Our Borders Are Open for Terrorists

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Thursday, April 01, 2004

Our Borders Are Open for Terrorists

It is April fools day, but this is no joke. If there was any doubt about the worldwide terror war, the arrests in London of eight British men of Pakistani descent should put it to rest.

Seven hundred anti-terrorism officers from five British police forces struck before dawn Tuesday. They seized more than half a ton of chemical fertilizer experts say could have been converted into bombs.

What concerns me is that all of those arrested were British citizens. Terrorists are infiltrating Britain and America, become citizens and using the cover of citizenship to plot the destruction of our countries.

Meanwhile, we seem to have an open border policy with millions of illegal aliens coming here. Who knows how many of them mean us harm. The administration talks about welcoming workers and normalizing their status, but the concern should be about enforcing our laws and securing our borders.

If there is another terrorist attack – as virtually everyone says there will be – and if the perpetrators are found to have entered the U.S. illegally across the Mexican border, what will this say about our immigration policy?

I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.