Felipe Calderon Upset Over U.S. Practice Of Deporting Criminals Back To Mexico
Earlier in the week the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency boasted that they are now deporting more convicted criminals then ever before, most of whom are being sent back to Mexico. In response to the agencies message Mexico President Felipe Calderon delivered a scathing speech in response to the U.S. practice of criminal deportation.
In his speech Calderon said:
“The American authorities have gotten into the habit of simply deporting 60 (thousand) or 70,000 migrants per year to cities like Ciudad Juarez or Tijuana.”
Calderon then added:
“There are many who really are criminals … and it is cheaper to leave them on the Mexican side of the border than to prosecute them.”
According to Felipe because of this practice violence has escalated in Mexico.
US officials say they are attempting to come up with a better system that would warn Mexico officials if a potentially dangerous criminal is about to be released. At this time there is no system that tells Mexican officials about why certain individuals are being deported.
In response to Calderon’s speech it should be pointed out that deported individuals are typically in the United States illegally, if Mexico’s own border patrol officials did a better job of stopping border crossings in the first place those violent criminals would have already been committing crimes in their own country.
Essentially Calderon expects the U.S. court system to pay for his citizens criminal mistakes and if found guilt he expects the U.S. prison system to pay for the housing of those criminals who shouldn’t be in the United States in the first place.
Do you think the U.S. has the right to deport violent criminals back to their own country when they weren’t welcomed into the United States in the first place?