Mexican truck loads cannot be effectively inspected, and we assume that some of the trucks will be bringing illegal drugs into the United States. If an occasional truck is discovered carrying illegal drugs, the drug cartels would consider that just a minor cost of doing business. U.S. law requires that truck drivers be able to speak and read the English language, but Mexican truck drivers don't speak English. Furthermore, Mexican trucks do not meet U.S. safety standards.
The Mexicans claim that this cross-border access for their trucks is reciprocal because U.S. trucks will be allowed to drive into Mexico. However, that's not a good deal. American truckers don't want to drive into Mexico because they know they would be taking their lives into their hands by driving into the drug-war zone south of the border, where murders, dismemberments, and kidnappings are daily occurrences.
Candidates for Congress had better get on the right side of this issue if they want to be elected.
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