Cartels kill each other half a block from Arizona border … then ask for asylum

Article author: 
Daniel Horowitz
Article publisher: 
Conservative Review
Article date: 
15 June 2019
Article category: 
Our American Future
Article Body: 

You can’t make this stuff up. There is warfare-level violence right on our border between rival factions of cartels. Then the losing side comes to our border for asylum, states and county sheriffs are forced to deal with the security threats on their own, and the federal government continues to view this as an immigration issue, not a national defense problem that requires military protection of our border.

Late Monday into Tuesday, there was a significant increase in violence between rival Sinaloa cartel factions in Mexican towns Agua Prieta and Naco, both border towns with Arizona cities Douglas and Naco....

Sheriff Dannels confirmed to me the local media reports that four Sinaloa members requested asylum at the Douglas port of entry following the gun battle. While the status of those people is still unclear, just the fact that cartel members have the confidence that they have a shot at asylum is very disturbing.

“I just sit back and shake my head every day. It’s almost as if the politicians are desensitized to the border situation. They don’t realize that these cartels are bad, bad people and employ the same violence that the terrorists do. They just sit back and think all is well at our border. Where is the federal government in all of this? Sheriffs at the border have been a champion of this cause and the line [border] agents get it. But where’s the leadership from D.C.?”...

However, if our government is just going to allow the losing side of cartel battles to come openly and apply for asylum, there’s nothing Dannels can do at a local level to prevent that.

The pattern in Arizona seems to be following that of Texas....

 “The media is not picking it up...."