Monday, May 17, 2010

If It Were Only About Mexicans

A great firestorm has come up over Arizona's recent immigration law.  While it's intended to stem the damage done by illegal immigrants from Mexico, a recent report from an Atlanta television station paints an even more serious issue -- terrorists crossing the same borders, mixed with the Mexican nationals.

From the report: 

"[Border control] agents say most of the illegals caught crossing are from Mexico or South America. Still, they say thousands of people caught are classified as O.T.M.'s, which stands for "other than Mexican". They report that includes hundreds of people from nations that sponsor terrorism."

The reporter  viewed records that show illegals in custody from from Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan and Yemen.

"A recent congressional report on the border threat confirmed members of Hezbollah have crossed the Southwest border. It shows photos of military jackets with Arab insignias found on the border. One depicts a picture of a plane crashing into the twin towers in New York City....

"The congressional report also revealed the route Middle Easterners take to get the United States. It showed they travel from Europe to South America, then to the tri-border region. That's where they learn to speak Spanish. The report said they then travel to Mexico and blend in with other illegals."

Hundreds or thousands of possibly hostile non-Mexicans crossing the border from Mexico.  Is the Arizona law all that's protecting America from terrorism?  And why has that congressional report not received wider media coverage?

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