Precinct 333

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Mexico Demands Protection For Border-Jumpers

This just hacks me off to no end.

The Mexican government has asked U.S. officials to ensure illegal-immigration protesters patrolling the Arizona border next month do not abuse Mexican nationals caught illegally entering the United States.

In a diplomatic note to U.S. officials, Geronimo Gutierrez, undersecretary for North American affairs at Mexico's Foreign Ministry, suggested it was "very probable" the protesters could violate the rights of illegal aliens, and that they must be monitored.

"What there is concern about is that some of these actions that could be taken could be in violation of federal and state laws to the detriment of Mexican citizens," Mr. Gutierrez said. "Mexico doesn't want the rights of its citizens transgressed, especially if those actions are in violation of federal and state laws."

You know what, Geronimo? If you folks are so concerned about the welfare of these folks, deploy your army along the border to stop them from crossing our border in the first place. If you won’t do that, then quit complaining about American citizens doing the job instead. And the same goes for the folks in Washington, from George W. Bush on down, who won’t get serious about the issue of border security.


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