We’ve warned, and will continue to warn, those detractors who think leaving our border porous is a civil rights issue. This is a security issue, as is clearly evidenced by the fact that Mexican drug cartels are illegally invading U.S. soil, as they did when they took over a Laredo, Texas ranch in July.
These criminals will not stop unless forced to do so, and the first step is to seal our border from illegal crossings.
Otherwise, it may be your son, daughter, mother or father who is kidnapped next time:
The 18-year-old woman, whose name was not disclosed by police, was walking to a friendâ€™s house about 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
A black van pulled up alongside her and three men hopped out, San Juan Police Chief Juan Gonzalez said. They snatched the girl, blindfolded her and took her to Reynosa.
The kidnappers began calling the womanâ€™s family demanding ransom money.
source: The Monitor
Though little information is known about the victim, what is clear is that she was walking down a street in the United States of America and was kidnapped by a Mexican gang operating out of Mexico where U.S. law enforcement personnel have no jurisdiction.
Once they snatch an American and take them to Mexico, there is nothing anyone in America can do other than to pay a ransom or hope that the kidnapped is released.
Another bothersome aspect of this kidnapping is the fact that U.S. law enforcement couldn’t even contact Mexican officials!
Customs officers and U.S. Border Patrol agents were put on alert to look for the teen and a helicopter surveyed Mexico from this side of the border, but found nothing.
U.S. authorities did not contact their Mexican counterparts because they did not know whether they were corrupted or connected to the girlâ€™s captors, Gonzalez said.
The FBI and local law enforcement were powerless. And given how quickly a kidnapping like this can happen, there is literally nothing to stop it from happening again. Phoenix, Arizona is evidence of this, as they are the #2 capital for kidnappings in the world, second only to Mexico City.
While President Obama has reportedly dispatched National Guard to the borders, it doesn’t look like the current policy is effective when a Mexican human smuggling gang can first enter the U.S., then kidnap a resident, and finally, slip back into Mexico.