FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE — The Obama administration has played politics with virtually every issue, including issues that endanger national security and the safety and well-being of Americans.
Through the issuance of executive orders on immigration that make a mockery of our nation’s borders and immigration laws and that contradict commonsense and the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission millions of illegal aliens whose true identities cannot be determined now live in towns and cities across the United States.
Nearly every terror attack carried out in the United States has a connection to a failure of the immigration system. Most of the terrorists who have been identified were admitted into the United States, proving that our immigration system lacks integrity. But failures of the immigration system also include failures to physically secure our nation’s northern and southern borders.
Our borders have become little more than “speed bumps” to smugglers with record quantities of narcotics, including heroin, flowing freely into the United States, along with transnational criminals and gang members.
The immigration policy of “Catch and Release” that has turned hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who have been convicted of committing serious crimes loose on towns and cities across the United States has been the focus of a series of Congressional hearings, yet nothing has convinced the administration to stop this lunacy.
Catch and Release is not, however, limited to the way that illegal aliens are apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents are released, with the vast majority failing to appear for immigration hearings. In order to keep his promise to close the U.S. facility at Guantanamo, Mr. Obama has ordered ordered terror suspects to be released from custody at Guantanamo. Some have returned to the battlefield where they threaten innocent civilians as well as members of the armed forces of a number of nations including the United States.
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