Skip to comments.Court: Mexican trucks program to proceed (9th Circus says 'Let 'em roll!')
Posted on 08/31/2007 6:32:37 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
SAN FRANCISCO - The Bush administration can go ahead with a pilot program to allow as many as 100 Mexican trucking companies to freely haul their cargo anywhere within the U.S. for the next year, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request made by the Teamsters union, the Sierra Club and the nonprofit Public Citizen to halt the program.
The appeals court ruled the groups have not satisfied the legal requirements to immediately stop what the government is calling a "demonstration project," but can continue to argue their case.
The trucking program is scheduled to begin Thursday.
In court papers filed earlier this week, the Teamsters and Sierra Club argued there won't be enough oversight of the drivers coming into the U.S. from Mexico.
They also argued that public safety would be endangered in a hasty attempt by the government to comply with parts of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
The trade agreement requires that all roads in the United States, Mexico and Canada to be opened to carriers from all three countries.
Canadian trucking companies have full access to U.S. roads, but Mexican trucks can only travel about 20 miles inside the country at certain border crossings such as ones in San Diego and El Paso, Texas.
As if my morning commute wasn’t already dangerous enough.
“a pilot program to allow as many as 100 Mexican trucking companies to freely haul their cargo anywhere within the U.S. for the next year”
What might that cargo consist of ???
The famously liberal 9th Circuit thumbs its nose at the Sierra Club and the Teamsters Union and sides with business? Me thinks Sierra and the Union didn't ante up enough bribe money.
Can they read the traffic signs?
Time to lock & load. AAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHH!!!!
bump for the history books...
Many of these Mexican trucks are the cast-offs of American companies; trucks whose economy of upkeep has exceeded their worth. In Laredo one day on a delivery to our terminal there,I noted ten year old cab-overs with Mexican registry with parts of the body hanging-off and dragging and on the ground. Were I to pull into a weight scale in such condition I’d be shut down, fined, log book sodomized, and defamed by every other trucker in line to be scaled.
Lord help those who are driving alongside these trucks.
Precedant setting...this stage of history is done.
On September 11, 2001 our president could have closed down our borders.
He did not.
So, so far today I have read the courst say -
Students suing because of in-state tuition for illegal aliens have no standing
Mexican trucks can roll anywhere they want in the U.S.
The government cannot enforce our immigration laws by having employers check Social Security numbers
We are losing the battle people!
I’ve long lost the desire to even put the sarcasm tag at the end.
Can American truckers go south?
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