Friday, November 10, 2006

7 reasons why Tom Tancredo could be our next President

"A Line In The Sand": Confronting the Threat at the Southwest Border.

Prepared by the Majority Staff of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommitte on Investigations, The Honorable Michael T. McCaul, Chariman

The report contains material that is violent and graphic in nature

Drug trafficking organizations and human smuggling networks are proliferating and strengthening their control of key corridors along our Nation’s Southwest border.

2. The Mexican drug cartels wield substantial control over the U.S.-Mexican border. Law enforcement on the border agree that very little crosses the respective cartel territories, or “plazas,” along the Southwest border without cartel knowledge, approval, and financial remuneration.

3. These criminal organizations and networks are highly sophisticated and organized, operating with military style weapons and technology, utilizing counter surveillance techniques and acting aggressively against both law
enforcement and competitors.

4. Drug trafficking organizations, human smuggling networks and U.S. based gangs are increasingly coordinating with one another to achieve their objectives.

5. Federal, State and local law enforcement report new and ever-increasing levels of ruthlessness and violence associated with these criminal organizations, which are increasingly spilling across the border into the United States and moving into local communities.

6. Each year hundreds of illegal aliens from countries known to harbor terrorists or promote terrorism are routinely encountered and apprehended attempting to enter the U.S. illegally.

7. The existing resources of the U.S. Border Patrol and local law enforcement must continue to be enhanced to counter the cartels and the criminal networks they leverage to circumvent law enforcement.

Chairman Tom Tancredo, Chairman

Victor Davis Hanson says that now, after the elections, "congressional reformers will be blitzed by advocates of the failed status quo with a series of false assumptions concerning the issue...The evidence suggests that massive illegal immigration causes as much upheaval inside Mexico as it supposedly prevents - while aggravating, not solving, problems in the United States." Rethinking Illegal Immigration

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