Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Smokin' Hot Border News!

Tigerhawk notes a striking Stratfor report on corruption within the Mexican government:

About 400,000 Mexican police officers are under investigation by the Attorney General's Office for corruption and suspected links to organized crime, La Jornada reported June 26, citing government sources. Most of the officers are from Nuevo Leon, Sonora, Baja California, Guerrero, Michoacan, Mexico and the federal district.

Yes, you read that right. Four hundred thousand Mexican police officers are under investigation "by the Attorney General's Office."

To put this into context, there are a bit more than 670,000 total sworn police officers -- corrupt and otherwise -- in the United States, a substantially larger country.

Naturally, I have a couple of questions: ...How many people does the Attorney General's Office have at its disposal to investigate these 400,000 allegedly corrupt officers? ...How many Mexican police officers are not under investigation?

Meanwhile, the Washington Times has an exclusive report regarding a monstrous forgery ring (hat tips: Gateway Pundit and Michelle Malkin):

The head of a Mexican forgery ring was convinced he could make phony documents that illegal aliens could use to indicate fraudulently that they were eligible for a new amnesty, says a government affidavit recounting wiretapped phone calls the man made.

Julio Leija-Sanchez, who ran a $3 million-a-year forgery operation before he was arrested in April, was expecting Congress to pass a legalization program, which he called "amnesty," and said he could forge documents to fool the U.S. government into believing illegal aliens were in the country in time to qualify for amnesty, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent said in the affidavit.

In recounting a wiretapped telephone conversation, ICE agent Jason E. Medica said he heard Mr. Leija-Sanchez tell an associate the forgery ring could "fix his papers" to meet the requirements of a legalization program such as the bill the Senate is debating today.

Ace's reaction: "Why, it's almost as if those already breaking the law actually wouldn't mind breaking a couple of other laws to gain legal status."


Hat tip el grande: Larwyn

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