Border Patrol Agent in Arizona Held at Gunpoint by Mexican Military

The Border Patrol Union Local 2544 is reporting on their website that the Mexican Military was again across the border, and this time they held a member of the union at gunpoint:

A Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent was held at gunpoint by the Mexican military last night south of Ajo. Mexican military personnel crossed over the border and pointed rifles at him. Backup units arrived from the Ajo Border Patrol station, and the Mexican military personnel eventually returned to Mexico. Unfortunately, this sort of behavior by Mexican military personnel has been going on for years. They are never held accountable, and the United States government will undoubtedly brush this off as another case of “Oh well, they didn’t know they were in the United States.”

The Associated Press confirms the union’s claim:

Four Mexican soldiers crossed into a remote area of Arizona and briefly held a U.S. Border Patrol agent at gunpoint before realizing where they were and returning to Mexico, U.S. authorities said.

Border Patrol spokeswoman Dove Crawford said the incident early Sunday on the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation, about 85 miles southwest of Tucson, was in an area where the border likely was marked only with barbed wire.

This isn’t new. As the Union continued, “A few years ago the Mexican military went a step further and put a .50 calibre rifle round through the rear window of a Border Patrol agent’s patrol vehicle south of Ajo. Nothing was ever done. Nobody was ever held accountable.”

And it happens all the time. This video is from a year ago. They discuss the incursions into America, where the Mexican military is escorting drug smugglers and coyotes and firing on our border patrol agents.

From 2006, Newsmax reports:

Texas law enforcement officers and Border Patrol agents engaged in an armed standoff with Mexican military personnel and drug smugglers just inside the United States along the Rio Grande yesterday afternoon.

Also in 2006, Chris Simcox of the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps videotaped Mexican Military members retreating back to Mexico.

It has happened more than 250 times since 1996. That is, it has been reported or seen 250 times. Who knows how many times it has actually happened.

The Mexican military is crossing the border into the U.S.

That’s according to records NEWSCHANNEL 5 obtained using the Freedom of Information Act. The 29-page document shows the Department of Homeland Security is tracking the occurrences.

It includes sightings of men dressed in Mexican military uniforms. The document states Mexican government personnel crossed the border more than 250 times since 1996. Some of that activity happened in the Rio Grande Valley.

The union makes note of the fact that the Mexican military usually crosses the border in Humvees, donated to them by you and me, Joe Taxpayer.

Why is it outrageous for us to have our military on the border when Mexico is crossing into the country and pointing guns at our agents?

It’s time to lock it down.

Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit

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