Three documents discovered on the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations Website discuss how the US Border Patrol has been ordered to notify the corrupt Mexican government with locations of volunteer patrol groups like the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and have been doing so for years. According to the Minuteman Blog they have also been notifying the Mexican government of actions made by volunteer groups conducting interior enforcement type operations against employers and the like in places as far flung as Utah, Tennessee and Massachusetts.
Why Mexico would have any right to know of locations of volunteer patrols is beyond me, but tipping them to actions as far away from the border as Massachusetts is just ludicrous and a direct attempt to aid the continued illegal alien crisis in our country by the group that is supposedly in charge of cracking down on it..
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman confirmed the notification process, describing it as a standard procedure meant to reassure the Mexican government that migrants' rights are being observed.
Arrests along the border are up -- and in my opinion -- due both to the volunteer patrols and the fact that our government officials are trying to push through a new amnesty and illegals are flooding across in droves. However the Border Patrol has also been told not to log that arrests were made due to any volunteer groups. I suppose their leaders wouldn't want to be embarrassed.
"Last year an internal memo notified all agents not to give credit to Minuteman volunteers or others who call in sightings of illegal aliens," said one agent, who spoke on the condition he not be identified. "We were told to list it as a citizen call and leave it at that. Many times, we were told not to go out to Minuteman calls."
They should have just bypassed notifying the corrupt Mexican government and been ordered to give the information directly to drug cartels, human smugglers and terrorists, since that is where the information will end up anyway.
Our government has knowingly put Americans in harms way and somebody needs to correct this travesty and others need to pay for it with their positions and possible criminal charges.
Minuteman members were not so sanguine about the arrangement, however, saying that reporting their location to Mexican officials nullifies their effectiveness along the border and could endanger their lives.
"Now we know why it seemed like Mexican officials knew where we were all the time," said Chris Simcox, founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. "It's unbelievable that our own government agency is sending intelligence to another country. They are sending intelligence to a nation where corruption runs rampant, and that could be getting into the hands of criminal cartels.
"They just basically endangered the lives of American people."
Tipped by: Michelle Malkin
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