Border Patrol: Un-freaking-believable

U.S. tipping Mexico to Minuteman patrols

Murdoc hopes this isn’t true:

According to three documents on the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations Web site, the U.S. Border Patrol is to notify the Mexican government as to the location of Minutemen and other civilian border patrol groups when they participate in apprehending illegal immigrants — and if and when violence is used against border crossers.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman confirmed the notification process, describing it as a standard procedure meant to reassure the Mexican government that migrants’ rights are being observed.

“It’s not a secret where the Minuteman volunteers are going to be,” Mario Martinez said Monday. [emphasis Murdoc’s]

Which “migrants’ rights” would those be, pray tell?

Two things come immediately to mind. The first, of course, is give supporters of the current state of border affairs the boot in November. If that doesn’t straighten things up some, keep booting in 2008.

The second is to expand the Minuteman patrol. Where are the Minutemen? Well, they’re EVERYWHERE. That’s where.

TJ Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council, a union representing more than 10,000 Border Patrol agents, said agents have complained for years about the Mexican consulate’s influence over the agency.

“It worries me (that the Mexican government) seems to be unduly influencing our enforcement policies. That’s not a legitimate role for any foreign nation,” Bonner said, though he added, “It doesn’t surprise me.”

Border Patrol agents interviewed by the Daily Bulletin said they have been asked to report to sector headquarters the location of all civilian volunteer groups, but to not file the groups’ names in reports if they spot illegal immigrants.

“Last year an internal memo notified all agents not to give credit to Minuteman volunteers or others who call in sightings of illegal aliens,” said one agent, who spoke on the condition he not be identified. “We were told to list it as a citizen call and leave it at that. Many times, we were told not to go out to Minuteman calls.”

Shameful.

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Comments

  1. It’s definitly true. Border control already confirmed it.

    A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman confirmed the notification process, describing it as a standard procedure meant to reassure the Mexican government that migrants’ rights are being observed.

    The government is saying ‘we aren’t going to enforce the border, and we won’t let you do it either’ :(

  2. This is a damned if you do, damned if you do not sistuation. If I was on the border partrol I would tell the Mexicans. Politics aside, these guys are a spark in a fire keg. All we need, is a firefight, then the next thing you know – there is going to be open season on the border. Can we seal the border? yes – but the cost would be huge. realistically do we want to control the border? not really. To control the border we would need to at least quadruple the border guard and set up national ID card system to verify status. Long term solution is to invest in mexico so the jobs stay there. Come up with a guest worker program with a national database and hard to counterfiet ID cards.

  3. It’s not just Mexicans looking for work that you have to worry about though- what about terrorists getting across the border with goodness knows what? Or drugs? Or the influx of illegal gangs? And then there’s this little nugget of information which rarely gets mentioned- ‘85% of captured child predators are illegal immigrants.’ http://crypticsubterranean.blogspot.com/2005/10/bushs-biggest-mistake.html The problem is that it’s not just people looking to better themselves who are illegally entering the United States. Doesn’t this story essentially mean that agents of the United States government are conspiring with a foreign power to enable people to enter the US illegally?

  4. History is replete with the fate of states that failed to control population shifts (that DID NOT assimilate) into their territory. Very few of them exist anymore. We ARE NOT the social services dept for Mexico. I’m flabbergasted anyone suggests we (US taxpayers) invest in a foreign country to encourage their citizens to stay there and not come here illegally. Anyone care to bribe me into NOT committing a crime against them and their family?? Didn’t think so.

  5. Either fence and patrol the border, or get ready for the Mexicans to take over Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Colorado, Utah, and Oregon if they get amnisty and voting rights. Thats why they are pushing for it. The Azatlan group claims they own it and we should give it back already. I live in Texas and I can honestly say, OVER MY DEAD BODY. BLOCK THE DAMN BORDER ALREADY.

  6. MO…Since you know ‘everyone’ could you please forward this note for me? Dear President Bush, I’m planning a little trip to Mexico with my extended family and most of my friends. I plan to skip all the legal stuff like visa, passports and immigration quotas. Please tell your buddy, President Vicente Fox, that I’m on my way. Let him know I will be expecting the following: 1) free medical care for all of us 2) English speaking government bureacrats for all services we might need, whether we use them or not 3) all government information and forms printed in English, 4) English speaking teachers for my kids (my kids must see the US flag flying on top of the Mexican flag on the school flag pole–oh, and feed them free while you’re at it) 5) make sure there’s a local Mexican driver’s license waiting for me so I’ll have fast, easy access to all government services (of couse I don’t plan to have any car insurance or make any effort to learn local traffic laws–but in case any Mexican police officers doesn’t get the memo from Pres. Fox to leave me alone, be sure they all speak English) 6) I’ll require a nice job without paying taxes or following any labor laws. 7) Finally, make sure all the people in the country are extremely nice to all of us and never say a critical word about me or the strain I might place on the economy. There are probably some additional stuff we’ll need but we’ll just organize a protest for it when we get there. I know this will be an easy request because you already do all these things for all the people who come to the US from Mexico. I’m sure President Fox won’t mind returning the favor if you ask him nicely. P.S. Please rush…we’re leaving tonight