(Dr. Jerome R. Corsi, WND) -- The former “border czar” for the Obama administration, Alan Bersin, who now is Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for International Affairs, declared in a speech he delivered in 2012 that the southern border of the United States is effectively the Mexican border with Guatemala.
Bersin made the remark at an annual Border Issues Conference hosted in Washington by the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce.
“This is a terrific period,” Bersin said in remarks suggesting the “real action” economically in the world will be in North America in the future, thanks to the oil and gas resources of Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
“The Guatemalan border with Chiapas, Mexico, is now our southern border,” Bersin claimed.
Statistics released by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the Department of Homeland Security confirm Bersin’s conclusion by documenting that a dramatic rise in recent years has been registered in the apprehension of illegal immigrants coming from Central American countries south of the Mexican border with Guatemala.