Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Danger - South of the Border
A recent news story on FOX News has brought to the light a story that had little attention. As the Sheriff of Pinal County, Paul Babeu, told FOX that violence has spilled over the border resulting in setting aside Buenos Aires Wild Life Reserve, as "OFF LIMITS" to Americans.
According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, this area was closed to Americans in October of 2006. The area is located along 80 miles of the border with Mexico and south of Interstate 8.
Along the south side of I-8, signs warn Americans to stay out of that portion of Arizona due to potential violence by armed Mexicans who smuggle drugs and humans through the area on a regular basis.
Sheriff Babeu stated that his department does not have the staff, funds or arms necessary to combat the Mexican drug cartels who are now controlling a portion of Arizona. He continues to plead for help from the Obama administration, but no help has been given. In fact, the promised fence along the border was suspended by Obama.
"It's literally out of control," said Babeu.
Recently, a private group of citizens placed hidden cameras in the area south of Interstate 8, in Arizona. They filmed smugglers with machine guns leading groups of Mexicans loaded with drugs. These films were made many miles from the border as the groups approached I-8.
Yes, there is danger south of the border, but the border is now Interstate 8, ninety miles into Arizona.
The above photo is Arizona's lovely Sonoran Desert, after illegal immigration.