I know that petitions are many times looked down upon here, but this is something I feel very strongly about! Even if it does not do anything I am glad I tried. This petition was mentioned on the O?Rielly Factor for those of you who watch it. It deal with the illegal immigration problem in the USA. I have quoted the petition below so if you are in favor please sign it [link=http://www.reformus.org/]HERE!!![/link] Mr. President, Please Secure Our Borders Immediately It has been nearly four years since the 9/11 attacks inside our country by foreign nationals. Yet, tens of thousands of foreign nationals every few weeks continue to be allowed to enter this country illegally through our loosely guarded borders. All of these illegal entrants threaten American citizens in one way or another?either as unfair labor competition, tax burdens, instruments of organized crime including drug running and slavery, or as terrorists. We can no longer allow such disorder on our borders. One of the clearest responsibilities of the federal government and of the President is to protect this country's citizens from attacks across our borders. We urge you to direct your officials in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to create and institute plans to ensure that foreign nationals who attempt to cross our borders without permission will be (a) detected, (b) apprehended and (c) either removed from this country or detained for appropriate punishment under the law. While your Administration is implementing long-term sustainable programs to achieve border security, we urge emergency measures that begin to provide the same protection immediately by mobilizing some combination, as necessary, of Border Patrol, other DHS personnel, the military, other federal personnel and technological tools. Various pilot programs at selected locations have proven that zero tolerance of illegal human traffic across our borders is achievable if the federal government places a priority on protecting its citizens. We submit our names with the appreciation of your consideration and action. Once again if you support this please [LINK=http://www.reformus.org/]click here.[/LINK] Further, please give some feedback about how you feel about this situation. For more information you may want to check out [LINK=http://www.billorielly.com]Bill O'Rielly's website[/LINK]or [LINK=http://www.foxnews.com]Fow News.com[/LINK]. KK EDIT: Yes, petitions are looked down upon here. A thread simply requesting people sign a petition is spam and advertising, both of which are against the rules. If you want to advertise this petition, put it in your sig. If you want to start a thread to discuss immigration, go ahead, but you need to provide a real discussion of it.