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August 17, 2005

More Reasons To Shut Down Our Borders: 'Cartel Assassins'

Topics: Immigration and Border Issues

Terror may be the most pressing threat our government must consider in regards to immigration, but it is by no means the only one. Any amnesty policy for illegals as a whole is likely to be exploited by Mexican cartels and used to bolster their stranglehold on our southern border, adding an additional and equally dangerous problem to the more publicized terrorist threat.

With Mexican Zetas currently taking up residence in cities across the southwest - camouflaged by growing illegal immigrant communities, more than 55 government employees, including military personnel, having been indicted or pled guilty in southern Arizona on charges of drug and/or people smuggling in the past year, some areas of our country becoming awash in drugs at levels that surpass even the cocaine heydays of the eighties, and in states as far away from our southwestern boundary as Virginia, Massachusetts, and North Carolina, Mara Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13), a drug gang tied to al Qaeda and made up almost solely of illegal immigrants from South America and Mexico, terrorizing residents by gang raping the handicapped and attacking innocent motorists with machetes - when is the Bush administration going to get the message that our borders need to be secured immediately and that any amnesty policy for illegals as a whole is likely to be exploited by Mexican cartels and smugglers alike.

Issues such as these are addressed by Megan Basham in her piece in The American Spectator today, in which she makes it clear that anyone paying attention to the activities of Mexican drug gangs knows that even without the specter of terrorism(which is an equal threat), traffickers pose a serious enough threat to American safety to warrant a border crackdown.

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Posted by Richard at August 17, 2005 9:05 PM

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