The surge of illegal immigrants at the U.S. southwest border should sound the alarm for the President and Congress to lead an international rescue mission to confront murderous narco-traffickers and street gangsters who threaten U.S. security along with the lives and livelihood of millions of Central Americans.
President Obama has requested $3.7 billion in emergency funding to cope with the influx of illegal immigrants along the US-Mexico border. Notwithstanding that considerable sum, it is clear that the programs currently being implemented and planned by the administration are primarily stopgap measures. They do nothing to address the long-term driver of the problem: the escalating criminality and corruption in Central America—most of it fueled by illegal drug trafficking driven by U.S. demand—that undermines democratic institutions, rule of law, economic opportunity, and public safety.
The immediate task is to staunch the current explosion of illegal crossings, including thousands of unaccompanied minors. Although the uptick in violence in their homelands contributes to economic dislocation and fear, loose talk about a more permissive ... Read More