Mexico’s Congress has condemned what it says is a border violation by US workers building a controversial barrier between the two countries.
Legislators say workers and equipment building a section of the barrier have gone 10 metres (yards) into Mexico.
Mexican legislators said they had photographs and video, taken on Monday, of the workers and heavy-duty construction equipment that showed them about 10 metres inside Mexico near the border city of Agua Prieta and the town of Douglas, Arizona.
In a statement, the US Ambassador to Mexico Tony Garza said: “The US is sensitive to Mexican concerns… [and] has the deepest respect for the integrity of the sovereignty of Mexican soil“.
Many Mexicans see the fence as offensive and say it will be ineffective and potentially cause more deaths in border crossings.
An estimated 1.2 million illegal immigrants were arrested in 2005 trying to cross into the US via the border states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.
Mexicans find a fence to protect a country from illegal intrusion as offensive and the fence will cause more deaths. The fence is the cause of deaths to illegal or prospective illegal immigrants?
However, American workers cross into Mexico by 10 meters and the Mexican government cries foul.
So we ask, “Why did the Mexican cross the border?” Answer: To get into a sovereign nation by breaking its laws.
Source: BBC News
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