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O'Keefe Brings Attention to Open Northern US Border

O'Keefe Brings Attention to Open Northern US Border

HOUSTON, Texas — Journalist James O’Keefe’s latest video brings attention to the lack of security along the U.S. border with Canada and the ability of terrorists to enter the U.S. by boat. 

O’Keefe explains that Security experts say the rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq has significantly increased the risk of an attack in the United States. O’Keefe explores the questions, “If an ISIS terrorist could get to Canada, could he hire a boat, could he bring poison or even the Ebola virus? Could he get across Lake Erie and into the United States … and could he do it without getting caught?”

O’Keefe had previously done a similar experiment last month, where he revisited the sites along the U.S.-Mexico border that Breitbart Texas Managing Director Brandon Darby had exposed a year earlier. In that instance, O’Keefe crossed the Rio Grande River from Mexico into the United States while wearing an Osama bin Laden mask. 

Soon after, Breitbart Texas revealed leaked documents from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) unveiling the true threat of ISIS crossing into the US from the open Mexico border.

O’Keefe explains these events called into question, “How safe is the Canadian border?”

O’Keefe started on the Southern shore of Lake Erie, in the Cleveland metropolitan area is only about 45 miles from Canada and had someone pose as an ISIS terrorist entering the US from a boat on Lake Erie 10-15 miles off the US coast. The “terrorist” then walked off the boat and into Cleveland, Ohio and into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame building.

O’Keefe introduced Captain Bob Swinny, and asked how often, if ever, the Captain saw Border Patrol out on Lake Erie, He responded with a quick, “No, I have never seen Border Patrol out here.”

When asked by O’Keefe about immigration laws for traveling from Canada to the U.S.,
Captain Swinny replied that it is basically an “honor system”. The notion was confirmed after checking the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website. O’Keefe found that essentially, U.S. authorities expect people traveling over Lake Erie to check themselves in.
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