One America News’ Tipping Point with Kara McKinnon
The Dr. Gina Show on Real America’s Voice
Ed Martin: Mexico’s first Muslim immigrant shelter, a US national security perspective. In this, you traveled down to Tijuana and tell me about what you saw. Tell me about what this means. What’s going on here?
Bensman: About six months ago, there were some scattered, laudatory, media reports about the opening of an immigrant shelter on the Mexican side that catered to Muslim immigrants, as though there was enough demand for their own shelter, that many people coming through. It struck me that the American homeland security enterprise views immigrants coming from countries of interest like that as a unique national security category that triggers all sorts of counterterrorism activity on our side and on the Mexican side and I thought, ‘well, surely somebody’s going to come back and raise this question,’ right?
Bensman: Nobody ever went over and looked at it, so I figured I’ll go over and look myself. So earlier this month, I spent a few days on the ground, interviewing the immigrants, figuring out what they’re doing, how much traffic was going through there, got inside the shelter itself. I did interview the shelter director, the manager, and a whole bunch of homeland security people. The bottom line is that it does not appear that either the American or Mexican homeland security communities are doing what they’re supposed to be doing with special interest aliens. That’s how these people are tagged when they come from any one of these 40 different countries. They’re supposed to be interrogating and interviewing them, both the Americans in Mexico and the Mexicans in Mexico. And instead, they just come through. They stay at the shelter. And the head for the border, illegally, most of them.
The El Conservador Show – San Antonio, Texas and nationally
Located two blocks from the border wall, Mexico’s first Muslim immigrant shelter caters to people from the Islamic world seeking to cross into the United States, legally or illegally. Sponsored by the San Diego Latina Foundation, the mosque/shelter welcomes migrants from countries where many of the world’s top terrorist groups operate, meaning the migrants are “special interest aliens” in government jargon, which should trigger counterterrorism interest. Todd Bensman reports on the national security and terrorism implications. Listen, learn and share.