A Mexican senator from President Vicente Fox's party is pushing a bill that would dispatch federal, state and local law enforcement personnel to the border to stop migrants from crossing into the U.S., saying he wants to cut down on the death toll suffered by illegal aliens.
Sen. Héctor Osuna of the National Action Party says he hopes to lower the number of Mexicans dying in their attempt to reach the U.S., which last year reached a record high of 369, the San Antonio Express-News reported. Migrants die of heat stroke, drowning, dehydration or assaults.
Opponents claim the bill would violate Mexicans' constitutional right of unrestricted movement throughout the country, though Osuna counters that the government has to power to place restrictions in the name of national security.
Don't they understand that unrestricted movement in their country doesn't mean they have unrestricted movement in ours?