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McCain Continues Fear Mongering About Violence On Arizona Border

John McCain is still insisting that President Obama come visit the Arizona border and that he's ignoring the violence there being caused by the drug cartels. Chris Wallace points out to McCain that despite his criticism of the Obama administration,
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John McCain is still insisting that President Obama come visit the Arizona border and that he's ignoring the violence there being caused by the drug cartels. Chris Wallace points out to McCain that despite his criticism of the Obama administration, the annual flow of illegals into the U.S. is 2/3 smaller than it was in 2005 and the total number of illegals into the U.S. is down 8% from 2007 and asks if they deserve any credit for having done something right? McCain goes on and all but ignores the statistics cited to him by Wallace other than to acknowledge that finally that there has been some improvement.

Wallace should have also pointed out to him that not only are the immigration numbers down, but he's lying about the violence increasing as well. While crime has increased on the Mexican side of the border it is not "spilling onto our side" as McCain claims here.

McCain: Obama is Ignoring Border Violence Threat to U.S.:

Some measures on illegal immigration to the United States have improved, but the Obama administration is ignoring violence spilling into the U.S. from Mexico, Arizona Sen. John McCain said Sunday.

The 2008 Republican presidential candidate noted that 28,000 Mexican citizens have been murdered in the drug war in Mexico, with 72 individuals, including 14 women, killed in one attack just last week. That violence is a threat to U.S. security, McCain said.

"The people who live in the southern part of my state do not have a secure environment. To wit, there are signs that the government put up that say, 'Warning. You are in a drug smuggling area and a human smuggling area,'" McCain "Fox News Sunday." [...]

Anybody who "hasn't seen what's going on south of our border, they have been oblivious to the terrible, terrible struggle that's going on down there," McCain said. "The incredible violence down there is spilling over onto our side of the border if we don't get our border secured."

McCain said President Obama needs to walk the Arizona-Mexico border and see for himself the destruction caused by an explosion in drug and human trafficking.

"Unfortunately, he hasn't had time to do so," he said.

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