In what may be one of his boldest moves ever, conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe crossed the border from Mexico into the United States dressed as Osama bin Laden.
— Josiah Daniel Ryan (@JosiahRyan) August 11, 2014
Dressed in the trademark military jacket and dishdasha and donning an Osama bin Laden mask, O’Keefe asks, “Do you feel safe” before stepping into the Rio Grande and easily walking across the border into the United States.
The investigation took place in Hudspeth County, Texas, at a crossing commonly used by illegal immigrants and drug smugglers. In less than one minute, O’Keefe crossed the river, which is only 2-3 feet deep and 20 feet wide in that area. The crossing is outside of Fort Hancock, Texas and only six miles from Interstate 10 on the American side. On the Mexican side, an access road comes within 100 feet of the river. Footprints, recent campsites, litter and well-worn paths mark both sides of the river where O’Keefe crossed.
O’Keefe was not confronted by a single member of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
“If the President or Senator Reid or anyone else tries to tell you that our borders are secure, they are lying to you.
O’Keefe referenced Senator Reid who infamously declared a few weeks ago that the southern U.S.-Mexican border “was secure.”
O’Keefe closes his blog post with thoughts about the real state of the southern border based on his time there.
“Border security is national security. We were able to pick a well-traveled crossing, easily accessible from both sides, and cross unobserved by federal agents. Just six miles from our crossing is Interstate 10, and from there, the rest of the country. Do you feel safe?”
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