cross. It was simple. They didn’t want to go to jail. Our first-time offenders went to jail for 15 days. We took them out of their smuggling cycle.”
If the rest of the border had been secured with a similar system found in the Yuma area, then it is highly likely Hernandez would not have found his way back into the US and would not have been able to carry out his horrific crime.
Let the liberals explain their support of illegals to the family of Nidia Gonzalez and why 6-year-old Aylin will never see her mother again.