The Mayor of Tijuana, Kurt Honald, never made a peep when it came to the amount of crime that Mexican illegal aliens committed in the United States, but now his city by the border is experiencing a concentrated taste of what has been occurring here for years though more spread out. With deportations of illegal aliens from Mexico only slightly up this year from their minuscule numbers over the past decades, Mexico is already crying in their soup at receiving their criminals back that they encouraged to head north.
Tijuana's petty crime rate is up 300% and as usual it is all America's fault. The moral of this story is that Mexico needs to fix itself and also, don't go to Tijuana.
Law enforcement officials on both sides of the border are seeing a crime wave fueled by U.S. deportation policies, which dump busloads of criminal immigrants in large groups at border cities like Tijuana.
“Nobody saw this coming,” said Tijuana’s Mayor Kurt Honald, who has protested the dumping of criminals at the Tijuana gates. He says deportees have triggered a 300 percent rise in petty crime during the last year, as criminals raise money for a return to the U.S. Others join narcotics cartels and smuggling organizations to pay for their return.
“They just go right back to the United States. It’s a vicious cycle,” Honald warns.
Of course Mexico could stop all of this by cooperating and accepting the busloads and taking them back home, building up their economy rather than fueling corruption and actually actively taking a stand against illegal aliens crossing the border heading north, but that would make sense and instead they'd rather point their fingers at us and ignore the problem.
The most hilarious part of all of this is that the reporter seems to be writing it as a sob story, but actually is pointing out that illegal aliens in the United States are *gasp* criminals.
Well, at least crime in Pasadena, TX has been reduced by two criminals.
I love all the media attention the black panther party is getting (Quantell X?). I'm sure Mr "X" is just the same as any other citizen with the last name of X.
Mr X doesn't seem to regard burglary as seriously as most do. Maybe he or some of his friends have a history of... nah, it's probably my imagination.
Even Lou Dobbs had a title "Shooting prompts protests/threats." Too bad Lou didn't mention "Shooting prompts support," by a factor of five for to one against.
Joe Horn for president!
Posted by: ken pope on December 19, 2007 05:42 PM
Mexico will "fix itself" when Americans quit buying drugs and hiring illegal aliens.
If Demand goes away, so will Supply.
Posted by: Dave Bush on December 20, 2007 12:13 PM
Mexico will "fix itself" when Americans quit buying drugs and hiring illegal aliens.
If only our government would prosecute the employers of illegal aliens with half the vigor that they go after drug users. Just by requiring employers to do an instantaneous validation of SS # with name/age/gender at the time of hiring would go a long way toward reducing the 'demand' for illegal aliens.
Posted by: Mook on December 22, 2007 04:13 PM
Mexico objects to illegal Mexicans?
Why, those intolerant, hateful racists! Let them know they can stay at Dianne Feinsteins and Ted Kennedys place.
Posted by: ken pope on December 24, 2007 08:04 PM
And I'm sure they are ALL welcome at Harry Reids (D-NEV) and Nancy Peloskys
Posted by: Grandma on December 25, 2007 07:03 PM
"Don't go to tj" Hell, don't go to meHico at all. Nothin interstin there! Just a bunch of weTs & the smell of SHIT all over the place!
Posted by: Chuck on December 30, 2007 08:52 PM
If the mexican government really cared they would have already tried to fix there economy so that their future wouldn't head north to the land of opertunities, they could try to create their own opprtunities by better educating their people ( a real novel idea ,huh?) and giving them a reason to stay. Who wants poverty and despair, and thats is all that is in mexico well besides drugs. Go figure I would want to be in North America too!!!
Posted by: Patricia on January 16, 2008 02:05 PM
My mother has been offered to travel with her company to open a new division in Tijuana Mexico. I, along with friends and relatives have urged her not to go. It isn't safe, and we would miss her.
Posted by: Jake Sadieski on March 7, 2008 09:17 PM
It's kind of funny how people with no knowledge of the nature of organised crime, seem to think they no the causes of, and solutions to a problem they are unfamiliar with.
A cursory glance at how the immigrant smuggling organizations have flourished since the increased focus on immigration and border security since 9-11 would show that before undocumented immigrants by and large brought themselves across without the aid of a service. Now the occupation of bringing people across the border become one of the largest employers in places like tijuana. The smugglers in turn pay drug trafficking organizations for the privilege to operate, and sometimes they pay for use of their smuggling route such as the use of a bribed border patrol agent. Whenever a huge amount of income from a particular piece of territory for one criminal organization, it very predictably causes an increases in violence, sometimes from infighting, and sometimes due to another organization trying to assert itself into acquiring a share of the market.
The increased revenue for the drug trafficking organizations now increases the revenue they can devote to bribing customs officials, subverting our criminal justice and legal systems, and buying more weapons, and the stronger they enforce immigration and the war on drugs at the borders, the more capable of extreme acts of violence, and the more wealthy the smuggling organizations become, it simply weeds out the organizations who are less cutthroat, less capable of acquiring access to corrupt officials, and perhaps less lucky. The only thing that they achieve in return is to raise the price of drugs or the cost of paying you to take you across the border.
The primary benchmark by which the DEA measures success is the cost of drugs. INS/Homeland security are using a similar benchmark for their success on immigrant trafficking, the cost to be smuggled across the border. Because, they know it is impossible to win the war on drugs, or the war on immigration. One of several funny things about this benchmark is that due to supply and demand, if demand for the drug, or to be smuggled across the border goes down, the only real ways to solve the drug problem, their benchmark makes it appear that they are losing, due to it becoming cheaper and more available.
Which, by the way, immigrant traffickers are currently operating on a system of pay on arrival, where the immigrant can keep trying until they get across without any risk of losing their money on an unsuccessful attempt. So I'd say the smugglers are operating with very high success rates.
Posted by: Kookala on January 1, 2009 07:37 PM
Oh by the way patricia, Mexico is a part of north america, and as of late, America hasn't been to filled with "opertunity" or however the hell you misspelled it. As far as telling Mexico to fix their economy, we're currently the ones who are being held as the economic dead weight dragging down the economies of every other developed nation, as if someone who doesn't even know what continent mexico is in, will be able to tell them how to run their country.
I've travelled over much of Mexico, and the United states, and once you get away from the border, it is a beautiful country with amazing people and culture. Most of the undocumented immigrants I have known personally are of indigenous american descent, and as such I believe should have the right to live wherever they want. When it comes to immigrants of indigenous american descent, they didn't cross the border, the border crossed them.
Posted by: kookala on January 1, 2009 10:12 PM
I'v ebeen to TJ several times in the last few months. Had a fantastic time! Your article is ludicrous and you are a fool.
Posted by: moneymex on October 26, 2009 12:21 AM
1996 Immigration reform allows Permanent Resident U.S. Military Veterans to be deported for petty theft (Bubble Gum) I think stealing is wrong because I grew up in the sixth wealthiest city in America but if I had grown up in Compton CA or South Central CA I might have a different outlook. Please visit www.banishedveterans.info and see how many U.S. Military Veterans have been deported for petty things.
Posted by: Aaron Friend on December 17, 2009 10:04 PM
By the way I think the majority of gang bangers who are deported to Tijuana are American made Mexican owned victims of a culture that promotes violence. Movies such as Scarface, Good Fellas, American Me, The Sopranos, Etc. Are all American projects that brainwash the uneducated poor ignorant youth. When I went to Mexico in the eightees I didn't see not one criminal and now with all of these deportations and drug demand in the U.S everyone is turning to crime to achieve the top tier in Maslow's hierarchy of need.Not to mention it is alot cooler and easier to get girls if your an "outlaw" instead of a dirty Mexican strawberry picker. In my opinion the U.S. is far guiltier than Mexico. I learned in Business Management that aggressive nations produce aggressive people, Passive nations tend to producte passive people.
Posted by: Aaron Friend on December 17, 2009 10:10 PM
they have nothing to live for down there
Posted by: seriously on January 12, 2011 04:52 PM
Mexico has a far more violent culture historically than the US. A glance at Mexican murder rates from the 40's, 50's or 60's before a huge decline almost year-on-year up until 2007 shows that it's far more plausible that these guys imported violence into the US.
It's the same with the Salvadorans fleeing their civil war in an already violent country, and the hilarious assumption that they were taught by the streets of LA in how to be violent. People read way too much into the innocuous LAisms that they brought back such as tats, gang signs and baggies.