The answer is “yes.” As bad as the situation at the Texas border seems, it’s worse than you think. Many of the “children” being given a free pass into the U.S. are gang members:
Border Patrol officials struggling to keep up with the increasing number of minors illegally crossing the Mexican border are not turning away persons with known gang affiliations. Chris Cabrera, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 in the Rio Grande Valley, explained that a Border Patrol agent he represents helped reunite a teenage gang member with his family in the United States. Cabrera notes the young member of Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), a transnational criminal gang, had no criminal record in the U.S., but asks, “If he’s a confirmed gang member in his own country, why are we letting him in here?”
“I’ve heard people come in and say, ‘You’re going to let me go, just like you let my mother go, just like you let my sister go. You’re going to let me go as well, and the government’s going to take care of us,’” Cabrera says. “Until we start mandatory detentions, mandatory removals, I don’t think anything is going to change. As a matter of fact, I think it’s going to get worse.”
Art Del Cueto, president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 2544 in Tucson, says agents who recognize the gang-affiliated tattoos of minors crossing the border must treat them the same as anybody else. He says these people are afforded the same rights provided to anyone crossing the border.
May I ask why?
Having asked the question, I will provide the obvious answer: Obama is so invested in the idea of allowing illegals into the country that he really doesn’t care if any of them are gang members or even footsoldiers for the cartels. More illegals means a better chance for amnesty — and even if he doesn’t get that, all these people will one day have kids, who will be citizens, who will vote Democrat.
It’s all about the permanent Democrat majority.
TWO MORE POINTS ABOUT THE CARTELS:
ONE: Obama says people are fleeing cartel violence. But this report says that TV stations in Guatemala are broadcasting: “Go to America with your child, you won’t be turned away.” There is a video at the link showing a mother who followed that advice — and she ran into Zetas who threatened her while making the journey with her six-year-old child. She was not escaping cartel violence; she encountered cartel violence while chasing the promise of amnesty for her child — amnesty that she believed had been offered up by Obama.
TWO: I told you yesterday about a December 2013 order by a federal judge in Texas, who accused Obama’s Department of Homeland Security of completing conspiracies by the cartels to smuggle children across the border. The judge noted: “Time and again this court has been told by representatives of the government and the defense that cartels control the entire smuggling process.” The judge further noted that the government was completing human smuggling conspiracies, by taking children whom cartels were smuggling across the border, and delivering those children to their intended destination. “In each case, the DHS completed the criminal conspiracy, instead of enforcing the laws of the United States, by delivering the minors to the custody of the parent illegally living in the United States.” The judge noted that a private person would be prosecuted for doing what the government was regularly doing.
My point here is: the cartels know the U.S. Government is doing this. So if they can find willing 16- or 17-year-old footsoldiers — and they can — the cartels can deliver those footsoldiers across the border, with the assistance of the U.S. Government.
I have absolutely no doubt that this is happening. Drug cartels are using Obama’s policies to deliver footsoldiers into our country. It is against U.S. law and it is happening thanks to Obama. He does not belong in the office he occupies.
UPDATE: Here is an embed of the video referred to in the post: