Mexican Mayors Against Criminals

Well, I have to give credit to the mayors of Mexico, they recognize that the real solution to solving crime is to get criminals off the streets. Unfortunately, their solution isn’t much better than the ideas out of the gun control groups – they don’t want us deporting them back to Mexico. Well, they would be open to the idea, but only if it’s not to their towns. I guess they know how to get their NIMBY on down there, too.

A coalition of Mexican mayors has asked the United States to stop deporting illegal immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes in the U.S. to Mexican border cities, saying the deportations are contributing to Mexican border violence, reported Wednesday.

Ciudad Juarez Mayor Jose Reyes blamed U.S. deportation policy for contributing to his city’s violence, saying that of the 80,000 people deported to Juarez in the past three years, 28,000 had U.S. criminal records — including 7,000 convicted rapists and 2,000 convicted murderers.

Amazing how every problem they have in Mexico can be so easily blamed on our domestic polices. We send people back when they are here illegally and we allow our citizens to protect their lives with arms, so clearly, we’re to blame for Mexican violence. What would happen if their government would look at who is really to blame? You know, those actually committing the violence with illegally obtained weapons. Via Wyatt.

3 thoughts on “Mexican Mayors Against Criminals”

  1. I’m thinking out loud here, trying to understand the issues in play.

    We don’t want our taxes paying to lock up illegal immigrants who commit crimes above and beyond immigration. Mexico doesn’t want these criminals back.

    If the US is unwilling to lock them up, we can only ship them back. When Mexico gets them back, they can’t lock them up for crimes committed in the US. Nor should they.

    When we return deportees are they run through an immigration/customs process in Mexico? It wouldn’t surprise me if a few of them were wanted for skipping bail or warrants in Mexico. Of course that requires Mexican authorities to give a damn about their own legal system and enforce their laws.

    Can the US legally deport these people to southern Mexico? There again, it seems somewhat unjust to ship someone “into the same country”. It’d be like me being deported to Alaska. It’d be an interesting journey home, but its hardly a trip I’d want to take after being deported. What happens to deportee’s if they are turned away at their own borders?

  2. “What happens to deportee’s if they are turned away at their own borders?”

    Then Mexico would blame our border patrol for not allowing their criminals to enter the USA.

  3. A commenter at my place said we should drop them off in Guatemala, or someplace further south, and let them make the trek back. Hell, let’s drop them off in Argentina.

    * Thanks for the link, B!

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