Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Feds abetting illegal immigration by notifying Mexico of Minutemen locations

I was already pissed that the federal government was being derelict in its Constitutional duty to protect the country's sovereignty by turning a blind eye to illegal immigration. But this is freakin' ridiculous:
The U.S. Border Patrol is tipping off Mexican authorities on the positions of members of the Minuteman civilian patrols.

U.S. officials have agreed to the notification process to reassure the Mexican government that the illegal immigrants' rights are being observed, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin of Ontario, Calif., reports.
But angered Minuteman members say the reporting virtually nullifies their effectiveness and could endanger lives.

"Now we know why it seemed like Mexican officials knew where we were all the time," Chris Simcox, founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, told the Ontario paper.

"It's unbelievable that our own government agency is sending intelligence to another country," he said. "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."
The Minuteman blog commented: "That is not a report on the location of Minutemen at the border, but political intelligence from our government to a foreign nation about the activities of American citizens petitioning our own government for redress of grievances."
Until Congress decides to address not only the illegal immigration problem, but also reforming of INS, the GOP can kiss my ass when they ask for my vote this year!