As our nation continues to suffer through an onslaught of illegal immigration, the dangers of the practice are just now coming fully into view.
The economic repercussions of illegal immigration have long been available to study for anyone interested: Undocumented workers in America are often negligent with their tax burden on our nation, and a large percentage of the money that they earn does not stay here. Much of this cash is sent straight back home to waiting friends and families, thusly removing it from the American economy.
The bigger concerns of late, however, are far more dangerous.
The illegal drug trade in Mexico has grown far too large for the Mexican police to handle alone. The southern drug cartels are very much in control of several cities in Mexico, and have been exporting their drugs and heinous violence to the United States for some time.
With those drugs and that violence come guns.
Now, an arrest in Alabama has many concerned about just how far into our great nation these cartel mobsters have infiltrated.
“Juan Carlos Jimenez-Alcarez, 32, [was arrested] one week ago, Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry announced Thursday. The arrest culminated months of investigation during which the suspect sold large amounts of drugs to the Cullman County Narcotics Enforcement Team and DEA agents.
“The arrest marked the second time Jimenez-Alcarez entered the U.S. illegally, and [was] charged with methamphetamine trafficking, authorities said.
“The sheriff said Jimenez-Alcarez was taken into custody near Hanceville off U.S. 91. At that time, lawmen seized 1.5 pounds of meth, about $3,000 in cash and a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado.
“Drug investigators then went to the suspect’s home where they confiscated two more pounds of meth, about $35,000 in cash, a 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe, a Bersa .40-caliber gun, a Mossbert [sic] 12-gauge shotgun, and a Century Arms semi-automatic gun.”
Jimenez-Alcarez is just one of millions of immigrants staying in our country illegally, and the crime he committed by crossing the border illicitly has certainly not been the last crime that he’ll commit either.
The left would have us believe that these “undocumented citizens” are putting their criminal backgrounds behind them as they step over the imaginary line between Mexico and the U.S. Rather, men like Jiminez-Alcarez are just getting started.