• The Heritage Network
    • Resize:
    • A
    • A
    • A
  • Donate
  • Heritage Fellow At The Border: Casualties of War

    Pima County sees the spillover from the cartel’s battling for control of the smuggling corridors in to the United States everyday. About 15 percent of the Pima County jail’s population, about 300 inmates, are criminal aliens—individuals here unlawfully who have committed a felony (other than just violating immigration laws). Most of the serious violence so far has been confined to cartel-on-cartel attacks. The cartels, often heavily armed, try to seize the loads from their competitors as they are transshipped through the border counties into the interior of the United States. Some times, the cartels turn on the “illegals,” grabbing a party of border crossers, robbing them, raping women, or holding them for ransom.

    Posted in Security [slideshow_deploy]

    Comments are closed.

    Comments are subject to approval and moderation. We remind everyone that The Heritage Foundation promotes a civil society where ideas and debate flourish. Please be respectful of each other and the subjects of any criticism. While we may not always agree on policy, we should all agree that being appropriately informed is everyone's intention visiting this site. Profanity, lewdness, personal attacks, and other forms of incivility will not be tolerated. Please keep your thoughts brief and avoid ALL CAPS. While we respect your first amendment rights, we are obligated to our readers to maintain these standards. Thanks for joining the conversation.

    Big Government Is NOT the Answer

    Your tax dollars are being spent on programs that we really don't need.

    I Agree I Disagree ×

    Get Heritage In Your Inbox — FREE!

    Heritage Foundation e-mails keep you updated on the ongoing policy battles in Washington and around the country.

    ×