Bob Beauprez

Something to think about: 

April 15: A lot of questions are being raised about the Boston Marathon bombers: Why were Chechen nationals given asylum? Why was Tamerlan Tsarnaev still in the country? Why was Dzhokar Tsarnaev naturalized as a citizen?  Was the attack al Qaeda connected – or, inspired?

April 22: Two men are arrested for plotting the bombing of a Canada-US passenger train.  The men, Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, and Raed Jaser, 35, are not Canadian nationals, and are charged with "receiving support from al Qaeda elements in Iran." 

April 23: The French Embassy in Tripoli is attacked with a car bomb bringing violence to the capital city thought "safer" than much of Northern Africa.  U.S. officials immediately said militants with ties to al Qaeda were mostly likely involved.

It's a signature terror tactic that has been familiar in Israel, much of the Middle East and Afghanistan for a long time; a likely link to major terror networks, but executed by one or two individuals.  The pattern seems to be spreading.

Given that possibility, then, it would seem vulnerable nations would be on heightened alert about who is inside their borders. 

And, yet, a Washington Times headline reads, "99.5% of illegal immigrants get approval for legal status; high number raises concerns about fraud."  The article explains that under President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) non-deportation program for young adults virtually every application is approved for legal status. 

Bob Beauprez

Bob Beauprez is a former Member of Congress and is currently the editor-in-chief of A Line of Sight, an online policy resource. Prior to serving in Congress, Mr. Beauprez was a dairy farmer and community banker. He and his wife Claudia reside in Lafayette, Colorado. You may contact him at: