Skip to comments.Cross-Border Trucking Agreement Threatens American Security and American Jobs, Charges FAIR
Posted on 07/08/2011 3:10:16 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
WASHINGTON, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Obama administration's decision to sign an agreement allowing Mexican truckers full access to U.S. roads poses a threat to national security, American motorists, our ability to control illegal immigration, and to the viability of the U.S. trucking industry, charges the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). The agreement was signed in Mexico City on Wednesday by Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood without notice from the administration.
"Implementation of this provision of NAFTA has been on hold for 17 years with good reason," stated Dan Stein, president of FAIR. "Since President Clinton signed the treaty in 1994, the reasons for not allowing Mexican truckers free access to our highways have only compounded. Violent criminal cartels which smuggle humans, narcotics and other contraband across the border now operate brazenly throughout Mexico, often with the complicity of corrupt police. We will not have the capability to inspect more than a tiny fraction of the trucks that will be crossing our border, headed to virtually every city and town across America. There is also legitimate concern that international terrorists and criminal organizations will take advantage of this agreement with deadly consequences.
"In addition to the dangers the agreement poses to American security, it is also a potentially mortal blow to our trucking industry and the people who earn their livings transporting goods across the country," added Stein. "These are good jobs that afford thousands of American workers the opportunity to earn a decent wage for an honest day's labor."
While the pact ostensibly guarantees American truckers full access to Mexican roads, the raging violence in Mexico effectively makes this a one-way agreement. The Department of State has already issued advisories warning Americans to avoid travel to numerous Mexican states.
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This isn’t about letting American trucks in to Mexico,
It is about letting old LaBamba trucks in to America from Mexico.
Sort of screws the union truckers here now doesn’t it???
I know a guy who has been driving in Iraq for quite a while now. He said it was pretty dangerous a few years ago but today its not really any more dangerous than driving across Wyoming.
OTOH he says you couldn’t pay him enough to drive in Mexico. At least when Iraq was bad he still had a military escort.
I cannot understand why the Teamsters aren’t up in arms. Are they really that far up Obama’s bum?
According to the BLS, only 16% of OTR truckers are unionized.
According to my mother who is a retired OTR driver, most of the union drivers aren’t even really OTR drivers. She says they’re the guys who go to distribution centers every morning and drive a route. Basically delivery drivers who will be unaffected by the change.
Yeah but the unions have bent over sideways to help out obammy and he is obviously giving that group the shaft as well as all truckers.
Ridiculous decision!....Allowing Mexican trucks to drive on our roads will endanger all Americans!.....Thanks Obama!
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