Speaking of drug runners and the porous border, after his second escape from a Mexican prison—and before he was recaptured in January and sent back to the same prison—the Mexican drug cartel kingpin “El Chapo” Guzmán visited relatives in the United States with the help of corrupt politicians, his eldest daughter told the Guardian.
Rosa Isela Guzmán Ortiz reportedly claimed El Chapo had visited the U.S. at least twice, and visited her at a southern California five-bedroom house that he had bought for her. El Chapo also has other family in the U.S., including his third wife, a U.S. citizen. According to Guzmán Ortiz, El Chapo bought protection with campaign contributions to senior Mexican politicians.
If one of the most wanted criminals in the world can escape from prison and waltz across the U.S. border untouched, how many more dangerous criminals, fugitives and terrorists—with God-knows-what as their cargo—are coming across our border every day?