Another Reason Why Border Security Matters

Hint: it involves the word “Security”

I’ve been stating for a while that securing the border with Mexico is a matter of national security. Long-term readers of this blog also know that Hezbollah is carrying out operations in Latin America, frequently associated with drugs. Now this,
Hezbollah leader living across US border in Tijuana.

…A surveillance operation focused on Hezbollah leader, Jameel Nasr, resulted in his arrest at his Tijuana home. Nasr employed Mexican nationals with family ties to Lebanon for his Hezbollah/Mexico network.

A Hezbollah honcho arrested? Oh how the tears will be flowing at CNN!

But no worries! DOJ has their Best Man on it!

“Setting immigration policy and enforcing immigration laws is a national responsibility,” US Attorney General Eric Holder said in the statement.

Yes. And when you fail to do your job the states have the right and the responsibility to do it.

7 Responses to “Another Reason Why Border Security Matters”

  1. Skyler says:

    There is longstanding law that states cannot create their own standards for enforcing federal laws.

    On the other hand, the Constitution is not a suicide pact.

  2. Syd says:

    When will Obama and Thugs start referring to “illegal aliens” as “undocumented Democrats”?

  3. mojo says:

    “Uncle Jameel? Oh no!”

  4. nightfly says:

    Sky – and I think that’s the hook the DoJ hangs its hat on here. My question: is Arizona setting their own standard or simply upholding and enforcing the federal standard? Should the current DC policy of ignoring the law oblige all the several states to also ignore it?

  5. Skyler says:

    Normally, the states are not entitled to enforce a federal standard, per se. Unless there are drugs to prohibit.

    The problem is this: The federal government is responsible for enforcing immigration law, and the purpose of the US Constitution, following the Articles of Confederation, is that states are not allowed to create their own way of doing things when interstate matters are involved, unless the feds specifically authorize it. For instance, the feds are clear in allowing the states to enforce drug laws.

    States are also not allowed to create or independently influence foreign policy, and this can easily be construed as doing so.

    But like I said, the states also did not sign on to the Constitution with the intent of committing suicide. They have militias for that very reason, they are allowed to defend themselves from invasion if the feds refuse to or are unable to do so.

    It’s an interesting legal issue that will ultimately be settled politically, I’m sure, as it should be.

    Ann Althouse has a very good analysis of the issue and concludes, does the Obama administration really want to own the policy of purposefully ignoring immigration?

  6. JeffS says:

    “And when you fail to do your job the states have the right and the responsibility to do it.”

    Like I pointed out earlier, a basic training point for any soldier is “Secure your perimeter”. The border states are learning this lesson harshly. The Feds, not so much.

  7. The CNN staffer got fired for tweeting about her respect for this terrorist, and hopefully the British Ambassador to Lebanon will follow shortly.

    Seems as though this Jihadi clown inspired women to shoot their mouths off without engaging their brains, if they possessed any, that is.

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