Drug Cartels

Heroin Epidemic: The Real Metric for Determining Border Security

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.”

Border Security Is Not An Option

For decades the federal government has failed to secure our borders and enforce our immigration laws.  These failures ignore commonsense and the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.

Our borders and our immigration laws are America's first line of defense and last line of defense against transnational criminals and international terrorists.

File this Under “What Could Possibly Go Wrong?”

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.

At the NAFTA20 conference in San Antonio November 15 and 16, Sarukhan told a panel that:

Southern Exposure documentary "exposes" U.S. border inconsistencies

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.

Mexican drug cartels are on the move

The Mexican drug cartels are on the move.