For fans of riddles:
Dan Josephs of CNS News was the recipient of a rather enigmatic statement by Ariel Moutsatos-Morales, Public Affairs Minister of the Mexican Embassy. Protesters had amassed in front of the embassy to demand the release of U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi.
According to Moutsatos-Morales:
When a Mexican, or any other citizen, crosses a border, let’s say illegally, they are not committing a crime. They are doing it illegally, but they are not committing a crime. No, they are not. Check your law.
We did, and under American law, crossing a border without documentation is indeed a criminal act, not a misdemeanor if that, somehow, is what Moutsatos-Morales had in mind. In fact, we also checked Mexican law, and the same is true there.