Tuesday, January 23, 2007

When's That Wall Being Built, Anyway?

Eleven Iraqis carrying false passports and heading to California were arrested at Monterrey's airport, immigration officials said Monday.

Nine men, a woman and a two-year-old girl traveled from Madrid, Spain, to Monterrey, where they were detained Saturday, an immigration official said on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to speak publicly about the arrests.

None of the Iraqi citizens appear on terrorist watch lists and they told authorities they were Chaldean Christians trying to get to California were they would request asylum, the official said.

Albeit none of these Iraqis appear to have been aiming to terrorize the US, and you'd better believe that every liberal will point out that they were only trying to escape from persecution, but this is still a perfect example of why we need to defend our Southern border. Besides protecting our economy from ruin, besides protecting our culture from Balkanization, and besides protecting citizens from your run-of-the-mill, immigrant crime, we need to defend our nation from the possibility of foreign terrorists coming into our country unbeknownst to the government and wreaking havoc.