Sunday, March 15, 2009

Will US check travelers going both ways at the Mexican border

The emerging border security plan will likely increase resources for efforts to keep US firearms out of Mexico.  That's a good idea, but a plan that includes checking outbound travelers may be less valuable than building better cooperation on gun investigations.  At a minimum, we should get strong guarantees that Mexico will conduct its own border checks.  Right now, Mexico doesn't always inspect people entering the country from the US, and it's surely a lot cheaper for them to do that than for us to do so. 

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