Mexico has a border patrol?


More like assistance for lawbreakers

The daily treats us once again to a front page, above-the-fold article on its favored topic: Illegal aliens and their plight.

At first blush, the article appears to convey the message that Mexico has actual border patrol agents, called Grupos Beta, who work in concert with U.S. agents to obstruct the deluge of lawbreakers coming across the southern border. 

The initial clue that something is amiss is when they quote Robin Hoover, who runs the Tucson-based Humane Borders, which places water and food stations in the desert to assist the illegal entries.

Then we read there are five agents patrolling the 90 miles of border abutting Yuma County. When they encounter “would-be immigrants,” they hand them cartoon-style guidebooks, giving advice on how to survive in the desert… “ According to the daily, Beta agents hand out water, food and clothing for those who continue north.

The pamphlets and tactics have enraged immigration-control groups in the United States, who accuse the Mexican government of encouraging illegal border crossings. But, writes the reporter, there is little else the Beta agents can do: It’s not illegal in Mexico to cross the border, just as it is not illegal for U.S. citizens to cross into Mexico, so they cannot arrest crossers.

Omitted from this blasé account is the fact that American citizens do not sneak into Mexico, undercut wages of Mexican nationals, march through Mexican cities waving American flags, declare they are reclaiming their homeland, and stay permanently, without obtaining necessary governmental documents.

One plus was the inclusion of this this interesting fact in the sidebar to the article: There was a 70 percent drop in 2007 from 2006 in the number of people spotted trying to cross into the United States in the 90 miles of border across from Arizona’s Yuma County, Grupos Beta agents in that area say.

That decline coincides with the erection of a border fence and increased enforcement near Yuma, where the U.S. Border Patrol reports an equivalent decline in illegal-immigrant arrests.

Proof that border fences actually work.

6 Responses to Mexico has a border patrol?

  1. Joe Evans says:

    This newspaper is in deep decline and gives every appearance of not caring. It is more concerned with promoting illegals than supporting Arizona’s citizens–who once subscribed. Why the Republic does its best to alienate its readership is a mystery.

    I sincerely do not comprehend the vantage point of this newspaper. If it was increasing circulation with this position, I might even understand that, but it’s a sure bet illegals are not reading the Republic.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    These Mexican so-called agents are aiding and abetting criminals and criminal acts. That’s the story the Republic should be reporting—and doing so with angry indignation. Of course, that’s not their vantage point. For some unknown reason they seem to love this lawless behavior.

  3. Vince says:

    If these “agents” are handing out guide books telling how best to sneak into the United States, they are assisting in the commission of criminal activity. Some agents!!

  4. Mark LD6 says:

    The Repulsive also prints the New York Times right here in their Deer Valley printing plant. Pretty cozy. This may explain their (leftist) ideology above profits approach. While I’m glad to see any media picking on McAmnesty, The Repugnant seems to be following the NYT right into the journalist credibility sewer. BUILD THE REAL FENCE. The fence will certainly slow down crossers, a lot more than open desert range will. Human patorls will still be required, of course. But what can be patrolled more effectively? Open range or a fence?

    We haven’t seen nothin’ yet. Wait until Mexico has a natural disaster or political chaos. When thousands rush the border all at once, what will slow them down, cameras and radar, or a real wall? For National Security we must build the real wall now. Visit and please get on board. We have precious few National Security heroes in the Legislature doing all they can do, it’s not enough. A physical barrier is required for the safety of my children and yours.

  5. Real Analysis says:

    I’m not surprised at the Republic at all. This is a newspaper run from out-of-state, by out-of-state and very liberal interests that do not understand Arizona. I’ve heard from someone in a position to know that not even senior staff on the Republic have met their publisher.

    Because Arizona does not have a local paper AT ALL, the Republic really has no need to compete on the basis of factual local reporting. Who are they going to compete with? The EVT? The New Times (owned by a conglomerate that also operates the Village Voice in New York and a host of other hip arty papers, and more pro-illegal than Cesar Chavez)? Get real. This is partly why the Republic has increasingly gone to “lifestyle reporting” (mostly oriented to people who just moved here and don’t have a clue) as opposed to actual news.

    Mexico has a border patrol? Wow, wish we had a real newspaper.

  6. ann says:

    If you ever had any idea that we don’t need a REAL Fence, as well as increased BP agents and hi-tech support, that a virtual fence will do the job, watch this video. If the virtual fence lets BP know that illegals are coming across and we do nothing but send two or three BP agents to round up ten or more illegals, we will have more injured and dead BP agents.

    Dont’ let the government fool you. Our people need protection from this violence.