Obama Finally Commits to Securing Southern Border … Mexico’s Southern Border
U.S. Border: Everything is fine. Nothing to see here. Besides, stopping illegals is racist. Used to illegally smuggle guns, which are then used in the murder of our border patrol agents. Drug and human trafficking be damned.
Mexican Border: Needs to be secured. Priority to stop drug and human trafficking.
With that in mind, the Obama administration has discussed recently a commitment to secure Mexico’s southern border, something they have refused to do in the United States.
Via the Free Beacon:
Obama administration and Mexican government officials recently discussed creating a three-tier security system designed to protect Mexico’s southern border from drug and human traffickers, according to U.S. officials.
The border control plan calls for U.S. funding and technical support of three security lines extending more than 100 miles north of Mexico’s border with Guatemala and Belize. The border security system would use sensors and intelligence-gathering to counter human trafficking and drug running from the region, a major source of illegal immigration into the United States.
According to the officials who discussed the U.S.-Mexican talks on condition of anonymity, the Mexican government proposed setting up three security cordons using electronic sensors and other security measures along the southern Mexican border, along a line some 20 miles from the southern border, and along a third security line about 140 miles from the southern Mexican territorial line.
The plan would be funded in part through the Merida Initiative, a U.S.-led anti-drug trafficking program that has involved nearly $2 billion in U.S. funds.
Surprisingly, the administration that is more concerned with Mexico’s national security, didn’t want to talk about the program. Follow this if you can…
A DHS spokesman would not say if southern Mexico border security was discussed during the recent Napolitano visit. He referred questions about the three-tier border security system to the White House.
A White House spokeswoman had no comment and referred questions to DHS and the State Department. A State Department spokeswoman declined to comment.
Mexican Embassy spokesman Ariel Moutsatsos declined to comment.
See, it’s a big secret.
Perhaps the American President could concern himself with securing the American border at some point.