Contrary to our President’s and Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano’s position that our borders are more secure than ever, the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife has declared large parts of the Buenos Aires Wilderness area in Arizona off-limits to U.S. Citizens.
In an official notice Fish and Wildlife stated:
“The situation in this zone has reached a point where continued public use of the area is not prudent.
The Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge has been adversely affected by border-related activities. The international border with Mexico has also become increasingly violent.
Assaults on law enforcement officers and violence against migrants have escalated. Violence on the Refuge associated with smugglers and border bandits has been well documented.
Many of these activities are concentrated at, or near, the border. The concentration of illegal activity, surveillance and law enforcement interdictions make these zones dangerous.
Closure is in effect until further notice.”
So while our President and Homeland Security Secretary, a former Arizona governor, fiddle, Arizona is burning.
To those “caring” folks who believe that all of this land was stolen from Mexico, please read about the Gadsen Purchase in your non-politically correct history books. The U.S. bought and paid for this area with cold hard cash, dealing in what we though was good faith with our neighbors along our southern border.
I wonder how long it would take to seal our borders if 500-plus illegals a day had been traipsing through the Kennedy compound? Will Nancy Pelosi cry more crocodile tears over the loss of our sovereign territory and safety, or are these concerns just more “AstroTurf”.
This coincides with the Bureau of Land Management’s posting of new signs warning Americans to stay out of the Antelope Peak area between Casa Grande and Gila Bend. Smuggling operations there, about 80 miles north of the “secured”Mexican border make the areas used as corridors for drugs and illegal immigrants unsafe for Americans.
Watch this Fox News report with comments by Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu on this unprecedented abrogation of the government’s responsibility to protect and secure our sovereign lands and citizens.
Today, Fox News reports that the government has no plans to reopen U.S. tax-payer owned land closed to U.S. citizens, but used as a smugglers corridor.
This report talks about environmental regulations and restricions that limit the Border Patrol’s access to park lands. Smuggling activities inflict major damage on land the regulations were promulgated to protect.
Governor Jan Brewer took advantage of the publicity over closed land and newly posted warnings to residents to stay away from certain areas to appeal for donations to support the legal fund to defend SB 1070.