As you may know, Turkey is deporting terrorists back to their countries. Donald Trump argues that he demanded that European nations take back their terrorists before leaving the Kurds to die. Now Turkey is deporting the terrorists it holds arguing that Turkey will not become a “hotel” for other country’s terrorists. All well and good.

But do you know what is missing?

Turkey has deported more than 20 Europeans including French and German ISIS/ISIL fighters. At least one U.S. citizen has been deported back to Trump land. That U.S. terrorist is not alone. There are an estimated 20 or more U.S. citizens detained by Turkey who are terrorists. This according to the FBI.

There are many more U.S. citizens, many born and raised in the country, that are accused of domestic terrorism in support of extremist-Muslim terrorist groups.

Clearly there is a problem with U.S. citizens who have gravitated towards radical-Muslim terrorism. Many have committed acts of terrorism, including against other U.S. citizens and the American homeland.

But you know what is missing among the list of terrorists, especially those being deported back to their home countries by Turkey?

Mexicans and Central Americans.

Donald Trump and his supporters are arguing that America needs to be protected by securing its borders – specifically the southern borders.

But guess what, there are no Mexican citizens nor Central Americans among the terrorists being deported back to their home countries.

As a matter of fact, there is yet to be a terrorist identified that has attacked the United States or through the U.S.-México border that is a Mexican citizen, or from Central America.

So the question that begs to be answered, is why the argument that the southern border is more dangerous than the northern border, or the airports?

Of course this is an inconvenient question and thus Trump and cohorts are unwilling to answer it.

Martin Paredes

Martín Paredes is a Mexican immigrant who built his business on the U.S.-Mexican border. As an immigrant, Martín brings the perspective of someone who sees México as a native through the experience...