With the exception of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, all other candidates have made securing the U.S.-Mexican border a priority. While the U.S.-Mexican border must be made secure, the goal of securing that border is as deceptive as are the claims of the administration that the borders have never been more secure.
Purely focusing on the U.S.-Mexican border ignores the fact that, as I have noted in many articles and testimony at congressional hearings, the United States is a nation of 50 “border states.”
According to Mexico’s ambassador to the United States, Arturo Sarukhan, the two countries are within days of announcing a new initiative that will allow Mexican trucks bound for the U.S. to circumvent inspection at ports of entry. Under the plan, U.S. officials stationed south of the border will conduct the inspections.
Two words used most often to describe the U.S. illegal immigration problem are divisive and political. However a new documentary, Southern Exposure, provides a balanced look at what’s happening at the U.S./Mexican border and sheds light on America’s porous southern border.
If you want a bird’s eye view of the tale of two countries and their respective border problems, this two-hour documentary provides the good, the bad and the ugly issues that ranchers, law enforcement and lawmakers contend with on a daily basis.
The Mexican drug cartels are on the move. They are moving their drugs, their thugs and their influence including violence north into the United States of America and having a wide ranging and profound impact on our nation and the people who live in our country.