Bill O'Reilly: Southern Border Heats Up Once Again
By: BillOReilly.com StaffMay 16, 2011
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By Bill O'Reilly

Two Border Patrol agents were killed Thursday while chasing suspected illegal alien drug smugglers southwest of Phoenix. During the chase, the truck the agents were riding in was hit by a freight train, instantly killing 39-year-old Hector Clark and 34-year-old Edward Rojas. Obviously, the border situation in Arizona remains very dangerous.

And it's not just illegal aliens and drugs that are plaguing Arizona. The border situation is now impacting the public schools there.

As you may know, the state has ordered schools in Tucson to stop teaching ethnic classes because of alleged bias against America. That order has led to some protests. The cultural aspect of the border controversy centers on textbooks and teaching material. On May 10 at a school board meeting in Tucson, a woman read from the works of Rodolfo Gonzalez, a radical anti-American guy who is being used by some teachers:

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: My land is lost and stolen. My culture has been raped. Poverty and city living under the colonial system of the Anglo has castrated our people's culture. One note, especially to those young Chicanos: Hard drugs and drug culture is an invention of the gringo because he has no culture. We have to destroy capitalism, and we have to help five-sixths of the world to destroy capitalism in order to equal all people's lives.

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That's the kind of material students as young as 9 years old are being subjected to in the Tucson area. So you can see why the state is concerned and also why Arizona is passing laws to help confront the situation.

On the alien front, a new state law gives the police power to demand proof of citizenship from people they stop. In response, the Obama administration has sued the state of Arizona over that law and the whole thing is heading toward the Supreme Court.

But for now, the chaos continues in Arizona.

As "The Factor" reported earlier this week, 445,000 people were apprehended on the Southern border in 2010. And for every illegal person caught, it is estimated that four or five get through. And a number of these people are criminals, drug dealers, thieves, you name it. Over the decades, hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent trying to control the Southern border, and it is still not secure. Troubling, to say the least.

And that's "The Memo."

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Transcript Date: 
Fri, 05/13/2011
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O'Reilly Factor
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