For decades, we have been involved in this so-called "war on drugs". I say so-called because it's not a real war. Like the Viet Nam war, it's a war that was meant to be fought, not won. There's no money to be made winning a war, but plenty in fighting one. I think the fact that since the war started, we've spent Hundreds-of-Billions and have almost nothing to show for it proves the point. In fact, many would say it's actually gotten worse, and i agree.
More proof that the problem has gotten worse is the fact that hundreds of American citizens, "on American soil", are assaulted, kidnapped, and murdered every year by drug criminals who are in this country illegally. Far too often, these criminals simply waltz into the country, commit their drug deals, kidnappings, robberies and murders, then simply stroll back into Mexico, usually never to be seen again.
But that's all changing now. The drug criminals, seeing that although we are a nation of laws, we usually lack the brains, will, or backbone to punish criminals, are moving north. And believe me, we haven't seen real, brutal crime yet, not when compared to what Mexican drug criminals do on a daily basis. But we will see, and very soon...