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    Can the US be safe from terrorist incursion with our current open border?


    A recent leaked Border Patrol document Darby CBP Leak Numbers Globe shows that tens of thousands of foreigners are caught sneaking into the US each year. For every one caught, certainly more get through-and NOT just from latin America. At the same time, Obama encourages a massive influx of illegals with very little or no documentation. On top of this we have unsavory characters from Mexico's drug cartels, and human smugglers coming through because they know they CAN.


    And yet our border remains porous-with some claiming a secure border is racist, intolerant, a waste of time , etc. Drugs, and people can get through-and terrorists will exploit that as much as human smugglers and drug traffickers, I believe. We know terrorists HAVE gotten through-and its one reason why Homeland Security is on edge right now, expecting more attacks.

    Can the US be safe from terrorist incursion with our current open border?

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    Re: Can the US be safe from terrorist incursion with our current open border?

    Crossing over from Mexico is likely very low on the list of methods that Islamic terrorists would use to enter this country. Of course, the majority of terrorist actions in this country are committed by American citizens, making the idea of linking immigration from Mexico and South America to terrorism even more pointless. As in the graphic, drugs certainly come in that way, but we like drugs in this country. Terrorists don't come in that way. Amusingly, they're often not too fond of the drugs.
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    Re: Can the US be safe from terrorist incursion with our current open border?

    If a terrorist wants to get in here it's not going to matter whether or not we have a fence up.

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    Re: Can the US be safe from terrorist incursion with our current open border?

    No country can be safe from terrorism today.

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    Re: Can the US be safe from terrorist incursion with our current open border?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    If a terrorist wants to get in here it's not going to matter whether or not we have a fence up.
    Very defeatist. Do you have locks on your doors?

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    Re: Can the US be safe from terrorist incursion with our current open border?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    No country can be safe from terrorism today.
    That was not the poll question.

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    Re: Can the US be safe from terrorist incursion with our current open border?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Terrorists don't come in that way.
    So even though anyone can walk across (as seen in the OP's link) you KNOW somehow that terrorists dont?

    How can you possibly know that?

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    Re: Can the US be safe from terrorist incursion with our current open border?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    That was not the poll question.
    The answer, regardless, is no. It's no across the board no matter what modern problem it is associated with.

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    Re: Can the US be safe from terrorist incursion with our current open border?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    So even though anyone can walk across (as seen in the OP's link) you KNOW somehow that terrorists dont?

    How can you possibly know that?
    Because every terrorist (modern Islamic terrorists, which are the ones we're talking about) whose travel into this country has been released to the public hasn't come that way. Most illegal immigrants don't come that way either. They both mainly get here on commercial airlines. They don't hijack them. They just buy tickets.
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    Re: Can the US be safe from terrorist incursion with our current open border?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    The answer, regardless, is no. It's no across the board no matter what modern problem it is associated with.
    The problem posited here is incursion, and I think that a border that is actually defended like any other nation is a good start. Its very hard to stomach all of the "protections" the NSA and TSA have bestowed upon us. And yet its even worse when old women can WALK HERE.

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