People who live on the border are very concerned about terrorists – ISIS in particular – crossing the border. The government’s response is to say it’s not the biggest concern because it’s not the greatest area of vulnerability.
“There are politicians who want to stoke fears about terrorism or are stoking fears about terrorism,” said Marc Rosenblum, deputy director of the U.S. Immigration Policy Program at the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. “I don’t want to say it’s a total non-issue, but the Southwest border is not the greatest point of vulnerability in terms of national security,” IB Times reported.
It’s just a partisan thing, not a common sense deduction?
International Business Times wants you to believe the government has gone beyond the limits to control the border when it’s obviously not true.
Our borders are open. The Northern or the Southern borders are not at all secure as a recent congressional report revealed.
They also want people to believe that only a handful of Arabs have come over the border and only in recent years.
We don’t know how many and it also isn’t a recent phenomenon.
Check out the telegraph report from 2004:
President Bush has launched a drive to halt illegal immigration across America’s porous southern border, amid growing fears that terrorists may be using Mexico as a base camp before heading to Arizona, Texas and California.
A string of alarming incidents has convinced Bush administration officials that lax immigration rules, designed to cope with the huge numbers of illegal entrants from Mexico, have become a significant loophole in the war on terror.
Over the past month, border agents from Arizona and Texas have anonymously reported recent encounters with dozens of Arab men, who have made their way across the 2,000-mile Mexican border.
Patrol agents told one Arizona newspaper that 77 males “of Middle Eastern descent” were apprehended in June in two separate incidents. All were trekking through the Chiricahua mountains and are believed to have been part of a larger group of illegal immigrants. Many were released pending immigration hearings. According to Solomon Ortiz, the Congressman for Corpus Christi in Texas, similar incidents are “happening all over the place. It’s very, very scary”.
The two groups of Arab males were discovered by patrol guards from Willcox, Arizona. “These guys didn’t speak Spanish,” said one field agent, “and they were speaking to each other in Arabic. It’s ridiculous that we don’t take this more seriously. We’re told not to say a thing to the media.” A colleague told the paper: “All the men had brand-new clothing and the exact same cut of moustache.” Local ranchers have also reported a rise in the sightings of large groups of young males.
Last month, border patrol agents at McAllen airport, Texas, arrested a woman believed to be Pakistani, who was carrying a false South African passport…
The Border Patrol has been spotting them for years. Not only have these terrorist groups promised to launch violent attacks, they’ve promised to infiltrate our political systems and destroy us from within.
Jihadists are active in Mexico, Central America and South America and are heavily involved in the drug trade. Illegal alien Muslims should concern all Americans.
IBTimes did admit, “There’s no telling how many Syrians, Iraqis and other Middle Easterners have tapped into those networks,” but then went on to report only a minimal got through.
Should we take our open borders seriously or say it’s worth the risk to let foreigners in search of a better life pour through? We didn’t even mention the drug cartels who control the border. Leftists want us to ignore the risks.