Mexico’s 'Gringo Hunters' Do Work That Biden & Co. Won’t
The Washington Post recently published a 4,000-word opus titled, “Gringo Hunters.” In glowing terms, the report touted a Mexican police squad tasked with busting American fugitives in Baja California – “guys who think they can create a new life in Mexico.”
“Neither the reporter nor any of the story’s subjects seem to think there’s anything wrong with deporting undesirable foreigners — from Mexico,” noted Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the Post devoted similar space and enthusiasm for U.S. law-enforcement agents taking down criminal aliens on this side of the border?
Mexico deserves credit for enforcing its own laws and rooting out foreign nationals who have committed crimes. Would the Biden administration demonstrate such a commitment here.
While the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) claims it is targeting bad guys for arrest and deportation, that rhetoric does not match the reality. FAIR has reported on DHS and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policies that, in fact, give a pass to dangerous criminal aliens. Removals of foreign nationals with serious criminal convictions have fallen 65 percent since 2019.
Adding to this security nightmare, Biden’s Department of Justice is moving to block the removal of criminal aliens on mental health grounds.
Criminal activity by foreign nationals is nothing new, of course. In 2018, nearly half of all defendants in federal courts were aliens, charged with offenses ranging from drug trafficking to kidnapping to murder. With this administration’s inattention to immigration laws at the border and in the U.S. interior, the number and severity of crimes committed by foreign nationals are bound to increase.
The Post (or any other media outlet that cares to report the facts) could easily flip the Mexican “Gringo Hunters” script to expose what’s happening – or, more to the point, not happening – with criminal aliens in America. The ongoing saga of politically driven negligence and ineptitude, often with deadly results, will require far more than 4,000 words to tell.