Friday, June 27, 2014

ec-725A Mexican military helicopter is shaking up the immigration debate.
On Thursday, the chopper was conducting a drug-related operation and crossed the border into Arizona. Then – in U.S. airspace – it fired two shots at border patrol agents.

KOVA News4 reports:
The incident occurred west of the San Miguel Gate on the Tohono O’odham Indian Nation. The agents were unharmed. The helicopter went back into Mexico. Mexico then contacted U.S. authorities and apologized for the incident.
While it’s fortunate that no one was injured or worse, the fact that something like this was even possible raises more “real time” questions about our border’s security:
  • In 2005, federal officials were investigating possible links between the ruthless gang MS-13, which makes a lot of money smuggling people across the border, and the terrorist group, Al Qaeda.
  • In 2010, the Dept of Homeland Security issued a terror watch to Texas for a member of the Radical Islamist group Al-Shabaab, who might try to gain entry into the U.S. through Mexico.
We can only hope this recent event helps the administration understand the importance of taking immigration more seriously.

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