Tuesday, May 11, 2010

OTMs Crossing the Southwest Border

Via Dittos Rush! comes this video from WSB Atlanta.  Reporter Justin Farmer reports on the OTMs ("Other Than Mexicans") coming across our southern border.

Farmer says thousands cross who are from places like Yemen, Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, and Iraq among others. 

One Arizona rancher found a Muslim prayer rug on his ranch.  Justin Farmer examined a Congressional report from 2006 entitled "A Line in the Sand:  Confronting the Threat at the Southwest Border"  (PDF - 39 pages) which confirmed members of Hezbollah have crossed the border.  It also contains photos of military jackets found on the border, one in Jim Hogg County, with Arab insignia praising martyrdom and depicting pictures of planes flying into the Twin Towers.

In 2005, Border Patrol apprehended about 1.2 million illegals and of those about 165,000 were from "countries other than Mexico."  All of this traffic includes human smuggling, drug smuggling, and "special interest" individuals coming into the country and creating a threat to not just those border communities but to the nation as a whole.

The report also reveals the route taken by the Middle Easterners from Europe to the tri-border region in South America.  Then they learn Spanish, trel to Mexico,  blend in with other illegals and come on in.

Farmer reports on several terrorists seen in the U.S., in the Atlanta area, who likely came in from the southwest border, it is believed.

If the problem was this bad in 2006, I can hardly imagine how much worse it is now. 

Meanwhile, we've got John McCain tromping around down there saying "Complete the danged fence!" and the U.N. is worrying about the human rights of illegals.  The U.N. issued a statement today criticizing Arizona's new immigration bill saying  it could lead to racial profiling and also laments, "It also makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally."

The world is truly upside down.


Reaganite Independent said...

This enlightening bit linked at Reaganite Republican... good stuff!


Quite Rightly said...

Good post about a problem America is not facing up to.

In the PC handbook, illegal aliens are "innocent until proven innocent," and those of us who would like a little documentation about who we're letting into our country are "guilty" of intolerance.

So be it. The longer I am forced to wear that label, the less tolerant I feel.

Tina said...

This is an excellent post. I've linked back to it!