Mexicans ‘illegally’ crossing U.S. border ‘not committing a crime’

Mexicans ‘illegally’ crossing U.S. border ‘not committing a crime’

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.

Trending: Big tech de-platforms Maricopa County election audit recruiting effort

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.

LU Staff

LU Staff

Promoting and defending liberty, as defined by the nation’s founders, requires both facts and philosophical thought, transcending all elements of our culture, from partisan politics to social issues, the workings of government, and entertainment and off-duty interests. Liberty Unyielding is committed to bringing together voices that will fuel the flame of liberty, with a dialogue that is lively and informative.

Comments

For your convenience, you may leave commments below using Disqus. If Disqus is not appearing for you, please disable AdBlock to leave a comment.