Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid

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  • SLars Provo, UT
    Aug. 30, 2014 5:25 p.m.

    Really DN? The same author Mark Stevenson on Y! has the exact same article with more than twice as much information, including the fact that they were headed to jobs in Northern Mexico.

  • Fitness Freak Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 30, 2014 3:35 p.m.

    DN subscriber got it right. Its' simply because the coyotes forgot to pay off the federales.

    IF Mexico REALLY wanted to stop the flood of illegal aliens leaving Mexico - they would stop them at the border in LARGE numbers.

    Publicity stunt.

  • prelax Murray, UT
    Aug. 30, 2014 2:24 p.m.

    I rad a much longer version of this article on the AP site. It seems part of the story is missing.

    "Juan Antonio Salmeron, a 48-year old construction worker from La Union, El Salvador, said he wants to work in the northern Mexico state of Sinaloa, picking fruit or vegetables. "You can earn good money there," Salmeron said."

    People from Central America are taking Mexican jobs.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 30, 2014 8:52 a.m.

    Kabuki theater to fool the American public into thinking that they Mexicans are really doing something to help stop the flood of illegal immigrants.

    Or, the coyotes failed to pay off the federales and this is a lesson to them about the need to keep the payments coming.

    Meanwhile, a U.S. Marine remains jailed in Mexico and Obama has not made a single phone call to try to get him released.

    In any case, our relations with Mexican government are not very good, which is a shame because so many Mexican citizens are good, hard working people who would be good U.S. citizens if they came here legally. And better relations with a functional government, not one overflowing with corruption, would help crack down on the drug problems on both sides of the border.

  • BrentBot Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 30, 2014 6:44 a.m.

    The Obama administration has failed miserably in their primary responsibility: protecting our borders. Illegal immigration causes low- and mid-income citizens to become unemployed, and violent crime to increase. Any Islamic terrorists wishing to install a Caliphate can cross our border with impunity.

  • Brio Alpine, UT
    Aug. 30, 2014 12:22 a.m.

    Mexican authorities could score a lot of goodwill with people of the USA if they will keep this up and put a sizable dent in the number of illegal aliens flooding our southern border... something that Obama has been unable or unwilling to do.

    It's hard to understand why Obama seems to be unable or unwilling to understand how important secure borders are to the security of our country. But apparently he doesn't. Now Mexico will start doing his job for him. Someone obviously needs to.

    Aug. 29, 2014 10:04 p.m.

    June, July and August very few people head north. The heat is unbearable. Let them conduct these raids in the busy months, then I'll believe it's not just a publicity stunt.