Earlier this year, I read that according to chatter on social media, Islamic State extremists are developing increased interest of the easy-to-cross border of the United States and Mexico. And this is not our only porous border. Canada offers another border that terrorists could take advantage of in getting into our country.

I know from the times I have crossed the border from California to Mexico, our border is very porous. The guards simply do not have the manpower, time or resources to screen each person that crosses. Drugs and other contraband are transported over our borders with very little trouble.

People in my state are worried that it may become a safe haven for people who would wish us harm. Porous borders invite terrorism.