Feel Safe Now?
SAN DIEGO — Major narcotics syndicates operating along the southern border are a threat to the national security of the United States, and not enough is being done to secure the nation’s borders from terrorists, witnesses told a congressional panel today.Whew! Good thing our neighbor to the south is so friendly, hate to see what would happen if they weren't.
The House Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation held the first of several field hearings focusing on border security and terrorism at the Imperial Beach Border Patrol station in San Diego.
Law enforcement agents, researchers and federal officials say they lack the funding, manpower and necessary technology to fully secure the nation’s northern and southern borders from terrorists.
“Drug cartels, smuggling rings and gangs operating on both the Mexico and U.S. sides are increasingly well-equipped and more brazen than ever before in attacking federal, state and local law enforecement officials,'’ said Chairman Ed Royce, R-Fullerton, at the opening of the hearings.
“Border Patrol agents are being assaulted in increasing numbers. Some border areas can be accurately described as war zones.'’
On this topic I'm reminded of a new blog I was recently introduced to, MS-13 News & Analysis focuses full time on this most dangerous organization.
H/T immigration watchdog
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