Guzman escaped from a Mexican “maximum security” prison July 11th, via a mile-long tunnel, constructed with the collusion of at least some prison officials. By July 12th, Chapo, or somebody using his name, was already firing off tweets, including a threat against Donald Trump. Trump responded:
The U.S. will invite El Chapo, the Mexican drug lord who just escaped prison, to become a U.S. citizen because our "leaders" can't say no!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2015
In fact, Donald Trump’s statement not at all outside the realm of possibility.
Already, Guzman’s current wife, twenty-five year old beauty queen Emma Coronel (right, with wings) is a dual citizen of Mexico and the U.S. She was born in the U.S. and is also the daughter of a U.S. citizen mother [Who Is Emma Coronel? 5 Things To Know About 'El Chapo' Guzman's Beauty Queen Wife, By Oscar Lopez, LatinTimes.com, Feb 24 2014]
For more photos of Emma, see Emma Coronel Guzman- Joaquin El Chapo Guzman’s Wife (On the net photos of another Mexican beauty queen (Laura Zuniga, right) are sometimes confused with hers, but this website straightens out the confusion).
Emma herself hails from a drug trafficking family: she is the niece of Ignacio “Nacho” Coronel, responsible for the introduction of Mexican meth to the U.S. Uncle Nacho was killed in 2010 in a shootout with the Mexican Army [Escaped Mexican drug lord’s beauty queen wife may be key to tracking him down, By Andrew O’Reilly, Fox News Latino, July 14, 2015
Chapo and Emma have twin daughters born in 2011. And get this, the twin girls were born at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, California. The space on the birth certificates designating the twins’ father was left blank, presumably not to attract much attention. Reportedly, U.S. authorities were aware of the whole process [Beauty queen wife of Mexico's most wanted drugs lord crosses border to give birth to twins in California, Daily Mail, September 28, 2011]
Chapo is said to have insisted the twins be born in the U.S. Of course, they would be considered U.S. citizens anyway, by dint of being children of a U.S. citizen. But maybe registering them at a U.S. consulate in Mexico would have attracted more attention than just having them delivered in California.
Not only are Chapo’s wife and daughters U.S. citizens—Chapo himself obtained a California driver’s license in 1988, while residing in Southern California. Guzman’s license is under the pseudonym of “Max Aragon”, and he used it to register two Corvette automobiles which were later given to public security officials (as bribes, presumably) in Mexico. [EU dio a “El Chapo” licencia de conducir, El Universal, Nov. 4, 2013]:
Guzman was already a wanted criminal (by the DEA) when he obtained the license [El Chapo Guzman Has California Driver's License; How Did He Obtain It? By Armando Tinoco, LatinTimes.com, November 4 2013.]
Remember, the year 1988 was decades before California finally legalized the issuance of driver’s licenses to illegal aliens, in January 2015. Now illegal aliens can obtain a special driver’s license intended for illegal aliens. According to an AP report, over half the licenses now issued in California are this illegal alien type. [Most new California licenses go to drivers in US illegally, by Janie Har, July 17, 2015 ]
So now it’s even easier for future Chapo Guzmans to register for driver’s licenses. Out of the quarter million illegals who’ve registered thus far, how many are gang members?
It just makes you proud to be an American, doesn’t it?
As Brenda Walker has reported, Obama’s DACA Amnesty has approved known gang members, including one who went on to murder model Mirjana Puhar. [Obama gives amnesty to known gang member, ‘Top Model’ murder suspect, By Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, April 21, 2015]
And when you consider that the Obama Regime releases tens of thousands of criminal aliens on U.S. territory every year, then the Chapo thing doesn’t seem so unbelievable. Chapo might actually be preferable to some of the others on the loose.
Really, how much of a background check is any sort of Amnesty going to include?
For one thing, Spanish-speaking countries have a different surname system. There are two, one from the father (the apellido paterno) and the other from the mother (the apellido materno). Obviously, this permits all sorts of fraud, especially because most Americans are clueless about it.
Can you imagine the U.S. government asking the Mexican government to do a background check on a particular amnesty applicant, and the Mexican government responding: “Well, this Jose Hernandez Fernandez, of Tlaxcalantongo, Oaxaca, is a criminal, you shouldn’t accept him as a legal resident.”
The Mexican elite wants to unload these people on us—they’re not going to disqualify anybody!
Maybe it’s a stretch to think that someone as notorious as Chapo Guzman could become a citizen. (Wanna bet?).
But there is nothing in today’s immigration law enforcement to stop others of his ilk from entering the U.S. and slipping past whatever Amnesties the Democrats (and John McCain) can fix up.
Donald Trump is right (again): our leaders just can’t say no to the demands of illegal aliens—and their American enablers.
American citizen Allan Wall (email him) moved back to the U.S.A. in 2008 after many years residing in Mexico. Allan's wife is Mexican, and their two sons are bilingual. In 2005, Allan served a tour of duty in Iraq with the Texas Army National Guard. His VDARE.COM articles are archived here; his Mexidata.info articles are archived here ; his News With Views columns are archived here; and his website is here.