Once complete, the new road will allow containers from the Far East to enter the United States through the Mexican port of Lazaro Cardenas, bypassing the Longshoreman’s Union in the process. The Mexican trucks, without the involvement of the Teamsters Union, will drive on what will be the nation’s most modern highway straight into the heart of America. The Mexican trucks will cross border in FAST lanes, checked only electronically by the new “SENTRI” system. The first customs stop will be a Mexican customs office in Kansas City, their new Smart Port complex, a facility being built for Mexico at a cost of $3 million to the U.S. taxpayers in Kansas City.

How, with all of the recent talk of border security, has this issue not been brought to light. This super highway has been in the works as a part of NAFTA for several years now, yet it seems that we have not tried to address the potential dangers it could pose in post 9/11 America. This plan will allow shipments to enter the country without a security checkpoint until they are 1/3 of the way to Canada and then it is a Mexican Customs Office.

I didn't believe that our new "Fence us in" legislation had any teeth and after a simple google search I am less sure (if that's possible) that ANY of our elected representatives will attempt to really secure our borders. This, more than anything else, is why the Republicans will lose seats in Congress next month. As a party they have completely ignored what conservative America has been asking for.

Even if you take our "representatives" out of the pictures, the news media has not, as far as I can tell, brought this to light. No one seems to have posed the question "What good will a fence be if we are going to offer an express lane to bypass the whole thing?"


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