It's ridiculous moves like this that make the American people believe our government has no idea what they are doing. While we are subject to invasive, 4th Amendment violating screenings, people from other countries can cross our boarders without a second look. People coming from countries already in disarray and consumed with violence.
As violent drug cartels take over Mexico and expand their criminal enterprises north, the United States has signed a “trusted traveler” agreement that allows pre-screened Mexican airline passengers to bypass lengthy airport security checkpoints.So while you are shamed, they waltz right through security, laughing all the way.
The foreigners will get “trusted traveler cards” with fingerprints and other biometric data and they must answer customs declarations questions on touch-screen kiosks before leaving airport inspection areas. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano claims it’s a way to enhance information sharing and mutual security in the face of “ever-evolving, multinational threats.”
About84 million Mexicans are expected to qualify for the trusted traveler program, according to Mexico’s Interior Ministry Secretary, who signed the agreement on behalf of his country this week. Celebrating the festive occasion, the Mexican government official assured that the new accord will facilitate the U.S. entry of business travelers and tourists who are key factors in economic development, growth of trade and cultural exchange.
One final point-while Janet was in Mexico she also sign a “letter of intent” to develop a plan for protecting illegal immigrants from criminal attacks as they cross the border. That's awesome Janet-are you also going to protect the Border Patrol Agents who are slaughtered on the border trying to protect American citizens?