Sanctuary city and open border policies are helping develop an international crime network that is endangering American citizens.
In 1981, I worked with the Reagan Administration and Justice Dept. to identify and arrest the Marielito Cubans who had been released from Cuban prisons by Fidel Castro in 1979 and sent to the U.S. These Cuban criminals connected with Columbian gangs to create the drug crime wave of the 1980s in south Florida and the East Coast.
This Mariel Cuban project led to another one to analyze the developing connections between illegal alien criminals and ethnic Latino street gangs, mostly in Southern California. While the international crime on the West Coast crime was not as organized as on the East Coast, it was developing.
In April 2017, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced a bill calling for the use of $14 billion seized from cartel drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to be used to pay for the Border Wall, but it went nowhere. Perhaps it’s time for Congress to reconsider the bill.
Senator Cruz said fourteen billion dollars would go a long way toward building a wall to keep Americans safe and hinder the illegal flow of drugs, weapons, and individuals across our southern border. "Ensuring the safety and security of Texans is one of my top priorities,” he said.
Twenty months later, President Trump is arguing with the Democrats who will soon control the House over funding for the Border Wall. Congress should get creative and reconsider and pass Cruz’ bill.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in New England detained more than 50 illegal aliens in raids within two days (Dec. 4-5, 2018), targeting alleged criminals including drug dealers and murderers. Sadly, many of these illegal aliens had been previously freed by local liberal judges and jails that followed sanctuary city policies.
The busts occurred in the Boston area, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Connecticut to combat the region’s deadly opiate epidemic. “The target was fentanyl, heroin and cocaine dealers and the illegal immigrants doing it,” a law enforcement official said.
Among those arrested were three Brazilian illegal aliens who are wanted in Brazil for murder. The sweep netted 50 suspected illegal alien drug dealers and enough fentanyl to “kill half the state,” said another top law enforcement official.
It appears political extortion has won out as a partial solution to address the problem of illegal immigration from Central America. The United States and Mexico will be cooperating closely to convince thousands of potential Central American migrants to not risk the perilous journey to the U.S. border by “investing” American taxpayer money into some of the region’s poorest and most corrupt areas.
Incredibly, the U.S. will depend on corrupt Mexican and Central American politicians to create local economies that will create jobs and personal wealth for poor people. The originators of this idea are ignoring the culture of political corruption that a typical characteristic of Latin America and more so in that region.
In another example of the tragic results of illegal immigration, a little girl has died after being exposed to the elements and getting sick. However, the liberals and leftists are quick to blame American "immigration policy" and of Trump and the ICE and the Border Patrol.
The mother of a Guatemalan child who died several weeks after being detained and then released by ICE has announced that she is going to sue the American government for $60 million. The death of any child is a sad and unfortunate event, but can the blame be placed on America’s immigration policy when the parents willing bring their children on a long and dangerous trip to break immigration laws?
The fact is that this and other tragedies could have been avoided if the parents had chosen NOT to come to the US illegally. They made the decision to make a dangerous trip to break immigration laws and to bring their child.