Free Beacon reports that we are finally securing a border – Mexico’s! We are going to spend tax dollars to secure Mexico’s borders with Guatemala and Belize using sensors and intelligence gathering to counter human trafficking and drug running in the area.
The plan will be partly funded by the Merida Initiative which has used nearly $2 billion in US funds.
Janet Napolitano was involved in the talks but didn’t bother to mention it after her visit. DHS and the State Department had no comment.
The administration isn’t being open about it since they don’t want to be criticized as not having secured our borders first.
Asked to comment on the southern Mexico border security plan, Rep. Ted Poe (R., Texas), a senior member of the House Homeland Security subcommittee on immigration, said he opposes the effort.
“We need to take care of the United States first when it comes to border security,” he told the Free Beacon. “The United States seems to be very concerned about protecting the border of other nations and needs to be more concerned about protecting our own border.”
Poe also said that at a time of fiscal austerity, “We should be spending funds on border security and national security in the United States.”
“Mexico has a problem, obviously, but it is their responsibility to protect the sovereignty of their borders and it is our responsibility to protect the sovereignty of our border,” he said, according to the free beacon.
La Journada reported on the Napolitano visit and the topic of discussion in an official Mexican government press release but it was removed for some unknown reason.
Free Beacon reports that the final statement in the Mexican newspaper said “the Government Secretary, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, today led a meeting to talk about strengthening border security of our country, in order to achieve an orderly migration flow and respect for human rights.”
DHS wants the illegals immigrating to our country to not include quite so many drug runners.
So much for our transparent government.