Just how far north has Obama moved the border?
Oregon's Marion County Correctional Facility (MCCF) is located 915 miles from the U.S./Mexican border, but you would never know it after a look at some of the 400 inmates being held at the facility.
As of Jan. 4, 2013 (1 a.m.), the jail's roster listed 36 inmates with current holds issued by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE).
Illegal aliens transforming Oregon's roads into deadly passages
January 4, 2013
By: Dave Gibson
Of course, the jail has many more Mexican nationals incarcerated who do not have ICE holds, simply because the agency is yet to issue one or the crime with which the inmate is charged does not meet the Obama administration's criteria to begin deportation proceedings.
Additionally, local authorities may not have inquired into the inmates status.
The illegal aliens currently held at the MCCF are charged with various crimes, including identity theft, forgery, assault, drug distribution, robbery, burglary, sexual assault and even manslaughter.
However, the most common charges among them are reckless driving and DUI.
Of course, this phenomena is not unique to Oregon...
Every week, there are reports from all over the country of illegal aliens, mostly from Mexico, maiming and killing people in automobile accidents.
While many of the cases involve drunk driving, a great number of them were seemingly caused by simple incompetence or a lack of driving ability.
An examination of Mexico’s driving laws may hold the answer.
As for DUI laws, only 15 of Mexico’s 32 states have legal driving limits for a driver’s Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC).
Those states are: Aguascalientes, Chiapas, Distrito Federal, Estado de Mexico, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Michoacán, Tamaulipas, and Vera Cruz - .04; Chihuahua - .05; Guanajato, Morelos, Nuevo León, Oazaca, Quintana Roo, and Sonora - .08; and Colima .08 - .10.
View all countries’ BAC limits...
According to the United Nation’s Pan-American Health Organization, a total of 200,000 people drove under the influence of alcohol on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in Mexico City, in 2008 alone.
As to simple proficiency among Mexican drivers, the testing (or lack thereof) may provide the rather frightening answer.
In six Mexican states as well as in Mexico City, issuing agencies do not administer any sort of test before handing-out driver’s licenses. In these locations, one need only pay a fee to obtain a license (about $45 in Mexico City).
Three other states require the applicant to sit through a class, after which all attendees are issued licenses, while many other states give tests consisting of rather easy multiple choice questions.
And what happens when a driver is pulled over in Mexico, say for speeding?
The Mexican travel website travelyucatan.com, gives the following advice:
· The officer will accept less money.
· The officer will accompany you to an ATM while waiting around the corner.
· The officer will take your driver's license and you'll receive a ticket.
You will need to pay the fine to retrieve your driver’s license.
Sometimes the officer will simply let you off with a warning if you have a good attitude.
You will NOT be arrested.
In October 2011, The Economist announced that 24,000 fatalities occur on Mexico’s roads annually, while another 600,000 people are injured.
According to the World Health Organization, pedestrians account for 21 percent of Mexico’s road fatalities.
Such was the case in June 2008, when Mackenzie Maddox, 6, was hit and killed while crossing the street in a suburb of Milwaukee. The man behind the wheel was previously-deported Mexican national Jose Rodriguez.
As little Mackenzie and her mother crossed the street at S. 84th St. and W. Cleveland Ave. in West Allis, WI, the car driven by Rodriguez came speeding through the intersection, striking both the little girl and her mother Andrea. Mackenzie died at the scene and her mother was taken to Froedtert Hospital, her mother survived her injuries.
Rodriguez, who had four prior driving convictions including a DUI, had been deported back to Mexico only four months before the fatal accident.
The lack of standardized testing, the absence of drunk-driving laws and corruption all add up to make Mexico’s roads, perhaps the most dangerous in the world.
Of course, as Mexican nationals make their way to the U.S., it is safe to assume that they bring their country’s dangerous driving habits with them.
With an unprotected border, illegal immigration has truly become a national problem and one that poses a threat to every single American.
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