Illegals: Same Ol' Nooze....Different Day......
Illegals Caught Entering U.S. From Terror-Linked Nations
The Border Patrol apprehended 315 aliens trying to enter the
United States illegally from nations that “promote, produce, or protect
terrorists” in fiscal 2011.
From Oct. 1, 2010 through Sept. 30, 2011, the Border Patrol —
the U.S. Customs and Border Protection component of the Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) — arrested 327,577 illegal aliens along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Among those were 46,997 termed “Other Than Mexican,” including
255 who originated from what the DHS calls “special interest countries.”
Those are defined by the DHS as nations “that have shown a
tendency to promote, produce, or protect terrorist organizations or their
members,” and consist of 34 nations plus the West Bank and Gaza.
The illegals apprehended include 20 from Iran and 36 from
Pakistan, plus 76 from Bangladesh, 41 from the Philippines, five from Somalia,
four from Tunisia, and three from Syria.
In addition, the Border Patrol apprehended 66 aliens from
“special interest countries” trying to enter the country along U.S. coastlines
in fiscal 2011.
They included one from Iran, one from Pakistan, 10 from the
Philippines, eight from Uzbekistan, seven from Jordan, and five from Indonesia.
All told, the Border Patrol caught 6,552 aliens along the U.S.
The Border Patrol also reported that last year it seized more
than 2.5 million pounds of marijuana at U.S. borders, plus nearly 10,000 pounds
of cocaine, 619 firearms, and 45,460 rounds of ammunition.
Unfortunately, the best estimate is: Fewer than half of those who cross the border are
"Described by The Nation magazine as “the
nation’s foremost academic expert on Mexican migration,” Wayne A. Cornelius
founded the University of California at San Diego's Center for U.S.-Mexican
Studies in 1979 and directed it from 1979 to1994 and again from 2001 to the
present. He is also the founding director of UCSD's Center for Comparative
Immigration Studies, established in 1999, which conducts comparative research on
international migration and refugee movements. Here, he talks with
FRONTLINE/World producers about the new methods migrants are
using to get into the country and the growth of human smuggling organizations,
one of the unintended consequences of border fortification.
Q: In talks with the heads of U.S. border protection
agencies, asking how many people are coming across the border illegally, they
all say that they don’t know. What does your research indicate?
A: What they really don’t know is how many people are
coming across and not getting caught. Our
research shows that fewer than half of those who come to this border are
apprehended. And of those who are caught, all but about 3 percent
eventually get through. They don’t just give up. If they
don’t succeed the first try, they almost certainly will succeed the second
or the third. It's all 'those' people who get through eventually that the
border patrol really has no idea about.
Comment: 315 aliens from
nations that "promote, produce or protect terrorists" were caught in 2011, but experts
estimate fewer than half those crossing the border are caught - that
means the population of possible terrorists in this nation grew by over 300
during FY 2011! If the same stat applies to guns and ammo, they may have brought over 600
illegal firearms, and 45,000 rounds of ammunition with them!
**Wonder if President Obama feels that control of the border is going "just
fine" - the way the private sector economy does.
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