The Coastal Post - July, 1996

Illegal Immigrants Pose Threat

BY GARY E. JORDAN

Imagine picking up the morning IJ and reading: "Marin County Declares State of Emergency." In a high state of anxiety, your eyes move to the subtext: "Since January, 212 Fires in Point Reyes National Seashore Blamed on Undocumented Immigrants."

By now, your interest definitely piqued, you hurriedly read on... "After hearing testimony from national park officials, the Marin board of supervisors have declared a state of emergency. Park officials stated 212 fires have struck the coastal sanctuary, bringing the total cost of fighting those flames to $3 million. Based on data collected from sensors installed along heavily used trails, the Forest Service estimates that 3,000 to 5,000 illegal immigrants are scattered throughout the National Seashore's southern section at any given time."

Park Ranger John Doe added, "The flood of illegal immigrants are creating make-shift trials that grow deeper and wider each day and cause severe erosion that will destroy valuable watershed. Groups of immigrants also trample meadows and sensitive plants, and foul streambeds with excrement." He went on to say, "With many turned into garbage dumps, it may take us years to pick up the trash, and repair the erosion from illegal trails."

"It's completely out of control," testified Ranger Jane Doe. "I've been in this business 22 years, and this is the worst thing I've ever seen happen to a forest," she continued.

"My dog has had her stomach slashed open and one of my dogs never came home," lamented Debbie Jones, who lives in Dog Town. "Are you aware of why they kill our dogs?" she asked. "Because the dogs bark and alert us. They club 'em and slit their throats."

"You can't let your kids out without watching them. When we go out for walks, we walk with guns. Everyone around the park is afraid to go out at night. It's very scary. We are prisoners in our own homes."

Reality check, gentle readers—relax Marinites, this is not happening to your precious Point Reyes National Seashore. But is has and is currently taking place in San Diego county's Cleveland National Forest. All of the above was taken almost word for word from lead stories in the San Diego Tribune, May 12, and the Riverside Press Enterprise, June 6.

Gee, I'll bet all you fervent environmentalists and animal lovers are absolutely livid—or are you? After all, San Diego is not lovely Marin, and golly...is that even a part of the United States? Although a shocking story, the real scandal is why hasn't the IJ bothered to inform the public of this important on-going news event. This mystery is hardly surprising, considering the prevailing liberal media's "gotta love the immigrant" mentality. That a concerted news censorship blackout should occur—no big deal, it's for a good cause.

What truly is a matter of serious concern is how many other national news events of merit does the monopolizing liberal media purposefully neglect to publish.