Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Are Terrorists Crossing The Border?

From: Gary L. Bauer

A disturbing report from key military officials warns that terrorists may be crossing our porous border. Col. Lisa A. Garcia, a spokeswoman for the United States Southern Command, told the Washington Free Beacon, "Networks that specialize in smuggling individuals from regions of terrorist concern, mainly from the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, the Middle East, and East Africa, are indeed a concern for Southcom and other inter-agency security partners who support our country's national security."

Col. Garcia added, "In 2015, we saw a total of 331,000 migrants enter the southwestern border between the U.S. and Mexico, of that we estimate more than 30,000 of those were from countries of terrorist concern."

The Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah is known to have an extensive smuggling network throughout Latin America.

The fact that 30,000 illegal immigrants from "countries of terrorist concern" crossed our border last year should be headline news. That this isn't a national scandal is journalistic malpractice and political malfeasance on the part of our elected leaders. National security is the government's primary obligation. And border security is national security!

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