U.S.-Mexican Border Security Continues To Deteriorate

Despite Barack Obama’s May 5, 2010 claim that the Federal government has secured the border, violence continues, especially when Mexican authorities flatly refuse to control their side of the border. This refusal to control their own citizens has resulted in two deaths, Anastasio Hernandez Rojas and Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca, the latter known to be a drug smuggler.

From Sara A. Carter in the Washington Examiner:

After the shooting, Mexico opened a homicide investigation, and the FBI also commenced a probe of the death. Mexican President Felipe Calderone said he was “shocked and outraged” regarding the two deaths, and Mexico’s foreign affairs minister said shooting at the teen in El Paso was a “disproportionate use of force.”

But for U.S. agents working the border, the deaths illustrate the stark reality of a violent situation that threatens to spin out of control.

“Enough is enough,” said T.J. Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council, which represents U.S. agents.

“The Mexican government demanding a full investigation and pretending they have no control or responsibility over what happened is unbelievable,” Bonner said. “They openly encourage people to cross. Nobody shows up to stop the rock throwers, smugglers on their side. It’s a terrible thing that they are allowing criminals to gather on their side of the border to assault our agents.”

How long will our government remain asleep at the switch? Here is an especially telling fact about how hypocritical the Mexican government is on this issue:

“Do you think U.S. Border Patrol agents would allow American teenagers to throw rocks at Mexican police or military from our side of the border into Mexico?” a Department of Homeland Security official said. “It would never happen. But daily, agents and officers are confronted by thugs while Mexican law enforcement rarely lifts a finger and many times are a part of the problem. ”

You can access the complete article on-line here:

U.S.-Mexican Border Security Continues To Deteriorate
Sara A. Carter
Washington Examiner
June 15, 2010

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