Just asking

By D.A. King, Washington Times, August 8, 2005

"I often wonder what the exact distance is that an illegal alien who crosses our border from Mexico must travel into our nation before becoming an 'undocumented worker.'

"Think about it. Brave Border Patrol Agents risk and lose their lives to apprehend literally thousands of illegal aliens each day, while politicians, bankers, criminal employers and such all-American groups as La Raza must wait until the illegals are somehow magically transformed into oppressed victims and a 'burgeoning market.'

"At what distance from the barbed wire does that transformation take place? ...

"If I was one of the many who profit from the millions of illegal workers in this country, I would seriously consider putting up a shelter with a sign -- 'day-labor center' -- just inches over the border. ... The victims of geography could then crawl under the wire and presto ... get the same 'rights' as someone who has made it all the way to my hometown [Marietta, Ga.].

"People transport, hire, shelter and encourage illegal aliens like crazy here. Nobody arrests the federal felons -- ever.

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