U.S. Unprepared for European-Style Migrant Invasion

What would happen is thousands of migrants suddenly appeared at our Southern Border and swarmed across into the U.S.?

Experts say the U.S. is woefully unprepared to tackle a such a surge of migrants like what is afflicting many nations in Europe.IllegalImmigrantsDeathTrain

Only the Coast Guard has any practical plan to deal with a surge of migrants and the main problem is a common one to the federal government: lack of communication:

The state and local assets working every day to secure the border are receiving limited intelligence and insight from the Federal government that could help them better accomplish their mission and anticipate times or areas of illegal crossings. Some sheriffs near the southern border lament all they receive are quasi-relevant media clippings containing vague kernels of info that could hardly be dubbed “intelligence.”

This month marked 14 years since al Qaeda’s terrorist attacks of September 11. After that tragic day, we learned one reason the attack was successful was because U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies weren’t talking to each other. We had many pieces of the 9/11 puzzle, but they were spread out across siloed local, state and federal agencies. That acknowledgement was one of the primary reasons the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was created—to bring all assets under the same roof where they could collaborate towards a safer nation.

We have already seen a small dose of mass migration from the South, the surge in Central American migrants last summer.  Today’s European migration crisis is much larger but potentially could lokk much like a surge at our own borders.

We know what massive migration would look like; we need look no farther than Europe. The United States is in no way prepared to face a challenge of that magnitude, and there is reason to think such a challenge could present itself.

Currently, the U.S. dollar is strong relative to many foreign currencies, including the Mexican peso. One U.S. dollar is worth nearly 17 pesos in Mexico, which is a large incentive to seek employment in the United States. Meanwhile, the threat of another wave of unaccompanied alien children looms large, and persistent instability throughout the Latin American world can be an impetus to pack up and have a go at the U.S. border.

European countries are showing what a lack of preparation looks like when it comes to an entirely predictable migration crisis.  Having strategies in place to block such a migration are vital.