ISSUE: Characterization of Mexican gov’t helicopter crossing border, firing at U.S. Border Patrol
In this May 5, 2015 press release, Judicial Watch announced it obtained documents from the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) that confirm a June 26, 2014 attack by a Mexican government helicopter on U.S. Border Patrol agents. The Mexican helicopter crossed into U.S. airspace before firing on U.S. Border Patrol personnel. The Mexican government initially denied that the attack near Arizona’s San Miguel Gate occurred, but later admitted to the armed incursion.
The CBP documents were eventually released in response to a July 9, 2014 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to CBP. The fact filled report, including important links, can be read here.
The day following the attack, the amnesty-promoting, south-of-the-border apologists at the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) headlined an article, “Mexican official says chopper didn’t cross border, fire at U.S. agents.” It opens with these words, “A top Mexican official Friday denied a report by Customs and Border Protection that a Mexican helicopter crossed the border into Arizona and fired shots near U.S. agents Thursday.”
A search turned up no admission of the attack from the Mexican government reported in the Arizona newspaper.
In Repúblicaspeak, the U.S. agents are wrong. The Mexican official is right. That’s it. End of story.