The Obama Administration today is scheduled to dedicate a 6,000-acre national monument on our southern border that law enforcement critics have said will provide an open path for drug cartels and other criminals to enter the country.
The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument will likely restrict Border Patrol access and use of vehicles in the region, according to law enforcement officials.
“By creating this monument, President Obama is ensuring a pathway to get drugs into the country,” said Zack Taylor, chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, in a report on Breitbart.
Taylor noted that the monument is right across the border from Juarez, Mexico, which if you’ve never been there is like Mos Eisley without the charm. Imagine Detroit with Robocop on the take, or Gotham without Batman and you won’t be far off.
Basically, by putting a national monument in the Border Patrol’s way, the Obama Administration is creating one big happy fun slide to allow some of the worst criminals in the world to enter our country.
This would seem in keeping with ICE’s release of more than 36,000 convicted criminal immigrants back into public, as was recently reported.
“The New Mexico border has no river — it’s just an imaginary line,” Taylor said. “If criminal illegal aliens can walk across the border and into the sanctuary area, they will use that land for criminal activity and use it extensively. Everything surrounding the monument is in peril.”
The reason given for the monument status is the same old flimsy excuse about preserving the environment. But this time, it’s at the expense of public safety, which seems to be low on the Administration’s priority list.
Taylor said, “Who benefits form this more than the cartels? The people who live there don’t benefit, law enforcement doesn’t benefit, the sheriffs don’t benefit. The only people who benefit from this monument are illegal immigrants bringing drugs into this country. Environmentalists say we’re protecting this land by shutting people out, but we’re actually doing the opposite.”
Compromising the border in the name of environmentalism is itself criminal. But what makes this outright evil is that Obama is making this happen without congressional discussion or approval, by executive fiat under the Antiquities Act.
Once again, we see King Obama stepping outside the bounds of the Constitution to complete a pet project, regardless of citizens’ objections.