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Sunday, May 12, 2019 7:18 AM

Entry Control Points – Are They Really Needed?

After considerable thought and reviewing the Democratic party’s position on building the wall along the Southern border, it seems only appropriate to discontinue interviewing and inspecting foreigners entering the United States through airports. If we don’t need to do this on the borders, why waste money doing it at the airports?

When anyone enters (or returns to) the United States through an airport, they must stop at a checkpoint, show their passport, and answer any questions posed by the Customs and Border Protection Officer. This is precisely what any barrier on the Southern Border would do – it would create a means of forcing people to use the entry control points and enter the United States legally.

While some people would continue to try to cross illegally – and some will succeed – the vast majority will not. Most people will realize that to enter the United States, they must do so legally.

While Democrats are claiming that building a wall is racist, they wholeheartedly support the security measures for both in and out bound travelers using airports. Could it be that they use airports too? They want the airports secure for their personal safety but couldn’t care less about the average citizen’s safety.

In fact, when the parents of people who were slain by illegal aliens tried to meet with several Democratic members of Congress, they were turned away. While most Democrats are on record as supporting the building of a wall, they would rather see Americans killed by illegal aliens than let President Trump claim credit for getting it built. These politicians need to go – they don’t have your best interests in mind, only their own.

Who comes in through the Southern Border? Mexicans and other Central Americans mostly; however, an increasing number of people from the third world, including Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, are flying to Mexico in order to enter through the Southern border. We know that there are people who wish to do us harm, including drug runners, gang members, and terrorists have entered the United States through the Southern border – and continue to do so. We must have a means of keeping them out.

So, if a wall is a bad idea, let’s just build several checkpoints that will be manned by Customs and Border Protection, who will process those wishing to enter the United States in the same manner they would in an airport. To ensure nobody enters illegally or brings anything into the United States that we don’t want in our country, we must do exactly what is done at the airports – we need barriers to funnel the people toward the entry control points, instead of a wall to keep them out. If all their papers are in order, they have no communicable diseases, are not felons and have not previously been removed from our country, they should be admitted in accordance with our current laws.

The Democrats cannot have it both ways. If security is paramount for people entering the United States through international terminals in airports, it must be at least equally important on the borders. Building formidable barriers and entry control points along the southern border isn’t racist, it’s simply one more method of keeping our country safe and it’s the right thing to do.

John W. Collick Jr. is a 100% disabled and retired Marine First Sergeant and a Republican candidate for Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District in the 2020 election.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 5:41 AM


April 24, 2019 | Press Release

It’s Time for a Military Vet to Represent a Military Community

“He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.” George Bernard Shaw.

Suffolk resident John Collick is announcing today that he is seeking the Republican nomination for Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Collick is a newcomer to politics, after serving our nation for over 35 years combined in the Marine Corps, as a contractor, and as a government employee. Except for about one year as an Immigration Officer, he served as an Intelligence Specialist during his entire adult life, working at all levels of the Intelligence Community.

As an Intelligence Specialist, he worked on high priority missions, including the International Port Security Program for the U.S. Coast Guard; the Syrian Refugee Vetting Process for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services; and an Asymmetrical Threat Methodology for the United States Standing Joint Forces Headquarters, Homeland Security, in Norfolk. With extensive knowledge of the Middle East, he was recruited into the private sector to work on a Defense Intelligence Agency Contract as the HUMINT Issues Manager for Yemen. These projects are in addition to his Marine Corps career as a Signals Intelligence Collector, Linguist, and Analyst.

Collick explained, “I am utterly disgusted with the performance of our Legislature – particularly today, as the Democratic majority votes in “lock step,” not based on what our country needs, but on whether an issue will help or hinder the President. I pledge that I will always vote on the specific issue at hand, without considering the political impact on the President – positive or negative. When I consider an issue, I will always ask myself, “how would I vote if the other party had the Presidency” and then cast my vote accordingly.”

If elected, several of Mr. Collick’s priorities for the families of Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District include:

  • Providing the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security with the resources necessary to protect United States at home and our interests abroad.
  • Working with area educators, employers, and local leaders to reduce the unemployment rate in the 3rd Congressional District from 7%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, to the national rate of 3.8%.
  • Ensuring the rights and freedoms identified in the Constitution can be enjoyed by all Americans, without abridgement by any state, local, or municipal government.
  • Enacting a school voucher program for children in underperforming schools and school districts, particularly in low-income and inner-city neighborhoods.

Will John Collick take any money from special interests? “While I prefer not to take money from special interest groups,” he explained, “without the necessary grassroots support, no candidate can run a successful campaign without doing so.”

If you know John Collick, you know that nobody can buy his vote. He says, “As I meet and talk to voters in the area, they find that I’m genuine. They realize I only want what’s good for America and I don’t believe the current crop of politicians is doing a good job. Therefore, as I meet citizens of the 3rd Congressional District, I’m confident we’ll be able to win and do our part to stop the movement toward a Socialist nation seems to be taking hold right now.”

John Collick is a pro-term limits candidate and if elected (and reelected), whether a term limits bill is passed or not, he will serve no more than four terms in office.

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