Let's take a look at last week's leaders in several statistical categories.
Get It Right Mike: “We are a nation of immigrants. But we are also a nation of laws. It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it”. Bill Clinton 1995.--- Back then the flow small compared to today's numbers. The INS reports that apprehensions of illegal aliens decreased by 17.5 percent in FY-94, ending the upward trend begun in FY-89. The drop in apprehensions, to about 1.1 million last year, reflects the success of Operation Hold the Line at El Paso, Texas as well as a drop at San Diego, California, even before the launching there of Operation Gatekeeper at the start of FY-95. Whether this indication of greater deterrence of illegal border crossing will continue is in doubt, however, due to a surge in apprehensions at the start of 1995 following Mexico's currency devaluation. Refugee admissions also declined in FY-94, by 5.6 percent to 112,573, as some of the special resettlement programs waned. Asylum applications continued to increase, however, by 2.4 percent to 147,605. Despite our continuing admission of refugees and people claiming asylum, the number of refugees and displaced persons around the globe is still growing. We are over 100 thousand in ONE MONTH at times in the last 2 years! Yes Mr. President we need to stop the flow, remove all vista overstayers and illegals. This illegal population is draining our social service programs and just cost the taxpayer 4.6 Billion in UN-budgeted funds. That is like another tax on Americans Citizens simply to care for people who violated our laws to enter this country! ENOUGH! Our government has to stop throwing money at a condition we MUST FIX THE PROBLEM___ SECURE OUR BORDERS!!