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POSTED: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 5:53pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 11:56am

Illegal immigration at border states has always been a problem. While researching today's topic, I came across a Christian Science Monitor story. It was an article written by John Dillin on July 6th, 2006. The story was about what George Bush was going to do, but it mentioned how president Eisenhower dealt back in the mid-50s, and it worked.

Ike saw illegal immigration as a big problem. He wanted to act immediately. He was also up against Texas Senator Lyndon Johnson and Senator Pat McCarren of Nevada.

Back then, there was a lot of back room deals-- like now. Border patrol agents got in trouble if they arrested well-to-do Texans and other border state rancher's illegals.

This is why Eisenhower is one of my favorite presidents. He said to heck with all this. He put a fellow west point graduate in cha charge of INS.

That was Jumpin' Joe Swing. Swing was tight with the president and the sycophants of John and McCarren were told to go jump in the lake.

Swing did this: He transferred certain entrenched immigration officials out of the border area to other regions of the country where their political connections with people such as Senator Johnson would have no effect.

Once political resistance was lower in California and Arizona, the roundup of aliens began there. Some 750 agents swept northward through agricultural areas with a goal of 1,000 apprehensions a day. By the end of July, over 50,000 aliens were caught in the two states. Another 488,000, fearing arrest, ran out of the country.

By September, 1954, 80,000 had been taken into custody in Texas, and an estimated 500,000 to 700,000 illegals had left the Lone Star State voluntarily.

Unlike today, Mexicans caught in the roundup were not simply released at the border where they could easily reenter the U.S. To discourage their return, Swing arranged for buses and trains to take many aliens deep within Mexico before being set free.

What it boils down to back then, the president saw the problem and acted-- unlike now.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

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Mister Know It ALL deaf, why don't you answer the question What law requires any citizen to produce any form of government ID to any government official upon request if they are not operating a motor vehicle or voting? Bet you not smart enough too.

"Why is Greg Abutt against an open carry law in Texas and Wendy Davis supports open carry in Texas?"

Simple. Open Carry is not popular here, even among alot of NRA folk, and Wendy 'Abortion pill' Davis, Democrat, just switched sides cause her poll numbers are so low. And Texas does not do immigration, thats the INS, ICE, and Border Patrol. Any illegals turned over are released thanks to Obama and the Democrats.

Wrong again deaf....Wendy Constitution Defender Davis has been pro CHL and Open Carry from the begining and supports allowing gun owners the legal right to carry firearms in our state parks just as President Obama did in National Parks and thinks Government should stay out of the personal lives of Texans. You mean Texas Republitards / T-Idiots pick & chose what laws they will enforce & NOT enforce? Perry & Abutt both took oaths to uphold both Fed & Tx Laws. They have failed to do that.

don.... Obama still has over 2 years to go. Give him time and he will make Bush's polls look good.

What law requires any citizen to produce any form of government ID to any government official upon request if they are not operating a motor vehicle or voting deaf?

deaf said:"Don't forget that the only Presidents in the History of our Great Nation to ever grant amnesty were Republicans". You mean the Civil War and Lincoln? NO RONALD REAGAN

Barack Obama’s overall approval rating hitting a new low at 40 percent but is still higher than george WMD LIAR bushs'

Why is Greg Abutt against an open carry law in Texas and Wendy Davis supports open carry in Texas?

So let's VOTE THEM OUT. Reoublicans in Texas restrict our gun rights and do not enforce laws when it comes to hiring illegal immigrants. It's there fault Texas has more illegal immigrants working in our labor force than any other state. VOTE them out.

News flash: 60 pct of Americans are dissatisfied with the state of the U.S. economy, more than 70 pct believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, and nearly 80 pct are down on the country’s political system, according to the latest NBC News / Wall Street Journal poll.

Barack Obama’s overall approval rating hitting a new low at 40 percent.

So let's VOTE THEM OUT. Democrats hold the Senate AND Whitehouse. It's there fault. VOTE them out.

deaf you do know that rick perry , and greg abutt both took an oath to uphold both the U.S. and Texas laws don't you? So why have they NOT done their jobs deaf. Neither has gone after those in Texas that violate both U S and state laws by employing illegal immigrants and neither have called for any investigation of any business for violations of both state or federal laws. THATS THEIR JOB DEAF or is ok with you for republatards to pick & chose what laws are enforced?

By not attempting to pass or by not passing any state law against employing illegal immigrents sends a message to employers that it is ok with our state government to hire illegal immigrant in Texas and who has controlled the Gov. Office, House of Reps and state Senate , AG office, Comptrollers Offices in Texas for more than 15 years deaf? OH, Republican / T-Partiers.

Oh and don... Brits and others just abandoned Libya.. the same country Obama and Hillary murdered Qaddafi and then left a power vacuum and left our Ambassador and three others to DIE.

Meanwhile ISIS is not 50 miles from Baghdad and in Afghanistan the Tailban just murdered one of our Generals. And in the Ukraine Obama still dithers while Putin ships in more men and guns.

And the unemployment rate went up and Obamcare rates will go WAY UP.

Hope for change in 2014. It's ALL the Democrats fault.

"Wrong again deaf, law enforcement can not just come up to someone and ask to see an I D.".

Sure they can don.. and to not show your ID is called 'failure to identify'.

"Don't forget that the only Presidents in the History of our Great Nation to ever grant amnesty were Republicans". You mean the Civil War and Lincoln?

Don.. show me were ANY of the Tea Party or Greg or anyone has said you can hire illegals.

Bet you can't show proof of that cause it's just a Democrat Talking Point.

NEWS FLASH DEAF, TEXAS GOVERNOR & AG, GREG ABUTT AND THE ENTIRE GOP / T-PARTY OF TEXAS SAY IT IS OK TO HIRE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS EXCEPT FOR ONE LAW THAT SAYS STATE GOVERNMENT CAN NOT HIRE ILLEGALS. PRIVATE BUSINESSES GET A FREE PASS IN THE REPUBLICAN TEXAS TO HIRE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

News FLASH DEAF
The state of Texas has a long history of providing employment to immigrants. Illegal immigrants generate $1.6 billion a year in state revenue, reports Jay Gormley for "CBS News," particularly in agriculture, construction and hospitality. Presently, Texas state legislators have passed just one bill concerning immigrant hiring practices, reports the Texas House of Representatives House Research Commission (HRC).

Hey deaf
NEWS FLASH

Don't forget that the only Presidents in the History of our Great Nation to ever grant amnesty were Republicans and one is still an Icon and a GOD to the T-Party / GOP & he gave illegals free health care too.

Hope and chang....VOTE the US Constitution HATING T-Party / GOP OUT 2014

deaf, there is nothing that says local or state law enforcement can not enforce federal laws and greg Abutt is the chief law enforcement officer of Tx. who refuses to enforce federal and Tx laws and he should be impeached and rolled out of Tx in his chair. When was the last time you heard any cop say we can't stop bank robbers because it is against the federal laws?

Wrong again deaf, law enforcement can not just come up to someone and ask to see an I D. You need to read the U S Constitution that you hate. Nobody is required by any law, federal or Tx to have an ID deaf. AG Abutt has NOT enforced Tx Labor laws, he has not investigated or brought any case before any grand jury against any business for employing any illegal immigrent. Obama can not block that.In less than THREE months we have mid-term elections. We can vote do nothing abutt out of all offices.

POSTED: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 10:56pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 3:46pm

Lufkin, TX (KETK) — Attorney General Greg Abbott continues his campaign trail for Texas Governor.
I bet nobody asked t-idiot supported Greg abbott why he is against an open carry law in Texas and Wendy Davis supports open carry in Texas?

Over 1 million US citizens that are children are homeless today. I haven't heard one peep from Neal, the republicans or the democrats about lifting a finger to help them. I haven't heard Glenn Beck offer to send them toys or soccer balls. I haven't heard one Hollywood "star" mention it. In fact they walk past 90,000 homeless in LA county daily. Who is writing the script that US news outlets read from? They darn sure aren't reporting the reality of life in the US.

AG Greg Abbott has don. But US (as in Federal) laws) are blocked by Obama and is Democrat buddies.

Texas laws can only do so much. And now the feds say you can't ask a illegal for his ID (but cops sure can ask us citizens for our ID!) All cause of Obama and his democrat controlled Senate.

In less than THREE months we have mid-term elections. We can't vote Obama out but we can vote his enabling democrats out! Yes Democrats.

POSTED: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 10:56pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 3:46pm

Lufkin, TX (KETK) — Attorney General Greg Abbott continues his campaign trail for Texas Governor.
I bet nobody asked this idiot, greg illegal immigrant lover abbott why he has not done his job and enforce Texas and US labor laws by arresting and filing suit against Texas business who employ illegal immigrants.

Ike had a set. He dealt with, managed and out-manuevered egoists and narcissists who could make LBJ and whoever from a nothing state like Nevada look like kindergartners. That's how he won the war in Europe.
I think Harry Truman might have done a great job with this border mess, too. We need to clean house on that Ivy League mess up in D.C. who are ruining our Republic.

What the hey, you get an A! Eisenhower's rise to Supreme Allied Commander was due to his political skill. The pentagon promotion process is a good political science teacher. Eisenhower's statesmanship is what Cornyn and the Canadian need to emulate. The RNC needs to purge itself of Christol, and Rove, and replace them with Ike's brand of Republican leadership. Unfortunately the "Military Industrial Complex", Ike warned us of now pulls all the strings of power.

Ike "pulled rank" on some of the political elites of his time that profited from the corruption associated with human trafficking for illegal labor. One should review the massive estate amassed by LBJ during his tenure in politics. Now with massive gov. bureaus which exist for the care of illegals; education, health, justice, Ike's influence as president (like Obama's) would be ineffective. Any politician who talks of physical barriers to curb immigration is lying to an ignorant constituency.

The INS under Ike also issued some pretty heavy fines on employers. Up to $5000 per illegal caught on the premises.That's the main reason his plan worked. His choice of leadership was a plus too. He picked a battle tested commander to treat the operation like a military one, and it was carried out with military precision. But the main reason it worked was because a president showed leadership and took responsibility for a national problem.

My view? Obama is too big for his britches and yet he is too small for his job.

And he always was.

But midterms are only THREE months away. We can turn this around folks if we take the Senate away from the Democrats and start some REAL legislation.

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