Huge Mexican drug trafficking organizations with extensive distribution networks in the United States create a special need for proper control of US borders.
U.S. government immigration officials testify before Congress that Mexican drug cartels are in complete control of human smuggling at the U.S. southern border. U.S. immigration policy incentivizes human smuggling similar to how narcotics trafficking is incentivized.
Recent cartel turf wars in Tijuana are reviewed in order to suggest, by way of circumstantial evidence, that a new surge in gang violence in San Diego has resulted from an expansion of Mexican cartel wars northward into U.S. territory.
At a recent hearing held by the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the role played by Mexican drug cartels in the fentanyl crisis was described by U.S. law enforcement officials.
Mexican visitors to their home country describe how organized crime groups control the roads in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, south of the Rio Grande. Personal accounts indicate that these groups have even begun to infiltrate government offices.