Syrians at our Southern Border
Why bother going out of the way to bring the Syrian refugees here? They’re already making their way here via our porous southern border. We hear Trump go on and on about how lax the security is at our southern border and although I don’t always agree with his bombastic attitude he is definitely right on this one. It’s no secret that we basically do not have a border between us and Mexico and Mexico with do nothing to stop illegal immigrants from using their country as a transportation hub to get to America.
According to a recent post on Brietbart,
Two federal agents operating under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are claiming that eight Syrian illegal aliens attempted to enter Texas from Mexico in the Laredo Sector. The federal agents spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity, however, a local president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) confirmed that Laredo Border Patrol agents have been officially contacting the organization with concerns over reports from other federal agents about Syrians illegally entering the country in the Laredo Sector. The reports have caused a stir among the sector’s Border Patrol agents.
The sources claimed that eight Syrians were apprehended on Monday, November 16, 2015. According to the sources, the Syrians were in two separate “family units” and were apprehended at the Juarez Lincoln Bridge in Laredo, Texas, also known officially as Port of Entry 1.
Of course they were apprehended in two separate “family units”! They had to be apprehended in such a manner as to continue to tug on the heartstrings of Americans that individuals crossing our southern border are just women and children looking for a better life. How dare we even consider restricting not letting this poor huddled masses yearning to be free into our great nation. This is the card liberals play on conservatives who actually stand for the rule of law and realize the possible threat that unfettered immigration into this country poses to every single American citizen. Couple that with the threat faced with ISIS and the importance of screening every single individual that enters this country is compounded tenfold.
As if this more recent incident isn’t enough rewind back to September and Brietbart reported on another incident regarding Syrian migrants attempting to cross the southern border.
According to Brietbart back in September,
Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrested 27-year-old Walaa Alrehawi and her brother-in-law 46-year-old Mohammad Ziad Alzalam last week in the border city of Hidalgo.
On Monday, the two went before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dorina Ramos, who read them their rights and ordered they be held without bond pending a detention hearing later this week.
Court records obtained by Breitbart Texas revealed that Ziad travelled to Beirut, Lebanon, to pick up Alrehawi who has been identified as his sister-in-law. She allegedly used the passport belonging to Ziad’s wife to fly to Frankfurt, Germany. From there, the two flew to the Mexican resort town of Cancun. The duo eventually made their way to the Mexican city of Reynosa and subsequently tried to enter the United States through Hidalgo.
In this incident we see two individuals who attempt to use fake passports to gain entrance into the United States. This is the same type of scenario that played out in Paris when the islamists, one of which was tied to the Syrian refugee population, who allegedly arrived in France using a fake passport.
I know many are running around crying about how ignorant it is for us to turn away anyone who may want to come here. There are a few things that one must take into consideration though before rushing to such judgement. Given the aforementioned events that have unfolded not only in Paris but with regards to Syrians attempting to enter the United States illegally, it is essential we remain skeptical. Additionally, our vetting process is under great scrutiny from all levels of government including the FBI, and other law enforcement agencies. Lastly, do we really have the resources at this point to take care of upwards of 80,000 more people in this country? We cannot even take care of our veterans and we want to import more people who will inevitably be a burden to the already overloaded welfare system.