Retired Border Patrol Agent. Involved with efforts to reduced immigration to the U.S. - both legal and illegal.
Not sure what brought on your attack but I assume since you're a "proud member of the ACLU and the MCLU, you just resent my position on immigration. You're, of course, entitled to your opinion.
No, I'm not a "Native American", just a mongrel of some kind of European ancestry, as far as I know.
Just read my "profile" again; what I said was that I support limiting both legal and illegal immigration. Illegal immigration should be brought to as close to zero as possible. And I believe that legal immigration should be limited to about 200,000 - 300,000 a year. At present we admit about a million aliens legally every year for permanent residence and many more non-immigrant workers. I and many others believe that's too many. If you disagree, that's fine. By the way, if the Senate immigration bill were to be enacted, as many as 30 million additional foreign workers would be admitted to the U.S. in the next 10 years. Yes, I'm opposed to that; we have about 20 million Americans looking for full-time employment and they certainly don't need millions more foreign workers to compete with.
You claim to have extensive law enforcement and military service. Thank you for those.
This article is disturbing for so many reasons. Mostly, though, to me, it shows how our society's permissiveness creates a threat to citizens and to the children involved.
Had Mr. Raye expressed more of this bipartisanship during the campaign, he might have fared better in the recent election. I suspect he was afraid of losing the support of the national GOP "machine" had he done so. I wish him well in Aspen and hope he's able to come back to Maine and spread the message of bipartisanship. I, for one, would be interested in a candidate who could truly "work across the aisle".