It was described as an “unbelievable foray” when two Mexican soldiers breached the U.S. border near Sasabe, Arizona, and held U.S. Border Patrol agents at gunpoint for 30 minutes and shot Javier Jose Rodriguez, a young Tucson man, who spent three weeks in the hospital and racked up bills totaling more than $43,000.
It happened on Jan. 26. The Mexican soldiers, who “misidentified themselves to border agents” as being in pursuit of drug smugglers, retreated only when the U.S. agents drew their weapons and summoned assistance, WND reported last month.
Then they retreated south across the border “as if nothing ever happened, and the Obama administration just let it slide,” according to Judicial Watch, which discovered the incursion through a Freedom of Information Act request. The group says Mexican soldiers aren’t chasing drug smugglers, but are protecting drug cartels as they transport their cargo into the U.S. through the desert.
It may sound unbelievable. But it’s not all that unusual. It has happened at least 300 times over the last 18 years.
Mexican soldiers have driven into Texas, landed helicopters in the Rio Grande Valley and encountered Border Patrol agents in many armed standoffs, the station reported.
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, is one federal official who is not amused by the pattern of dangerous incursions into the U.S. He has demanded the Homeland Security Department produce a report on what’s going on.
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