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Opinion Brandon Judd: Mexican ambush murders should convince Congress to secure our border NOW

19:15  06 november  2019
19:15  06 november  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

At least nine Americans killed in Mexican highway ambush

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America mourns the terrible loss of at least three American women and six of their children in a mass murder in northern Mexico that authorities believe was committed Monday by drug cartel gunmen. We pray that God will grant peace to the grieving families, friends and loved ones of these innocent victims.

This horrific crime is yet another example of the failure of the U.S. Congress to do its job. The Mexican drug cartels that continue to operate with near impunity must be dismantled and brought to justice.

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These drug cartels are able to commit murder and smuggle dangerous illegal drugs into the U.S. because our Congress remaining fixated on political theatre instead of doing the vitally important job of protecting the American people.

The politicization of our border security issues and the inexcusable lack of action on the part of Congress has to stop – now.

The Mexican cartels are largely funded through the profits they make selling drugs in the U.S. They are able to make those profits because we refuse to do what it takes to stop them from importing the illegal drugs that destroy lives into our country. It all comes back to border security.

Securing our border has nothing do with discriminating against anyone based on their race or ethnicity – despite what you hear from so many on the far left. The radicals who favor open borders are more concerned about migrants than they are about the safety of U.S. citizens, and have no respect for immigration laws passed in by Congress and signed by past presidents.

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Securing our border is vitally important to protect the safety of the American people, strengthen our national security, reduce drug cartel violence and illegal drug shipments, and ensure that our immigration laws work for the betterment of the American people and our country.

Politicians and special interest groups who believe they can pick and choose which laws we should enforce – and ignore any laws they dislike – are making a dangerous move that can render our laws meaningless and endanger our safety.

Should drivers be allowed to speed at 100 mph on residential streets because they don’t like traffic safety laws? Should shoplifters be allowed to take anything they want from stores because they don’t believe theft should be illegal? Should robbers and rapists have the freedom to do as they please because they believe laws against their crimes are unjust?

Former US ambassador to Mexico: Ambush murders show closer US-Mexico cooperation needed to fight crime

  Former US ambassador to Mexico: Ambush murders show closer US-Mexico cooperation needed to fight crime The U.S. and Mexico must cooperate more closely to fight cross-border organized crime that is seriously endangering citizens of both countries. Transnational criminal groups are undermining the sovereignty of both nations daily.The horrific murders of three American women and six children in Sonora, Mexico on Monday should prompt closer and more effective United States-Mexico cooperation against the cross-border organized crime that is seriously endangering citizens of both countries.  As the former U.S. ambassador to Mexico (2011 to 2015), it is clear to me that these transnational criminal groups are undermining the sovereignty of both nations daily.

Obviously, no. So why should people who violate our immigration laws be treated any differently?

Our elected officials have the power to changes laws and can respond to the views of voters who demand change. But individuals and special interest groups do not – and must not – have the power to pick and choose which laws to obey and which to disregard, as if they were making selections in a cafeteria.

The Mexican drug cartels don’t just operate in Mexico. They operate in states, cities, towns and neighborhoods throughout the U.S. – including places where the vast majority of you reading these words live. They flourish because our elected officials don’t have the political will to stop them. The truth is that too many politicians sell out your safety while pandering for votes.

The solutions to our border security problems and cartel violence are not nearly as complicated as many on the left try to make them sound.

First, we need to complete the border security wall to stop – or at least dramatically reduce – the illegal flow of people and drugs that produce the money the cartels use to fund their terror.

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We need to expand the unprecedented cooperation that President Trump has successfully implemented with Mexico. That doesn’t mean we kowtow to Mexican politicians and throw money at them. It means that we offer real solutions, cooperation that benefits both countries, and accountability from both sides.

This is not a one-way street. Decades of history and the continued failure to secure our border tell us that what we have been trying for so many years hasn’t worked. Congress needs to change course and do its job. President Trump cannot do it alone.

In addition to this, if we don’t start enforcing our existing laws you can expect this problem to continue for years to come. Having laws is fine, but when you don’t enforce them they are utterly meaningless.

For example, Mexico has some of the toughest gun laws in the world. But those laws have served to do nothing more than disarm innocent Mexicans who may actually need a gun to defend themselves. The heavily armed cartels terrorize and run roughshod over Mexican citizens.

Our immigration laws, which have been abused and ignored for so many years, have turned our immigration system into a massive bureaucratic disaster, with courts overloaded and many cases taking years to be heard. Not only is this unfair to legal immigrants; it costs American taxpayers billions of dollars and takes resources away from border security.

American father speaks out for the 1st time since deadly Mexican ambush

  American father speaks out for the 1st time since deadly Mexican ambush An American father who lost his wife and two young sons in an ambush in Mexico last week spoke out for the first time in an exclusive interview with ABC News over the weekend, sharing his heartbreak and the difficult decision he's just made to pull his family out of that country. © ABC News David Langford and Devin Langford speak with ABC News. "So now it's my whole life has turned upside down. Not only have I lost a wife and two children, but I'm having to move the rest of my family with really no place to go at this point," David Langford said in a tearful interview airing on "World News Tonight" Sunday.

This is a problem that has to be tackled head-on. And that begins with enforcing our laws, closing loopholes and continuing to find ways to elicit cooperation from Mexico. It also requires allowing Border Patrol agents and others responsible for our border security to do their jobs by providing the funding, resources and latitude to fix a problem that has not been successfully addressed in the past.

I don’t know the political beliefs of the innocent Americans who were gunned down Monday. Their killers did not care. The murdered children were too young to even have political beliefs. Preventing their terrible deaths is something we should all unite to support, regardless of our political beliefs and affiliations.

If we had done more to eliminate the deadly drug cartels, the victims of the massacre in Mexico might have lived decades longer, with the children becoming parents and grandparents.

We can’t bring the victims back, but we can do much more to prevent future senseless deaths as the hands of violent criminals and deaths caused by illegal drugs.

It is long past time for the officials we elect to represent us to set aside political theatre and get serious about border security and protecting American citizens. This is, quite literally, a matter of life and death with enormous consequences for our nation.

FBI investigating killing of US women and children in Mexico .
MEXICO CITY (AP) — FBI agents are in Mexico helping investigate the fatal shootings of nine American women and children in northern Mexico last week. FBI spokeswoman Lauren Hagee said Tuesday that agents are "providing assistance at the invitation of the Mexican Government." "The FBI remains committed to working alongside our international partners to help bring justice to the perpetrators of this heinous act of violence," Hagee said in aFBI spokeswoman Lauren Hagee said Tuesday that agents are "providing assistance at the invitation of the Mexican Government.

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