America’s Eclipsed Border Crisis With Canada
By David Schnittger
We are in the midst of the longest government shutdown in America’s history. The issue of contention between President Trump and the Democrat leadership concerns the inclusion of 5.7 billion dollars for a southern border wall. The southern border has been the focus of attention as it relates to the illegal immigration crisis. This crisis has led to the extended assignment of troops until September, as well as periodic deployments of reserve troops. Despite these efforts, waves of illegals continue to make their way across Mexico in an attempt to collapse our southern border. While attention is focused on the 2,600 miles of our southern border with Mexico, there is also a quiet border crisis on the 3,000 miles of our shared northern border with Canada.
The Guardian carried a July 24, 2018 article entitled, “Amid Focus on Immigration from south, illegal crossings from Canada surge.”
“While the Trump administration fortifies the southern border, concern is growing over the number of foreigners entering the US illegally across the porous northern border with Canada.
“People crossing the border between Vermont and Quebec have paid smugglers up to $4,000, usually payable when the immigrants reach their US destination, according to officials and court documents.
“While the number of arrests is tiny compared with the southern border, the human smuggling is just as sophisticated.
“’They are very well organized. They have scouted the area. They have scouted us,’ said US border patrol agent Richard Ross. ‘Basically, we are not dealing with the JV team; this is the varsity.’
“Driving the increase here, officials say, is the ease of entry into Canada, where visas are no longer required for Mexicans and a border that receives less scrutiny and resources than the southern border, where thousands fleeing violence in Central America are being detained.
“Much of the illegal border crossing activity in Vermont appears to be focused on a 30-mile (50km) segment of the Vermont-Quebec border where Interstate 91 reaches the Canadian border at Derby Line, about 50 miles southeast of Montreal . . .
“The number of illegal alien apprehensions at the Vermont-Canada border has skyrocketed,’ said Christina Nolan, Vermont’s US attorney.
“So far this fiscal year, there have been at least 267 apprehensions along Vermont’s border with Canada, compared with 132 all of last year, according to statistics compiled by Nolan’s office.
“On the border patrol sector that covers 300 miles of border with New York, Vermont and New Hampshire, agents have apprehended 324 people who crossed illegally from Canada so far with fiscal year, compared with 165 in all of 2017.”
Could there be a relationship between our porous northern border and the increase in Muslims in some of our northern states? For example, in Dearborn, Michigan, over 100,000 Muslims (45% of the city) have settled in a Muslim “no-go” zone. The area is governed by Sharia law. The Muslim authorities in this compound build as they like with no regard to local zoning laws, create Muslim schools and write their own curriculum. Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter this neighborhood and guards are stationed at the entrance to keep non-Muslims out. This is the largest of many Muslim “no-go” zones across the country. See the following Fox video report in this regard.
Michael Savage, popular talk show host and best-selling author has stated, “. . . my message has been borders, language, and culture.” If we do not secure both our southern and northern border, we will lose our country!