Surprise! No Obama Immigration Reform and ISIS at Our Back Door

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Surprise! No Obama Immigration Reform and ISIS at Our Back Door


Conde, Carlos D., The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education


If you see a group of skinny, scruffy looking guys in baggy pants strapped with ammunition belts and lurking around the Rio Grande River in Texas, call the Border Patrol. Better yet call the National Guard since it's already there helping out with border patrol duty.

They could be looking for members ofthat dreaded Iraqi terrorist group, ISIS, which according to some prominent political leaders, could be just a river cross from deadly mayhem in the U.S.

While little is getting done at resolving the illegal immigration problem, it has turned momentarily to partisan hysteria about some Middle East bad guys using the U.S.Mexico border to cross over and do mischief.

Move over Latino illegals, or betteryet, get out of the way. ISIS thinks the U.S. - Mexico border is so porous and poorly attended that it's a kind of clandestine path to the U.S. Seemingly, some well-grounded and supposedly well-informed U.S. political leaders and observers say it's quite possible and needs to betaken seriously.

Others disparage the thought - if not outright ridicule it- -

Nevertheless, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who's thinking of reprising his presidential ambitions in 2016, said it before and says again that Middle East terrorists could be knocking at our back door, probably Texas, and we ignore the threat at our peril.

In a speech in August to the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., Perry said that the border is still a sieve despite a record number of apprehensions) and is not secured and "individuals from ISIS could be crossing into the United States."

"I think it's a very real possibility that they may have already used that," he added.

Perry may have taken his latest cue from an article on the conservative group, Judicial Watch's website, that said ISIS had set up in Ciudad Juarez on the Texas border and was planning car bomb attacks into the U.S.

Judicial Watch also said that high-level federal officials had confirmed a bulletin issued to agents in the pertinent government agencies of an imminent terrorist attack on the border.

Fox News, notone of the Obama administration's admirers, said that a Texas county sheriff reported that Quran materials and Muslim clothing had been found along the smuggling routes.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told The New York Times that the Obama administration has a history of ignoring or dismissing national security threats to our borders and this one in particular. …

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