The Islamic State (ISIS) reportedly is operating in northern Mexico, just minutes from the U.S. border and a few miles from El Paso, Texas.
If this latest report from Judicial Watch is accurate, ISIS is working alongside drug cartels and human traffickers to penetrate the U.S. homeland from a dangerous, gang-controlled staging area in Mexico known as Anapra.
U.S. law enforcement officials, however, insist that the Judicial Watch account has no verification and that it is unlikely that ISIS has set up shop in the Anapra area, near Ciudad Juarez, in the state of Chihuahua.
A consistent foe of Obama administration policies, Judicial Watch claims that it obtained this information about an ISIS camp in our backyard from Mexican military and police sources.
"According to these same sources, 'coyotes' engaged in human smuggling – and working for Juárez Cartel – help move ISIS terrorists through the desert and across the border between Santa Teresa and Sunland Park, New Mexico. To the east of El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, cartel-backed 'coyotes' are also smuggling ISIS terrorists through the porous border between Acala and Fort Hancock, Texas. These specific areas were targeted for exploitation by ISIS because of their understaffed municipal and county police forces, and the relative safe-havens the areas provide for the unchecked large-scale drug smuggling that was already ongoing."Several installations are supposedly being targeted by ISIS include, again, the Fort Bliss military facility in El Paso, as well as the electric power grid, transportation hubs, and the White Sands Missile Range. "During the course of a joint operation last week, Mexican Army and federal law enforcement officials discovered documents in Arabic and Urdu, as well as 'plans' of Fort Bliss – the sprawling military installation that houses the U.S. Army's 1st Armored Division."
Last September, Judicial Watch similarly asserted based on its high-level intel contacts that from a staging point in Ciudad Juarez, a high-crime area, ISIS was planning a car bomb attack on Fort Bliss, which is only about 15 minutes from the southern border. Security was supposedly beefed up at the installation as a result. The following month, the organization claimed that four ISIS terrorists were allegedly arrested at or near the U.S.-Mexican border in Texas.
Before he left office, Texas Gov. Rick Perry ordered about 1,000 National Guardsmen to the border to improve security.
Despite the proximity of the large Fort Bliss Army post to the Mexican border, the Obama administration has thus far shown no inclination to deploy more National Guard troops or active duty military assets (and some legal restrictions do exist that limit military involvement domestically) to assist the undermanned Border Patrol in securing the border.
Separately, U.S. officials expect another surge of unaccompanied children from Central America at the southern border this year. "Migration analysts project that almost 40,000 unaccompanied children will try to cross into the United States from Mexico this year, down almost 45 percent from 2014," the Hill explained.
Unrelated to ISIS, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee released data today suggesting that immigration officials released more than 30,000 criminal aliens back into local communities last year that combined "had amassed nearly 80,000 convictions, including 250 homicides, 186 kidnappings and 373 sexual assaults," the Washington Times reported. For the first six months of fiscal year 2015, "arrests and deportations of criminal aliens are down about 30 percent," the information from Congress further noted.
Do you think it's plausible or not plausible that narco terrorists have teamed up with ISIS terrorists to mount attacks on America soil from a transit point in Mexico?
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