This will be short because when it comes to border security there is a very short answer: we are not secure. We’ve heard Harry Reid and even President Obama talk about how secure our border is, especially the southern border. Yet, dig just a little below the surface and you’ll find the truth is far from being ok. We know the administration plays the semantics game, that illegal immigrant crossings are down, but they don’t tell us about the drug smugglers. Worse, they don’t tell us about the illegals entering America who are from countries listed on the terror list.
As reported by my friend Tom Fitton and his stellar crew over at Judicial Watch, “The Obama administration insists the southern border is secure, yet dozens of illegal aliens from terrorist nations entered the United States through Mexico and are being held in a Texas Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) processing center. The detainees are nationals of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh and they are seeking asylum in the U.S. This week the 54 migrants from terrorist nations started a hunger strike to protest their detention at an ICE facility in El Paso.
A local news report reveals that the foreign nationals “refused to eat or drink water” and a leftist immigrant advocacy group blasted the government for jailing the Afghans, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis without proper medical care. One of the detainees released from the ICE processing center over the weekend said he arrived in El Paso after traveling from South America to Juarez, Mexico. He is a national of Bangladesh, his name is MD Nasir Uddin and he claims to be a refugee seeking asylum.
In the news report Uddin complains that he was jailed for no valid reason and was not provided with an interpreter, legal documents or judgements against him. “We are not criminals and they don’t have any proof of criminals,” Uddin is quoted. Just last month the U.S. issued a terrorism alert warning that militants in Bangladesh may be targeting westerners.
“The U.S. government continues to receive information that terrorist groups in South Asia may also be planning attacks in the region, possibly against U.S. government facilities, U.S. citizens, or U.S. interests,” the bulletin states. “Terrorists have demonstrated their willingness and ability to attack locations where U.S. citizens or Westerners are known to congregate or visit.” Afghanistan and Pakistan have long been known as the headquarters of Al Qaeda’s global leadership and the State Department’s Country Reports on Terrorism offers all the juicy details.”
Now is not the time for us to have an insecure southern border, especially at a time of high alert with the threat of Islamic jihadism to our homeland. What should also concern us is how do these individuals transit from South America, and why are they coming across in the border sector of El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico? I think we should all remember there’s a major U.S. Army installation in that border sector — Ft. Bliss.
We previously reported about illegal immigrant women trying to bring a lawsuit against the United States for not having adequate healthcare. And now we have a left wing immigration advocacy group condemning our country about proper medical care for these apprehended illegals from terrorist listed countries. Hmm, I wonder where this immigration advocacy group aligns itself when it comes to proper medical care for our veterans — and the Senate Democrat blocking of legislation to hold the VA officials accountable?
Methinks they care little, but folks from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh — along with felony illegal immigrants — seem to garner more attention from these leftist liberal progressive groups who have difficulty understanding the concept of national sovereignty.
We are witnessing a serious issue with domestic Islamic jihadism and we should certainly be wary of infiltration of our border, especially by those about whom we have little knowledge. The last thing we need in America is the influx of terror cells, such as we know are gathering in the twin cities of Minnesota. Ours is a compassionate nation, but we need not be stupidly suicidal. If these fellas want to go on a hunger strike, so be it. They’re not going to just traipse into our country.
They’re in jail because they have violated our border and as the Constitution states, we have the right to “repel invasions.” Funny thing, do these folks think they belong to a special or protected class? We’ve shared with you here how Christians, Chaldeans and Assyrians, fleeing the persecution of Islamic jihadists in the Middle East are being stonewalled for entry into the United States — and many have relatives to vouch for them.
Just ask yourself, as we go into the 2016 election cycle, what policies are necessary to keep you safe and shielded from the threat of domestic Islamic terrorism? Then as we go forward, listen to the folks who have a plan — not hyperbole, but a strategy that is viable. And spare me the “comprehensive immigration reform” drivel, — that just means 2000 pages of mess no one will read.