The fact that our borders are porous and allow thousands to pass into the United States illegally every month is without dispute. Border governors such as Arizona’s Jan Brewer have been begging the federal government for assistance for years as these states deal with the financial burdens of providing health care and educating low-income individuals entering this country illegally. However, these types of illegal border crossers are America’s BEST case scenario.
Lurking less than a half mile due south of some of America’s most populous cities is a specter of narco-terrorist violence unprecedented in America. Mexican drug cartels are killing housewives, tourists, children, and nearly anyone else who gets in their way. Two different American missionary couples whose only desire was to help the Mexican people have been ruthlessly assassinated in the last twelve months.
In 2010, over 100 police officers were killed in Ciudad Juarez. After the killing of 5 police officers last week in this city just across the border from El Paso, Texas, 2,500 police officers were forced from their homes this week into hiding in hotels. The drug cartel terrorists have stated that they will kill one officer per day until Ciudad Juarez’ (Juarez City in English), Police Chief Julian Leyzaola, resigns.
These same drug cartels routinely build elaborate tunnels underneath the US border, circumvent any border controls, and enter this country as they please. What they plan to do here in the United States as this situation escalates is anyone’s guess.
The Los Angeles Times ran a story in 2011 regarding the difficulty of estimating the number of deaths due to Mexico’s war against the drug cartels. The Times estimates the figure at approximately 38,000 in 4 years. By June 2011, 111 American citizens had been killed in Mexico for that half of the year alone.
Our borders are under siege. Coyotes and drug cartels are going over and under the border at an alarming rate. Cartels now manufacture their own submarines in the jungle to smuggle narcotics by sea.
In 2010, Mexican President Felipe Calderon addressed Congress and criticized Arizona’s immigration laws. Since Mexico’s immigration laws are far stricter than those in the United States, his remarks were as laughable as they were ill-mannered. However, the incredibly disturbing thing was that members of the Obama administration stood to applaud his rude,
ill-advised comments as a guest in this country, including Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Eric Holder.
Perhaps Mr. Calderon’s efforts would be better spent in attending to the needs of law
enforcement officers in his own country before he spends any time telling the United States how to run ours. Mr. Calderon has a situation of narco-terrorists having the upper hand, terrorizing his citizens, and sending his police into hiding. Mr. Calderon, time to get your house in order. And for those who stood up to applaud him, time to think about what porous borders could really mean in the United States if the violence spills over into the border states. American law enforcement may not be prepared for what may come next.
Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution
“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.”
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