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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Threats to America in our own Backyard

When Hillary Clinton was campaigning in Arizona on the eve of that state’s Democratic primary, she bragged “I voted to secure the border when I was in the Senate” and “I think we’ve done a really good job securing the border.” Like so many of Hillary’s statements, nothing could be further from the truth. Within a week of her visit, authorities discovered a Mexican-built drug-smuggling tunnel the length of four football fields running from a restaurant in Mexicali, Mexico to a house in Calexico, California. At the other end of the border in Hidalgo, Texas, frightened residents invited the local TV news to film dozens of men crossing through their back yards every night from Mexico.

The president of the National Border Patrol Council told a U.S. House subcommittee that the number of people arrested at the border from Afghanistan, Pakistan and China is up dramatically from last year. Brandon Judd also testified that official statistics are low-balling the number of “got-aways.” These are people crossing the border without being detained by U.S. officials.

Obama said during a weekly radio address in April that none of the current attacks change “our openness to refugees.” He still plans to import another 100,000 Muslim refugees and he vowed to “reject any attempt to stigmatize Muslim-Americans, and their enormous contributions to our way of life” because we are “a nation built around the idea of religious freedom.”

That same week, Obama’s lawyer asked the Supreme Court to punish the Little Sisters of the Poor for exercising their religious freedom not to cover abortion and contraception in its employee health plan. Obama is eager to accommodate the religious freedom of Muslims who want to move to our country from the Middle East, so why won’t he recognize the “enormous contribution to our way of life” by Catholic nuns who operate thousands of America’s schools, hospitals and homes for the elderly?

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