Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Mexico's Double Standard

The Mexican government is demanding a full investigation of an incident in which an illegal alien was shot to death by a US Border Patrol agent earlier this week. (LINK) The man was part of a group of illegals that were throwning rocks at several Border Patrol agents in southern California. Also thrown was a Molotov cocktail which landed near the agents but did not explode. (LINK)

Gee, I wonder what would happen to me if I snuck into Mexico and started throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails at the police. Would they politely ask me to stop? Somehow I don’t think so. Mexico has very high standards for US law enforcement officers, but no standards at all for its own, particularly with regard to police treatment of non-Mexicans.

Consider the case of a Washington State University student who was visiting Puerta Vallarta a few weeks ago. When he asked a group of six Mexican police officers a question about taxi service, he found himself handcuffed, taken to an office somewhere, beaten repeatedly with a weighted sock, and threatened with decapitation. Later he was put into a jail cell and forced to sign a confession that he had broken a window. His ordeal ended when his family wired him a thousand dollars to pay for the non-existent broken window. In addition, unauthorized charges to his bank account have arisen in Mexico since his return home. Complaints by his family to the Mexican Consulate in Seattle have gone unanswered. (LINK)

This is how Mexico treats people who enter their country legally. God forbid you should enter Mexico illegally. In Mexico, illegal immigrants are routinely raped, beaten, and robbed. (LINK) And this is done without provocation. Just imagine what these swine would do if you threw a rock at them.

Clearly, Mexico has no business demanding full investigations from the US about anything that happens on US soil. Mexico needs to investigate itself. In the meantime, Americans should spend their tourist dollars elsewhere--in a civilized country, for instance.

Americans should also demand a crackdown on illegal immigration similar to the one ordered by President Eisenhower in 1954. On that occasion, in just a few months, over 100,000 illegal aliens were deported and nearly a million fled the US voluntarily. (LINK) That would be a start, but only a start. The next thing we should demand is a crackdown on the employers of illegal aliens. Only when the jobs no longer exist, will the aliens stop coming. We don’t need a wall. We don’t need new laws. What we need is enforcement of the laws that already exist.