Mexican Drug Cartel Shoots at US Border Patrol Marine Unit in Rio Grande

Mexican cartels fired at the US border patrol marine unit policing the Rio Grande River. Agents saw four subjects with automatic weapons on the Mexican riverbank who shot over 50 rounds at them. The boat was hit, but no one on board was injured. Last April, a group of armed Mexican soldiers disarmed and detained two US soldiers on the US side of the border near Clint, Texas. -GEG

 

A US border patrol marine unit on Friday morning was fired upon by Mexican cartels from the Mexican riverbank.

“Early this morning, agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station Marine Unit patrolling near Fronton, Texas, reported they were fired upon from the Mexican riverbank. Agents saw four subjects with automatic weapons who shot over 50 rounds at them. The boat was hit several times but no one on board was injured,” Border Patrol announced on Friday.

 

This incident is currently under investigation.

Tensions between the US and Mexico have been escalating as President Trump fights to stop the invasion of illegal aliens.

Last month Border Patrol council Brandon Judd appeared on Fox Business to discuss the crisis at the border and Trump’s new asylum law aimed at stopping the flow of Central American migrants.

Judd revealed that Mexican soldiers crossed into the US through the Rio Grande river and got into a scuffle with US border patrol agents.

 

“We just had another ‘Mexican military incursion’ into the United States,” Judd said. “We had several military personnel from Mexico cross the Rio Grande river and come up to our fence, which is about 200 yards north into the United States — they were looking around and when an agent responded, the vast majority of them went back.”

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Democrats Introduced Bill Blocking Border Wall Unless Mexico Pays for It – Which Will Never Happen

More US political theater: Democratic Representative Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas introduced legislation forbidding construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border unless the government of Mexico pays for it, which will never happen. House Republicans passed a stopgap funding bill that included $5.7-billion appropriated for a border wall, but everyone knows it cannot pass the Senate. It’s just political theater whereby the actors try to look good to their supporters while everyone knows the wall will not be built. -GEG

Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas introduced legislation forbidding construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border — unless Mexico pays for it.

Lee introduced the Protect American Taxpayers and Secure Border Act into the House on Dec. 19, which would “prohibit taxpayer funds from being used to build a wall between Mexico and the United States,” and further require that any barrier constructed on the southern border “be paid for using funds provided by the Government of Mexico.”

She referred the bill to the House Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Homeland Security, and already has four cosponsors: Democratic Reps. Karen Bass of California, Marcia Fudge of Ohio, Joaquin Castro of Texas and Yvette Clarke of New York.

The Texas congresswoman has remained largely silent on the proposed legislation, as have the bill’s other sponsors.

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