Not to mention the threat of our government selling weapons to the drug cartel.
Senator Sylvia Allen
On Feb. 17, the Arizona Capitol Times printed a story disputing my statements concerning Hezbollah terrorists coming across our unsecured, unprotected southern border into the U.S.
Quoting PolitiFact, the article claimed that “there is little evidence that Hezbollah is working in Mexico,” and that there is even “less public support for the idea that (Hezbollah’s) presence poses a ‘very significant threat’ to the U.S.”
The article undermines the need for additional law enforcement support on the Arizona/Mexico border, which is the purpose of my bill, SB1083, which establishes an Arizona Special Missions Unit to organize a state-based, mobile force to assist law enforcement under the direction of the governor.
I would like to emphatically state that there is indeed ample evidence of terrorist activity coming across the border, including activity by Hezbollah. For example, on Feb. 2, former Chief of Operations for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Michael Braun, testified before Congress about Iran’s growing influence along the southern United States Border.
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