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Reading The Tea Leaves – 2009

This is our our first newsletter of the year, and I know many of you have been wondering about the directions we will take in 2009.

I hope you will take the time to read every word and your
responses are encouraged. The following contains the summation of my thoughts, my feelings, my logic and my intelligence gathering in D.C. of how the Obama administration might deal with border issues. All I can say is that since it’s Christmas and the Holiday season, let’s throw in a dash of hope, a sprinkle of satisfaction and generous amount of determination -we’ll need it.

I have broken down my thoughts into sections that I will
expand upon in my blog over the next weeks and months.

Now that we are seeing the improvements on the border
security front, I feel we should start a discussion about details of a plan for future reform of the “Legal/authorized
immigration system. We can do that in our new forum and I
will do so in my blog.

WHAT IS EVERYONE ELSE SAYING?

Obama elect and his cabinet selections have a lot of folks
up in arms and dubious.  Many organizations have expressed their growing concerns about certain appointees to cabinet positions, I’m not as concerned.

After 7 years in this movement I remain optimistic and have
pointed out dozens of accomplishments that back up my
ascertain that we are winning this battle for America’s
borders.

I have a different attitude of optimism regarding Obama
and Napolitano and there have been red hot discussions
out there about how his administration will deal with border
security and illegal immigration.  I’ve been reading the blogs
and carefully monitoring news reports as well as info put out by other organizations.

Since the election  you’ve received my measured responses-other than being angry all the time there is the
another way to approach it – with an attitude of hope and
change – I am sincere and will remain so -until Obama
makes a bad move all we can do is encourage him to do
the right thing – what the American people want.
Use this link to let him know how you feel on this issue.


Obama wants our opinion on a plan of action – MCDC has a plan and it is likely more detailed than anything Obama has in mind at this point which is why I took the opportunity to send our plan to him – it was the least we could do to help his administration.
All we can do is take a practical and pragmatic approach
to how we realize our goals and how those goals will change
as we comprehensively move through the reform process. After all, I got into this movement to create an
organization that can help lead a reform movement to the
point where we can put ourselves out of business by solving
a problem.
I’ve learned a lot over the past seven years about how to
maintain a tempered and practical approach to the issue.  I
look at all sides, we all need to analyze the situation in the
macro and micro, it is complicated. So with some caution in
mind, and not wanting to overreact I have been sitting
back reading the tea leaves, and here’s what I think 2009
will look like in the border security and immigration reform
movement.

WHAT IS THE POSITION OF MCDC?

I say -Yes we can! I think 2009 will be a good year for border security and continued state and federal reforms regarding the employment of illegal aliens.
As President and spokesperson for MCDC  I have come to
the following conclusions by way of process; consider this a
summation of my conversations, intelligence gathering and
research over the past month.

Which leads me to the game plan for 2009 – at least as
things stand now.

Sorry, but Obama gets a fair chance from me. All we have
seen so far is campaign rhetoric. I do not think he will
overreach for amnesty in his first year and if he does, we are, as movement, on alert and ready to implement our citizen lobbying efforts for 2009.
Instead I see nothing short of a massive enforcement surge
in co-operation with Mexico.

Why?

A world war on terror.

A war in Mexico.

Almost foolproof Mexican passports being bought and sold
by terrorists.

Unprecedented anti-U.S. sentiment and outright animosity
from growing number of Latin American governments who
are more interested in working with Russia, China and Iran.
Obama and his cabinet should know well the crisis we face
along our southern border and coastal boundaries.

NAPOLITANO AS SECRETARY OF DHS?

Napolitano in charge of Homeland Security may just turn out to be the biggest surprise -actually more of a surprise to
others than to me.
Again,I will give her a fair chance to do the right thing and if
she does I will sing her praises.
Napolitano has a tough job ahead of her. She is inheriting a
crisis  which all levels of law enforcement acknowledge as
our greatest threat to national security and public safety.
Hundreds of thousands of illegal alien migrant workers; tens
of thousands of criminals, gang members and drug mules.
Now we know the potential for undetected entry by
thousands of terrorists who have been attempting and
succeeding in their effort to enter our country by any means
they can devise.

Napolitano declared a state of emergency and has called
for exactly what we have stated is the only solution-military
and National Guard presence on our borders.
That move, of course must be combined with a partnership
with Mexico and a commitment to break up violent cartels
engaged in the commerce of buying and selling illegal
drugs; innocent and willing Human Beings in the trafficking
/smuggling operations; weapons, I.D. theft; kidnapping for
ransom; money laundering; and institutional organized
corruption.

It’s the only logical response, however those who occupy
Washington sometimes act in a less than logical manner.
We’ll have to wait and see.

ARE YOU CRAZY OR JUST NAIVE?

I’m just reading the tea leaves as I see them and I predict
that Napolitano will respond by implementing  what she
knows must be a tough, measured response and aggressive
deployment of the National Guard to the border.
Military assets have already been in place with more arriving next month and folks in D.C. are keenly aware of the cartel wars raging in Mexico.

I predict some construction of the fences may be halted and some other projects will continue; however I remain confident that Obama and Napolitano are going to take a year to aggressively “pump up” the specific resources necessary in completing border security infrastructure before putting together what I think will still equate to a comprehensive  “light”  plan in a year or two.

I predict a plan to make all guest worker visas or ag labor
legislation set to a new paradigm – a flexible approach driven by demand for citizenship matched with labor demands that can be proven cannot be filled by a U.S. citizen.

All studies show that as the boomers retire and die there will
be jobs available in America -no problem with reality,
however those jobs must first be filled from within by
improving our education system and creating more
mathematicians, technicians and scientists.  We must
develop a culture of accountability by creating a system that is so good  for business that they can’t refuse to use it. More on that in future blogs.

I’ll say it one more time in another way.

Jobs must be filled by U.S. citizens first.

Legitimate legal immigrants are allowed in and matched
with available labor needs.
The entire system needs to be realigned from a family
reunification model to a labor demand based system that
insures appropriate national security screening and intense
enforcement directed at the violator as well as the
employer or accomplices.

We don’t need a guest worker program, we already have
temporary seasonal ag visas, we just need a near foolproof
system of accountability and that can be achieved and I
will expound upon that subject in future musings.

Just a few of my predictions for 2009.
In next weeks Newsletter we’ll address our 2009 action plan.

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International Border War First Challenge For President Elect Obama

International Border War First Challenge For President Elect Obama

National Security threatened by International Drug and Human Smuggling Cartels

Joe Biden, our Vice-president elect deserves credit for breaking away from the script to reveal a concern that many on both sides of the aisle consider of paramount importance.
Yes, Barack Obama will be challenged with an in-your-face confrontation in the first six-months of his administration, but then again the same be true for any presidential nominee.

While the media has driven the agenda of the campaign to be the blue collar victim economic panic-we need change campaign the real crisis facing the new president have been ignored, or purposefully covered up.

We have heard little discussion regarding education reform, no mention of out-of-control violent crime and the expansion of gangs, and most importantly a complete news black out on the raging drug wars in Mexico that will spill across our borders about the time our next president swears to uphold, protect and defend the Constitution.

Border security is not about poor migrant workers coming for work – it is about determined, resourceful people who see an opportunity and stop at nothing to acquire and enjoy the desired fruits of their labor, regardless of the carnage left in their wake.

More than 46,000 illegal aliens with U.S. criminal records were caught returning to the U.S. last year to commit more crimes. That number reflects only the Tucson sector!

10 million formally legal visitors have refused to leave the U.S. when ordered to do so and have assumed new identities and are potentially voting in our elections and living off the hard work and investments of the taxpayers.

Drug cartels now control our borders, National Parks and forests, dealing in drugs, weapons, money and Human misery -cartels are within an inch of taking control of the government of Mexico.

Our response plan so far – 500 million tax dollars to assist Mexico’s government in extinguishing the cartels.
Mexican military incursions across our borders have topped 300 in the past 5 years and they continue on an almost daily basis.
Will Obama respond as our past 3 presidents -business as usual?

Or will Obama address the rampant and expanding international drug cartels with connections right down to the black, brown, and white man and woman on street corners across America?

The only presidential candidates not to mention or address these important issues were John McCain and Barak Obama.
It’s time for Obama to not only break the silence but establish a legacy. Before he can bring our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan he may need to send troops to the new battlefield – the U.S./Mexico border.   Can Obama even bring an end to the war of drugs?

The first international crisis is already in play and will continue to be a raging battle for our southern border.
Obama will be forced to make historic decisions regarding our border and they will be forced at the hands of the violent drug cartels. Or have many in government already been faced with the inevitable and choose not to bring up the subject through coercion?

I mean most every candidate and hapless news reporter or journalist by some means have managed to completely ignore and side-step our billions-of-dollars  spent on a failed war on drugs.

Avoiding the situation has not made the problem go away, it is now the greatest National Security and public safety threat to citizens of Mexico and U.S. citizens. This threat is comprised of heinously violent criminals, members of alliances from Columbia, Russia, Venezuela, Mexico and Cuba who have bought out or killed most of those who resisted their march toward the northern Mexican border with the United States.

This formidable, well funded, heavily armed Fortune 500 international corporation now controls most of Mexico and has laid claim to our southern border and supply routes north into Canada.
These cartels can bring anything or anyone across our borders, they have the means, the determination and the firepower -we never knew Obama’s or McCain’s or basically anyone’s stance on this critical issue – the media would not allow it. Does Obama have the courage to tackle this threat?

Today, thanks to a brave soul who decided to let slip the case of Obama’s Auntie Zeituni, Americans have learned that upwards of 10 million individuals have entered the country legally, yet overstayed their visas and have refused to report for deportation. Remember, no slight on Obama, this just highlights the importance of this widespread flaw in our system.

Many of the once legal, now turned illegal aliens have easily assumed new identities and or have contemptuously wormed through our broken immigration and social welfare system to defraud the taxpayers. In some cases these squatters receive free housing, free social services, free medical care,free education and yes many are likely to be found on the voter registration rolls of all 50 states. How many may have committed other crimes or are recruited by the gangs and criminal organizations?

Our system of checks and balances is not a joke; our lax attitudes have now resulted in our loss of control or our borders, our immigration system, our financial security and now threatens to upset the balance of power through malicious exploitation of the loopholes and the advertised lack of accountability throughout the system.

Regardless of the outcome of this election, this contest nor any other in our future should become regarded by history as an election won by those stealing the right and privilege to vote based on millions of illegal alien voters.

I have received so many positive responses to our call to civic duty – as Minuteman poll watchers.
We discover we have many Minuteman volunteers who are officially inside the polls as watchers and many others who were positioned outside the 75-100 ft. neutral zone that surrounds polling locations. We know the rules and regulations and follow them.

Just as a neighborhood watch Americans will be volunteering to keep our polling locations safe and secured to those who have the right to vote in our elections.

Along with illegal alien workers who show blatant disregard for our laws to enter the U.S. we also know that last year alone in the just the Tucson sector of Arizona over 46,000 arrested and convicted  murderers, sexual predators, drug dealers and violent criminals re-entered our country after they committed crimes in the U.S. and were previously removed by deportation. They returned again. How many got through and are back on the streets in your community?
We know millions of illegal aliens who have stolen identities of U.S. citizens could also be casting illegal votes.

Not only should we stand vigilant to ensure the rights of all who have a legal right to vote to do so in safety and assurance of the integrity of the system.
When you vote, please insist that your poll worker ask for, and checks your I.D.

These reports will only become more frequent as long as we ignore the situation -it’s not a joke.
Chris Simcox

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Day one border blog

Day one on the border. I am typing from the back of my Jeep. I am at Camp Anvil with 6 other early arrivals. It’s dark, lots of stars, very little moon. It is very quiet -no Border Patrol seen on my way to camp. New checkpoint south of us on 286. Will work with B.P to gather intel tomorrow. Lots of scouting to do first thing in the morning.

Spent the evening at an NRA sponsored meet the candidates night at the Sheraton in Tucson. Spoke with Sandy Froman – 2A issues are always top of the list of important liberties with me. Ran in to Dave McGowan and Frank Antenori both running for the Arizona state house -both decent and strong conservatives. Watched a good portion of the Biden-Palin debate -both performed well – with performed being the operative word. Palin has a career in Hollywood as well as a strong leader in the Republican party. Well, at least she has a long career ahead of being parodied by Hollywood. She is strong though and you have to admire her Moxie – and her hair.
Spent a short time at another debate watching gathering at Chad’s Steakhouse in Tucson. This watching party was sponsored by 104.1 the Truth’s John Justice. Good crowd -lousy venue – too crowded, could not talk to anyone but good to see people sharing fellowship, support and venting frustrations.
Also spoke with Az Leg Dist 26 -precinct 359 committeeman John Ellinwood. John also works with the Sonoran Alliance blog that I am trying to figure out. This blogging is sort of like a journal – I guess? I’ll learn as I go along – just like life.
Now to sleep and prepare for October on the border.

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Simcox daily blog from Operation “Imminent Threat”

During the month of October I will be publishing a daily blog of our experiences on the border during operation “imminent Threat” in Arizona. I also hope to bring in other folks who are also working in Texas and California during the month of October.
I will also post YouTube videos of our activities -they will appear every 2 to 3 days.

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