ATF agents appeared in a congressional hearing on Tuesday to
give testimonies regarding the failed operation. The details of the operation
added fuel to anti-immigration debate and advocates for reform believe the
scandal could have been avoided with tighter security on the border.
The “Fast and Furious” scandal involved ATF agents allowing
the sale of thousands of firearms to known members of Mexican drug cartels. The
plan was to allow members of the cartel to cross the border where they could
then track the arms to key cartel leaders.
The plan backfired, and the ATF lost track of hundreds of
guns. Many more showed up at crime scenes involving violent crimes. But the
flames of fury are not only aimed at the ATF. The fury over this scandal is
also aimed at federal agencies who are being blamed for the lack of border
security, where many immigrants gain illegal entry into the US.
Coming to the US through illegal means, puts immigrants at
risk for deportation. An immigrant must have the proper visas to remain in the
states legally. An immigration attorney
can assist people with their visa applications.
Anti-immigration advocates are demanding that the US
government build better fences along the border to keep illegal aliens out of
the states. Keeping out cartel members and restricting the flow of drugs also
requires better security by Mexican border customs
can help people gain lawful entry into the states. People who hire immigration attorneys improve their chances
of getting the necessary documentation for legal residency.