SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: April 8, 2018 Edition

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Opinion Column by John Semmens
Mexico Threatens to End Cooperation Against Violent Gangs

Irked at the prospect that President Trump may send US troops to guard the border against illegal immigration, the Mexican Senate unanimously passed a resolution that would end the bilateral cooperation between US and Mexican law enforcement agencies against the violent drug cartels that have run rampant along the border.

President of the Senate, Pablo Escudero Mora defended the seemingly irrational move as "totally justified given the long history of US aggression toward our country. First they seized Texas. Then they invaded Mexico and forced us to cede California, and what are now Arizona and New Mexico to them. Now, in an unwarranted effort to prevent migrants who merely seek to settle in what were once Mexican lands, Trump wants to militarize the border. We say enough is enough."

Escudero acknowledged that "these gangs are hurting many Mexicans, but they are also helping to smuggle immigrants across
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