By Antonio, Sam
The New American , Vol. 23, No. 21
Cable News Network--Laws, regulations and rules
Cable Television Broadcasting Industry--Political Aspects
Cable Television Broadcasting Industry--Laws, Regulations and Rules
Immigration Law--Political Aspects
Emigration and Immigration--Political Aspects
Emigration and Immigration--Laws, Regulations and Rules
CNN's Lou Dobbs touched a nerve with the American public when he declared, "The Bush administration's open-borders policy and its decision to ignore the enforcement of this country's immigration laws is part of a broader agenda. President Bush signed a formal agreement that will end the United States as we know it, and he took the step without approval from either the U.S. Congress or the people of the United States."
The agreement to which Mr. Dobbs referred, the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), was launched in 2005 by President Bush, then-Mexican President Vicente Fox, and then-Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin. But what is this "broader agenda" to which Lou Dobbs refers?
In short, the SPP agenda would merge the three countries inside a common "security perimeter," essentially erasing our current national borders. The SPP's designers commend the European Union's open migration policy and advise that we likewise merge our customs, immigration, and border enforcement agencies with those of Canada and Mexico to facilitate the flow of peoples and goods. They also propose a North American passport. These and other measures aimed at continuing political and economic integration of our three countries, they say, will enhance our security and prosperity.
The godfather of the SPP, Professor Robert Pastor, gave testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 2005 in which he asserted, "The best way to secure the United States is not at our borders with Mexico and Canada but at the borders of North America as a whole." This goal, he said, "we hope to accomplish by 2010."
Lou Dobbs expressed the shock of many when he said, "But this is--I mean, this is beyond belief!" And, he said, he hopes the American people have "the stomach to stand up and stop this nonsense, this direction from a group of elites, an absolute contravention of our law, of our Constitution, every national value."
These global elitists are trying to bring about a major shift, to convince us to begin considering ourselves not as Americans but as North Americans. To this end, they have backed and promoted the Bush-Kennedy-McCain efforts to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens already here, and to open the borders even wider to millions more "guest workers." At the same time, they have supported President Bush's thwarting of congressional mandates to build a border fence and dramatically increase Border Patrol manpower.
The Bush administration's reaction to Mexican President Felipe Calderon's September 2, 2007 State of the Union address is very telling. In his speech, President Calderon railed against recent U.S. deportations of illegal aliens, denouncing these actions as "persecution" of "undocumented Mexican workers." Calderon also declared: "Mexico does not end at the border, ... wherever there is a Mexican, Mexico is there."
The Bush administration simply ignored Calderon's blatant attack on our national sovereignty. Why? The SPP envisions a borderless North America where there will be no such thing as illegal immigration, but, rather, free migration. President Bush and top members of his administration have adopted the SPP's language and now frequently interchange the term "migration" with "immigration."
This helps explain the shocking fact that six years after the 9/11 attacks, the Bush administration still has not secured our borders, despite the obvious fact that our open borders leave us vulnerable to future terror attacks.
An October 2006 report of the House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Investigations noted that in 2005 the Border Patrol apprehended 1.2 million illegal aliens attempting to enter the United States. Even more alarming, however, is that the report, entitled A Line in the Sand: Confronting the Threat at the Southwest Border, noted the number apprehended was but a fraction of the estimated 4 to 10 million illegal aliens who tried to enter the United States. …