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Not securing our border has serious consequences
Frank Aquila

According to the United Nations, 97 percent of illegal aliens come to America across the 2,000-mile Mexico-U.S. border; but only 20 percent of those who cross the border illegally are caught. Of that 20 percent, 30 percent already have a criminal record in America.  

While some come for a better life, the Mexican drug cartels control the Mexican border aligning themselves with an estimated 70,000 MS-13 gang members in America according to FBI records.  According to the National Gang Intelligence Center, “Federal, state, and local law enforcement officials are observing a growing nexus between the Mexican drug cartels, illegal alien smuggling rings, and US-based gangs. It is estimated that criminals earn billions of dollars each year by smuggling aliens through Mexico into the United States.” According to Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu, “The Mexican drug cartels have almost toppled the Mexican Government and they are crossing into Arizona at will.”  “Their drug trade is a $40 billion dollar a year industry.”  He continues that “Mexican warlords” are the “cause of mass murders, execution-style slayings, sexual assaults, kidnappings, shootings, armed robberies, burglaries – all tied to illegal immigration” in America.

According to the Heritage Foundation, 2,800 pounds of Fentanyl was seized by Border Patrol in 2018 – enough to kill the entire population of the United States. However 91 deaths per day in America are related to illegal Fentanyl, which 90 percent comes across into America through the southern border. This does not take into account so many other illegal drugs coming into America. Sheriff Babeu stated that deputies are “apprehending guns and high tech communication equipment from cartel operatives.”

Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in a firefight against illegal aliens carrying AK-47 assault rifles. He is one of 127 Border Patrol agents killed by illegal aliens.  Estimates of Americans murdered by illegal aliens annually range from 4,380 based on data collected from prisons, news reports, and independent research to 15 per day  or 5,475 annually  according to the Government Accountability Office (GOA).  The GOA statistics suggest that illegal aliens are responsible for 22 to 37 percent of all murder in America while only being “3.52 to 8.25 percent of the population. This does not take into consideration of unsolved or unreported murders considering the advanced drug cartels and sophisticated MS-13 gangs. There is also an estimated 13 Americans killed per day by drunk illegal alien drivers. While there are an estimated 42,636 road deaths per year, a report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Study found 20 percent of fatal accidents involve a driver without a valid driver’s license, with a large percentage being illegal aliens.

The GOA also states there are nine kidnappings per day (3,285 annually) and 43 sexual offenses (15,695 annually) in America. Deborah Schurman-Kauflin of the Violent Crimes Institute estimates there are about 240,000 illegal immigrant sex offenders in the America who have had an average of four victims each. Seventy percent of women from Central America have been raped while others have been forced into sex-trafficking by drug cartels and MS-13. Santana Batiz Aceves was charged with 47 counts of rape based on DNA evidence despite being deported twice in California. He also faces current charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault, sexual abuse of a minor, giving police false information, providing false documents, and trespassing.

Of the most wanted criminals in Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Albuquerque, 75 percent are illegal aliens. Rolando Mota-Campos stated after his 11th arrest for crimes ranging from abduction, assault, four DUI’s, vehicular assault, robbery, and domestic violence,  “the United States is stupid….I come back every time.” Mota-Campos has been deported three times and vowed to return again.

Even liberal Huffinton Post writer Chris Kirkham recently noted, “more than 60 percent of all federal criminal convictions have been for immigration-related crimes, federal data show.”

The House Judiciary Committee and Department of Homeland Security show 276,412 reported criminal charges against illegal aliens for a variety of crimes. Yet, Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats state there is no crisis on the border. They have also flipped-flopped since they voted for “barriers” in 2006 and 2014 and Nancy Pelosi even called it “a basis principle” in 2013. So why has there been a change of heart?

During the trial of drug lord El Chapo, the Los Angeles Times reported it was revealed that Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto took a $100 million dollar bribe from El Chapo. While the Mexican government is corrupt, Nancy Pelosi met with President Nieto on May 3, 2016 along with Congressmen Beto O’Rourke and Henry Cuellar. However, Nancy Pelosi refused to meet with Angel Parents, whose children were murdered by illegal aliens.

The drug cartels have control of many areas in Mexico.  So could the drug cartels and MS-13 also be aligned with the Democrat party and Pelosi and therefore controlling many areas in America? The Democrat Party now controls all of the congressional districts along the southern border, which could be the reason for their call for “no border crisis”; but statistics of the death coming to America through the southern border shows otherwise.