Republicans would like to pass a law that allows Border Patrol (BP) to fully access and patrol the border.
That sounds like common sense but not to the Democrats.
Incredibly, Democrats are opposed. Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) says it’s an excuse to get rid of deferred action for children, quotes the hill. Grijalva insists that BP not being allowed to patrol hundreds of miles along the border doesn’t hamper BP and Obama’s DHS (Department of Homeland Security) agrees!!!
He said that the illegal immigrants are running to BP.
It’s not about the children, it’s about the hundreds of thousands of adults, most of whom do NOT run to BP. Rest assured the drug smugglers, traffickers and jihadists do not run to BP.
Democrats are insisting that Border Patrol continue to be kept away from hundreds of miles of border.
The Hill has an article up today about the poorly protected 800 miles along the border that are controlled by the Department of the Interior, which represents 40% of the total with other land owned by Forestry and controlled by DHS.
Most of the border is government land and it’s controlled by messy and often conflicting rules and regulations.
Government regulations intertwined among agencies, which are meant to protect the land and wildlife, prohibit Border Patrol in many areas from driving near the border, building infrastructure, or even installing surveillance technology.
The Bureau of Land Management operates like a Gestapo and continually closes off access to historic paths and areas used by the public for recreation.
You see signs like the one below on some BLM land yet they thirst for more land they can’t manage.
Congress has approved and appropriated funds to build a border fence, but it never gets built and much of the fence we have is hardly formidable.
Check out the type of fencing around the Arizona border in the diagram below.
Map via American Patrol
The blue line represents a vehicle barricade that does not stop intruders. Drug load vehicles can easily drive over them using ramps. In some of the blue areas, there is no fence at all.
Government land is often protected because of some obscure animal or plant. Most of the criminals – traffickers, smugglers, possible jihadists, et al – are coming across federal lands. There are 4 million acres in the Wilderness areas. About a million acres within our country are controlled by the cartels. In essence, we have turned the land over to the cartels – we have presented no resistance.
Unfortunately, drug cartels don’t obey our environmental regulations and the land is wide open to exploitation by these violent mobsters.
Smugglers know where the BP (Border Patrol) cannot surveil.
They have been known to set forest fires to distract BP and it is believed they keep or grow drugs on this property. The sad thing is we don’t even know what is going on in some of these Wilderness areas.
Arizona, California, and Texas are major portals for the smuggling of marijuana, heroin, cocaine, meth and Ecstasy.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) published the 2013 National Drug Threat Assessment and it showed that both heroin and meth trafficking are increasing across the U.S./Mexico border—and that Mexican cartels, which the DEA refers to as Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs), are expanding well into the United States.
In fact, they have found a home in Chicago and 1200 other cities and towns in the United States according to the FBI.
Rep. Raúl Grijalva and his cronies in Congress and in the White House are not concerned about protecting the United States, they are interested in making the United States into the United North America. When our wealth is redistributed and we have a one party system, how much wealth will there be and who will there be to work. That’s a rhetorical question.
We are inviting all these people in, not to share in our American value system, but to be taken care of.