Border Control Is One-Way in Mexico

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Monday, May 24, 2010

Border Control Is One-Way in Mexico


May 24, 2010

Mexican president Felipe Calderon addressed Congress last Thursday and called on them to stop the flow of assault weapons to drug cartels in his country. As if passing more laws would change the behavior of drug dealers.

But then Calderon criticized Arizona and its attempt to control its border with Mexico. Never mind that the Arizona law simply reflects the federal law which the Obama administration - and the Bush administration before it - refuses to enforce. And never mind that Mexico's laws regarding illegal immigrants are far tougher than unenforced American laws. Mexican laws call for searches of cars and individuals suspected of being in the country illegally and that identification documents be with the foreigner at all times.

In America, such things are considered unconstitutional, whatever that means anymore.

When are we going to get serious about controlling our borders instead of importing votes for the Democrats? Is it only Arizona that has principled politicians ready to lead on this issue? Apparently so, because there are few backbones in Washington.


Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.

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