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The Most Important News Story
Right Now Isn’t Impeachment,
It’s The Crisis In Mexico

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Posted By: MissMolly, 11/22/2019 4:53:45 AM

Two important and interrelated news stories largely passed under the radar Wednesday as the House impeachment hearings continued to dominate the headlines. Both stories concern the deteriorating state of affairs in Mexico and have huge implications for immigration, the southwest border, and U.S. national security. It’s a shame more Americans aren’t paying attention. The first was a report from BuzzFeed that as of Wednesday the Trump administration began carrying out a controversial plan to deport asylum-seekers from El Salvador and Honduras—not to their home countries, but to Guatemala, which the administration has designated a “safe third country,” meaning that migrants from those countries must first apply for asylum

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DCGIRL 11/22/2019 5:39:26 AM (No. 241826)
Trump asked Mexico if our military could help to clean up the cartel problem. They said no. That is the very reason I would NEVER go to Mexico. The cartels rule that country and it is spilling over into our country.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Highlander 11/22/2019 5:43:22 AM (No. 241829)
Manuel Lopez Obrador is a weak man. The cartels know it and are taking full advantage of his misplaced benevolence. He’s is Mexico’s Jimmy Carter and Obama wrapped in one. I will expect him to be kicked out of the Zocalo soon, before the country descend into more anarchy and chaos.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: George R. 11/22/2019 6:30:55 AM (No. 241860)
General BlackJack Pershing would know how to protect our border. Then again that was before the panty-waist flag officers of the Obama admin. ALL the quality officers resigned rather than be a part of the treasonous administration. When a Flag for General Officer convenes a courts martial for doing the job a soldier was trained and paid to do.... I long for the time when Honor was valued by the military!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: chumley 11/22/2019 6:41:14 AM (No. 241870)
I went there once and found it full of nice people all doing productive things. Cabbies were shining up their cars, shop keepers cleaning their windows and sidewalks, people walking around selling everything in the world. I even saw the oldest shoe shine boy in the world. Everything was clean and colorful and everyone was working. Then I got back to El Paso. After running the gauntlet of surly Border Patrol guys, I got back into El Paso and saw the streets lined with bums with their hands out, and everything was dirty grey. A Mexican guy in our group warned me never to go outside the tourist areas without a local, as many neighborhoods were owned by the drug cartel and local police wouldn't even go there to pick up the body. Heck of a contrast.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Strike3 11/22/2019 7:21:22 AM (No. 241902)
Just keep that wall going. The faster we isolate Mexico the better.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: beca 11/22/2019 7:55:34 AM (No. 241936)
I’m with #1. I will never go to Mexico. Never
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Penny Spencer 11/22/2019 9:16:54 AM (No. 242040)
Having lived in El Paso for 55 years, I beg to differ with a previous poster. (I'd use stronger terms involving bovine scatology,but this is a salon, not a saloon.) It's the second safest city in the U.S. The neighborhoods that are unsafe are in Juarez. There aren't aren't any "no go" zones in El Paso, and very few bodies to "pick up." Sounds like someone was having it on with the poster for a laugh. Mexico, on the other hand, is a tragedy: A country of hard-working, decent people whose talents are wasted and whose natural resources are untapped, all because of a corrupt, oligarchical system that oppressed the citizenry for the advantage of a few wealthy families. The drug cartels are simply the latest and most violent variation of the same.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Chuzzles 11/22/2019 9:37:36 AM (No. 242079)
I am betting that Trump has his eye on the Mexico issue right now. Thankfully we have a president who keeps up with his security briefings, unlike the previous occupant. That would probably be the only place in the entire world I would agree to if we had to send troops anywhere. It would be to protect and defend our own back yard. If that isn't worth defending, nothing is.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: 67cj5 11/22/2019 11:03:37 AM (No. 242178)
#4, are you saying you went to Juarez? If so it's nice to know the cleaned that schiffhole since my college days back in the 90's. s/ What a dump!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: DVC 11/22/2019 11:45:21 AM (No. 242235)
Build the WALL! At some point we have to start using force at the border again, like we used to do with smugglers. Many were just shot by BP when they made the slightest potentially unfriendly move. ROEs need to be very loose, and if the result is a dead smuggler or illegal, and a live BP agent, it should end there. We should make the Mexicans know that coming here is no longer permitted.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: JHHolliday 11/22/2019 12:23:38 PM (No. 242277)
The Dems want open borders to insure that they keep permanent power. Forget Mexico...Africa has approximately one and a quarter BILLION people. At least 80% would emigrate to the US if given the means and opportunity. That would be a rapid influx of a billion people into this country of 325 million. We would become a bankrupt, third-world nation of violent crime and poverty. Now add South America and Asia along with Mexico to the hordes coming here and the USA would cease to exist as a country. Give your leftist 'friends' (I no longer have any) these numbers when they say we should have 'open borders'.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: StormCnter 11/22/2019 4:08:21 PM (No. 242489)
We don't want to be putting our military in Mexico. I grieve for beautiful Mexico which I don't think will ever recover from the cartels/rampant corruption disaster blanketing her currently.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: earlybird 11/23/2019 6:12:45 PM (No. 243560)
The crime and corruption have been rampant in Mexico for as long as I can remember, and that’s a long, long time. My school friend married a wealthy young Mexican man from a prominent Culiacan family. In the 50s. They lived most of their adult lives there, he was in business, their home in the city was totally walled (zero lot line - yard and gardens inside the wall), and she told me there was hardly a morning when a dead body or more were not in the street outside their home. One of her grandsons went “missing” and was never found. When I traveled widely with a writer friend a guests of the Mexican government in 1976, we were warned about many places. As a result we had a government driver. We were supposed to drive one stretch ourselves - from Ixtapa-Zihuatenejo to Acapulco. I insisted on a government driver because we found out there were Mexican Army checkpoints on that rather remote highway and that sometimes they were as dangerous as the cartel types and others. Our driver had us sit in the back seat, covered with blankets, and pretend to be very ill. Sure enough, there were several of these checkpoints. I don’t know what disease he told them we had, but we were allowed to proceed without having to undergo the typical personal and luggage searches. My point: Mexico has many beautiful places and nice people. But it has been dangerous for many, many decades. The mass migration across Mexico that Soros et al promoted and financed was something relatively new. The rest, not so much. As for the current president, so far he seems to be doing more than previous presidents have done to clean up his country and bring some order to it. I believe that only President Trump had the ability - of all of our presidents - to get some cooperation coming from Mexico. I don’t blame them for not wanting our Army within their borders and I have no desire to see them go there. It will take time and the cooperation of our Congress to make real progress. And the wall must be completed and manned.
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