On Friday, a Mexican truck crossed the border at Laredo, TX and headed north along Interstate 35…the first, but certainly not the last to do so in years. Following a March 2011 meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon, President Obama announced that Mexican trucks would once again, be rolling across the border into the interior of his country.
According to a provision in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the border was to be opened to Mexican truckers, bringing goods in from Central and South America as well as from Mexican ports.
In June 2006, Jerome Corsi writing for Human Events broke the story on the NAFTA super highway.
The proposed road would bring Mexican trucks over the border without a customs inspection until those trucks reach Kansas City. Corsi correctly characterized the border becoming simply a “speed bump” once the highway was finished. The road will cross the heartland of the U.S., eventually ending in Canada.
Time and time again, the government of Mexico has proven its complicity with the millions who enter this country illegally. Considering the widespread corruption in that country, opening this nation’s heartland to untold numbers of Mexican trucks will translate into more human smuggling, more drugs and more money flowing to the powerful drug cartels…all at the expense of the American people.