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It’s no secret our southern border is in chaos with all of the illegal immigrants coming into this country and not nearly enough is being done about it.


President Barack Obama has done nothing but turn a blind eye to the situation. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said with a straight face that our southern border is secure. The only person who has shown any type of leadership on the issue is Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who has sent 1,000 National Guard troops to the border.


Individuals are subject to arrest, prosecution and jail time when they commit crimes while being in our country illegally.


Some serve their time before they’re deported and pay a minimal fine. Others just vanish into the population only to defy our laws once again.


Once these lawbreakers serve time, they cause a major problem by coming back - illegally - again. Some commit violent crimes when they return.


The latest such example involves the murder of a U.S. border agent in Texas. Two illegal immigrants, Gustavo Tijerina, 30, and Ismael Hernandez, 40, are charged with the first-degree murder of border patrol agent Javier Vega Jr.


They have confessed to killing Vega, who was off duty when he was murdered by these two thugs.


The fact Vega was murdered by these men is a tragedy, but the fact they showed no mercy in killing him in front of his family shows what ruthless, uncaring people they are.


They wouldn’t have been here to kill Vega if this country had secure borders as Reid attests.


What is so outrageous about this case, besides the murder of a U.S. citizen, is the fact that they both men have extensive records of being deported and again illegally entering our country.


Tijerina has been jailed and deported on four separate occasions dating back to 2007 prior to this murder. The first three times he was in jail, he paid a $10 fine for breaking our laws. On Dec. 15, 2009, Tijernia was indicted by a grand jury on charges of entering the U.S. illegally yet again by crossing the Rio Grande River.


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Hernandez had been deported twice.


It is quite clear these two men have no respect for our laws or human life. Those who respect our laws and want to come to this country to reside don’t tunnel their way in, jump fences or use whatever means they can. They go through the proper legal channels to enter our country.


The U.S. public still hasn’t received adequate answers on that tragedy from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.


Obama, Holder and Reid obviously don’t care what is occurring on our southern border. Their inaction is proof of that.


— The Daily News, Bowling Green


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