U.S. border to be opened to 100 Mexican-domiciled trucking companies

WorldNetDaily has a very alarming story today about plans to open the border to Mexican trucking companies that do not meet American safety standards:

“The Bush administration has indicated to me that tomorrow (Friday) they will open the U.S. border to 100 Mexican-domiciled trucking companies,” DeFazio said. “This is a sad day for America.”

“This administration is hell-bent on opening our borders,” DeFazio said, “but has failed to require that Mexican drivers and trucks meet the same safety and security standards as U.S. drivers and trucks.”

“That’s simply unacceptable,” he continued. “The administration is essentially adopting a faith-based paper system without adequate protections for public safety.”

…Spencer charged the White House has intentionally pursued a strategy designed to keep the Mexican truck demonstration project “below the radar,” and avoid a public outcry on talk radio and the Internet such as occurred over the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, with Dubai Ports, and again with President Bush’s two failed attempts to jam a comprehensive immigration reform bill through the Senate.

“The White House does a much better job keeping Mexico informed than the U.S. public or Congress,” Spencer said pointedly. “Since March, we have credible reports that the Bush administration has been telling groups in Mexico that the one-year pilot program is merely a formality. Bush administration officials are willing to say in Mexico that once the one year had elapsed, the border would be wide open to all Mexican trucks.”

Spencer charged the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is “making up the rules as they go along” for exactly how the Mexican truck demonstration project would be launched, operated, or evaluated.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that the Bush administration is trying to manage the news so the Mexican truck issue does not explode on the American public like Dubai Ports or the Kennedy-McCain comprehensive immigration reform bill did,” Spencer said. “The White House spin never stops.”

“Why is the Bush administration preparing to issue visas to the Mexican drivers for six months?” Spencer asked. “This is the first guest worker program, whether the White House wants to admit it or not. Canadian drivers don’t have to have visas, so why would a Mexican driver have to have a visa, especially a visa valid for six months?”

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4 Responses to “U.S. border to be opened to 100 Mexican-domiciled trucking companies”

  1. Lincoln says:

    Se habla espanol?

  2. casey says:

    Yo no soy marinero, soy capitan.

  3. Lincoln says:

    ROFL!

    It’s askeery though. I live in a neighborhood with a large hispanic population, and everytime on my way to work, there’s a whole bunch of them just standing around the corner, even in the afternoons, just waiting for work. :-X

  4. casey says:

    And yet they’re still here. Tells you what it must be like for them back home. I think we ought to go in and take Mexico and turn it in to the 51st state. No more illegal immigration, and we can start putting the American way to work there, too.