The Democrat governor of New Mexico, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, demanded on Friday, April 19, that members of the United Constitutional Patriots, a “militia group” as described by the liberal Mainstream Media, stop detaining or arresting illegal aliens at the border. Gov. Grisham said the group members are "regular citizens who have no authority to arrest or detain anyone."
On the other hand, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico wants Gov. Grisham and the New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas to investigate the group because they say some of the group's members are armed. It appears the NM ACLU is familiar with the Second Amendment.
Gov. Grisham reaction is not surprising. She has been a critic of Pres. Trump’s immigration and border security policies and refused to support the Border Patrol in her state.
While the ACLU is demanding an investigation of the United Constitutional Patriots, the ACLU itself should be investigated for defending illegal aliens, for un-American activities, and for undermining the Constitution of the United States.
We must stop illegal immigration by not excusing illegal aliens and rewarding them with legal aid.
In a clear example of inference in free markets, as well as another example of facilitating illegal immigration, the City of San Antonio has asked Aguila Express, a bus company based in Eagle Pass, to stop overcharging migrants for their tickets from the border town to San Antonio. This action by the City could also be interpreted as a violation of the state’s Anti-Sanctuary Cities law.
San Antonio City Attorney Andrew Segovia wrote a letter to the bus company saying, “The vulnerable nature of this population is no secret. They are already overwhelmed without having to deal with predatory or illegal business practices. The mistreatment of these individuals must cease immediately.”
How can, and why should San Antonio’s government tell a private business what to charge for a service? What’s next, Demanding that the price of hamburgers de reduced for specific groups and populations?
Sources have told El Conservador that the City of San Antonio is violating the state Anti-Sanctuary law, again. The San Antonio Fire Department (SAFD) has assigned two-person squads to stand by at Travis Methodist church where 40 "immigrants" from Honduras are being housed. They are assigned to two-hour shifts 24hrs a day for medical calls.
We should remember there are a large number of cases of mumps, measles and other illnesses that have been reported in ICE detention centers since the border crisis began. Also, the City has placed a notice on the City employee website is asking for volunteers that are Spanish speakers to help with the “immigrants.”
The health concerns are real. Today, April, 5, immigration officials in Arizona reported the death of a Mexican man who was in custody at the Florence Service Processing Center. Not only have the ICE and Border Patrol agents been placed in harms’ way with these diseases but now SA city firefighters will also be.
ICB Bank Charman Dennis Nixon told Texas Insider in a recent interview that closing the U.S./Mexico border would cause significant economic repercussions for south Texas cities along the Rio Grande River. However, are the economic interests of some businesses more important than the safety or all American citizens?
The historical economic ties between Mexican and U.S. business and commercial interests are very close. Border communities mix their economies to a large extent in spite of the international border.
However, although the economic, business and commercial interests of these border communities may be close, Mexico and the U.S. still are two different nations. We cannot honestly say that metro areas like Laredo, TX and Nuevo Laredo, MX are “one” based solely on their economic ties, because their interests remain different based on their national governments.
Democrats Congressman Cuellar of Laredo and Congressman Vela of Brownsville opposed and criticized President Trump’s proposal to close the border because it would harm international trade and the economy of the border region. Their position reflects the arrogance and hypocrisy of the "elites" that control the politics and businesses on the border.
Cuellar and Vela expressed concern for the border counties' economies which are some of the poorest in the nation because of the depressed wages due to the influence of cheap Mexican labor. They claim to support "workers," but act to undermine them.
Their concerns for the economy also seem hollow and disingenuous because both Cuellar and Vela support the radical environmental "Green Plan" which seeks to limit if not abolish gas and oil production. Gas and oil production in south Texas have brought new wealth to many communities. If Cuellar and Vela cared about the local economies, they would oppose illegal alien labor and support oil and gas development.