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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mexican Trucks Welcomed by Obama Administration

In the midst of a drug war with Mexico so severe that Americans have been warned not to venture into sections of U.S. territory on the U.S.-Mexican border, the Obama administration has agreed to allow Mexican long-haul rigs into the United States without constraints. The White House is enacting the provision to meet the requirements of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

WND reports:

In March 2009, President Obama signed a $410 billion omnibus spending bill into law, along with the provisions ending the Department of Transportation’s Mexican truck demonstration project.  

One day after signing the omnibus spending bill, Obama instructed the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to work with Congress, DOT, the State Department and Mexican officials to come up with legislation to create ‘a new trucking project that will meet the legitimate concerns’ of Congress and the U.S. under NAFTA.

Read entire article: TheNewAmerican.com

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