Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Terrorist Nations Still Cross Our Border

Customs and Border Protection arrested about 52,000 illegal immigrants from countries other than Mexico in 2009. This number included countries known to export terrorism and the numbers from each actually caught, such as Afghanistan 4, Egypt 14, Iran 15, Iraq 16, Nigeria 29, Pakistan 41, Saudi Arabia 1, Somalia 19, Yemen 13, and North Korea 10. So much for national security. These numbers reflect only those caught, and who knows how many succeeded undetected. Border security is national security. If Mexicans can get in illegally, so can everyone else.

This is nothing new to the government. Their own 2005 study A Line in the Sand: Confronting the Threat at the Southwest Border, admitted that "aliens were smuggled from the Middle East to staging areas in Central and South America, before being smuggled illegally into the United States" and that "members of Hezbollah have already entered the United States across the Southwest border." In light of the need for greater border security exhibited by our failure to stop the September 11 attacks, it is difficult to believe that the Federal Government really cares...

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