Skip to comments.Broken Neighbor, Broken Border
Posted on 11/20/2010 3:01:01 PM PST by Bad~Rodeo
An important report on the state of border security
Between August 2nd and 6th of this year, a team of investigators working for the House Immigration Reform Caucus examined the border between Texas and Mexico. They prepared a report for Caucus Chairman Brian Bilbray (R-CA) and Republican Conference Secretary John Carter (R-TX). The report, entitled Broken Neighbor, Broken Border has been released to the public today. It paints an alarming portrait of illegal entries, reduced in number since the passage of reforms in 2005 and 2006, but increasingly dangerous to the homeland security of our nation, based on the near-collapse of civil authority in the northern states of Mexico.
The immigration debate is usually focused on American policy, and rarely includes much talk of Mexico. It seems like common sense to suggest that if Mexico was not a wretched place to live, fewer of its inhabitants would undertake a perilous illegal crossing of the northern border. About 500 people die during such illegal crossings each year. Roughly half a million survive to invade the United States. Contemplate the often squalid lives they lead as lawbreakers in America, and imagine what they must have left behind in Mexico.
As Broken Neighbor, Broken Border explains, the invaders are not just economic violators. They include heavily armed drug cartel members and Other Than Mexican illegal aliens from diverse countries, including Middle Eastern nations with terrorist facilities currently at war with U.S. forces. This includes Somalis affiliated with al-Qaeda, whose presence triggered Department of Homeland Security alerts in the Houston area.
The cartels are bad enough without their new terrorist buddies. There have been twenty eight thousand murders in Mexico since the current drug wars began in 2006. Many of these murders are beheadings, or executions by necklacing, which involves hanging a flaming tire full of gasoline around the victims neck. Victims have been kidnapped from American soil and transported across the border for torture and murder. There have been unconfirmed reports from informants that some of the kidnappings lead to organ harvesting and human trafficking.
The cartels are increasingly less concerned with committing their atrocities on Mexican soil. Their violence is spilling across the border into American towns and cities. Their troops outnumber American police and Border Patrol agents, and are more heavily armed. Sometimes the Border Patrol has
Those politicians, educators, clergy, et al, who give aid and comfort are acting against the best interest of the U.S. citizen.
Refusal to protect the country from this menace is treasonous, IMO!!!
Oddly enough this is about the size of the BP.
Exactly why is it that South Koreans sleep soundly on their border...courtesy of the US Taxpayer...and the US Military...but “our” Federal government refuses to extend the same courtesy to Texans, New Mexicans and Arizonans?!!
Look at what the government does at the airports vs. what they DON’T do at the border with Mexico.
Diversity is our strength.
I’m thinking the current rules of engagement don’t allow effective border control, though. And that those agents are just poorly deployed, in general.
You don’t understand. The human rights of illegal aliens and narcotraffickers take priority over every other consideration. We are all human beings - including the rapists and murderers crossing the border.
This recommendation makes a joke of sending 1500 unarmed NG to the border like they have done a few times.
One good shot with a rifle can stop the invasion by killing enough illegals as they cross the border.
After the first few hundred, the invasion will trickle to a stop.
Death is a highly underrated motivator
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“Exactly why is it that South Koreans sleep soundly on their border...courtesy of the US Taxpayer...and the US Military...but our Federal government refuses to extend the same courtesy to Texans, New Mexicans and Arizonans?!!”
Not to mention California, quite probably home to more conservatives than any other state.
Needs to be said.
We are way beyond a law enforcement problem. A declaration of war against the northern Mexican provinces is needed. Keep the media and ACLU away, and take care of business.
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