Thursday, January 10, 2008

When Are We Going to Deal With Mexico?

Our southern neighbor encourages it's citizens to ILLEGALLY immigrate to our country (so they can send billions of US dollars back), gives them ID cards, prints pamphlets on how to cross our border, and now according to released documents, has it's military protect drug smugglers on US soil!!
A federal document obtained and released by Judicial Watch reveals that there were dozens of armed incursions by Mexican soldiers and police into the United States during Fiscal Year 2007.

The report was obtained by the Washington-based organization that investigates and prosecutes government corruption and it documents 29 confirmed incidents along the U.S.-Mexican border involving Mexican military and/or law enforcement personnel during that time.

"These documents not only show the dangerous and chaotic situation at the Mexican border, but also the complicity of some Mexican government agents in violating U.S. law," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.


The report documents incidents such as the one at the Fort Hancock Station in El Paso.

"[Troopers] attempted to apprehend three vehicles believed to be smuggling contraband on I-10 … As the vehicles approached the border, [troopers] stated that a Mexican Military Humvee armed with a .50 caliber weapon and several soldiers were seen assisting smugglers return to Mexico … Officers then noticed several armed subjects dressed in fatigue type clothing unload the contraband into the Humvee. These subjects set fire to the stalled vehicle before leaving the area."


The document also states that between 1996 and September 30, 2006, there were 253 confirmed incursions into the United States by Mexican government personnel. The government has documented shots fired on both sides of the border, unmarked helicopters invading U.S. airspace, drug smuggling and actual confrontations between U.S. Border Patrol agents and armed members of the Mexican military.

One such case happened near Brownsville:

"As the boat proceeded to go down river towards the scene, the [Border Patrol] Agent on board advised via radio that several Mexican soldiers were pointing their rifles in his direction. The agent decided for his safety and the safety of the crew to turn back, but advised that the soldiers were still aiming at them."

Another case found a "Mexican Military boat" that was "providing security and escort for the two others that were later found to be transporting 2,716.53 pounds of marijuana."

There is something big time wrong when our Gov't cannot protect our borders against Mexican military crossings and firing on federal agents, big time wrong! And waiting for Mexico to fix the problem is not the answer, we need to take care of it ourselves. If we had a President with the cojones to do it.

Illegal Immigration/Border Enforcement should be the biggest issue among the candidates vying to be President, because the problem has been neglected, and has gone past the festering stage to the gangrene stage.

Mr Minority