Immigration reform is long overdue and must be dealt with, but not for political gain. Illegal immigration, long a misdemeanor of innocents, mostly Hispanics seeking a better life, is now criminal and a threat to national security.
If President Obama grants amnesty to criminals, even terrorists, to build the voter bloc, he will be abrogating his first obligation as president – providing for national security. It will be a crime against all Americans, an impeachable offense. I'm on record now opposing impeachment – no longer if an order of amnesty for these criminals comes down.
Since early 2000s, drug and human trafficking have made illegal immigration criminal. Now, terrorists entering the United States makes it a clear and present danger to national security. The president must deal with national security responsibly. Amnesty for criminals, even terrorists, is irresponsible.
In 20-plus years of association in Mexico, and significant interactions with Central and South Americans, I learned much about activities there. In 2001, I learned that Hezbollah has a base at the South American “Triple Frontier,” the intersection of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. I reported it to the government but it wasn't reported publicly until May 2007.
Hezbollah's stated purpose is “to get to the United States on behalf of Iran.” They have long been in Mexico and said to be associated with drug cartels. Who can doubt this? There is evidence they, and others, are in the United States as well. Some came on visas. Who can ignore this? The president? I also learned, from an involved person, that Middle Easterners pay large sums to groups in Mexico to teach them Spanish, groom them as Mexicans and get them visas to enter the U.S. without scrutiny.
In 2007 I developed a comprehensive proposal, “Immigration and Terrorism – Beyond Walls” and sent it to President George W. Bush. Congress voted him down. More recently I tried to get it carried as a bill in Congress, but it was deemed “too massive.”
As illegal immigration has morphed from misdemeanor to a criminal and national security issue, I've thought that we would eventually be at war on the southern border. So, I published on my blog (mann2man.blogspot.com) first in September 2011, “Immigration –War On The Border?” Here are comments from South American readers:
- “Dr. Mann, explained this clear and present danger, we the people of South America see with fear and distrust how many Americans live on denial about the terrorism operations from the triple frontier of South America (Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay) and think everyone crossing the Mexican-U.S. border are poor people looking for a better life.....how wrong Americans are! We the Hispanic people CANNOT distinguish the physical difference between Middle Eastern and us.....only when we heard them speak we know if they are Hispanic. What more has to happen to wake up those in denial?”
- “Not only the operations are at the triple frontier of South America. Our natives all over the southern continent had been turned Muslim and are their main source of information about military operations, from the Tierra del Fuego at the south pole up to the northern point of Canada......Hezbollah, Hamas, Al-Qaida joint forces with Mexican Zapatista groups, militant training bases exists on Mexican soil. Money corrupted government officials. Mexican "cartels" (the mask of terrorism) operates also at McAllen, Jalisco, Laredo and all the border, including the Florida Cays and California and Baja California.”
- “I came to the U.S. almost thirty years ago, and I can say without any doubt that this is not the United States I knew. The transformation of this (past) wonderful country since 2009 is unbelievable, the American Dream is DEAD, and is the American Nightmare! In the south American countries we know about terrorists' safe heavens at the triple frontier of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, called "Mesopotamia" like Arabia, Babylon, it's why this place was chosen to build their training camps and financed by Hugo Chavez. This information can be found at www.nbcnews.com/.
Of 12 million illegals said to be here, half are on expired visas. How many of these are terrorists? Does our government care? President Obama will soon indicate if he does. Now, what about ISIS?
Joe Mann, PhD is founder and CEO of The Mann Group. He lives in James City County
Founder and CEO of The Mann Group
James City County