Last Updated on November 18, 2019
Kris Kobach, motivated by the recent, brutal deaths of American women and children in Mexico this week, made the case that President Donald J. Trump had the legal and ethical foundation to use the US Military to clean up the drug cartels in Mexico, which also plagues America with tremendous burdens.
Kohach, former Secretary of State of Kansas, an expert in immigration law and policy, who coauthored the Arizona SB-1070 immigration law and also successfully represented ICE agents in federal court which ended Former President Barack Obama’s 2012 executive amnesty, wrote in Breitbart News his support of Trump’s tweet from this week, on the matter.
Kobach wrote in the article, slamming, the drug cartel, ” The carnage in Mexico wrought by the drug cartels has reached previously-unseen levels. In 2018, a record number of 33,341 murder investigations were opened, 33% higher than the previous record set in 2017.
Although former Mexican President Enrique Peńa Nieto promised to reduce cartel violence, it actually increased 40% during his tenure. President Obrador took office in December 2018 pledging to use the Mexican military to combat the cartels.
But the violence continues. A significant reason why is that the corruption that permeates government throughout Mexico also infects the military. Indeed some cartel members brag about how easily they bribe members of the military.”
Kobach wrote the top four reasons why he supports Trump, “1) The cartels should be designated as terrorist organizations. 2) The cartel-controlled areas of Mexico are de facto narco-states. 3) The cartels have already invaded and occupied U.S. territory. 4) It’s time for a real quid pro quo.”
Trump had suggested early in 2019 that he would officially designate the drug cartel as a terrorist organization so he could address the violence, Kobach wrote, “He should now do so”. Encouraging Trump to make that determination.
Pointing out that Mexico is overwhelmed, internally by the crime and violence, he wrote, “By the Mexican government’s own estimation, the cartels now control 57.5% of the country”.
Claiming America has already been invaded, Kobach wrote,”Most Americans would likely be shocked to learn that these terrorist organizations have occupied strategic territory within the United States for years. Heavily-armed cartel scouts occupy hilltops along the border in New Mexico and Arizona.”
And making the point that America should protect our taxpayer funded investment into the region, “The United States has given the Mexican government more that $2.5 billion dollars in military and non-military aid since the “Merida initiative” began in 2008. In 2018 alone, we gave Mexico nearly $88 million in aid.”