This is No Time to Relax Security for Illegal Border Crossers

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As Texas Governor Rick Perry recently pointed out, because the surge of unaccompanied minors has caused a crisis situation at the border, it’s a “very real possibility” that individuals from extremist groups like ISIS have taken advantage of the distraction and crossed into the United States.  In recent months, Governor Perry said, Texas has seen historic levels of individuals from countries with terrorist ties.

But Governor Perry is not the only one who is worried that the unsecured border will lead to an attack on the homeland. According to government watchdog group Judicial Watch, high-level federal law enforcement, intelligence, and other sources have confirmed that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued.  Judicial Watch’s sources say that the militant Islamic group ISIS is operating in Juarez, a city just across the border from El Paso, Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety also warns that ISIS social media messaging shows that militants are aware of the porous U.S.-Mexico border, and are expressing an “increased interest” in crossing over to carry out a terrorist attack in the United States.

Given the growing terrorist threat, one would never imagine that part of the Administration’s response to the border crisis would be a loosening of security restrictions on airplanes. Yet, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) instead decided that illegal aliens will now be allowed to board planes with merely the form that gives them notice to appear in immigration proceedings.  How the Administration could opt to allow illegal aliens traveling over the border to bypass security measures American citizens must follow in the face of a heightened terrorist threat is hard to fathom. But for this Administration, homeland security always takes a backseat to the open borders agenda. Of course, once it gets out that the TSA will let one group of people board without proper ID, the whole purpose of checking anyone’s ID is undermined.  But only the convenience of illegal aliens seems to be a real consideration.

If, as is widely expected, the Administration follows up its past executive amnesties with an even larger amnesty, security loopholes are only likely to get wider.  As true immigration reformer Sen. Jeff Sessions (R- Ala.) said last week, an administrative amnesty to some five million illegal aliens would be a “security nightmare.” He explained: “[i]mmigration agents already tell us that the President’s DACA order has redirected resources away from national security and created massive enforcement loopholes that can be exploited by terrorists.” Such resources will be further strained to the breaking point if an administrative amnesty at least six times as large is put in place.

Unfortunately, terrorist groups are paying attention.

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  1. avatar

    I agree we don’t need immigration reform!! Because the reform that our President and mainly the Democrats and the big companies that hire them want,is to over ride our current laws to make it easier for any illegal immigrant to enter and stay in our country. Plus their use of any tactics that won’t give us a legal way to try to put a stop to it!!
    If OUR politicians really cared more for us their fellow Americans, our rule of law,our country and our heritage, THIS
    would NOT be happening!! It looks like our only choice is to keep voting them out until we get some good ones in
    office. It may take some time!……….But eventually……….We may get it done!! GOD BLESS AMERICA…….and US!

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    Allowed to fly, front of the line sent to another region that the numbers are down in? the number of votes?
    on the off chance that any one knows who paid for there plan trip?
    they even sent a bunch to Hawaii, and I can not even afford to go there.
    I can see why one should be uncomfortable flying if all they require is a type written document (Just the thought of it makes me smile..)

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    Developing fraudulent “orders to appear” will likely be near the head of the list for any terrorists desiring access to U.S. passenger flights. Such insecure policies should be immediately rescinded.

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    FHI : HAVING LIVED & WORKED MOST OF MY YEARS ON THE US – MX. BORDER
    THE MAIN THING TO WORRY ABOUT IS ALL THE ACTUAL INFORMATION
    THAT IS NOT RELEASED BY THE GOV. TO SUPPOSEDLY PROTECT
    EVERY ONE. WHEN YOU HAVE AN ADMINISTRATION IN POWER THAT
    REFUSES TO EVEN RECOGNISE THE NEED FOR A SECURE BORDER
    THAT IS INVITING TERRORISM TO STRIKE. WHAT WILL THIS 9-11-2014
    BE LIKE IS MY MAIN, REAL BIG QUESTION DUE TO ISIS OR ISIL AS THEY
    ARE HEAD TAKERS WITH OUT ANY QUESTION.

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    We are approaching 9/11/14 and our own Government downplays an Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning on U.S. soil. Is this going to be like another “9/11 Benghazi”, where our Government denies knowledge of it, so it won’t hurt the voting results of their party’s candidates? You’d think that after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 2001 our politicians would do everything they could to protect Americans, our U.S. borders, ports, and air space. The 9/11 Commission made recommendations to address keeping track of student VISAS that entered our Country, as well as, what day they left. There are now 58,000 students in the U.S. who overstayed their VISAS in the past year. The Department of Homeland Security is looking for more than 6,000 of these foreign nationals, each of whom are of heightened concern. All of them entered the U.S. on student visas, overstayed their visit, and disappeared into the U.S. Now we’ve got terrorists sitting on our U.S. southern borders and waiting to attack. I’m wondering how many of the missing 6,000 foreign nationals are working with them? Is this a case of, 9/11’s are just the cost of doing business for open borders and cheap foreign labor?

  6. avatar

    between this fool obama and his immigration friends and knowing he does not like america they are going to get us all killed god save america from this guy and his friends.

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    The Airport Checks, Drones and NSA Snooping That’s Out-of-control in America

    Has nothing what-so-ever to do with the recent surge of overpopulation invading America. Its all coincidence.

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    It was only a matter of time before terrorists exploited our porous southern border for easy entry into our country. And now the same idiotic TSA that gropes obvious non threats like grandmothers and children in wheelchairs in the name of security will allow illegals on airplanes even though we don’t know who they are or where they are from. Our government’s incompetence and stupidity is reaching levels hard to believe.

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      arnlof sweigeir ft on

      If that were true then how come any of the terrorists so far came in legally…… U make no sense….

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        Several of the 911 participants were here on expired visas. They never should have been able to get on a plane. The 911 Commission recommended that security measures be tightened. And when someone who recently entered illegally produces nothing but a notice to appear at the airport, with no other valid id? Those notices to appear have no way to be checked to see if they are valid, but TSA employees are ordered to accept them. And you would feel comfortable with that?

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            Snarky Repulbican on

            They may have came here legally to begin with, but the second their VISAs expired they became illegal aliens. If someone with balls had been paying attention and doing their job they would have been deported and 9/11 wouldn’t have happened.

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          Leland it is you who feel comfortable about it………….you support no immigration reform…therefore you support expiring visas…why?….because as long as no reform happens this will continue…..you are part of the problem…..

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            Me? Comfortable with letting people get on a plane who have no proper ID at all, just a piece of paper that can be easily faked? No, you support that apparently. What exactly would your beloved “reform” solve on this issue? The former policy was that you had to have a verifiable secure ID, no exceptions. Now we don’t have that policy because this administration changed it.

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            Snarky Repulbican on

            We don’t need immigration reform. We need enforcement of existing immigration laws-at the border, at worksites, at schools, at everywhere they come to seek aid or care. Step up enforcement and many will self deport. They can slink out of the shadows and go back where they came from.