Susan Rice, national security adviser to President Barack Obama, made a statement to CNN on May 28 that should have received attention. It didn’t.
Rice was answering questions about Syria. Here’s what she said about borders [underscore added]:
“Now, Syria is such a global problem, where there’s enormous humanitarian suffering…and there’s a growing terrorist concern about which the president spoke at some length…But obviously, we are concerned about the flow of foreigners into Syria …That inflow is part of what makes the Syrian conflict increasingly dangerous and an ever higher priority for the United States, as the president articulated today.”
What makes Rice’s statement so astounding?
At present, there is a complete lapse in security regarding the flow of foreigners into the U.S. Some politicians paint the flow as honest immigrants coming here out of “love” for their families, and there’s no doubt some do. Lobby groups representing big corporations claim they need more workers, but many don’t explain they want more workers who cost less than U.S. workers.
What isn’t disclosed? There’s no way to tell exactly who is coming across the border because the rule of law has collapsed. Even children are pouring in, after Obama unilaterally rewrote current immigration laws without benefit of Congress.
“The number of children crossing the border alone has increased more than 90 percent compared with last year, Cecilia Muñoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, said Monday..”
One senator has routinely attempted to call attention to the impact on U.S. workers in an economy that, at best, is stale:
“Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), who is the best friend of American workers, says that Obama’s proposal to create 100,000 more guest worker permits for the spouses of H-1B holders is a plan that will keep 100,000 Americans from finding jobs.”
The situation is so dire that the government is diverting military space to be used for humanitarian purposes. Shelters at a Naval facility in California and a military base in Texas are being readied to house the influx of children coming across the border:
“Rampant crime and poverty across Central America and a desire to reunite with parents or other relatives are thought to be driving many of the young migrants. While the children face deportation proceedings if they are caught in the U.S., many have been able to win permission from an immigration judge to stay.”
An over-supply of workers has resulted in displacement of native-born workers who face a higher jobless rate than foreign-born workers.
Meanwhile, catch and release rules the day as federal agencies obstructed by the president’s policies cannot uphold the law:
“The National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) revealed to Breitbart Texas that the San Diego Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol is making plans to receive, process, and then release 500 illegal aliens into the U.S. per week who were shipped in from Texas, specifically from the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector.”
For more on the story Hollywood, corporate media, and your elected representatives refuse to acknowledge, see the website They Come to America. Filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch is one of the only individuals in media to document the meltdown the U.S. is experiencing with a massive national security lapse in a volatile world. There’s even a warehouse clearly visible from a rancher’s property; it’s used as a cartel distribution point.
The U.S. doesn’t have an immigration crisis at present. We have a national security crisis no one is acknowledging and worse, the majority of elected officials including the president refuse to address.
Rice is worried about Syria’s borders, but our own borders apparently give her little concern despite conditions that have consistently deteriorated. The U.S. Government has apparently dismissed a key finding in the 9/11 Commission Report:
“[Al Qaeda] considered the environment in the United States so hospitable that the 9/11 operatives used America as their staging area for further training and excercises—traveling into, out of, and around the country and complacently using their real names with little fear of capture.” [pg. 366]
The report also pinpointed “weak enforcement of immigration laws” and “America’s porous borders” as vulnerabilities. [pg. 186] Nothing viable has been done in more than 10 years since that report was prepared.
Furthermore, “All but one of the 9/11 hijackers acquired some form of U.S. identification document, some by fraud.” [pg. 390]
What will result from the U.S. government’s negligence regarding our borders?
Only time will tell, but one thing we can count on. When national security is breached, it doesn’t matter whether you’re native born or immigrant, political class or low wage worker—all are at risk.
Featured Photo: Dennis Michael Lynch; They Come to America. Snip from film trailer.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/June 4, 2014)
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