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Mexico: Securing Border Violates Human Rights
Judicial Watch ^ | June 26, 2013

Posted on 06/26/2013 9:47:03 AM PDT by jazusamo

The U.S. proposal to secure the southern border has caused outrage in Mexico, with one renowned Mexican academic claiming in Spanish-language media that deploying more federal agents to the region is tantamount to an increase in “human rights violations.”

Under the immigration reform bill floating around in the U.S. Senate the number of Border Patrol agents will double along the southern border and the amount of drones guarding from above will triple. The measure will also provide funding to complete 700 miles of fencing in the area and around-the-clock surveillance flights by drones.

This has ignited fury in Mexico where officials flooded Spanish-language media to express outrage this week and now some of it is getting picked up by news outlets north of the border. Mexico’s former foreign minister, Jorge Castañeda, says doubling the number of agents along the border is an “unfriendly act” and a “very negative reform for Mexico and the United States.”

Some have taken it further, asserting in a mainstream American newspaper story that the surge plan is an affront to Mexico that should be forcefully opposed by President Enrique Peña Nieto. One Mexican congressman (Fernando Belaunzaran) said “we are ‘friends and neighbors,’ as is repeated ad nauseam, but the U.S. is about to militarize the border with Mexico as if we were at war.”

A respected Mexican columnist and academic, Lorenzo Meyer, took to the airwaves suggesting that Mexico retaliate by booting U.S. intelligence and defense officials in the country collaborating in the never-ending battle against drug cartels. The same highly regarded Mexican figurehead also suggested Mexico could strike back by rejecting more American retirees. The head of a Mexico-based organization called Aztlan Binational Migrants Movement, said an increase in Border Patrol agents will put lives at risk because migrants will be forced to find more dangerous and remote crossings.

The fact remains, however, that the southern border has long been dangerously porous and it’s not just humble migrants seeking work and a better life that exploit this national security weakness. A number of reports have surfaced over the years documenting how serious criminal elements, including drug cartels and Middle Eastern terrorists, regularly use the Southwest border to enter the United States.

A few years ago an investigative committee of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) disclosed that the Mexican border region is infested with violent crimes carried out by organized syndicates that smuggle drugs, humans, weapons and money across the U.S.-Mexico border on a daily basis. Even more alarming, the assessment revealed that a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation found that members of Hezbollah and other deadly Middle Eastern terrorist groups have entered the U.S. through the Mexican border.

As if this weren’t reason enough to secure the border, other probes have revealed similar problems. In 2007 Texas’s top Homeland Security official, Steve McCraw, confirmed that terrorists with ties to Hezbollah, Hamas and al-Qaida had been arrested crossing into the state through Mexico. That news came on the heels of a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) report that laid out how Islamic terrorists and violent Mexican drug gangs have teamed up to successfully penetrate the U.S. as well as finance terror networks in the Middle East.

The problem has only worsened over the years, according to the government’s own assessments. In 2010 DHS warned Texas law enforcement agencies that a renowned Al Qaeda terrorist was planning to sneak into the U.S. through Mexico. In the alert DHS warn Houston authorities to be on the lookout for a member of a Somalia-based Al Qaeda group called Al Shabab who was planning to cross the Mexican border.

That same year a veteran federal agent accused the government of covering up the growing threat created by Middle Eastern terrorists entering the country through the porous Mexican border. The agent, who spent 30 years in the federal immigration system, revealed that the U.S. Border Patrol had captured thousands of people classified as OTM (Other Than Mexican) along the 2,000-mile southern border and many were from terrorist nations like Yemen, Iran, Sudan, Somalia and Afghanistan. The feds call them SIAs (Special Interest Aliens) and the government doesn’t want Americans to know about them.

- See more at: http://www.judicialwatch.org./blog/2013/06/mexico-securing-border-violates-human-rights/#sthash.lkv1tLaf.dpuf


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; bordersecurity; illegals; immigration
Mexico have friends in Obama and Napolitano who aren't interested in securing the border.
1 posted on 06/26/2013 9:47:03 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

What about Mexico’s southern border? I understand it’s very secure.


2 posted on 06/26/2013 9:48:07 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: jazusamo

So this means that we can walk down there and take what we please...just as your people are doing....?

Good, we’re gonna have to go to war with you anyway.


3 posted on 06/26/2013 9:48:15 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: jazusamo

Human traffickers preaching to us about human rights.

Meh.


4 posted on 06/26/2013 9:48:57 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!)
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To: jazusamo

5 posted on 06/26/2013 9:49:17 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: jazusamo

What about MY civil rights?! The rights I have as an American/U.S.A. citizen? Mexicans have NO rights here, except basic ones. They do NOT have a right to my country!


6 posted on 06/26/2013 9:50:06 AM PDT by madison10
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To: FrdmLvr

Yep, if we adopted the same immigration laws that Mexico has they’d be having fits.


7 posted on 06/26/2013 9:50:25 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

I’m sure their southern border is wide open too.


8 posted on 06/26/2013 9:50:28 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: jazusamo

so - open borders has been the goal all along on both sides of the border.

Is Mexico declaring war on the over the secure border language??

I think they have been invading the US for years, now we understand fully.


9 posted on 06/26/2013 9:50:52 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: jazusamo
Remember the Marine who legally brought a shotgun into Mexico and was wrongfully imprisoned? Would these butt-weasels call that a violation of human rights?
10 posted on 06/26/2013 9:51:08 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: jazusamo

so - open borders has been the goal all along on both sides of the border.

Is Mexico declaring war on the over the secure border language??

I think they have been invading the US for years, now we understand fully.


11 posted on 06/26/2013 9:51:09 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: jazusamo

In case no one noticed, we’re not securing it. We’re leaving gaping big holes in it for their drug cartels to get through. But they know this, and their whining is only for show.


12 posted on 06/26/2013 9:52:35 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: jazusamo

What is Mexico’s southern border security like? Hum.....


13 posted on 06/26/2013 9:52:44 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: FrdmLvr

Typical do as we say not as we do, I guess Demoncrats are everywhere!


14 posted on 06/26/2013 9:53:12 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: jazusamo
One thing everyone can agree, American, Mexican, Democrat, Republican, Conservative...

MEXICO SUCKS !!!!

15 posted on 06/26/2013 9:54:16 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: jazusamo

16 posted on 06/26/2013 9:54:29 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: jazusamo

Who will support the idea that stealing from me to support people who move here to get every thing FREE violates MY human rights?


17 posted on 06/26/2013 9:56:40 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: jazusamo

i say we secure our border like mexico does their southern border, i say we use the same laws mexico has for treating forigners and illegals in their country.


18 posted on 06/26/2013 9:56:59 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: jazusamo

"If you don' let me just come into your country and walk into your home and
take what I want, including your pretty daughter and pretty wife, then you
are guilty of violatin' my Human Rights and I will report you to Eric Holder."


19 posted on 06/26/2013 9:58:35 AM PDT by Iron Munro (From nobody to senator, to Conservative savior,)
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To: FrdmLvr

But they want to make sure that any aliens that do make it past their southern border are able to continue north to the US and do not stay in Mexico.


20 posted on 06/26/2013 10:01:47 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: jazusamo
So, Jorge Castañeda...I expect you guys will lead by example and stop enforcing your own southern border, eh?

This is just more Bravo Sierra from the progressive left and La Raza adherants who want to overrun this country and fundamentally change it for their own ends...just as their ally, Obama, wants done.

Well, a Storm is coming...and it's going to blow real hard.

Well, Jorge, you and your ilk are going to have to relearn a lesson or two. The same ones that were taught the King of England, and your fellow, Sant aAnna. There are some things, for the sake of the our country, and our liberty, and the future generations that are worth standing up for, and worth fighting for whatever the cost.

Your edging closer and closer to having to being schooled once again in that lesson.

As it is, these legislative "ACTS,", and SCOTUS rulings are just edging us further and further down a path that will ultimately lead to that school house where patriotic, Constitutional, God-fearing, and loyal American citizenry take the same path our founders took.

And guess what, Jorge? When we ultimately do, we will and be supported in that effort by the same Hand of the same Almighty Creator who supported our forefathers through their travail.

God grant we as a people are up to the task when the time comes (and I believe it will be sooner rather than later now), and that (as it states in II Chrom 7:14) we will turn to Him, repent, and humble ourselves so that He can heal our land.

AMERICA AT THE CROSSROADS OF HISTORY

21 posted on 06/26/2013 10:01:51 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: jazusamo

You know I think that we are looking at this the wrong way, if things continue as they are it won’t be too long before Mexico starts looking better than the US as far as quality of life, freedom and economic opportunity are concerned. Given that maybe we should push for a sharing agreement, we take your illegals and you take our white flight. It could work, especially since that would get us away from the Obamacare taxes, maybe open up a polish Taquería with some polka music (I mean most Mariachi bands have an accordion player so wouldn’t be too much of a change for him) and just enjoy life.


22 posted on 06/26/2013 10:06:00 AM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: jazusamo

Really. Then why is Mexico defending it’s southern border...


23 posted on 06/26/2013 10:06:01 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

There’s no other county on the planet with as insane of an immigration policy that we have.


24 posted on 06/26/2013 10:07:08 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: jazusamo

“Yep, if we adopted the same immigration laws that Mexico has they’d be having fits.”

Yeah but that’s different. Mexico is a sovereign country and the U.S. has no damn business telling them how to run their country. /s


25 posted on 06/26/2013 10:07:10 AM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Jeff Head

Amen to that!


26 posted on 06/26/2013 10:08:21 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo
Mexico: Securing Border Violates Human Rights

Sure why not.

27 posted on 06/26/2013 10:14:55 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: jazusamo

Then I am for violating their non-citizen rights on a grand scale.


28 posted on 06/26/2013 10:15:13 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Mexican Border Guard: "Senior, when will you be returning to El Salvador?"

El Salvadorian crossing the border: "Senior, I am passing trough Meheco on my way to Gringoland to the north".

Mexican Border Guard: "Have a nice trip, Amigo!"

29 posted on 06/26/2013 10:16:36 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: jazusamo

FU-Mexico


30 posted on 06/26/2013 10:19:43 AM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: jazusamo

Why not change our approach and stop arguing the points already made about our own borders and begin to agitate, demonstrate and demand OUR rights to live in Mexico and Canada as legal citizens with rights and benefits and voting privileges. Invade them back.


31 posted on 06/26/2013 10:22:08 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (Envy is just passive, lazy greed.)
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To: jazusamo

“Class. Claaaass! OK. What do you get when you reward bad behavior?”
Sister Mary Elephant

Little Johnny: “Lectures from your enemies?”

“Hey!” Nobama


32 posted on 06/26/2013 10:22:14 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: FrdmLvr

yeah, what does Guatemala have to say about Mexican border security?


33 posted on 06/26/2013 10:29:10 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Da Coyote
Good, we’re gonna have to go to war with you anyway.

Never! You break it, you buy it, as we did in Iraq. If we wage war with Mexico American taxpayers will end up supporting the whole damned country (and those who can get there from countries to the south) instead of just the illegals who are here.

34 posted on 06/26/2013 10:33:31 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: jazusamo

http://peregrine5700.wordpress.com/2010/07/30/mexico%E2%80%99s-immigration-law-much-tougher-than-ours/

By J. Michael Waller

Mexico has a radical idea for a rational immigration policy that most Americans would love. However, Mexican officials haven’t been sharing that idea with us as they press for our Congress to adopt the McCain-Kennedy immigration reform bill.

That’s too bad, because Mexico, which annually deports more illegal aliens than the United States does, has much to teach us about how it handles the immigration issue. Under Mexican law, it is a felony to be an illegal alien in Mexico.

At a time when the Supreme Court and many politicians seek to bring American law in line with foreign legal norms, it’s noteworthy that nobody has argued that the US look at how Mexico deals with immigration and what it might teach us about how best to solve our illegal immigration problem.
Mexico has a single, streamlined law that ensures that foreign visitors and immigrants are:

• in the country legally;

• have the means to sustain themselves economically;

• not destined to be burdens on society;

• of economic and social benefit to society;

• of good character and have no criminal records; and

• contributors to the general well-being of the nation.
The Mexican law also ensures that:

• immigration authorities have a record of each foreign visitor;

• foreign visitors do not violate their visa status;

• foreign visitors are banned from interfering in the country’s internal politics;

• foreign visitors who enter under false pretenses are imprisoned or deported;

• foreign visitors violating the terms of their entry are imprisoned or deported;

• those who aid in illegal immigration will be sent to prison.


35 posted on 06/26/2013 10:45:02 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: PATRIOT1876

Bump!


36 posted on 06/26/2013 10:57:58 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo
This amnesty bill is so funny.

As I understand it, the pro-bill people are saying that this amnesty bill is so good that it will be a long, long time before we will need another one. How funny is that?

If the pro-bill people are right, then the punishment for violating this wonderful bill must be severe for those who violate it over the next, long years if the bill is to be taken seriously.

FELONY: Will it now be a FELONY if a person enters the country illegally? For a crime to be considered a FELONY is very serious indeed.

FELONY: Will it now be a FELONY if a person deliberately overstays his student visa and tries to hide somewhere?

If the two violations above of the law will not be considered FELONIES under the new amnesty law, it tells me that the writers of the amnesty bill are not really serious about illegal immigration control, because it is obvious that they expect a new push for a new amnesty law in a few years.

To me, if illegal border crossings and abuse of student visas are not now considered FELONIES under the new amnesty bill, then such a bill is not worth the paper it is written on.

37 posted on 06/26/2013 11:02:52 AM PDT by john mirse
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To: jazusamo

Brothers and sisters... When will this madness end???


38 posted on 06/26/2013 11:08:39 AM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: cld51860

It will end when the good Lord comes back in all His Glory because for sure it seems the American people, save for the few outspokenly brave and willing (Like Jeff Head), have lost their backbone.


39 posted on 06/26/2013 11:49:40 AM PDT by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: jazusamo

Which is why Mexico has secured its southern border.


40 posted on 06/26/2013 11:53:21 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: jazusamo

Another problem Mexico will not be happy with..Critics of the Democrat-led immigration rewrite are bombarding Senate offices with thousands of phone calls, and advocates say those calls are keeping numerous wayward GOP Senators from joining the Democrats’ immigration bill.

“Five hundred [calls] yesterday, and right now, they’re just ringing non-stop,” said an upset staffer at the office of Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker, who has voted on both sides of the dispute.Protestors have sent “hundreds or thousands” of calls to Ohio Republican Sen. Robert Portman’s Republican office, a staff member told The Daily Caller

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/25/immigration-reform-critics-flood-senate-with-phone-calls/#ixzz2XLyJOv3R


41 posted on 06/26/2013 12:46:12 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I didn’t know Frank Zappa was Mexican.


42 posted on 06/26/2013 1:15:44 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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