The Drug Cartels Keep Arizona's Border Wide Open

Our illegal immigration problem is over.  President Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano have delivered on their promises.  The border is finally secure. This narrative, building steam nationally, pays no mind to the elephant no one is talking about, and it's one huge elephant. I'll get to that in a moment. First, the news on border crossings is good, judging by apprehensions in the busy Tucson Sector.  In 2011, Border Patrol agents here arrested 123,000 people entering the country illegally.  As recently as the middle of the last decade, the number pushed close to half a million. Our economic mess is the biggest reason for the decline.  Most people come to work, and jobs have been tough to find.  Enforcement at the border in the form of fencing, more agents, and camera towers -- most initiated under Bush -- has played a role, too. But Obama and Napolitano don't want to talk about the third reason.  The drug cartels have taken...(Read Full Article)