Idaho sheriff denounces Biden administration for saying that the southern border is safe and secure
Idaho Sheriff Kieran Donahue warned that Mexican drug cartels
are becoming more prominent in his community at the Mexican-United States border. He also slammed Biden's Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who claimed during the Aspen Security Forum that the southern border is secure.
"It is absolutely ridiculous to think this border is secure, that we're safe in our communities. We are not," Donahue said. "The secretary is an 'idiot' if he believes that the border is secure and safe
The sheriff said his county is "on the brink of collapse
" due to a surge of drug overdoses as a result of Mexican cartels crossing into the United States.
Being 2,000 miles away from the border, the sheriff's community has reached a crisis stage. Donahue is a seasoned veteran when it comes to dealing with the Mexican drug cartels, but he is still overwhelmed by the growing cartel issue that has been exacerbated by the border crisis.
According to Donahue, they have been dealing with the methamphetamine crisis for years. And every bit of this substance comes from the border.
"There is not a day or night goes by that we're not dealing with someone associated with the Mexican cartels, at least in our community and communities throughout the state of Idaho. We are at war with the cartels
," he said.
The Biden Administration has relaxed restrictions on allowing illegal aliens to enter the country. Multiple media outlets and the Border Patrol predicted that 2022 will set a record for the number of people entering America illegally.
Mexican cartel kidnappings make for a perfect business
The sheriff also related how the Mexican cartels had targeted his family. "They tried to kidnap my daughter years ago
when she was 16," he said. "Thankfully, that case got unraveled before it actually happened."
The National Human Rights Commission of Mexico exposed the massive kidnapping of Central American migrants in the country in 2008, when it recorded 198 kidnappings involving 9,857 victims.
Subsequently, the commission warned that drug cartels operating in the north of the country found the kidnapping and extortion of migrants to be lucrative
Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, a drug trafficking and migration specialist at George Mason University
, said such activities pose few risks for criminal groups because migrants rarely report these attacks.
"Most kidnappers have ties to the authorities, so it is virtually impossible that they'll take action against them. It is the perfect business," the expert added.
Nilda Garcia, a researcher at Texas A&M International University
, said these criminal groups have taken advantage of the heavy flow of migrants at the border. United Nations estimated the figures to have tripled in the last 20 years.
"It is very difficult for these groups to pass up this profit, this opportunity to earn money with migrants. Kidnappings are one more layer of its structure," she said.
The researcher added that these operations go unnoticed and are very well organized. "Sometimes they have military training and access to high-caliber weapons to terrorize migrants," she said.
Correa said local kidnappers operate with great efficiency because of their "social intelligence." They almost have perfect knowledge of their communities, areas, people and routes, giving them power and immunity in the territories they control. (Related: Mexican president slams Biden border policies after more than 50 illegals die in Texas
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