By WorldNetDaily.com, June 9, 2005
Of the 800,000 illegal aliens caught trying to sneak across the U.S.-Mexico
border since October, more than 10 percent are from countries other than Mexico,
posing serious national security issues.
"We're now concerned about the potential for terrorists coming across
the border because of the huge increases in 'other than Mexicans,' people coming
from abroad through Mexico, across our southern border," says Sen. John Kyl,
R-Ariz. "Our country has intelligence that tells us that al-Qaida specifically
desires to bring people across our border."
According to new Border Patrol numbers, a record 98,000 of these "other
than Mexicans," or OTMs, have been apprehended in the last eight months.
That's up 175 percent from this same time last year.
While OTMs are supposed to be held for deportation, because of overcrowded
conditions in detention centers, 70 percent are released and few show up for immigration
Even those from countries on terrorist watch lists are released into the general
population after a 180-day detention.