Texas Border, Part 2
Because the Texas border with Mexico is so immense,
it is a major target of these criminal gangs. This Texas border
with Mexico is over 1,200 miles long.
This is not some haphazard effort of small groups
of foreign innocents struggling northward. The influx is massive
and a major portion of it is drug smugglers, slave smugglers,
sex slave smugglers, and criminal gangs.
Nearly all of the trains moving north from the
interior of Mexico are covered in young males soon to illegally
enter the United States.
This is not an exaggeration. The trains reaching
the Texas border are filled with
individuals from deep within Mexico and points south including
gang members from El Salvador.
The threat posed by these people increases the
closer they get to the U.S. border.
If fact, the threat to Americans is so great
that U.S. railways such as the Union Pacific want to have their
trains transiting into the United States from Mexico inspected
by foreign nationals inside Mexico instead of by Americans.
Paul Thompson, the United Transportation Union
(railway workers) international president, has gone on record
objecting to the plan.
"It is too dangerous for Americans to
set foot in Nuevo Laredo," Thompson said. "Union
Pacific says with a straight face that mechanical safety inspections
of trains can be performed safely in Mexico, but even its own
officials won't travel there. Nor will FRA officials even visit
the facility where these inspections allegedly will be performed
by who knows whom, under unknown conditions, and with no U.S.
federal safety oversight."
While it seems that many Americans are terrified
at the thought of stepping across our southern border, some American
politicians want the border gone: