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Mexico Mayors "Blame America First"

Friday, October 1, 2010

Well, just when you think you have heard just about everything, Fox News reports that "A coalition of Mexican mayors has asked the United States to stop deporting illegal immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes in the U.S. to Mexican border cities, saying the deportations are contributing to Mexican border violence."

Apparently, the mayor of Juarez -- the world's most murder-plagued city, across the border from low-crime El Paso where Americans are able to buy and carry guns for protection -- said "that of the 80,000 people deported to Juarez in the past three years, 28,000 had U.S. criminal records -- including 7,000 convicted rapists and 2,000 convicted murderers."

This, on the heels of a CNN story noting that Mexico's foreign minister, Patricia Espinosa, has claimed that violence in the United States is not related to illegal Mexican immigrants, but that Mexico's violence is caused by guns smuggled into Mexico from the United States.

Predisposed to spinning the news in favor of gun control, CNN attempted to bolster Espinosa's claim by quoting a former Carter Administration staffer to the effect that, as CNN put it, "more than 90 percent of weapons in Mexico come from the United States."

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