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Two representatives have urged Congress to take action to address the worsening situation on the southern border which has been described by reporters and activist groups as "an all out war."
Rep. Ted Poe, R-Humble, has urged the Congress to take action regarding the frequent incursions of military style Mexican commandos into the U.S. that has seen over 6000 deaths in the past two and a half years according to conservative estimates.
The Houston-area Republican told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that members of Mexico's elite counter-narcotics teams, trained at Fort Benning, Ga., have defected and are now in the pay of drug cartels.
Poe highlighted the fact that the guerrilla-style commandos are regularly crossing the border into the U.S. and have been involved in violence and killings as far north as Dallas.
The renegade members of Mexico's elite counter-narcotics teams trained at Fort Benning, Ga., have switched sides, contributing to a wave of violence that has claimed some 6,000 victims over the past 30 months, including prominent law enforcement leaders, the Houston-area Republican told the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
The U.S.-trained Mexican security personnel have "switched sides and became assassins and recruiters for the Mexican drug cartels."
Poe, a former prosecutor and criminal court judge, issued the allegations in an unsuccessful effort to persuade the House Foreign Affairs Committee to revamp President Bush's Merida Initiative.
McCaul, a former federal prosecutor who specialized in counter-terrorism, called border drug violence "an imminent security threat right on our doorstep" that deserves the same effort as the war on terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan.
There was a sigh of relief the day the Senate defeated the Amnesty Bill, but the USA is still being invaded! These photographs show one of the biggest lay-ups ever found, recently discovered in Arizona.
This lay-up near Tucson is on an 'illegal super - highway' from Mexico to the USA, which is extensively used by human smugglers, is located in a wash area approximately .5 of a mile long just south of Tucson.
There is an estimated 3000 discarded back packs in this lay-up area alone. Countless water containers, food wrappers, clothing, and soiled baby diapers. As you can see in the photographs, there are fresh footprints leading right into it.
The trash left behind by the illegals is an example of another environmental disaster in the USA. Had this been done in one of our great mainstream parks like Yosemite National Park, Shenandoah National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Gettysburg National Military Park or Cape Cod National Seashore, there would be such an outcry of outrage and probably spur an uprising of the American people........but this is remote Arizona-Mexican border.