100 Miles North of the Border: Feds Post Warning Signs About Alien Smugglers
Wed, 09/01/2010 - 9:31pm
The federal government has posted signs along a major interstate highway in Arizona, more than 100 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, warning travelers the area is unsafe because of drug and alien smugglers, and a local sheriff says Mexican drug cartels now control some parts of the state. The signs were posted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) along a 60-mile stretch of Interstate 8…corridor linking Tucson…Phoenix…San Diego.
"This is 70 to 80 miles from the border - 30 miles from the fifth-largest city…" [The sheriff]…asked the Obama administration for 3,000 National Guard soldiers to patrol the border, but what he got were 15 signs…Gov…Brewer condemned what she called the federal government's "continued failure to secure our international border," saying the lack of security has resulted in important natural recreational areas in her state being declared too dangerous to visit.