Mexico cracking down on illegal aliens from America

Mexico is cracking down on undocumented boaters from America who enter its territorial waters.

Without a fence to mark the international boundary, crossing by boat from San Diego into Mexico might seem deceptively easy. But San Diego sport fishermen and others drawn to the waters off Baja California should take heed: Mexico's federal government has been stepping up inspections, checking for passports, tourist permits, fishing permits and other documents.

Until now, violators have been issued warnings and told to turn around. But this week, the Mexican government announced its intention to crack down on violators. That could mean boats being towed to Ensenada for an administrative process and immediate deportation of the crew and passengers.

Isn't this cruel?  Don't you think this could separate families?  Instead of persecuting these poor fishermen, shouldn't Mexico be trying to bring them out of the shadows?  Isn't it racist to exclude Americans?  Don't you think that if these boaters pay a fine, they should be allowed to proceed without being deported?

Although fishing permits long have been required, the federal government has more recently been asking foreign visitors to comply with Mexican immigration regulations, requiring them to carry passports and tourist permits when inside the country's territorial waters, within 12 miles of the coastline. Known as an FMM, the visitor permit costs about $21.

But how will that help the undocumented fishermen?  You know how difficult it is to get a voter ID in America; getting one of these permits will probably be even more difficult.  Given the difficulties of getting a permit, isn't it racist of the Mexican government to require it?

Do you think a Mexican judge will overturn this policy and require seized boats to be released?  Do you think the Mexican president will act on his own, without the legislature, to legalize the presence of American fishermen, given his approval of President Obama's similar moves?

This article was produced by NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.

Mexico is cracking down on undocumented boaters from America who enter its territorial waters.

Without a fence to mark the international boundary, crossing by boat from San Diego into Mexico might seem deceptively easy. But San Diego sport fishermen and others drawn to the waters off Baja California should take heed: Mexico's federal government has been stepping up inspections, checking for passports, tourist permits, fishing permits and other documents.

Until now, violators have been issued warnings and told to turn around. But this week, the Mexican government announced its intention to crack down on violators. That could mean boats being towed to Ensenada for an administrative process and immediate deportation of the crew and passengers.

Isn't this cruel?  Don't you think this could separate families?  Instead of persecuting these poor fishermen, shouldn't Mexico be trying to bring them out of the shadows?  Isn't it racist to exclude Americans?  Don't you think that if these boaters pay a fine, they should be allowed to proceed without being deported?

Although fishing permits long have been required, the federal government has more recently been asking foreign visitors to comply with Mexican immigration regulations, requiring them to carry passports and tourist permits when inside the country's territorial waters, within 12 miles of the coastline. Known as an FMM, the visitor permit costs about $21.

But how will that help the undocumented fishermen?  You know how difficult it is to get a voter ID in America; getting one of these permits will probably be even more difficult.  Given the difficulties of getting a permit, isn't it racist of the Mexican government to require it?

Do you think a Mexican judge will overturn this policy and require seized boats to be released?  Do you think the Mexican president will act on his own, without the legislature, to legalize the presence of American fishermen, given his approval of President Obama's similar moves?

This article was produced by NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.