ABC News Reports: Iraqis/Arabs Smuggled Across the Rio Grande

18 07 2007

Cross posted from    The Virtuous Republic

Brian Ross of ABC News, reports that for the last year, “Iraqis and other Middle Eastern individuals” have been smuggled across our southern border, from Mexico.

An FBI intelligence report distributed by the Washington, D.C. Joint Terrorism Task Force, obtained by the Blotter on ABCNews.com, says the illegal ring has been bringing Iraqis across the border illegally for more than a year.

 

Border Patrol officials in the area said they were unaware of the specifics of the FBI’s report, and federal prosecutors in New Mexico told ABCNews.com they had no current cases involving the illegal smuggling of Iraqis.

 

The FBI report, issued last week, says the smuggling organization “used to smuggle Mexicans, but decided to smuggle Iraqi or other Middle Eastern individuals because it was more lucrative.” Each individual would be charged a fee of $20,000 to $25,000, according to the report.

 

The people to be smuggled would “gather at a house on the Mexican side of the border” and then cross the Rio Grande into the U.S., the report says.

 

“Unidentified individuals would then transport them to train stations in El Paso, Texas or Belen, New Mexico,” according to the FBI document.

If these “Middle Eastern” men are paying $20,000 or more to be smuggled across the border, more than likely they aren’t desperate refugees fleeing war torn Iraq.

First, is this report true? There is nothing at the JTTF site, so far as I can see.


Second, and this is the saddest fact, it will not only take this report to be true, but it will take the act of smuggled jihadis blowing up a mall or some such other act, before our elites will be forced to secure our border with Mexico.



**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email stiknstein-at-gmail-dot-com and let us know at what level you would like to participate.

Read what other members of CAII are writing about immigration:


The Dream Act Won’t Die according to Common Sense America

The Violence of Mexico Spreads to U.S. by Right Truth

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