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September 27, 2010

Mexico Asks U.S. To Stop Deporting Illegal Aliens Who Have Committed Serious Crimes

Topics: Immigration and Border Issues, Political News and commentaries

Via Judicial Watch Blog, there's news of the truly flabbergasting request from a coalition of Mexican lawmakers - they've asked the United States to stop deporting illegal immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes in American courts:

The preposterous demand was made at a recent southern California conference in which the mayors of four Mexican cities that border the U.S. gathered to discuss cross-border issues. The only American mayor who attended the biannual event was San Diego's Jerry Sanders, evidently because his city hosted it this year at a fancy downtown hotel.

Among the cross-border topics that were addressed at the conference was the deportation of Mexican citizens who have committed violent crimes in the U.S. The felons are persona non grata in their communities, say the mayors of Tijuana, Ciudad Juarez, Nogales and Nuevo Laredo. They want U.S. officials to stem the deportation of such convicts to their cities, according to a local newspaper report that covered the conference.

To support the request, the mayor (Jose Reyes Ferriz) of Mexico's most violent city, Ciudad Juarez, pointed out that of 80,000 people deported to his community in the past three years nearly 30,000 had committed serious crimes in the U.S. Around 7,000 had served sentences for rape and 2,000 for murder. The criminal deportees have contributed to the escalating drug-cartel violence in his city, Mayor Ferriz said, so he wants the U.S. to make other arrangements when prison sentences are completed. (Emphasis added)

And Mexico wants the U.S. to keep the murderers and rapists here in the U.S.? Can they actually seriously believe our government would even consider such an outlandish request? Oops, I forgot for a moment that we still have the Obama administration and the Democrats in power.

As the Judicial Watch Blog goes on to suggest, it appears that the Obama Administration is heeding to Mexico's request by openly halting the deportation of hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants. And to make matters even worse, the administration has a "backdoor amnesty" plan to legalize millions of undocumented aliens in case Congress doesn't pass legislation to do it.

Only in the upside-down logic of the Obama administration could this even be considered seriously.

Posted by Richard at September 27, 2010 4:17 PM

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