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U.S.-Canadian Border Flooded by Illegals
By Mike Blair
With millions of illegal aliens from Mexico and Central and South American countries pouring across the southern border of the United States, little is heard about the increasing number of illegal Asian immigrants and smugglers crossing the U.S.-Canadian border.
To stop the massive wave of illegals coming into the United States along the U.S.-Mexican border, the Border Patrol has had to divert some of its manpower and aircraft from the North to border states in the South.
As a result, from Washington state to Maine, America's 4,000-mile northern border is now guarded by only 300 Border Patrol agents. The small number of agents face the impossible task of protecting the nation from a sea of aliens, mostly Asians, who fly to Canada to cross into the United States.
An unknown number of aliens from Asia, particularly Korea, cross into the United States in an unending flow, according to Keith Olsen, a spokesman for the Border Patrol's union.
Aliens from Red China and North Korea are smuggled across the northern border into the United States. The border is also being used to smuggle illegal drugs, particularly marijuana, from Ca nada, Olsen said.
Large numbers of firearms, probably originating from Red China, have been interdicted in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Their intended destination was the United States.
The only alleged terrorists recently caught entering the United States were taken into custody on the U.S.-Canadian border.
The invasion of aliens from the north has been particularly heavy along the northern New York state border that connects with the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
French-speaking Quebec and its major city, Montreal, are being used as transit points for illegal aliens from Asia.
Asians frequently cross into the United States at border crossing points along the St. Lawrence River and the long St. Lawrence Seaway. They particularly utilize crossing afforded by the St. Regis or Akwesasne Mohawk Indian reservation near Massena in northern New York.
According to SPOTLIGHT sources, the reservation is being used to smuggle aliens from Asian and Middle Eastern countries, as well as virtually every form of contraband, including firearms, laundered money and drugs.
The illegal aliens are interspersed among Canadians who cross the border to shop in the United States and to visit bingo parlors and gambling casinos operated by the American Indians.
In St. Regis, aliens can cross the border on sovereign Indian land since the reservation spans the St. Lawrence, with large parts on both sides of the waterway.
In some remote sections, which the Border Patrol knows is being used as alien crossing points, electronic sensors have been installed, just like in sensitive areas along the U.S.-Mexican border. People concerned with the flow of illegal aliens and smugglers believe the sensors serve as little more than a nuisance for the intruders.
Late last year, suspected terrorists were captured crossing the U.S.-Canadian border, particularly where the two countries are joined in northern Ver mont.
Earlier, members of the terrorist Ger man Baader Meinhof gang were captured by U.S. immigration officials after crossing into Vermont from Quebec.
A few years ago, New York Gov. George Pataki (R) considered plans formulated by New York National Guard commanders to use troops, as well as armored vehicles, to invade the reservation and put an end to untaxed cigarette and gasoline smuggling. The plan was hastily canceled when the Establishment media learned of it.