GOP Plan To Secure The Border: Militarize Disneyland!
January 21, 2015

Hey, everyone! Republicans in the House are taking up immigration as only Republicans can. You know what that means, right? Repeat after me: First we secure our borders.

Because no immigration until we've taken care of that first. And wait till you see what they've got in mind.

In the words of Rep. McCaul, HR 399 will allow the Department of Defense “to transfer assets from theatre of war and redeploy them to the Southwest border.” See McCaul press release Jan. 15, 2015.

  • War assets and other enforcement tools authorized by Congress could be deployed within 100 miles of the southern border, encompassing cities like San Diego, Tucson, El Paso and Brownsville (8 CFR 287.1). This 100-mile-zone is home to 15 million people and includes Disneyland, national parks, and tourist beaches.
  • Specifically, the bill authorizes Department of Defense to allocate aviation assets to Customs and Border Protection (Sec. 7). Other war assets are transferred under the Department of Defense 1033 Program.
  • The bill requires near-constant drone surveillance even though a recent DHS report has proven the drone program to be costly and ineffective (Sec. 9).
  • It also authorizes and reimburses states to deploy the deploy the National Guard (Sec. 17).

Mickey will greet Disneyland visitors in fatigues, armed with an AK-47?

I joke, but they're not joking. They're serious about this, and they're planning to pass it. Check out this list for the sector that includes Disneyland:

  • Subterranean surveillance and detection technologies
  • Drones
  • Maritime patrol aircraft, coastal radar surveillance, maritime signals intelligence capability
  • Aircraft detection capabilities
  • Unattended surveillance sensors
  • 7 miles additional double layer fencing
  • 7 miles road construction
  • 37 miles road maintenance

What the hell is subterranean surveillance and detection, anyway? Are they planning to tunnel under Space Mountain or something? LegoLand also falls into this corridor. That ought to be interesting.

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