Mexico: Walls won’t stop migrants

“MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) — The death of a Mexican man shot by U.S. authorities while trying to sneak into California proves that extending border walls will not curb illegal immigration, President Vicente Fox’s office said Monday.

Guillermo Martinez died Saturday in a Tijuana hospital, a day after he was shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent near a metal wall separating that city from San Diego, according to prosecutors in Baja California state.

Authorities said Martinez was on the Mexican side of the border at the time, but may have picked up rocks and made motions as if to throw them at the U.S. agent.

Baja California Gov. Eugenio Elorduy said in a statement that U.S. officials were investigating the shooting. But U.S. authorities on Monday could not confirm that.

At his briefing with reporters in Mexico City, Fox spokesman Ruben Aguilar said the government “laments and condemns” Martinez’s death, and is demanding an investigation.

“This occurrence does no more than provide evidence that only a law that guarantees legal entry and is respectful of human rights can resolve the migratory problem both countries face,” Aguilar said.”

Call me crazy, but Mexico doesn’t act like it has a migratory problem. How many Americans are busy trying to move to Mexico.

I am not real happy with the way things are going and in truth I prefer open borders but given the current circumstances it is important for the US to know who is coming in and out of our borders.

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