Drugs, the Cartel & Gangs

Most Americans are unaware that 80% of Mexico’s territory is controlled by dangerous cartels, including the entire key smuggling routes at our southern border, or that the cartels are orchestrating all of the illegal immigration into our territory and bringing their own members back and forth across our own border! Think about it – the Mexican government only controls 20% of the districts in their country!

While it is true that most of the violence in Mexico stays within their border, there is a continuing risk of collateral damage because of the military grade weapons the cartel uses and the running gun battles between rival cartels and the government.  In 2018, Mexico suffered 40,000 murders.   Let that sink in!

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration’s 2017 National Drug Threat Assessment, six Mexican cartels – Sinaloa, Jalisco New Generation, Juarez, Zetas, Gulf cartels and the Beltran Leva Organization – have the greatest drug trafficking influence in the U.S.  The Sinaloa cartel and the Jalisco New Generation cartel are generally regarded as the most powerful in Mexico, though the Sinaloa cartel has a bigger presence in the US and that presence and influence will continue to grow through expansion of their drug networks and association with local criminals and gangs.

The cartels took advantage of Obama’s relaxed immigration laws to send thousands of “unaccompanied minors” across our southern border supposedly seeking refuge.  Unfortunately those “minors” were mostly 16 to 18 year old gang members.

Just in Chicago and the Midwest, there are over 150,000 street gang members that largely make their living from putting cartel supplied drugs on the street.   Heroin is their drug of choice.   MS-13, represented in 42 US states, is involved in drugs, murder, prostitution, rape, kidnapping, robbery, carjacking and home invasions.  They are composed mostly of Salvadorians with an accompaniment of Hondurans, Guatemalans, Mexicans and other immigrants from Central and South America.

The 18th Street Gang operates mostly in LA, but is represented in other parts of the Southwest.  With an estimated 30 to 50 thousand members, many of whom are illegals from Mexico and Central America, they participate in everything from distribution of cocaine and marijuana to producing fraudulent Immigration and Customs Enforcement identification cards, the latter of which is testament to their sophistication.

Nuestra Familia is another Latino gang that operates within and without the Northern California prison system.  Often viewed as a rival to the Mexican Mafia (gang), their 40,000 members profit from drug running, extortion and racketeering.

Drugs, the cartel and gang members are not the only harmful things that cross our southern border.   Hundreds of thousands of migrants from countries such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are at “high risk for tropical diseases” according to the CDC.  Many immigrants travel all the way from Africa and Asia to cross into America via the southern border.

Since the beginning of October 2018, Border Patrol reports that in south Texas alone, illegals from 44 different countries – from the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Yemen, Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, etc. – had crossed or attempted to cross our border.   The World Health Organization says that in Yemen alone, they see upward of 10,000 cases of the deadly cholera virus every week. 

Border Patrol is sending on average 63 illegals for medical treatment a day.  If so many infected people from around the world with diseases like tuberculosis, HIV,  measles, mumps and more are being caught and treated by our border security, how many more are being smuggled into our country by the cartels with no medical screening whatsoever?

Common sense would ask:  Why are the Democrats so intent on allowing drug smuggling, disease ridden gang bangers into or country?   And why are they allowing these dangerous gangs and drug cartels to operate freely within our borders?  What purpose does the government have in allowing this to continue?  It has to be more than votes!

A recent study showed that 63% of illegals (4.6 million households) were on taxpayer supported welfare programs even though they had at least one worker in the house.   And nearly all were able to file taxes with a TIN number and qualify for cash payments from the Earned Income Tax Credit.   Try that if you’re an American citizen.

Source – Mexico’s Cartel Crisis, by Michael Davis; Tracking Mexico’s Cartels in 2018 by Scott Stewart, VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor Worldview;  Here’s where Mexican drug cartels operate in the US, according to the DEA by Christopher Woody, Business Insider;  Census confirms: 63%  of ‘non-citizens’ on welfare, 4.6 million households, Washington Examiner

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