Mexican Government Running US Immigration Policy-Part II
This is the second of three interviews, pertaining to the Mexican government’s strong influence on US immigration policy, with former US Border Patrol Supervisor David Stoddard. Mr. Stoddard spent 27 years in the Border Patrol and served in Calexico, California, Vermont, Yuma, Tucson Sector Headquarters and Naco, Arizona. He also worked in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and other locations.
Stoddard provided testimony about immigration reform to Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner’s (R-WI) House Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims in 1999 and a Congressional subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources in 2002. He has also been a guest on multiple nationally broadcast Radio and television programs, including Bill O’Reilly’s “The Factor”.
The information contained in the answers given by Stoddard, which identifies the influence of the Mexican government on US Immigration Policy at our Southern border and beyond, is shocking. Stoddard’s field and management experience make him uniquely qualified as an expert on illegal immigration. His observations and, subsequent, contentions are that our US Border Patrol and our borders are increasingly under the control of a foreign power—the Mexican government.
Sher: “David, with Mexico’s President Fox’s recent tour of some US States and his warnings to the US Senate to pass an immigration “reform” bill that is favorable to illegals; it certainly proves your points from our first interview. This time, I’d like to get into some of the specifics as to how the Mexican government is influencing the US Border patrol.
“My first question pertains to a conversation you and I had, regarding the Mexican Consulate having offices in US Border Patrol stations. Would you elaborate on that and tell me the specific influence the Mexican consulate has on US Border agents performing their jobs?”
David: “Yes. I know that the Mexican Consul had offices in the San Diego Sector and in the Tucson Sector. I am told by agents that these offices are still functional and we can extrapolate that the Sectors on east into New Mexico and Texas also have special offices within the Sectors to accommodate the regional off ices of the Mexican Consuls. Agents tell me that these Mexican Consul officials are allowed unrestricted access to roam the different Border Patrol Stations in order to “service” illegal Mexican aliens. During their rounds, these foreign consular officials are allowed to “interview” aliens at will, and they interfere with ongoing investigations and otherwise hinder ongoing Border Patrol operations.
“Furthermore, these Agents tell me that the Mexican Consul routinely solicits complaints against agents directly from illegal aliens. This is unprecedented and goes way beyond any notification requirements of any existing treaties. It has become apparent that the Mexican Government has undue influence over U.S. Immigration Law Enforcement. Agents also tell me that if the Mexican Government objects to any particular Border Patrol enforcement effort, the Border Patrol immediately curtails or discontinues that operation.”
Sher: “Keeping on President Fox’s US visit, I noticed that the US states he visited are those that the radical organization MEChA says it claims as Mexican territory for its “Empire of Aztlan”. During your many years with the US Border Patrol, did you encounter any members of these militant groups that are now demanding the Reconquista of large portions of the United States? If so, what was your experience?”
David: “Yes, I encountered Mechistas and members of numerous other groups dedicated to non-enforcement of U.S. Immigration Laws and the neutering of Border Patrol Agents. My experience is that these groups continually harass Border Patrol Officers and make unfounded complaints of misconduct against Border Patrol Officers. I know of instances in which individual members of these groups have rammed Border patrol vehicles, blocked off access roads and prevented the entry or exist of Border Patrol officers of lands. They have scattered nails and barriers along roads that are being used by Agents. There are even instances of these groups releasing illegal aliens from vehicles after their apprehension. Also, members of those groups follow Border Patrol vehicles around reporting on their locations and activities by cell phone.”
Sher: “In regards to MEChA, the Mexica Movement, La Raza etc., have you heard if any of your still-active colleagues are encountering increased militancy at the border? Is the Mexican consulate making additional “hands-off demands?
David: “Of course. The Mexican Government is constantly complaining about all forms of enforcement against illegal aliens. As for increased militancy at the border, officers are continually encountering violence perpetrated by illegal aliens. There are shots fired at the officers. They are bombarded by rocks and other debris thrown from Mexico. Illegal aliens have increasingly fought apprehension and assaulted officers. Generally, officers are afraid to use the force necessary to make the arrests because the offender makes unfounded allegations of abuse as encouraged by the Mexican Consul. Additionally, coyotes and guides are giving the illegal alien clients (pollos) drugs to make them move faster and not tire easily. This makes them fight, kick and run more easily.”
Sher: “For some time, now, it’s been reported that the Mexican military has not only affected incursions across the border into the US but, have threatened our Border Patrol agents with weapons. It has also been reported that the Mexican military appears to have ties to Mexican drug lords. Can you go into detail as to these invasions and any, to your knowledge, alliances between the Mexican military and the drug dealers?”
David: “Oh this is a deep and convoluted subject. Up until about 15 years ago, the Mexican military was the only agency in Mexico that was relatively uncorrupted by the drug cartels. Slowly, certain generals and other Army officials were bought off. Now, the Mexican military forces are just as corrupt as the federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Practically on a nightly basis some element of the Mexican military assists drug or human smugglers to enter the United States.
“They serve as guards and protectors—guides—and they create diversions at one location to attract Border Patrol to the area while the smugglers move drugs and people through another area. There have been numerous instances in which the Mexican military itself has moved drugs into the United States. It is not unusual for the Mexican military to fire upon Border Patrol officers to get the officers out of the area and to intimidate them into not coming back any time soon. Border Patrol management ignores these incidents as does the U.S. State Department. It is almost as if Border Patrol Agents are expendable in this great ballet conducted between the U.S. Government and the Mexican Government to maintain the status quo and not offend Vicente Fox and his toadies.”
Sher: “Along with trafficking of people and drugs across the US’ Southern border, there are also reports that Al-Qaeda maintains a terrorist training camp across our porous border from Brownsville, Texas. This is really chilling. What can you tell me about this?”
David: “I don’t know about that particular camp. I do know that there are camps in South and Central America where middle-eastern individuals are “Latinized”. There are credible reports of schools where suspicious individuals are taught Spanish, Latin culture, idiomatic expressions, and mannerisms to help them pass as Mexican or Central American. If you closely examine the features of a “typical” Mexican and an Arab, you will see that each ethnic group resembles the other. I have heard reports of these schools for years.
“I and others have found Arabic documents and Muslim items discarded in “stash” locations along the border where illegal aliens lay up to be picked up by smugglers. I believe the U.S. Government knows about this simply because as good citizens we have reported these phenomena. Yet, our borders remain open and illegal aliens from all over the world continue to sneak into this country unabated. It is as if President Bush, the cheap labor lobby, LULAC, MEChA, NCLR, MAPA, and the Mexican Government are willing to sacrifice Americans to not offend any ethnic group, and keep the flow of uneducated, poverty stricken, diseased, and needy individuals flowing across our borders.”
Sher Zieve is a long-time syndicated columnist who generally writes columns of a politically Conservative and Constitutional nature. She also interviews notable people with an interesting and/or newsworthy story to tell. These include politicians, writers, activists and others in the news. Her work has been and continues to be carried by both national and international publications. Sher appears regularly on national talk shows.