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December 23, 2010

Napolitano Letting Mexicans Bypass Some Airport Security?



Janet Napolitano has set up a "Trusted Traveler Plan," that will allow "low-risk" Mexican citizens to travel into the United States without going through Customs and Border Protection.


Trusted Traveler Program Sparks Fears That Mexican Drug Cartels Could Bypass U.S. Airport Security

FOX News

Mexican citizens will soon be eligible to apply for a "trusted traveler" status that will allow them to bypass some elements of airport security when they fly into the United States — a U.S. government-approved program that critics say could be exploited by violent drug cartels.

Under the program, Mexicans who have undergone background checks and are deemed low security risks will be able to fly into major U.S. cities and breeze through customs without being questioned by U.S. Customs agents.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and her Mexican counterparts announced their intent to roll out the program two weeks ago, trumpeting it as evidence of increased information sharing and law enforcement collaboration between the countries.

The program is designed to weed out low-risk passengers and enable authorities to zero in on those who may be more likely to pose a threat.

But critics say Mexico's drug cartels will quickly learn how to exploit loopholes in the plan, and they point to the recent arrests of two pre-vetted "trusted travelers" caught trying to smuggle marijuana and other contraband into the U.S. through a Texas border checkpoint.

Sheriff Larry Dever of Cochise County, Ariz., says drug cartels could recruit Mexicans with clean backgrounds to attain trusted traveler status, and then use them to smuggle drugs and other contraband into the U.S.

“We know even on this side of the border that drug cartels recruit people to apply for jobs with Customs and Border Protection, Immigration — they keep them clean so they pass background checks,” he said.


Wild Thing's comment.........

They are constantly looking for ways to weaken U.S. security!!! Neither Mexican drug cartel or muslims are her enemy. But Veterans and patriotic Americans sure as hell are. Homeland continues making America safe for illegal aliens, including Islamic terrorists, who have been sneaking over the border along with the rest of the illegal hordes.

This is a horrible story which illustrates more astounding incompetence and I wonder if Al Qaeda is having a good laugh...or moving operatives into Mexico? Please, PLEASE America, fire this awful administration in 2012. Our lives depend upon it.

Posted by Wild Thing at December 23, 2010 04:48 AM


Do all the people in this administration Hate America? Tursted Mexicans ? Where does an I l l e g a l migrant worker get the money to fly in the first place.

She is as dumb as a box of rocks.

Posted by: Mark at December 23, 2010 07:31 AM

Trusted traveler plan? What is she freaking nuts? Members of our armed forces presenting a military ID can't bypass some elements of security but she wants Mexicans to be able to?

Posted by: BobF at December 23, 2010 07:50 AM

We are losing our country rapidly. Our leaders bend over backwards to try to please the rest of the world while ripping American citizens a new one. This has occurred under Repub as well as Dem administrations. It is that under obama this crime is on a faster track.

Nov 2010 was a wonderful sign of the awaking of loyal Americans. Let's hope that the Tea Party movement continues to be strong in 2012 and we then begin a massive reversal of the Liberal/socialist/globalist damage that has been/is being done.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at December 23, 2010 09:50 AM

Mark, it sure seems they do, everyone of them hate our country.

Bob, yes, don't you just love the name they have given to it...."Trusted traveler".

Tom, I hope and pray that happenes. The Tea Party movement not giving up and effecting the next election, is so important.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 23, 2010 11:47 PM