Work on unmanned passageway already underway
Fox News reports on the Obama administration’s disturbing scheme to supplant U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents with National Park Service employees at the Big Bend National Park in West Texas. “Improved conservation efforts” take precedence over bloody border drug wars and illegal traffic flooding into the United States, as Obama approves this unmanned border entry with Mexico.
Kiosks are expected to be in place by spring which will allow Mexican nationals and others desiring unfettered access into our country, to scan their identity documents and talk to a customs officer in another location — at least 100 miles away. As CIS reports, there is already a massive business in forged, stolen and counterfeit identification that aids illegal traffic. Look for this foolish risk-taking on the part of our own government to intensify it.
Congressman Michael McCaul, (R-TX CD10) is a member of the House Homeland Security committee. He has strong credentials in this arena, having previously served as Chief of Counter Terrorism and National Security in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Texas, and led the Joint Terrorism Task Force charged with detecting, deterring and preventing terrorist activity.
U. S. Rep. McCaul questioned the wisdom of using taxpayer paid, federal funds to expand access to unauthorized border crossers.
“We need to use our resources to secure the border rather than making it easier to enter in locations where we already have problems with illegal crossings,” McCaul said. “There is more to the oversight of legal entry than checking documents. U.S. Customs and Border Protection needs to be physically present at every point of entry in order to inspect for contraband, detect suspicious behavior and, if necessary, act on what they encounter.”
McCaul’s background also includes service as Texas Deputy Attorney General and as a federal prosecutor in the Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section in Washington, D.C.
News reports state a “public comment” period cuts off December 27, although there is no link to any such site. The estimated $2.3 million project has support at the highest levels of government from both Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon.
What a surprise.