“Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Thursday [March 10, 2005] that al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups are doing everything they can to get into the United States through Mexico and Canada. …’Indeed we have from time to time had reports about al-Qaeda trying to use our southern border but also trying to use our northern border,’ Rice told reporters. ‘There is no secret that al-Qaeda will try to get into this country and into other countries by any means they possibly can. That’s how they managed to do it before and they will do everything that they can to cross the borders,’ she said.”

 – “Rice Airs Concern on al Qaeda Entry,” Associated Press, March 10, 2005