Who Owns the Border-Death Truck Tragedy?
Florida truck driver James Matthew Bradley isn’t the mastermind of the human-smuggling ring that led to the grisly deaths of ten illegal immigrants in his rig, which authorities found at a San Antonio Walmart over the weekend.
Mexican Government Helps Illegal Immigrants in U.S. to Avoid Deportation
In December 2004, the Mexican government distributed 1.5 million copies of a pamphlet titled “Guide for the Mexican Migrant,” unabashedly advising its citizens on ways to illegally migrate to the United States, one of its closest allies. The literature went as far …
I think concerns expressed that Trump treat Mexico and President Peña Nieto with dignity and respect are well-taken and wise.
But part of the problem inherent in Trump’s pushback is that the present relationship has become asymmetrical for …
How Trump Could Turn a Good Neighbor Into a Bad One
There is much to cheer about President Trump’s first decisions as president. Conservatives are almost certainly going to love his Supreme Court pick, his stepped-up efforts to deport criminal aliens, the approval of two oil pipelines stubbornly blocked by …
President Trump, Be Wary of a Mexican Backlash
After months of controversy, senior administration officials will finally sit down this week with their Mexican counterparts to begin discussing President Trump’s campaign pledges to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), impose tariffs on Mexican imports to …
The Terrorist Threat from the Southern ‘Border’
Donald J. Trump met today with Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto and later flies to Arizona for a much- anticipated speech on immigration. On these and similar occasions, it would behoove the Republican presidential nominee to go beyond the …
Carrier’s Mexico Move Was Entirely Predictable
Carrier Corporation garnered national attention last week with a gauche announcement that it would close down its Indianapolis manufacturing facility, lay off 1,400 workers, and move to Mexico — all this despite receiving millions in federal support to create domestic green jobs.
Is There Any Hope for Stopping Mexico’s Violent Drug Cartels?
Don Winslow, novelist and conscientious objector to America’s longest “war,” was skeptical when he was in Washington on a recent Sunday morning. This was shortly after news broke about the escape, from one of Mexico’s “maximum security” prisons, …
Unexpected Victories for Democracy in Turkey and Mexico
Another election, another surprise. Actually, two elections, in two countries last weekend, with surprisingly pleasant surprises. And in two very large countries: Turkey (population 82 million) and Mexico (119 million), both very important to the United States.
In the run-up to the …
George Will: ‘The Idea That We Can’t Assimilate These Eight-year-old Criminals with Their Teddy Bears Is Preposterous’
Columnist George Will Sunday downplayed concerns about chaos at the border over the surge in underage illegal immigrants without adult guardians.
“We ought to say to these children, ‘Welcome to America. You’re going to go to school, get a job, …
Trump’s Wall Meets Texas’s Biggest National Park
‘And there, my friends,” declared our guide, gesturing out at a sprawling mountain view, “is where we will soon see The Great Wall of Trump.”
Everyone laughed. Then we stared. We were in West Texas, high in the Chinati Mountains — …
We Need Mexico on Our Side
U.S.–Mexico relations are, without question, at their lowest point in decades. Now, just weeks after a cancelled state visit by President Enrique Peña Nieto, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security John …
Humiliating Mexico over the Wall Would Be a Big Mistake
By all means, build a wall on the border, but don’t make Mexico pay for it.
It was a great — and by great I mean effective, not noble or heroic — applause line from then-candidate Trump on the …
The United States is the top dog — the top dog in all the world. Diminished, yes, but still top. And in dealing with such countries as Mexico — very far from the top — we can afford to be …
The Strengthening of Mexico’s Peso Doesn’t Bode Well for Trump
The Mexican peso’s strength has a negative correlation with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign polls. Over the weekend, the peso jumped nearly 2 percent against the dollar; analysts have attributed it to the near-implosion of Trump’s campaign after a …
Contemplating President Sybil
Today Trump meets with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, and no one knows just what to expect. One could picture Trump emerging from the meeting slapping backs and declaring that, as the ultimate dealmaker, he’s found common ground with …
Roberta Jacobson Should Not Be the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
The United States’ relationship with Mexico is among the most important in the world. Common interests and broad concerns range from extensive commercial ties, border security, narcotics and other crime syndicates, to family and cultural heritage. It’s a relationship …
America, Like Greece, May End with a Lawless Whimper
Barbarians at the gate usually don’t bring down once-successful civilizations. Nor does climate change. Even mass epidemics such as the plague that decimated sixth-century Byzantium do not necessarily destroy a culture.
Far more dangerous are institutionalized corruption, a lack …
Is There an ISIS Threat on the Texas-Mexico Border or Not?
From the Thursday Morning Jolt:
Is There an ISIS Threat on the Texas-Mexico Border or Not?
Yesterday we noted the surprising statement from Representative Duncan Hunter, Republican of California, that “at least ten ISIS fighters have been caught coming across …
These Days Are Good Days to Bury Bad News
With Japan and the world spending the past week worrying about a nuclear reactor, and new military action in Libya, it’s a wonderful time for politicians to let out bad news, certain that it will be overshadowed by the …