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Mexico's Border Crackdown.

Even as Mexican President Vicente Fox, and his Marxist foreign minister Jorge Castaneda, demand that the United States effectively tear down its border with Mexico, the Mexican government is working to shut down its own southern border with Guatemala, reported the August 13th Washington Times. Mexican authorities "are clamping down on the hundreds of thousands of Central Americans crossing Mexico's southern border," reported the Times. "Plan Sur, in operation since July, means increasing vigilance along the porous 600-mile jungle-covered frontier with Guatemala and Belize, joint operations with the police and military, and an anti-corruption drive to close the gaps." A similar barricade to immigration from Central America is being erected across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, the narrowest part of Mexico. Mexican officials deported 150,000 Central American immigrants in 2000, and another 100,000 during the first six months of this year.

According to Felipe de Jesus Preciado, the head of the Mexican migration service, "the flow of Central American migrants north is a national security problem for Mexico. It wouldn't be such a big problem if they were getting through to the U.S., but they get stuck and hang around in the frontier cities making trouble, sleeping in the streets with no money." Similar national security dangers attend the inundation of U.S. frontier cities along our Mexican border. But if the U.S. were to close down the border and evict illegal immigrants, the Mexican regime -- along with the UN -- would scream itself hoarse condemning such a "racist" policy.
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Title Annotation:Mexico seeks to strengthen Guatemala border
Publication:The New American
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1MEX
Date:Sep 24, 2001
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