The infotainment industry has had a heyday with Donald Trump’s focus on border security, but a new study shows that these pundits may be letting their politics get the best of them.
For years, the President has attempted to bring a bipartisan focus to securing our nation’s border with Mexico. There are concerns aplenty down south, not the least of which has to do with the safety of would-be Americans who are attempting to illegally cross into the United States.
In a wall-less desert, these ambitious immigrants find themselves at the whim of their “coyote” guides – career smugglers who aren’t bound by any rules of decency. Women and children often find themselves victims of these human traffickers, and Trump’s wall would certainly be a deterrent in this realm.
Then there are those looking to cross the border for nefarious purposes. Drug dealers from the Mexican cartels, more human traffickers, gun runners, and even terrorists – despite that last claim being wholeheartedly denounced as fear-mongering by the liberal left.
A new report has sent those fools back to the drawing board, however.
A chilling confession from a captured ISIS fighter has shed light on how the terrorist group intended to exploit the vulnerabilities of the U.S. border with Mexico, using English speakers and westerners to take advantage of smuggling routes and target financial institutions.
Seized ISIS fighter Abu Henricki, a Canadian citizen with dual citizenship with Trinidad, last month said that he was sought out by the violent insurgency’s leadership to attack the U.S from a route starting in Central America, according to a study by the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE) and published in Homeland Security Today.
His intentions were sinister.
“The plan came from someone from the New Jersey state of America. I was going to take the boat from Puerto Rico into Mexico. He was going to smuggle me in,” the ISIS cadre continued.
He further elaborated that he believed the scheme was aimed at New York financial targets.
“They wanted to use these people (to attack inside the U.S.) because they were from these areas,” Henricki told the scholars, indicating that they were either from North America or were English speakers.
A border wall would not only make terrorist like Henricki think twice about traversing already unforgiving desert, but would also funnel innocent asylum seekers to the safe and legal ports of entry into the US.
The arguments against the wall are seeming to crumble before our very eyes.