(Bugout.news) A bad situation along the U.S. Southwest border is about to get much worse, and most Americans are completely unaware of it.
News reports last week noted that the Obama administration had reinstituted a “catch-and-release” policy for those caught sneaking into the country illegally. So neglectful has this president become of his duty to protect and defend the country that Border Patrol agents forced to endure this policy have all but thrown up their arms.
“We might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether,” said Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, in recent testimony [PDF] before the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
He went onto to say that parts of the U.S.-Mexico border are so chaotic and lawless that Mexico-based drug cartels operate there with impunity. And any real policy change from Washington takes months – sometimes years – to implement, whereas the cartels, free from bureaucratic and political influences, change tactics on a dime.
Well, as bad as that is – and it’s bad – it’s about to get a lot worse.
As with any power vacuum, someone or some group will step in to fill it, and that’s what’s happening along the border.
As reported by the Washington Examiner:
Criminal networks with Latin American roots, such as MS-13 and the 18th Street gang, are using the administration’s open-door policy at the border to slip in recruits that are causing a huge spike in murder and violence throughout the nation, according to an immigration expert.
In testimony before the same House subcommittee, Jessica Vaughn, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, noted that “established gangs have been able to transfer an unknown number of experienced foot soldiers from Central America to help colonize new criminal territory in the United States.”
Let that sink in for a moment: Foot soldiers.
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Vaughn also noted that “the tide of new young people, many of whom have already been exposed or involved in street gangs at home, has provided a huge pool of new recruits for the gangs here.
“Gangs such as MS-13 and 18th Street are enjoying a brutal revival in certain parts of the country and are establishing themselves in new places,” she continued.
She added, “Violent transnational gangs such as MS-13 have taken full advantage of the Obama administration’s welcome mat to swell their ranks here, contributing to a noticeable spike in gang violence in certain localities – with tragic results.”
Vaughn also provided the subcommittee with some damning statistics – some that, you would think, should worry the president somewhat:
— “In Frederick County, Md., 20 miles from the White House, crime has jumped since about 265 illegal unaccompanied Central American minors were placed there,” The WE reported. “Gang fights in schools are now common and one of the older MS-13 ‘shot callers’ was approved for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.”
— In Boston police recently arrested 56 MS-13 gang members, some of whom arrived in surges of young Latinos. And some of them are suspected in teen murders that are part of the rite of initiation into the gang.
— “In Loudoun, County, Va., home to Washington’s Dulles International Airport, three unaccompanied minors who arrived in 2013 have been indicted for the gang-related murder of 17-year-old Danny Centeno Miranda, also an unaccompanied minor living with his uncle,” said The WE.
What should be crystal clear to all Americans is that 1) this president is implementing these policies on purpose – for specific reasons and with specific intent; 2) he has no plans to change his policies; and 3) Congress and the courts appear impotent in their efforts to force Obama to adhere to the constitutional limitations of his office, which does not include his arbitrarily changing immigration law and his overt refusal to carry out the laws of the country.
But all of that is academic at this point. What Americans need to know and understand is that in addition to the rising threat of jihadi-inspired terrorism we now have a new threat – criminal gangs that have no problem raping, killing and plundering our country.
We bring you these revelations not to scare or intimidate you, but to motivate you to get into the game and get serious about protecting yourself and your loved ones and, if necessary, your own communities. Because it’s obvious our president isn’t going to do it.
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