Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The Craziest Thing I've Ever Heard

Mexico Threatens Suits Over Guard Patrols

AP - 2 hours, 10 minutes ago

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - Mexico said Tuesday that it would file lawsuits in U.S. courts if National Guard troops on the border become directly involved in detaining migrants. Mexican border officials also said they worried that sending troops to heavily trafficked regions would push illegal migrants into more perilous areas of the U.S.-Mexican border to avoid detection.


They're going to sue us, in our courts, for enforcing our laws.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Darren,

Seriously, if they file in the ever-so-liberal 9th Circuit Court, they might have a chance to win those crazy lawsuits.

Darren said...

Wouldn't the Supreme Court have original jurisdiction in such an international case?

Darren said...

That is, *if* the state of Mexico had *any* standing to file such a suit in US courts?

EllenK said...

I wish I could find it, but sometime last year there was a story in the Dallas Observer magazine about a young Latina majoring in law at UT-Arlington. She was doing an internship at the Mexican Consulate here in Dallas and was totally shocked to find out that the "good people" at the consulate were actively helping their nationals skirt laws and prosecution in the United States. We aren't talking jaywalking and parking fines, they were talking murder, drug dealing, organized crime and many other delightful immigrant hobbies that have escalated in the Dallas area with the explosion of "immigrants" legal or otherwise. Talk to a Dallas cop off the record and they will tell you that most of the drug dealing and gang style murders, along with teenaged violence are directly related to the exponential growth in the immigrant community. Former suburban neighborhoods are literally at the mercy of single family homes that house 10 to 15 grown men, who do some pretty anti-social things. And yet the local newspaper runs story after story trying to convince everyone that it's not a problem. Without some sort of control on the border, we are permitting people who are looking to commit crimes entry with impunity. Nearly 30% of the prison population is comprised of those here illegally. Does that point out that just maybe there's a problem? Oh and finally, border lawyers for years have been running scams to delay return of their clients here illegally, until their trial date comes up, and they have disappeared into yet another assumed identity.