Lessons For America From India's War Against Muslim Illegal Migrants | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Lessons For America From India's War Against Muslim Illegal Migrants

India’s 2,582 mile border with Bangladesh is even longer than America’s 1,954 mile border with Mexico.

America’s Border Patrol has less than 20,000 people. India’s Border Security Force (BSF) has 186 battalions and 257,363 people. It’s a paramilitary organization with an intelligence network, ten artillery units, air and marine wings, and canine and even camel units. And the weapons aren’t just there for show.

And now it’s turning to the problem of the millions of illegal Bangladeshi Muslim ‘infiltrators’ in India.

Last year, around the same time that the media was fulminating over remarks by President Trump, Amit Shah, the head of India’s conservative ruling BJP, was being attacked for calling illegal aliens, “termites”.

"Millions of infiltrators have entered our country and are eating the country like termites. Should we not uproot them?” Shah asked voters in West Bengal, which is threatened by illegal Bangladeshis.

“A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government will pick up infiltrators one by one and throw them into the Bay of Bengal."

Earlier that year, Assam, the part of India where the anti-illegal movement was born, began cracking down on the invading population with a “detect-delete-deport” program. Assam's program spotted 4 million illegal infiltrators in the state of 33 million. Many of them had made themselves at home in India, but lacked birth certificates and other documents showing that they were citizens.

Just as when it comes to border security, India’s twin assets are determination and manpower.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

While I do not condone the shootings or references to illegal immigrants as "termites", India's “detect-delete-deport” program, appears to be working far better than does the US immigration policy for its citizens.