We are a people of laws that are being overrun in large part by our country's disrespect for law. But it's even worse. Our national government's lethargy in protecting our borders is financing terrorism against the United States.
Updated August 15, 2007: US Immigration employees are found to be aiding terrorists.
It is a slap in the face to immigrants who came here legally to say that it shouldn't matter to us that hundreds of thousands of people are coming here illegally. Of course it should!
Domestic production of methamphetamine is down, but only because a much more potent variety is coming from across our southern border. The Federal Government has known about this since shortly after 9/11, but they don't seem to care about it. In fact, they seem bound and determined to continue on with their Strategic Partnership for Prosperity.
intelligence agents discovered that Middle Eastern gangs were having pseudoephedrine, an over-the-counter drug, shipped from China and smuggled into the U.S. from Canada, to Mexican drug syndicates for manufacturing methamphetamine.
These "large bulks" of pseudoephedrine were then sold to cartels and transported with the aid of the Muslim gangs to "super meth labs" in Mexico. The proceeds from those sales were then transferred to Middle Eastern terrorist organizations.
In her new book, Los Republicanos, author Leslie Sanchez reminds us that Hispanic immigrants are largely family-oriented, hard working, and law abiding. After coming to America, they most often identify as American rather than Hispanic-American or Mexican-American. They very commonly indicate their race as Caucasian, and they very often despise illegal immigration as much as Americans who have lived here for generations.
So the issue is not about immigration, as many in the media paint it. It is about illegal immigration. And now you know of another reason to put a stop to the illegal variety. It's about your safety. It's about your right to pursue life, liberty, and happiness. Along with the immigrants who come here legally.
Update (August 15, 2007): The Washington Times reports today that
A criminal investigations report says several U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employees are accused of aiding Islamic extremists with identification fraud and of exploiting the visa system for personal gain.
I guess it's not just an issue about a wall, although that is critically important. Terrorists would rather it appear that they are in the United States legally than that they are not. It makes it so they don't have to hide. Abu Mousab al Zarqawi made a name for himself in al Qaeda by perfecting the art of fabricating phoney identification.