Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Mexico No Help in War on Terror

Mexico is no friend of the US when it comes to stopping illegal immigration. OTM (Other Than Mexican) illegal aliens caught following clandestine border crossings have risen from 5% to 8% of those captured. Of course, it is impossible to estimate how many the Border Patrol misses.

Today The Arizona Republic reports (also aired on Lou Dobbs, CNN) that an Iranian permanent resident living in Mesa, AZ, has been accused of trying to buy phony Mexican visas for Iranians to be smuggled through Mexico into the US. According to the report, Zeayadali Malhamdary boasted to the Feds that he had smuggled in 60 Iranians via Mexico, using fake Mexican visas.

It would appear that Mexico's immigration personnel either cannot detect bogus Mexican visas or let the holders through anyway.

Iran is listed as a state sponsor of terrorism. Clearly Mexico is not concerned about the possibility of islamic terrorists entering their own country or ours.

When will our State Department hold Mexico's feet to the fire? Or will Mexico dither and dally until terrorists blow them off their feet?

Mexico needs to grow up and stop dumping all its problems on the US taxpayer. Some of those "problemas" it ignores may bite them in their butt-in-skis.


Blogger J.W. Koebel said...

Mexican officials know they can profit from corruption, and the central government is too weak (or too corrupt itself, probably both) to actually do much about it.

I imagine, also, going along with the anti-US sentiment in the developing world, that they are aiding and abbeting Islamists just to spite us.

8:47 AM  
Blogger ibu guru said...

Mexico is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. It is also one of the most corrupt, and it has a serious over-population problem, which in turn feeds the corruption cycle.

Envy is endemic among the "blame-gamers." But they aren't willing to put in the same 2-1/2 centuries of hard, honest work to develop their countries as we have done with ours.

5:39 PM  

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