The CIA singles out the Mexican border as an especially inviting target for Hezbollah operatives. “Many alien smuggling networks that facilitate the movement of non-Mexicans have established links to Muslim communities in Mexico,” its Counter Terrorism Center said in a 2004 threat paper.
“Non-Mexicans often are more difficult to intercept because they typically pay high-end smugglers a large sum of money to efficiently assist them across the border, rather than haphazardly traverse it on their own.”
Just like the three terrorist suspects arrested yesterday who were illegal immigrants.
But of course, what are Nancy Pelosi and her Democrat Party doing about it?
Mayor Gavin Newsom vowed Sunday to maintain San Francisco as a sanctuary for immigrants and do everything he can to discourage federal authorities from conducting immigration raids.
What I find amusing is that the Democrat Party has been screaming that every single cargo container coming into the country needs a twenty-minute inspection and draconian examination as a prevention against attacks, businesses and sanity be damned......but relaxes standards and does everything to make existence safer and easier for people who can plan, build, and detonate them.
Even more lovely in that is the presence of Mark Leno and Carol Migden, both of whom, along with gay "labor organizers" like Cleve Jones and new Gay Pride Parade Marshal Robert Haaland, are proudly and blithely linking "gay rights" with blocking immigration enforcement -- while other clueless Democrats are pushing, on the very day the Jersey terrorist story broke, for an expansion of the Mack-truck-sized "marry an American, get a free entry" loophole in our current laws to cover "permanent partners".
In my opinion, the United States needs four changes that would do wonders for our immigration system.
1. Eliminate all but two forms of work/residency visas -- those sponsored by a business and those sponsored by an individual -- and use the same process for all of them. No freebies for marriage.
2. Double the current number of visas issued per year.
3. Enforce the laws against illegal immigration as they exist now, no ifs, ands, or buts.
4. Create economic incentives for businesses to use unskilled and low-skilled American labor.
And, while we're talking about improving peoples' lots, how about suggestions for what we do with