Concerned citizens have long warned that a policy of indifference to our southern border and the thousands of people entering the country illegally would have consequences. Today we learn how right they are. Internal government documents suggest that a global network has been conspiring to smuggle Arab men across our porous southern border. Via the Washington Times:
A smuggling network has managed to sneak illegal immigrants from Middle Eastern terrorism hotbeds straight to the doorstep of the U.S., including helping one Afghan who authorities say was part of an attack plot in North America.
Immigration officials have identified at least a dozen Middle Eastern men smuggled into the Western Hemisphere by a Brazilian-based network that connected them with Mexicans who guided them to the U.S. border, according to internal government documents reviewed by The Washington Times.
Those smuggled included Palestinians, Pakistanis and the Afghan man who Homeland Security officials said had family ties to the Taliban and was “involved in a plot to conduct an attack in the U.S. and/or Canada.” He is in custody, but The Times is withholding his name at the request of law enforcement to protect investigations.
Will this new information be enough for President Obama to end his lawless open borders policy, or will he sell the safety and security of Americans everywhere for the prospect of convincing illegal immigrants to join the Democratic Party and have at its generous buffet of welfare benefits?
Sadly, I think we know the answer.