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Texas makes emergency plans in case violence spills over from Mexico

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posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 11:45 AM
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Texas makes emergency plans in case violence spills over from Mexico


www.star-telegram.com

AUSTIN — The state and federal governments have prepared contingency plans to deal with spillover violence from across the border as Mexican troops clash with ruthless drug cartels terrorizing Mexico.

"Anything you can think of that’s happened in Mexico, we have to think could happen here," said Steve McCraw, Gov. Rick Perry’s director of homeland security. "We know what they’re capable of."

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Mexico’s active-duty armed forces number more than 130,000 and are being aggressively used to combat the cartels. But U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, told reporters last week that Mexico’s two largest drug cartels have fielded a combined army of 100,000 foot soldiers to battle not just government forces but also one another.
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posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 11:45 AM
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Let's hope the violence does not get out of hand, although there has been already violence on southern U.S. cities because of the drug cartels, including assassinations because of mistaken identities.

Do we have any members in cities where the violence has increased?

I would like to hear what our members that live in those cities have to say, and what they ahve seen, or experienced.

www.star-telegram.com
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posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 01:01 PM
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Meanwhile, many Mexicans in border towns wracked by violence are crossing international bridges and requesting asylum. “We have seen an increase in the number of asylum claims at our ports of entry, and this is one factor among a number that we are seeing as part of the situation along the border,” said Mike Friel, spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.


Looking for information I found the above article. This could be a another potential problem.

Sorry, can't help you out with info on violence, I'm from north Texas.



posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 01:23 PM
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I live in Harlingen, TX . . . about 10 minutes from Mexico on the southern tip of Texas.

Yes, there has been an increase in violence over the last several months across the Rio Grande Valley



posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 01:33 PM
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We need to consider that this whole "crisis" may be a hoax invented as an excuse to allow say 20 million more mexicans into america. Business would love that.



posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 01:40 PM
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Well that is nothing but baloney the Mexican and south America drug cartels has been doing business in the US for decades they have been doing killings, massacre and assassinations from against each other as rival.

Its kind of too late for "Texas" to come out with a "Plan" because this thugs has taken over US illegal drug business a long time ago.

What a joke.



posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 02:23 PM
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Originally posted by Make Speed Limit 45
We need to consider that this whole "crisis" may be a hoax invented as an excuse to allow say 20 million more mexicans into america. Business would love that.


The level of violence is not a hoax... 2,000+ murdered last year in Juarez, across from El Paso, TX.

The El Paso Times has a special section on their website for the violence in Mexico: www.elpasotimes.com...



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