Border security has long been a hot-button issue for many American citizens. This is not simply because of the poor, but well-meaning illegal aliens that cross our borders in the search for a better life, yet still put a huge financial drain upon our economy. Unfortunately, as we have been warned repeatedly by those that work to protect our porous borders, there are a LOT of people coming into the United States illegally that wish to do us harm. Serious harm. Terrorism types of harm.
Many illegal foreign nationals from various Middle Eastern nations have been caught coming across our southern border in particular. The fact that they have gone to such great lengths as to learn Spanish and blend in with Hispanic illegal aliens in order to come into our country illegally and surreptitiously should give everyone pause as to their motives. One border agent estimated that for every one caught, ten more don't get caught.
This is especially scary considering some of the items that have been discovered by these possible terrorists sneaking in from our southern border. Ironically it was an Atlanta news station that did the reporting in Arizona of this dangerous and ever-growing problem. See the following links for the whole story, then one can ask again if protecting our borders is simply something that racists want done, or if there is a legitimate need to police who we are letting into our nation.
Part one: http://www.wsbtv.com/video/23438021/index.html
Part two: http://www.wsbtv.com/video/23438712/index.html