(NaturalNews) The nation's current illegal immigration crisis not just is occurring along the U.S. Southwest border, but is increasingly becoming a problem hundreds, even thousands, of miles away as the federal government transports scores of undocumented people to cities around the country.
And contrary to news reports, not all of the illegal crossers are harmless, helpless children. Many are hardcore, dangerous, drug-cartel-related gangbangers who will no doubt begin to prey on American citizens, just as criminal gang members from south of the border have done inside the U.S. in years past.
Appearing on the July 8 episode of Your World with Neil Cavuto on Fox News Channel, Pinal County, Arizona, Sheriff Paul Babeu said the federal government has been releasing criminal illegal aliens into his community and that his deputies have already arrested a number of them who have been deported before -- some as many as 10 to 15 times.
So much for the "border security" politicians have been talking about.
'The president is wasting this money'
Babeu also said that the government has "released dangerous, violent criminals right in my county, and they refuse to give me the names of these criminals." He added that there are "cartel scouts... ushering the drugs through all the way up to Phoenix," within the country.
"We have a guy just yesterday we arrested, and everyday 10 times deported, 15 times deported, because there are no consequences for breaking the law," he added.
The beleaguered sheriff laid the blame squarely at the feet of the president (who, by the way, was too busy to deal with this, because he was playing pool in Colorado with the governor of the state: http://www.nationalreview.com). Not only have the president's policies of changing immigration law without congressional approval caused the current crisis, but Babeu blasted Obama's claim that the $3.7 billion he requested from the Legislative Branch will help fix the situation along the border.
"What the president is doing here is wasting this money because there's no enforcement of law, there's no consequences for breaking the law," the sheriff said. "And what he's doing is sending an invitation to the millions and millions of illegals who will come from Mexico and Central America... that's what President Obama has just done."
He also characterized the president's claims that he will use the money to secure the border as a "lie," arguing that the funding just "reinforces the Obama administration's plan... to keep 11 to 20 million illegals here," and its intention to support "amnesty and the path for asylum for these unaccompanied juveniles."
Katie Pavlich, Townhall's news editor, filled in more details:
Despite Homeland Security Secretary Jeh [Ed. note: Pronounced "Jay"] Johnson vowing to "stem the tide" of unaccompanied illegal minors across the southern border with Mexico, thousands more are expected to enter the United States by the end of the year. With the system being overwhelmed, Border Patrol agents are concerned about minors who have admitted to being MS-13 members, a brutal street gang from El Salvador that has been successful in infiltrating American communities. Agents are also concerned about minors who have committed acts like torture and murder in their home countries before heading north to the United States.
"We have six minors in Nogales who have admitted to killing and doing grievous bodily injuries. One admitted to killing as young as eight years old," one border agent told Townhall anonymously, out of fear of losing his job for speaking out. "They are being held for placement in the U.S."
Placement, as in, in an American community.
By existing U.S. legal standards, a number of gang members who had been operating in Central American countries but are now traveling north to the U.S. are classified as minors because they have yet to reach their 18th birthday (a legal technicality the cartels are surely exploiting). But many young males under the age of 18 are nonetheless involved in violent cartel and criminal activity, Pavlich notes, yet are still treated as "children" when they are processed through the Department of Human Services or the Department of Homeland Security systems.
"But remember, this is a 'humanitarian crisis.' They are just kids," the agent told Townhall in a frustrated and sarcastic tone. "They are MS-13 gang members. They've done everything from torture to murder. They act as teenage 'enforcers.'"