Border leniency comes at our own peril
This report* detailing a book celebrating suicide bombers found in the Arizona desert just north of the U.S.- Mexican border, should be a wakeup call to the proponents of keeping our national border porous.
The book, “In Memory of Our Martyrs,” was found days ago by a U.S. Border Patrol agent assigned to the Casa Grande substation, while patrolling a route known for smuggling illegal aliens and drugs.
Statements from U.S. officials, including FBI director Robert Mueller, have raised serious concerns in recent years over “OTMs” — illegals other than Mexicans — who have crossed the southwest border at alarming rates.
As far back as 2005, Mueller testified before the House Appropriations Committee saying “there are individuals from countries with known Al Qaeda connections who are changing their Islamic surnames to Hispanic-sounding names and obtaining false Hispanic identities, learning to speak Spanish and pretending to be Hispanic.”
Within the past year Department of Homeland Security acknowledged detaining aliens from Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. U.S. Border Patrol statistics indicate the numbers of increasing, with 108,025 OTMs detained in 2006, compared to 165,178 in 2005 and 44,614 in 2004.
As far back as October 2001, WorldNetDaily reported on “Arab terrorists’ crossing border: Middle Eastern illegals find easy entrance into U.S. from Mexico.
Last year, WND filed this report, titled Feds: Smuggled Chinese immigrants up 500%.
And here’s more detailing the deception of our own elected representatives titled The return of McAmnesty: Connect the dots.
*FOX News’ William La Jeunesse previously worked for KTVK-TV 3 in Phoenix.