September 18, 2004

El Qaida en Mexico...

From WorldNetDaily:

Al-Qaida plans to use Mexico as a key infiltration route for sending operatives into the United States, according to a Mexican newspaper.

Mexican intelligence agencies have identified at least two routes for al-Qaida infiltration, the Proceso newspaper reported last week.

The infiltration plan calls for terrorists to depart South Africa for London and then take a non-stop flight to Mexico or a Central American nation and from there use migrant smuggling routes to reach northern Mexico and the United States.

And to think there is a hiring freeze right now with the U.S. Border Patrol...
As a result of budget woes, officials say DHS decided to freeze hiring at two of its bureaus: CBP and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, which is responsible for detaining and deporting illegal immigrants.

[...] Worse, DHS is planning to release thousands of jailed illegal immigrants to save money. It spends about $550 million a year to hold the estimated 24,000 detainees around the country.

On a slightly relevant note, make sure to check out yesterday's post, Illegals Set Sail... for more information about the (in)security of our southern border....

Posted by Kyer at September 18, 2004 02:04 AM