By Joe Guzzardi
The only person in Mexico who can’t get into the United States is Marine Sergeant Andrew P. Tahmooressi. Others can just walk in, surrender to a Border Patrol Agent, claim fear of persecution, be reunited with their illegal alien families and demand amnesty.
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Sgt. Tahmooressi has no such luck. For the better part of six months, Tahmooressi has been held in a Mexican jail — including a stretch at one of its most notorious prisons, El Hongo, a maximum security facility controlled by drug lords and reserved for murderers, rapists and cartel hit men.
On April 1, Mexican authorities arrested and then jailed Tahmooressi on alleged weapons charges after he made a wrong turn that inadvertently landed him in Mexico. During his confinement, Tahmooressi, likely singled out for inhumane treatment simply because he’s American, has been stripped, shackled and beaten.