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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Border Patrol: Nuh-Uh, Wa'nt Us

Source: CBP
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Inaccurate

(05/09/2006)Statement
Today’s report by the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, “U.S. tipping Mexico to Minuteman patrols,” is inaccurate. Border Patrol does not report activity by civilian, non-law enforcement groups to the Government of Mexico. During a detention of a legal or illegal immigrant that produces an allegation of improper treatment, Border Patrol reports the allegation and allows the appropriate consulate to interview the individual in custody.

This is consistent with the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 1963 that provides consular access to foreign nationals being detained by a foreign government. This is the same agreement that protects United States citizens when they travel to foreign countries.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Border Patrol continues to appreciate the efforts of civilians who contact law enforcement authorities regarding suspicious activity.
So you say, the evidence doesn't seem to support this assertion. Let's see, who do I believe, an organization that doesn't do it's job, or, a newspaper that has consistently broken huge immigration stories that make the BP look like Mexico's bitch? (cue Jeopardy music)

Who is Inland Valley Daily Report Alex?

Let's remember...
"The Mexican consul in Presidio also contacted the chief of the Border Patrol in the Marfa Sector to solicit his cooperation in case they detect any activity of `vigilantes,' and was told to immediately contact the consulate if there was," according to the document.
And oh, as to this sentence...
U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Border Patrol continues to appreciate the efforts of civilians who contact law enforcement authorities regarding suspicious activity.
That is nothing more than a load of crap as anyone who's called in can attest I'll wager.

H/T Hot Air who asks "Do you believe the Bulletin or this guy?



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