A news station in Atlanta had two stories this week that add still more definition to the impetus Arizona law makers had for passing SB1070.
The stories may be viewed here:
What is most interesting is not that lots of people are crossing the border illegally, but who is crossing the border.
“People from terrorist nations are among the hundreds of thousands of people caught each year crossing the Mexico-US border.”
This is not surmise, speculation, or scare tactics used to bolster the arguments of those looking to secure the US border. Via an unnamed congressional staffer, this Atlanta news station obtained a governmental report showing that people from countries including Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan have all been detained after being apprehended while trying to cross the border. It is also presumed that 23 Somali Al Qaeda members recently released from Mexican prison, have made their way to the border.
For some reason the government no longer releases this list of what they have designated as OTM’s – other than Mexicans – who have been captured. Why is this presumably public data now being suppressed?
The news station confronted Congressman Paul Brown with the data. He is, incidentally, on the Homeland Security Committee. However, he apparently had never seen the report before (and vowed to take it back to Washington).
Is there any clearer evidence that the federal government is not doing it’s job to provide for the common defense?