- The Washington Times - Monday, June 18, 2012

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

If the Obama administration signs on to the proposed “catch and release” policy, illegal immigrants will flood the borders and every available crossing along the Rio Grande (“Secret report: Catch and release for low-priority illegals proposed,” Web, Thursday).

There will be such an influx of people that border agents will be overwhelmed and more likely than not, the criminal element among them will find little difficulty in sliding in undetected.

The proposed policy is nothing more than an invitation to come to the United States as quickly as possible, but no later than Jan. 20, 2013.

The newcomers will be a blessing for President Obama: They will vote for him whether they are here legally or not. Those already here will see the greatest opportunity to bring in their relatives, neighbors and friends now in other countries.

With perhaps 22 million illegals currently in the United States, a few more million will not make much difference. Ten to 20 million more votes for Mr. Obama will guarantee the president’s re-election. The re-election will help keep the U.S. economy down and unemployment, welfare, health care costs and gang populations up - all while doubling the dollar drain. Softening enforcement at the borders is also an open invitation to terrorists and other nefarious characters.

Instead of “catch and release,” let the U.S. Border Patrol do its job and, in fact, give it the resources to do an even better job.

LOUIS GINESI DOMINGUEZ

Warrenton, Va.

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