The barbaric Islamic terrorist attack that shocked the world by terrorists who claimed to be refugees in Paris could spell trouble for Mexico’s efforts to import Syrian refugees.
As reported by Breitbart Texas, Mexican personalities have begun begun to petition the Mexican government to allow 10,000 Syrian refugees to be given asylum in Mexico. Despite the humanitarian push by Mexico’s elite, the move will likely wane as citizens of that country continue to wake up to the reality that Islamic terrorists could disguise themselves as refugees, much like they at least two of the Paris terrorists did when entering through Greece.
Currently, a Mexican non-for profit organization has been successful in the initial stages of bringing up to 30 Syrian college students to Mexico. Known as Project Habasha, the non-profit organization has been working in Mexico to host Syrian students who are looking to further higher education studies. The organization had been able to get funding and the necessary permit to host 30 students who were set to receive a full scholarship, insurance, and a monthly living stipend. It remains to be seen if the recent terror attacks will have an effect in Project Habasha’s efforts.
The concern about Syrian refugees being allowed into Mexico deals with Mexico’s lack of true immigration enforcement and widespread corruption.
The lack of enforcement makes it almost impossible to know who the person is entering Mexico, a country that borders with the United States and could very well be used as a stepping stone for a terrorist cell looking to enter illegally. Breitbart Texas reported earlier this year about the open areas of the Texas and Arizona border that terrorists could exploit in order to enter the country illegally.
For decades, Mexico has been unable to stop the massive flow of illegal immigrants that travel from Central and South America towards United States.
In addition to the immigration wave, Mexico is currently dealing with out of control cartel violence that has resulted in countless deaths, kidnappings, and forced disappearances as drug cartels continue to fight for control of lucrative territories. That drug war is further fueled by widespread corruption at all levels where anyone and anything can be bought. The widespread corruption is best exemplified in the case of Tamaulipas where as Breitbart Texas reported, two former governors are considered fugitives by the U.S. Department of Justice after they have been tied to the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas during their terms in office.