Allen B. West

Border agents powerless to stop violent gang members from entering

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Liberal progressives certainly know how to tug at your heartstrings, especially regarding illegal immigrant children — whom they lovingly refer to as “dreamers.” Of course liberals would never address the crushing of the American dream for our own – because that’s not politically expedient.

In any event there are others with slightly less tender dreams who are crossing our porous border about whom liberals would rather not talk.

As the Washington Times reports, Border Patrol officials are swamped by the number of minors crossing illegally into the United States and frustrated that they can’t turn away known Mexican gang members. Chris Cabrera, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 in the Rio Grande Valley, said that confirmed gang members in Mexico — including those from Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) — are coming into the country to be reunited with their families. This is what happens when you have Obama and his lawlessness eroding the sovereignty of our country.

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It is illegal immigration, not undocumented workers, which is a serious problem for our Republic. It affects our national security, our economy, our healthcare system, our education system and local criminality.

“If he’s a confirmed gang member in his own country, why are we letting him in here? … I’ve heard people come in and say, ‘You’re going to let me go, just like you let my mother go, just like you let my sister go. You’re going to let me go as well, and the government’s going to take care of us,’” Mr. Cabrera told National Review.

“Until we start mandatory detentions, mandatory removals, I don’t think anything is going to change. As a matter of fact, I think it’s going to get worse,” Carbrera said. According to Border Patrol officials, officers must treat minors with gang-affiliated tattoos the same as anybody else wishing to cross the border.

Some have said reuniting families is being done as an “act of love” but the truth is it’s also being actively encouraged. Cabrera said local Central American media have played a role in encouraging the children to cross the border and he knows of television commercials that encourage people to go to the U.S. with their children because they won’t be turned away. Art Del Cueto, president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 2544 in Tucson, says Central American radio, television, other media, and religious groups have all encouraged people to move north to the United States.

And so the Cloward-Piven strategy of Barack Hussein Obama is working. By executive order fiat, he has created an untenable situation along our southern border which will destabilize our nation.

But I have to ask, is the Mexican government supporting this effort? When you consider the stringent Mexican immigration laws, how is it that these individuals from Central America so easily cross that border and transit Mexico?

Our economic situation in America is limping along, Americans are losing their jobs and seeing their wages depressed — but politically that’s not important to Obama — and the intransigent Eric Holder. Obama will never seal our borders and ads for food stamps and other government benefits in countries south of our border will continue.

As I’ve often asked, on whose side are Obama and his progressive socialist acolytes: Americans or anyone crashing the border? Based on the commercials running abroad, I think the answer is obvious.

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