Mexican Mayors Complaining That America is Deporting Criminal Mexican Nationals
MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexico’s border mayors say they are worried about a possible surge in deportations of criminals to their cities after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling ordered California to reduce its prison population by 33,000.
Mayors of 14 border cities from Tijuana to Matamoros meeting in Mexico City on Friday say they already have problems because U.S. authorities often don’t warn them when migrants with criminal records are deported to Mexico.
“There are indications they are going to clean out their prisons,” said Manuel Baldenebro, mayor of the city of San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, which sits on the border with California and Arizona. “They (migrant inmates) are a burden, and if they are trying to economize in their jails, they see it as better to send them back.”
Baldenebro said the notion of more criminals has caused “fear and insecurity” in cities already plagued by a stubborn wave of drug-related violence that has killed more than 35,000 people nationally since 2006.
While there are no tracking systems to determine what happens to deported criminals, at least one, Martin Estrada Luna, is accused of becoming a leader of a cell of the Zetas drug gang in the border state of Tamaulipas just 18 months after he was deported from the United States. Estrada, who had a long rap sheet of mostly theft and property crimes in Washington state, is now in custody in Mexico City, where he is accused for masterminding the killing of more than 250 people.
And exactly why is this our problem? Understand what these mayors are saying. They allow the unfettered exportation of their criminality and poverty into America but want us to find a way to make shipping their criminals back to them less of a burden on Mexico. Like I said, ballsy.
Here’s the worst part though, basically what the Mexican mayors have in mind is a Latin America style death squad arrangement where we will “let them know” when criminals will be released so they can “take care of the” even though the convicts haven’t been tried in Mexico:
“What we have seen as mayors is … that they send back migrants in the early morning hours, and sometimes they don’t give us advance notice,” said Everardo Villarreal, mayor of Reynosa across from McAllen, Texas.
“We have to have better coordination,” added Hector Murguia, mayor of Ciudad Juarez across the border from El Paso, Texas. “It’s not about throwing the fleas and cockroaches across the border. Together, we have to kill the fleas and cockroaches.“
Gee, if these are the good guys in Mexico it’s no wonder people are fleeing there.