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According to the Border Patrol the public is being mislead as to WHO is
coming into the US from Mexico. This IS THE TRUTH. As reported by WSBTV in Atlanta.
America's top counterterror official says "more than a dozen" people tied to Al Qaeda, Hezbollah and other extremists have tried to infiltrate the U.S. since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
But they weren't caught swimming the Rio Grande from Mexico, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff told the Daily News in a recent interview.
"More Canada than Mexico, to be honest with you," he said.
Chertoff talked exclusively to The News in his Gulfstream jet on a trip from Washington to New York City last week.
"It's been much more than a dozen" who tried to enter the U.S. from Canada, he said, but they were stopped for links to "a mix" of terror groups through finances, family or spy intercepts.
Foreign 'terrorists' breach U.S. border Illegals coming from Afghanistan, Iran, Egypt, Pakistan, Sudan, Syria, Yemen
A 2006 congressional report on border threats, titled "A Line in the Sand:
Confronting the Threat at the Southwest Border" and prepared by the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Investigations, indicated that 1.2 million illegal aliens were apprehended in 2005 alone, and 165,000 of those were from countries other than Mexico.
Approximately 650 were from "special interest countries," or nations the Border Patrol defines as "designated by the intelligence community as countries that could export individuals that could bring harm to our country in the way of terrorism."
The aliens were apprehended "at the borders of the United States, in the interior of the country and at designated sites outside of the United States."
The 2008 yearbook lists 791,568 deportable aliens by country: Some include: Afghanistan: 29 Algeria: 41 Cuba: 3,896 Iran: 98 Iraq: 118 Lebanon: 188 Libya: 11 Nigeria: 299 Pakistan: 494 Saudi Arabia: 71 Somalia: 66 Sudan: 46 Syria: 71 Yemen: 78
According to the Government Accountability Office, "The Border Patrol reported that in fiscal year 2008, checkpoints encountered 530 aliens from special-interest countries."
Warning of an "ever-present threat of terrorist infiltration over the Southwest border," the congressional report notes:
* U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigations have revealed that aliens were smuggled from the Middle East to staging areas in Central and South America, before being smuggled illegally into the United States.
* Members of Hezbollah have already entered the United States across the Southwest border.
* U.S. military and intelligence officials believe that Venezuela is emerging as a potential hub of terrorism in the Western Hemisphere. The Venezuelan government is issuing identity documents that could subsequently be used to obtain a U.S. visa and enter the country.
U.S. immigration authorities have discovered items along the banks of the Rio Grande River that suggest ties to terrorist organizations. In 2006, Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez of Zapata County, Texas, reported that officials found Iranian currency in the same area.
Also, a jacket found in Jim Hogg County, Texas, was covered in patches from countries where al-Qaida is known to operate.
The patches include an Arabic military badge and one that illustrates an airplane flying into a tower. Another one features a depiction of a lion's head with wings and a parachute. The Arab insignia reads "martyr," "way to eternal life" or "way to immortality."
Two researcher from Stanford University and a third from George Mason University concluded that chances of OTM terrorists entering the U.S. across the southern border are quite high.
According to one calculation, based on assumptions about the extent of border screening and other aspects of domestic interior enforcement, the probability of an OTM terrorist crossing into the United States was 97.3 percent.
So basically more fearmongering. Let's say some scary words in a news report...and scare teh population into handing over their rights.
Now for the Arizona law....it does NOTHING to secure the border.