Saturday, September 13, 2014

México/Texas: President Peña Nieto Describes Texas National Guard Troops as "Reprehensible"

According to The Latin American Tribune, the decision by Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) to assign National Guard troops on the border with México “is not only disagreeable, but “reprehensible,” Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said in an interview published Friday (September 12).

Such a policy has no part “in the spirit of cordiality and friendship between two countries,” he told El Universal.

Peña Nieto said that other US states have “changed their policies and have made it much friendlier, particularly toward the migrant population.”

On July 21, Gov. Perry announced that he would deploy 1,000 soldiers of the Texas National Guard on the Mexican border because of all the unaccompanied, undocumented children flooding into the United States from Central America.

Gov. Perry based his decision on the consequences that the arrival of all minor children is having, claiming that criminal gangs exploit the US Border Patrol whose task it is to prevent and neutralize illegal immigration into the US, NOT to feed and care for minor children reaching the US border.

COMMENT: President Peña Nieto seemingly does not fathom the overwhelming responsibility it is to educate all minor children who reach the US border, unless, of course, the Mexican president would prefer that the US pass a new law that mandates that only legal foreign aliens in the US be educated, which is a feasible consideration.

The fact that President Peña Nieto has characterized Governor Perry’s action as “reprehensible,” suggests that the Mexican President is actually hopeful that as many illegal minors reach the US border as possible.

Seemingly, Mexican efforts to discourage “coyotes” from profiting from those minor children who successfully reach the Mexican border after their arduous, high-risk travel through Central America exposing them to sexual exploitation has been lackluster at best.

Former US Marine Andrew Tamooressi who has been languishing in a Mexican prison for over six months, despite his suffering from PTSD acquired from two combat tours in Afghanistan, strangely has become a political pawn in a bizarre dispute between México and the United States:

Strangely, Andrew Tamooressi has become an unwilling victim in a contentious dispute between México and the US, simply because of the Obama Administration’s failure to come to the aid of a former Marine who did his duty, while the US President has failed do HIS.

President Obama so often claims he "has a pen and a phone," yet he seemingly is incapable of lifting a hand to make a phone call to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and ask that Andrew Tamoorressi be released on humanitarian grounds.