Democrats often claim the President, his aides, and border patrol agents are either exaggerating or lying when they say the southern border is rife with foreign nationals from high-risk nations crossing over illegally. But when reality strikes, they suddenly go silent.
You won’t hear a word from the left today about Moayad Heider Mohammad Aldairi, 31, a Jordanian national who pleaded guilty to charges of smuggling Yemen nationals across the southern border and providing them with materials to help them evade capture.
“When Mohammad Aldairi illegally smuggled multiple Yemeni aliens across our southwest border, he put the security of the United States in peril,” said Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski. “The Department of Justice cannot — and will not — tolerate such threats to our national security. The Criminal Division remains dedicated to prosecuting alien smugglers, especially criminals like Aldairi who attempt to sneak aliens from countries of interest into the United States.”
There’s no telling how many people this one man was able to smuggle before he was caught. What’s worse is there’s no way to know how many more people have operations similar to his.
There’s a reason Yemen was part of the travel ban. It is a hotbed of radical Islamic indoctrination. Many who live there and want to travel to the United States have intentions of putting Americans in harm’s way. As law enforcement does an incredible job of preventing terrorist attacks in America, we cannot continue to make their jobs harder by keeping the southern border so porous.
It seems as if the left will not be willing to take action until there’s a major terrorist attack proving what many Americans already know. Any belief that potential terrorists are not taking advantage of our southern border is ludicrous.
“Border security is national security. We simply cannot have an immigration system that allows people from all over the world to enter this country without detection.” – U.S. Attorney John Bash.
It’s bad enough we have hundreds of thousands of migrants forcing our border patrol agents to file paperwork instead of securing the border. It’s worse knowing many who aren’t getting caught want to harm Americans.