Liberals have continued to brand anyone who believes that the law of the land ought to be obeyed a “racist” when it comes to immigration, completely ignoring the massive amount of criminal activity that comes from illegals entering the country.They often act like ostriches and bury their heads in the sand when it comes to the whole drug cartel thing, pretending massive operations to smuggle people and drugs into America illegally aren’t actually going on.
However, what border patrol “tunnel rats” are doing underground is proof that the immigration issue is absolutely a matter of national security that needs to be addressed immediately.According to ABC News:
They are known in the U.S. Border Patrol as “tunnel rats” — agents who go in clandestine passages that have proliferated on the U.S.-Mexico border over the past 20 years to smuggle drugs.
The Associated Press joined the Border Tunnel Entry Team, as it is formally known, inside an incomplete tunnel that was discovered in San Diego in 2009 — 70 feet deep, 3 feet wide, 2,700 feet long and equipped with a rail system, lighting and ventilation.The article continues:
Authorities discovered 224 border tunnels originating in Mexico from 1990 to March 2016, including 185 that entered the United States, according to the latest U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration annual survey. Many are shallow holes, but some are elaborately constructed with hydraulic lifts, water pumps and rail cars.
Tunnels are generally used for multi-ton loads of marijuana because the drug’s bulk and odor are difficult to conceal for motorists and pedestrians who enter the United States at official border crossings, the preferred method for smuggling methamphetamine and heroin.Additionally, the article states:
Once the passages are found, the “tunnel rats” go inside, a dangerous assignment because there’s always a chance the walls can collapse. They map and measure the passages and work on filling them with concrete to prevent them from being used again.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says it spent $8.7 million to fill tunnels from 2007 to 2015. Last week, it awarded a $153,000 contract to inject concrete into the U.S. part of a completed tunnel lined with cobblestone. The tunnel was discovered in October. It ended in a San Diego warehouse 1,200 feet north of the border.By taking these measures we ensure that individuals with unsavory intentions are sent back home where their own country can deal with them, protecting our citizens in the process.
It’s time to stop thinking this is about something as trivial as skin color and see that it’s about protecting our own people and resources from criminals.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]