POROUS BORDERS POSE SEVERE THREAT OF TERRORISM
May 19, 2010
I just received this link to the video of an extremely disturbing news report that recently aired on Atlanta-based television station WSBTV-2. This report focused illegal aliens who are crossing our nation's extremely porous southern border.
When you click on the link above, you will see an excellent piece of journalism concerning how our nation's failures to secure our borders have literally opened the door to the prospect of terrorist attacks in the United States. The two people who were interviewed for this excellent report were Dave Stoddard, a retired United States Border Patrol Agent who I previously met during one of my trips to Arizona some time ago and former United States Congressman J.D. Hayworth who attended the Immigration Reform Caucus hearing at which I testified approximately five weeks after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
After you watch the video that appears when you click on the link above, you will notice that there is a second report to be found among several thumbnail articles that appear on the website. This article continues to provide even more disturbing information about how the government is not longer even providing information about illegal aliens who are apprehended and are citizens of "Special Interest Countries" that is to say foreign nationals who are citizens of countries associated with terrorism. Even a member of Congress who was interviewed on camera stated he had no idea as to the number of these aliens because he had been unable, as a member of Congress, to obtain this information! He had to ask the news reporters for a copy of the leaked report!
As disturbing as these video reports might be, roughly a month ago I wrote a commentary predicated on an equally troubling Washington Times news report that disclosed the fact that Iran has sent their "shock troops" to Venezuela. I have attached a copy of this news report at the end of this commentary.
You can read that commentary and many others I have written by visiting my website.
As I noted in my commentary last month- there would be no reliable way for Border Patrol agents, ICE special agents or other law enforcement officers to determine if an "undocumented" alien who could speak fluent Spanish was from a Middle Eastern country such as Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Yemen, etc., or was actually a native of Latin America if the alien in question claimed to be a citizen of a Latin American country. This problem would be further exacerbated if the illegal alien in question had a Venezuelan passport that identified the bearer of that travel/identity document as being a citizen of that country and attributed a typical Hispanic name to him (her).
Now I want you to contemplate how the President of the United States and members of Congress from both political parties and in both the House of Representatives and the United States Senate are licking their chops in anticipation of a massive amnesty program under the aegis of "Comprehensive Immigration Reform."
There are many, many reasons why Comprehensive Immigration Reform would be disastrous for our nation- but first and foremost is the issue of national security!
One of the principle goals of terrorists who succeed in entering our country is to acquire, in any way possible, lawful immigrant status and United States citizenship. Generally this involves committing fraud.
If you doubt this, please check out the 9/11 Commission Staff Report on Terrorist Travel. You can download a free copy of that entire report here.
I can assure you that there is absolutely no way that our government and especially the beleaguered adjudicators at USCIS would be able to determine the true identities of any of the millions of undocumented aliens who would line up in front of federal office buildings across the nation to obtain lawful status but who have no way of providing reliable evidence as to their true identities.
What is infuriating was that the reporter in the first segment noted that when they attempted to contact the Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, she refused to be interviewed or even return the calls made by the reporters!
I would remind you that Ms Napolitano is the same individual who declared that anyone who wants our nation's borders secured against the illegal entry of illegal aliens into our country were "extremists!"
I also find it ironic that the same federal government officials such as the President and members of his administration and Congress yelped like scalded cats when the governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer and members of the Arizona state legislature attempted to address the failures to secure our nation's borders and create an immigration system that has real integrity.
President Obama and his adherents including many journalists publicly condemned Governor Brewer about the potential that local and state police officers might engage in "profiling" our federal "leaders" believe that the adjudicators at USCIS would be able to discern the difference between illegal aliens from Latin America and the Middle East when these aliens cannot provide a shred of documentation to attest to their true identities, if the national suicide pact known as "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" is enacted!
It is astounding that politicians from other states would call for boycotting businesses in Arizona because the state government of Arizona is attempting to combat alien smuggling, drug trafficking, kidnapping, home invasions and national security related issues!
What chutzpah! What a demonstration of complete and utter stupidity!
I think everyone in the United States should be sending Governor Brewer and the members of Arizona's state legislature thank you cards and make a point of visiting Arizona when vacation time roles around!
The greatest threat to our nation is that far too many of our nation's "leaders" are so intent on furthering trade and globalism that no matter the risks to national security and no matter the harm it may do to the average American citizens who simply want to support themselves and their families and grasp their share of what we used to call "The American Dream" that they will do and say anything to keep our borders open and encourage a limitless flow of cheap and exploitable workers and potential voters to come to the United States both legally and illegally.
Of course the legal system is not really a legal system in all too many instances because the system lacks any real integrity. Visa fraud and immigration fraud enable aliens to easily game the immigration system and acquire lawful status including resident aliens status as signified by the issuance of a "Green Card" and even United States citizenship to which they would not be entitled if the system had integrity.
The goal of the terrorists is to gain entry into our country and then hide in plain sight. In the parlance of the 9/11 Commission this is known as embedding.
94 terrorists who were identified as operating in our country in the
decade before the terrorist attacks of 9/11 some 59 were identified
as using immigration fraud and immigration benefit fraud to enter our
country and/or embed themselves in our country in communities across
our nation. Of course these were the terrorists who were identified.
How many went undetected? How many might be here right now?
In the immigration version of the popular childhood game of "Hide & Seek" the illegal aliens and the terrorists and criminals among them hide but there are few special agents of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) who are doing the seeking. Perhaps it is the lack of resources that are hobbling efforts to locate those citizens of Somalia who have managed to hide themselves somewhere in our country.
If you cannot sleep now- perhaps you could do something worthwhile- perhaps you might spend a couple of your sleepless hours writing letters to your elected representatives this evening and remind them that Election Day is just months away!
We the People can add to the consternation of these politicians who are failing to live up to their oaths of office by contacting them and making it abundantly clear that election day is coming and they should think of election day as their personal "Day of Reckoning!"
Our government must live up to its obligation of protecting its own citizens and, indeed, all who are present in our country from the criminals and terrorists who would threaten our lives and the survival of our nation and our way of life. In the end, the government is actually those who are elected to act as our "leaders." Those who fail to truly lead and look out for those they are supposed to represent, need to be sent packing this coming Election Day!
If our country is to survive and if our children and their children are to get their share of the "American Dream" the citizens of this nation must take their citizenship seriously!
We the People must be the best citizens we can be, citizens who are worthy of the gallantry demonstrated by our valiant men and women in the military, law enforcement and firefighters, who routinely go in harm's way in defense of this nation and our citizens.
My goal in writing this and other commentaries is to point out our nations many failings before more victims pay the ultimate price for the incompetence and ineptitude of our government.
The first step in problem-solving is to first identify the problems and vulnerabilities and then devise strategies to overcome them.
Any politician who refuses to work to secure our borders and create an immigration system that has integrity is either corrupt or too dumb to keep his (her) job. Any politician, irrespective of party affiliation who favors Comprehensive Immigration Reform and the outrageous betrayal that this would represent given the national security implications that this program would have, should be shown the door at the next election!
If you find yourself to be in agreement with this commentary, I ask that you forward it to as many of your friends and family members as possible and encourage them to do the same.
Later this year, each and every member of the House of Representatives is up for reelection. Later this year more than one third of the members of the United States Senate will have to face their constituents. They need to be reminded that they work for us, We the People!
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However, the practice of good citizenship does not end in the voting booth, it only begins there. The large scale apathy demonstrated by citizens of this nation has emboldened elected representatives to all but ignore the needs of the average American citizen in a quest for massive campaign funds and the promises of votes to be ostensibly delivered by special interest groups. There is much that we cannot do but there is one thing that We the People absolutely must do- we must stop sitting on the sidelines!