Mexican Ambassador: Not a ‘Single Case Proven’ of a Person Crossing Border to ‘Harm’ the U.S.

Mexican federal police officers stand guard on the Mexico side of the border on March 13, 2018, in Tijuana. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

By Nicholas Ballasy

WASHINGTON – Mexican Ambassador to the United States Gerónimo Gutiérrez told PJM that Mexico does not have a “border patrol” along the U.S.-Mexico border but Mexican federal police work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials to combat illegal activity.

The ambassador did not have an estimate of how many Mexican law enforcement officials work along the border with the United States. The embassy’s press office could not be reached for comment.

The U.S. currently has more than 16,000 agents stationed along the 2,000-mile southern border.

“We don’t have a border patrol. We work through two agencies. At the points of entry through the SAT [Mexico’s tax agency, Servicio de Administración Tributaria] which is [an] agency within our treasury that are counterparts for CBP, and then we have a federal police,” Gutiérrez said after a discussion at the National Immigration Forum’s spring reception earlier this month.

“I don’t have a number exactly of how many, but it’s the federal police in Mexico that has joint and coordinated patrolling and many other types of operations along the border with CBP and with ICE,” he added.

Gutiérrez was asked if he thinks a border wall system is needed along the U.S.-Mexico line to prevent illegal crossings and drug smuggling.

“We’re working closely with the United States. There were two strategic high-level dialogues last year with different U.S. agencies, their work on security. And what we both agree is that we need to hit the business operations of transnational organized crime organizations and that we need to center on their income, their production, the distribution of their operations, and that’s what we’re doing together,” he said.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto reportedly called off a recently planned visit to the White House to meet with President Trump after a phone conversation about border security. Gutiérrez declined to comment on the situation.

“I think there’s plenty that has been said about that topic already,” he said.

During the on-stage discussion, Gutiérrez said that Mexico takes security along the U.S.-Mexico border “seriously” because terrorists could cross illegally into the United States.

“I think that security is a natural concern nowadays; it’s especially been so since 9/11, but, in fact, having legal, safe, migration helps security, not the other way around, for two reasons. First, very simple, it allows you to know who is in, and, secondly, it provides you the opportunity to devote resources to what are really the true threats of security,” Gutiérrez said during the discussion on “cultural, economic and security anxieties driving the immigration debate in the United States and across the globe.”

Gutiérrez also said that there has not been a “case proven” of a terrorist crossing into the U.S. illegally from Mexico but that it “could happen” in the future.

“There has not been a single case proven in the past 15 years or so that anybody has come through Mexico to harm the United States, meaning, from a terrorist organization or something like that. To be sure, could that happen? Yes, by all means, and that’s why we take very seriously our security cooperation with the United States,” he said.

Gutiérrez argued that the border is “far more secure” than people realize.

“The United States and Mexico, in fact, work side by side, CBP [Customs and Border Protection] officials and Mexican officials making the border security,” he said.


Top broadcaster ignores plight of victim

A Swedish television show reacted to the brutal 10 hour gang rape of a woman by a group of youths in Malmö by repeatedly referring to the perpetrators as “victims”.

A woman in the Malmö district of Lindängen was drugged and viciously abused during an incident last month by a group of boys aged 13-16.

National broadcaster SVT responded by portraying the rapists in a sympathetic light.

“Because the suspects are under eighteen years old, the social authorities have been connected, and there young people who commit this type of crime are often considered victims themselves,” the TV presenter said in the report.

Social services representative Martin Facks repeated the narrative, telling the show, “As always, when children are doing terrible things, such as engaging in criminal or other norm-breaking behavior, we at the social services always see them as victims to a certain degree.”

A police spokesman also spoke sympathetically about the culprits, asserting that they didn’t fully grasp that they had committed a horrible crime.

Independent journalist Joakim Lamotte scorned the broadcaster for ignoring the plight of the victim.

“Here we have a journalist, a social services representative and a police officer. In this feature, they do not mention this girl even once. Instead, they keep repeating that the boys are the victims. How the hell is this even possible?” he asked. “Is it strange that we fail to get rid of this gang rape violence in Sweden when we have such people in positions of power? We have to stop babysitting these damn swine and take the women’s stories seriously!”

Sweden appears to have found a novel way of dealing with its spiraling rape problem by simply arresting the people who complain about it.

A 55-year-old man who wrote on Facebook that Muslim migrants, “account for a lot of gang crime in Sweden and other violent stuff like rapes” was put on trial and fined $1,265 dollars.

private study of 4,142 rulings regarding sex-related crimes passed by 40 Swedish courts between 2012 and 2014 found that 95.6% of rapes were committed by men of foreign descent.

Two out of three rapes with aggravating circumstances were committed by newly arrived migrants or approved asylum seekers. Official crime statistics show that reported rapes have increased 34% in the last 10 years.

Trump: Pay For the Border Wall With Sanctuary City Funds


Proposal gains momentum with support from president, Rep. Meadows

By Dan Lyman Wednesday, March 14, 2018

A border wall with Mexico could initially be financed by withholding federal funds from rogue ‘sanctuary’ cities, counties, and states – an idea that is being floated by President Trump and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC).

“In the upcoming omnibus budget bill, Congress must fund the border wall and prohibit grants to sanctuary jurisdictions that threaten the security of our country and the people of our country,” Trump said yesterday during his visit to California to inspect border wall prototypes. “We must enforce our laws and protect our people.”

“California sanctuary policies put the entire nation at risk. They’re the best friend of the criminal. That’s what exactly is happening. The criminals take refuge in these sanctuary cities, and it’s very dangerous for our police and enforcement folks.”

The president asserted that he may even veto the spending bill if it provides funding for sanctuary cities – regardless of whether there are also provisions for the wall.


Representative Meadows echoed the president’s sentiments during an appearance on Lou Dobbs Tonight.

“On March 23, we have an omnibus coming up that will fund the entire government, and I believe that we need to put money in for the wall,” Meadows said. “Perhaps one of the pay-fors would be this: let’s take some of that money that is going in to these sanctuary cities and sanctuary states – who refuse to uphold the rule of law and make sure that their communities are safe – perhaps we take that money back and use it on a down payment on the wall.

While President Trump has repeatedly vowed that Mexico will ultimately cover the cost of building the wall – a goal that can be accomplished myriad different ways, despite Mexico’s protestations – its construction should and can begin as soon as possible, regardless of the initial financing scheme.

Additionally, the wall could quickly pay for itself if it provides even modest results in stemming the tide of illegal aliens crossing the southern US border, as new research published by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) projects.

“The findings of this analysis show that if a border wall stopped a small fraction of the illegal immigrants who are expected to come in the next decade, the fiscal savings from having fewer illegal immigrants in the country would be sufficient to cover the costs of the wall,” explains Steven Camarota, director of research at CIS. “Based on National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine data, illegal border-crossers create an average fiscal burden of approximately $74,722 during their lifetimes, excluding any costs for their U.S.-born children. If a border wall stopped between 160,000 and 200,000 illegal crossers — 9 to 12 percent of those expected to successfully cross in the next decade — the fiscal savings would equal the $12 to $15 billion cost of the wall.”

President Trump tweeted a Fox News report on the CIS study on Tuesday.

According to CIS, there are approximately 300 state and local governments who currently provide ‘sanctuary’ for illegal aliens, in defiance of federal law. A comprehensive list can be found HERE.

The Trump administration scored a key legal victory on Tuesday, as a federal appeals court ruled in favor of the state of Texas in their efforts to crack down on sanctuary cities.


“When spreading that kind of extreme opinion, sometimes calling for violence and threatening groups, it’s illegal.”

by CHRIS TOMLINSON 13 Mar 2018

Swedish Justice Minister Morgan Johansson has promised to put more pressure on social media giants Facebook and YouTube owner Google to remove illegal “hate speech” material.

The Minister’s remarks come after many in the Swedish media railed against YouTube over right-wing channels that they had claimed were harassing them, Swedish public broadcaster SVT reports.

“I think that in any case, we must increase the pressure on the internet giants. They allow the unlawful material to remain. Then we will not have it. We have freedom of opinion. But Nazism is no opinion. It is a crime against humanity,” Mr. Johansson said.

“When spreading that kind of extreme opinion, sometimes calling for violence and threatening groups, it’s illegal,” he added.

Johansson also mentioned that he would be working with the European Union Commission on the issue. “The EU Commissioner responsible comes here on Thursday. Then we will continue the discussion that threatens online giants with EU legislation if you do not get better at grabbing this extreme material,” he said.

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The Swedish government has made it a priority to crack down on hate speech and on so-called “fake news” ahead of this year’s national election. Last year the government announced it would be handing out millions of Swedish Krona in cash to organisations including various mainstream media outlets to fight the spread of fake news.

Private organisations have also been working to report people for hate speech online including the group Näthatsgranskaren which is said to be behind a rapid increase in reports of hate speech to authorities.

The man behind the group, Tomas Åberg, was recently nominated by mainstream newspaper Aftonbladet for their “Swedish Hero” award as he reported around 750 cases of hate speech to the police. Åberg admitted in a separate interview that many of the people who he reported were women over the age of 65.

Näthatsgranskaren also receives funding from the EU.


Thought police tell Lauren Southern she’s a ‘threat to society’

Paul Joseph Watson | – MARCH 12, 2018

UK border authorities banned conservative journalist Lauren Southern from entering the country earlier today ostensibly because Southern had criticized Islam during a previous visit to the United Kingdom.

Southern was detained by border police in Calais while attempting to enter the UK on a bus. Authorities singled her out, confiscated her passport, detained and interrogated her.

The official reason for banning Southern from entering the country was that she was “involved in the distribution of racist material in Luton” and that such activities posed “a threat to the fundamental interests of society and to the public policy of the United Kingdom.”

The “racist material” in question comprised of leaflets which stated “Allah is a gay God”.

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Presumably, the UK has now instituted a kind of reverse Muslim ban where people who question the belief system of Islam (which isn’t a race) are now barred from entry.

Meanwhile, over 400 ISIS jihadists who fought in Syria and Iraq have been allowed back into the UK, with some being given welfare and free housing.

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Southern’s ban follows the similar treatment of right-wing activists Brittany Pettibone and Martin Sellner, who were detained over the weekend by UK authorities after Sellner tried to enter the country to give a speech on the topic of the threat to free speech at Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park, London.

Pettibone was told she was denied entry because she planned to interview Tommy Robinson, whom the UK government accuses of inciting “racial hatred” because of his criticism of Islam.

Other conservatives banned from the UK include Geert Wilders, who leads the Netherlands’ second largest political party, and popular American radio host Michael Savage.

The treatment of Sellner, Pettibone and Southern sets a horrifying precedent for free speech and represents an embarrassment to the United Kingdom. Urgent questions need to be asked in Parliament to ascertain why people are being banned from the country for holding conservative political beliefs.


Leftists mistakenly believe they have game-changing incident involving Border Patrol and illegal immigrant

Newsbusters – MARCH 11, 2018

Leftists finally think (erroneously) they have a game-changing incident involving a Border Patrol apprehension of an illegal immigrant.

A week ago, Perla Morales-Luna was arrested in front of her crying daughters in National City, California. Someone videotaped the incident. The video has gone viral. What most early press reports failed to note, or buried deep in their stories, is that the woman refused to be taken peacefully and in private. One unusual exception was a Friday evening Associated Press story.

Here is a sample of related headlines seen at other outlets found in a Google News search at 10 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday:

Many people who only see these headlines will believe that this was an abusive incident.

The AP story began with the Border Patrol’s reaction. With the exception noted below, it was relatively objective:

[…]”The U.S. Border Patrol said Friday that agents acted appropriately during the videotaped arrest of a woman who was pulled away from her anguished daughters on a street in Southern California.”

[…]“The agency said 36-year-old Perla Morales Luna recruited drivers to take people who crossed the border illegally to a house in National City, near San Diego.”

The agency put her in deportation proceedings and is not pursuing smuggling charges.

Video of the woman being pulled from her daughters on March 3 in the San Diego suburb had drawn nearly 10 million views on Facebook by Friday afternoon. At least one person can be heard crying uncontrollably as agents forced Morales-Luna into a vehicle and drove away.

The woman’s attorney, Andres Moreno II, said agents left the daughters — 17, 15 and 12 — alone on the street. The children, all U.S. citizens, are now living with family in the San Diego area.

AP reporter Elliot Spagat clearly decided not to describe Morales-Luna’s alleged involvement in human smuggling as, well, human smuggling.

The Border Patrol didn’t hesitate to do so, and also addressed why the daughters’ situation was handled as it was:

The AP’s Spagat adequately disclosed the CBP’s position, and noted it was potential disruptors who placed the daughters in jeopardy (though “whisked her away” in the excerpt below betrays bias):

Morales-Luna arranged for her sister to take custody of her children but not until after agents whisked her away, according to the Border Patrol.

The agency said officers faced “a barrage of insults and confrontational agitators” during the arrest.

Michael Scappechio, a spokesman, said safety concerns prompted agents to leave before letting Morales-Luna call her sister.

Especially given the alleged crime, as Jazz Shaw at Hot Air wrote Saturday, it’s hard to imagine that this story will change many minds:

… this entire premise of “families being separated by the cruel ICE agents” isn’t going to resonate very well in the heartlands. … do you hear liberals crying that … (citizens convicted of crimes) shouldn’t go to jail because the cops are “breaking up their family?”

No, we don’t.