guest post by Mike LaRoche
Incredibly, with Mexico still in political chaos and violence along the border showing no signs of abating, the current administration is claiming that a proposed unmanned point-of-entry in West Texas will be a security upgrade.
From Fox News:
The bloody drug war in Mexico shows no sign of relenting. Neither do calls for tighter border security amid rising fears of spillover violence.
This hardly seems a time the U.S. would be willing to allow people to cross the border legally from Mexico without a customs officer in sight. But in this rugged, remote West Texas terrain where wading across the shallow Rio Grande undetected is all too easy, federal authorities are touting a proposal to open an unmanned port of entry as a security upgrade.
By the spring, kiosks could open up in Big Bend National Park allowing people from the tiny Mexican town of Boquillas del Carmen to scan their identity documents and talk to a customs officer in another location, at least 100 miles away.
Unbelievable. No, with this administration, completely believable.