REPUBLICAN CLAIMS US-MEXICO BORDER HAS DEGENERATED INTO A WAR ZONE
“Our border has literally turned into a war zone with foreign military personnel challenging our laws and our sovereignty. The Mexican military is using its overwhelming firepower to hold the U.S. Border Patrol and other law enforcement at bay. The only way to deal with this dangerous situation is to tap the resources of our own military. I call on President Bush and the Governors of border states to immediately deploy military personnel to defend our borders against the Mexican military.”
Republican senator Tom Tancredo, US Congress, January 25, 2006.