Prominent Mexican officials are calling on their president to open the doors for 10,000 Syrian refugees, though thousands of Mexicans per year are fleeing their cartel-controlled nation and its violence and seeking asylum in the United States. The move comes on the heels of Mexico accepting 30 Syrian students. Other nations south of the porous U.S.-Mexico border have already opened their doors for people fleeing the Middle East.
Considering the Mexican government’s inability to govern its own territory and the willingness of Mexican officials to accept cash bribes, one could question whether their screening process would exclude potentially dangerous individuals. Even in the case of an individual being identified having a connection to a terrorist organization, a wealthy benefactor or ally of the individual could simply pay off a decision-maker and get the individual through.
An article posted by the GlobalPost.com built a case for Mexico opening the doors for Syrians. They wrote:
GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Mexico has a proud history of welcoming refugees fleeing war and persecution around the world.
Yet the Mexican government has done surprisingly little to help the four million Syrians forced to flee their country’s bloody conflict, an exodus that has triggered Europe’s worst migration crisis since World War II.
The leaders of Latin America’s second largest economy have been strangely silent as neighbors such as Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Venezuela open their doors to the refugees.
But Mexico’s reticence is starting to change.
Senators of all political stripes on Thursday implored President Enrique Peña Nieto and his government to allow in as many Syrian refugees as possible.
Leaked documents previously obtained and published by Breitbart Texas revealed that an increasing number of Syrians were apprehended trying to illegally enter the U.S., with the numbers drastically increasing between Fiscal Years 2013-2014. A United Nations report published in 2013 revealed that Middle Easterners and people from the Horn of Africa routinely traveled to South America and Mexico to illegally enter the U.S., so we know that the networks exist for Syrians to attempt an irregular migration effort from South America and Mexico to the southern U.S. border and and beyond into the U.S. interior.
As Breitbart Texas has reported ad nauseam, illegally and secretly crossing the U.S.-Mexico border is an easily accomplished task.
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