What liberals often ignore is that border security is much more than just an economic issue (and it is a huge economic issue when you consider the effects that illegal immigration has on the economy, whether it be through job displacement or the burden illegals put on public resources).
It’s a national security issue too. In fact, there are some states where illegal immigrants account for 30% of the murders there. Here are some of the stats, as noted by Breitbart:
- Between 2008 and 2014, 40% of all murder convictions in Florida were criminal aliens. In New York it was 34% and Arizona 17.8%.
- During those years, criminal aliens accounted for 38% of all murder convictions in the five states of California, Texas, Arizona, Florida and New York, while illegal aliens constitute only 5.6% of the total population in those states.
- That 38% represents 7,085 murders out of the total of 18,643.
And it’s not just criminal illegal aliens who pose a threat (though one could say that ALL illegal aliens are criminals). It should go without saying that an unsecured border opens America up to national security risks from all our enemies.
Among them: Islamic terrorists.
As One News Now reported:
Islamic terror cells have reportedly been shifting from the Middle East to the United-States-Mexico border in order to wage jihad on America, which many Islamic militants refer to as “the Great Satan.”
According to Jihad Watch (JW), the Muslim militants are partnering with Mexican drug cartels as they prepare to inflict precision attacks on strategic cities across the border in America. The government watchdog obtained its information about the movement from confidential American and Mexican law enforcement sources – data that corroborates its earlier findings that jihadists are exploiting President Barack Obama’s lenient border policies.
“An internal Mexican law enforcement report obtained by Judicial Watch confirms that Islamic terrorists have ‘people along the border, principally in Tijuana, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas,” Judicial Watch reports.
An alert about this mobilization was issued, giving both the U.S. and Mexico a heads-up to prepare for the dangerous new wave of terrorism.
“U.S. intelligence sources have also warned that the defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria will lead to many of those jihadists escaping and relocating into Western Europe and the United States,” WND informed.
ISIS has been entering Europe by having some fighters pose as refugees. I’m not speculating that, I’m merely reporting that instructions that they give their own fighters in the propaganda they broadcast to the world.
Given the borderless border we currently have, they don’t even have to sneak in. They just have to walk in.
And the liberal response is to call the border “racist.” No wonder they keep losing elections.