Is our government chipping or thinking of chipping illegal aliens? Could this be the answer to illegal immigration in the United States, instead of the "fence?" Pat Bertroche, an Urbandale physician and Iowa Congressional Candidate in 2010, suggested that it would be cheaper to chip illegal aliens than building a fence they can crawl under. Border patrol officers could watch repeat offenders as they approach the border and meet them as they cross and send them back.
Are you having trouble believing our government would do this? Think back to when President Bush was leaving office and it was revealed our government, since 1992, had been taking the DNA of newborn babies without parental knowledge or consent. Is it hard to believe those same infants could have been chipped at the same time?
The cost to American citizens is astronomical. President Obama is requesting $3.7 billion of taxpayer’s money to increase detention facilities, Border Patrol agents, and judges to handle the recent influx of thousands of illegal aliens from Central America. In addition, we deal with thousands of illegal aliens from Mexico. Our government estimates there are 11 million illegal aliens living in America today, but if you ask former Border Patrol Agents, their estimate is closer to 18-20 million. Our debt, according to the Debt Clock, will be at 20 trillion at the end of 2014. The increase of financial burden of illegal aliens on our overextended debt is one that we can't afford.
The President recently made a trip to Texas for a fundraiser, but declined Governor Perry's request to make a trip to the border so he could see the problem firsthand. A trip to the border and a visit with some of the border patrol officers could be the piece of the puzzle we've been looking for. Sometimes, getting in the trenches and listening can be instrumental in resolving the issue. The Border Patrol officers put their lives on the line each and every day. Listening to these officers will give our government another component to make an informed decision for resolution of the problem whether it is the fence, additional officers, drones or possibly the human chip.