More than 10,000 people in 24 hours viewed our video “14 Illegals in 24 Seconds“, showing illegal aliens – most with large backpacks – easily moving over terrain near Tucson, 30 miles North of the border. Floods of illegals crossing the Arizona desert occur continually, thanks to the failure of the Federal government to provide secure border fencing or adequate border patrol agent numbers.
But what of the fencing that does exist in parts of Arizona? How well does that stop those determined to get in? Well this next video should give you a clue, and it is a disturbing one indeed. It shows Mexican drug smugglers using a simple car jack to push up a segment of a border fence like he’s breaking into a self-storage garage, with mules carrying bales, presumably with drugs, under the opened segment. The smuggler then brushes away the footprints, and releases the segment like a screen door, to crash back into place from its sheer weight. Throughout, the smugglers laugh and joke about how easy it all is.
We have verified this video with DHS and Cochise County Sheriff Larry Deaver. It is authentic and was taken near Lukeville, Ariz. located about 100 miles southwest of Tucson. It reminds us of how open is our Southern border, even in areas we presumed to have fenced, and especially with Barack Obama reducing National Guard troops by 75% by the end of this May.
And if it is this easy for drug smugglers to get their load into the U.S. even through erected fences, what about those who wish to bring far more dangerous material and personnel across the border? As the former DEA Chief recently testified before Congress, Iranian-backed terror group Hizbollah has been working with the Mexican cartels to gain access to their smuggling routes across the border, and to their network in 250 U.S. cities.
And terrorists have already come across our border, as an intrepid local news affiliate unveiled in 2010:
Hundreds of miles of wide open border. Dozens of miles of flimsy, ineffective fencing. Both leaving us vulnerable to terrorists, as well as drug and human smugglers.
It wasn’t supposed to be this way. The 2006 Secure Fence Act allocated $1.2 billion to build 700 miles of secure fencing – roughly 1/3 of the U.S.-Mexican border. The fence was ordered with the following specs: 21 feet tall and 6 feet deep in the ground, cemented in a 3-foot-wide trench with 5000 psi concrete. And some of it was built – from San Diego, east towards Arizona. But it only got as far as Yuma – less than 100 miles completed. Because Congress refused to allocate the additional $4.8 billion required to complete the fence.
As a result, nearly all of Arizona (outside of the mostly-secure Yuma sector) is open to illegals aliens, drug and human smugglers, and terrorists.
There are countries who are more determined than we are to protect their citizens from invaders. One is MEXICO. That’s right, the same Mexico which called OUR border fence “racist”, “bigoted”, and a “human rights violation”, and even threatened to complain to the UN over our Secure Fence Act, is building a soup-to-nuts barrier on its Southern border with Guatemala. What is the Spanish word for “hypocrisy”?
And then there is Israel, which is building a wall to beat all walls on its border with Egypt, and also its border with Jordan. 25 feet tall concrete barriers, with occasional guard towers, Israel has eliminated what used to be almost weekly penetrations and attacks by Hamas. You can’t climb over them, nor tunnel under them. Israel will wall off its 166-mile border with Egypt for a mere $287 million - less than half the cost per-mile originally budgeted by the Secure Fence Act.
Mexico clearly believes its nation is worthy of protection from migrants. Israel clearly believes that its citizens are worthy of protection from terrorists.
Why don’t we?
PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION of $10.70 (or an amount you prefer) to Stand With Arizona in honor of SB1070, to help us continue to expose the truth of what is going on at our borders, and to fight against illegal alien amnesty and push for Arizona-style enforcement laws nationwide: DONATE link. Thank you.