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January 17, 2006

Mexican Invasion -- Literally (Almost)

Members of the Mexican Army have repeatedly crossed into US territory to protect drug dealers:

In one 2000 incident, more than 16 Mexican soldiers were arrested by border agents in a small town west of El Paso, in Santa Teresa, N.M., after Mexican soldiers fired on the agents, said T.J. Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council, a union representing the agents.

None of the agents was injured in the gun battle, and U.S. State Department officials forced the border agents to release the soldiers and return them to Mexico with their weapons, Bonner added.

And that's not the only documented incident, of course. There have been over 200 incursions of Mexican military members into US territory since 1996. And I don't mean as tourists.


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