The US will now get more involved with the drug problems in Mexico. But this new cooperation is bound to amount to less autonomy for Mexico and more intervention on the part of the US.
According to The Wichita Eagle, Jun. 17:
“WASHINGTON - U.S. immigration agents soon will get expanded powers to fight Mexican drug cartels, Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress on Wednesday.
Under a new deal aimed at settling a long-running turf dispute with the Drug Enforcement Administration, more agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement would get authority to investigate drug cases.
When Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., asked the attorney general about the issue, Holder said an announcement was imminent on a new agreement between the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security. Holder said he had discussed the matter the night before with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.”
This will account to more spying on Mexican citizens. It will not help the drug situation. As in the past, our DEA has used drugs as an excuse to spy on innocent civilians in foreign countries.