Does Mexico guard its Northern border at all?

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  • Yoda
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    Yes. Entry into the border towns is very easy, they don't even check IDs crossing into Mexico, but if you venture beyond the border towns, you will be checked.

    The southern border is VERY strictly controlled. See the following link and accompanying text.

    http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/060815a.aspx

    For the past month, America's attention has been focused on the Middle East war. During that time, another 300,000 illegal aliens have crossed America's border with Mexico. But you won't believe how Mexico treats its illegal aliens.

    Illegal aliens from Mexico were allowed to march through America's cities, demanding citizenship – some even waved the Mexican flag. But illegal aliens inside Mexico, mostly from Guatemala and Honduras, are literally on the run.

    Some travel by train and some hide, trying to stay one step ahead of the Mexican Federal Police.

    The Mexican government was outraged by the movement to build a new wall on America's southern border. Mexico's Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez went before the cameras to protest.

    Derbez said, "Mexican immigrants are not felons or terrorists. They are human beings who deserve respect and the opportunity to live with dignity."

    But in Mexico, when it comes to the treatment of its illegal aliens it's, ‘Do as I say, not as I do.’

    Mexico has called U.S. immigration policy "harsh," and has called the proposed wall on the U.S. Mexico border "shameful." But some have called the Mexican immigration policy "hypocritical."

    Enter Mexico illegally and you're treated as a felon. If you're caught by the Federal Police, you'll be fortunate if you're only deported immediately. The unfortunate are robbed, abused, raped, or even murdered by corrupt police officers.

    Fernando Aguilar Neri coordinates Red Cross efforts to help illegal aliens in Mexico.

    “When people approach us, they are usually fearful that we work with the government and are afraid of being reported,” said Neri. “…One of the seven principles of the Red Cross is complete neutrality and independence, so we can't cooperate with the Mexican government on the illegal alien issue.”

    Neri says that most illegals moving through Mexico try to avoid the cities.

    The Catholic Church also shields illegal aliens from the Mexican government. CBN found two shelters for illegals in Mexico City, but weren't allowed inside.

    Most of the Central Americans inside are on their way to the United States. They'll be fortunate if they arrive unharmed.

    One immigrant from El Salvador said, "If you are carrying any money, the police take the money and then say, get out of here."

    "We still have 20 days of travel (to reach the United States)," another one said.

    But if you're a Mexican wanting to enter the U.S. illegally, then you can count on the Mexican government's help and support. It even has a special department called Grupos Beta that helps Mexicans cross the U.S. border illegally.

    But in an interview with CBN News, the head of Mexico's Immigration Service, Hipolito Treviño, denied it.

    “Grupos Beta is the Mexican government initiative which does not help people cross the border, but they do assist them when they have problems in the border area,” Trevino said.

    But Grupos Beta gives them a booklet, which includes tips on how to safely cross the U.S border. Trevino denied the allegation that immigrants are also given maps by the government.

    “No maps,” he said. “We give them recommendations about the dangerous animals they'll encounter, how much water they need every day, what to do in case they get lost, what to do in case they get detained by the border patrol, which paths are dangerous because of crime.”

    The reason for the government's help? The cash sent home by Mexicans in the U.S. constitutes the second biggest source of foreign currency in Mexico after the oil industry. Last year that was $20 billion, or 2 percent of Mexico's GDP.

    About 10 percent of Mexico's population is now living in the United States, that’s over 10 million people. And how many illegal aliens in its own country has Mexico legalized in the past five years? Just 15,000.

    The Mexican government may think a new wall on the U.S. border is offensive, but critics are saying far worse things about Mexico's immigration policy.

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  • 4 years ago

    Border protection is a comedian tale era. however the biggest problem is presently at our southern border. With mexico's depressed financial equipment sneaking into the U. S. is amazingly beautiful. Canadians on the otherhand, dont have the tousled government and financial equipment that the mexicans do and as a result have little impetus to illegally enter the U. S.. This reality would not even nevertheless do away with the would desire to preserve ALL of our borders. the potential for terrorists shifting risky components over the two border is unacceptable, and the unlawful get right of entry to of distant places nationals would desire to be stopped in spite of nationwide commencing place.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I went to Mexico in April. I walked from San Ysidro, CA to Tijuana, Mexico. I walked in and was not checked and I did not see any immigration officals around.

    So no, they do not guard the northern border. I have heard that you get checked if you travel a certain distance south from the border.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If they did then there wouldn't be a really drug cartel wars going on the southern US/Mexico northern border right now!

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  • 1 decade ago

    It guards its points of entry. But due to the high volume, it takes a "Sampling" approach.

    And of course, as in any country, is the TAX Police who looks for people smuggling goods into Mexico the one that it is toughest.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They guard it because they are at war with the cartels. Also 1500 murders along the border on the Mexican side so far this year.

    They do not stop illegals from entering the US because the official Mexican government policy is to encourage illegals to cross.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Those are guards? I thought they were travel agents!LOL!! They dont guard a thing,only in the south,but the north,no!!!!!!!! How then that contry will get millions every year???? Not good for the business!

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  • JustUS
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    1 decade ago

    Having lived there for a few years, I can say yes they do.

    Entering the border towns from the north is easy but once you get further into the country it gets tougher, you better have the proper documentation or they will put your a z z in jail.

    They don't like anybody from central America entering the country without the proper papers.

    The treat these people like the US treat Mexicans.

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  • 1 decade ago

    No, the citizens going into the US are not breaking Mexico's laws.

    Just as the US border agents do not care if they overhear you talking about having broken a law in Mexico...since you were in Mexico and you did not break that law in the US they can not do anything about it anyhow...so they don't care.

    Mexico has been working very hard on breaking the power of the drug cartels and thy work on that...however, as long as the US citizenry demands illegal drugs and there is money to be made there will be people willing to risk prison for riches.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Mexico does not have Guards neither borders or walls on the Northern or Southern Border.

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