One hundred Mexican trucking companies will have unlimited access to U.S. roads to haul international cargo as part of a year-long pilot program, the Department of Transportation announced today
In return, 100 U.S. trucking companies will be allowed to operate in Mexico but at a later date.
Calling for congressional hearings, Teamsters General President Jimmy Hoffa compared the announcement to the “Dubai Ports debacle,” charging President Bush is “playing a game of Russian roulette on America’s highways.”
More than just open borders:
“Once Mexican trucks are in the United States on this pilot program, they can operate everywhere in the U.S.,” Spencer told WND. “If some state highway policeman in Vermont or Iowa stops a Mexican commercial truck in their state, they have absolutely no idea of deciding if that vehicle is in compliance with federal safety requirements. Who’s going to provide the training or the equipment for state police to verify the legality of a commercial truck from Mexico, in terms of its cargo, its haul, its log book, or even the driver? Local police aren’t going to have a clue.”
Some burning questions:
Will the drivers be checked against the terror watch list, or will our borders be open to anyone with a Mexican driver’s license?
Will the drivers be required to carry a Mexican passport as U.S. citizens are required to present their passports when entering the country from Mexico?
The North American Union has been validated by some and mocked by others. The truth is, no matter what the name, if the goal is to have seamless integration at the borders between the United States, Canada and Mexico, this appears to have been accomplished by this pilot program.