Meanwhile, as countless Mexicans violate our borders, and some murder our citizens, a U.S. Marine continues to rot in a Mexican prison, going on more than four months. Here’s part of the Fox News story, “Jailed Marine Andrew Tahmooressi back in Mexican court.”
On Day No. 127 of imprisonment, Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi entered a federal court in Tijuana and faced four border officials who were involved in his March 31 arrest on weapons charges.
Following the approximately five-hour hearing, Defense Attorney Fernando Benitez told Greta Van Susteren on Fox News’ “On the Record” that he felt his client was “a little more upbeat” and that he was “growing more optimistic as evidence is entered into his case.”
Four witnesses — two Mexican soldiers and two Mexican border agents involved in Tahmooressi’s arrest — testified Monday.
Benitez asserts Tahmooressi’s civil rights were violated because he was not provided a translator to adequately explain why he was being arrested. He also alleges the 26-year-old Marine was held at the port of entry, where he crossed from San Ysidro, Calif., for more than eight hours before being transported to the federal police headquarters and formally charged with the Mexican federal crime of bringing weapons and ammunition used by the military into the country. He was not charged with weapons trafficking.
“The technical result of that would be that any and all evidence derived from that illegal time frame, the first eight hours … could not be used to predicate the judge’s verdict on it,” Benitez told Fox News. Mexico does not have jury trials, and Tahmooressi’s fate is in the hands of a single jurist — Judge Victor Octavio Luna Escobedo.
Why is our President silent on this matter? Why haven’t we sent SEALS to get this man back? Whatever happened to “no man left behind”? This is a cruel joke.
Mr. President, call Mexico and tell them unless Sergeant Tahmooressi is freed, and safely back on American soil within 24 hours that all foreign aid will cease (we’re just propping up a corrupt, failed State anyway), and the border will be shut down. I guarantee you our man would be back in far less than 24 hours.