It's old news that Presidente Vicente Fox exported Mexico's poorest citizens into the United States for a number of reasons: It relieved him of the responsibility of providing social and healthcare services for them; it provides his country's economy with an influx of US cash when these illegal workers send money the earn in the US back home; and it defuses problems with far-left groups who are usually successful in using the poor to advance their political agenda.
So Presidente Fox gave his poor the "bum's rush" out of Mexico: "Here's your sombrero, here's a map, here's a bottle of water, now get out!"
But there is another benefit to the exportation of Mexicans into the US -- Mexico saves money on his criminal justice system by exporting his criminal population to the United States. Thus, Mexico's crime problem becomes our crime problem; his prison problem becomes our prison problem.
According to Lt. Steve Rogers, a decorated cop and award-winning writer, there are tens of thousands of murderers, rapists, child predators, robbers and drug dealers who are illegally in the United States. One study shows over 200,000 criminal aliens are preying on US citizens.
Border Patrol agents in the Tucson, AZ Sector have apprehended 27,834 illegal aliens with criminal records, 74 of which were for homicide. Last fiscal year, the Tucson Sector apprehended 14,506 illegal aliens with criminal records. These figures do not include the thousands of criminal aliens apprehended by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents or those in other Border Patrol sectors in other states. And it doesn't include the tens of thousands of criminal aliens who are able to escape detect at the border.
Meanwhile our political leaders are trying to scam Americans with phony reform legislation which will actually reward lawbreakers and increase the number of illegal who will flood our borders to partake of the giveaways. For instance, part of the Senate bill will allow illegals to pay instate (lower) college tuition, while citizens will have to pay higher tuition is they live out-of-state.
This scam goes beyond political parties -- Republicans and Democrats are both in on it.
Congressmen on both sides of the aisle repeatedly display how they can talk out of both sides of their mouths depending on whom they're addressing. For instance, recently in New York, Senator Hillary Clinton told a cheering crowd that the United States had to protect our borders and deal with illegal immigration. She acknowledged it was a key component of the US homeland security strategy -- to prevent terrorists and weapons, including nuclear weapons, from entering the US.
The former first lady blasted President Bush on border security in a statement posted to her official Senate Web site: "This administration has failed to provide the resources to protect our borders, or a better system to keep track of entrants to this country," she complained, adding, "I welcome the addition of more border security." In the past she has claimed to be "adamantly against illegal immigrants."
But, according to the Washington Times, Clinton and her fellow New York Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer turned thumbs down on two amendments to a Department of Homeland Security spending bill, which would have funded 2,000 new Border Patrol agents and more than 5,000 new detention beds to house illegal aliens.
"Our political leaders are talking one way, yet voting another way on the issues of border security and illegal immigration," warns Congressmen Tom Tancredo and Duncan Hunter.
"These so-called leaders are playing politics with the most important issue of our time -- Homeland Security."
Clinton, like so many Democrats and Republicans, attempts to appear as if she's a national-security hawk. The reality is many are trying once again to pull the wool over Americans' eyes. They are willing to trade public safety for votes.
Meanwhile, law enforcement commanders are finding themselves overwhelmed with criminal aliens perpetrating serious crimes such as homicides, rapes, child sexual abuse, robberies and others.
"It's time Americans notify their elected officials that they are not going to be scammed with empty rhetoric, " says Lt Rogers.
Meanwhile, the so-called "states of emergency" in New Mexico and Arizona are disingenuous. Between the two states only 56 National Guard troops were mobilized and sent to the Mexican border. "I've seen more troops mobilized during a snowstorm," says one police chief.
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for a number of organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. He writes for many police and crime magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer, Campus Law Enforcement Journal, and others. He's appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com, Booksamillion.com, and can be ordered at local bookstores. Kouri holds a bachelor of science in criminal justice and master of arts in public administration and he's a board certified protection professional.