After years of delay because of trucking disputes between the Mexican and U.S. governments, Reuters has reported that trucks from Mexico will soon be allowed to cross the border without hassles onto U.S. highways. Dionisio Perez-Jacome, Mexico’s Minister of Communications and Transport, announced yesterday “The date we are expecting when a truck can definitely cross … is in approximately four months.”
This announcement came several days after President Barack Obama announced that the two sides had come to an agreement about the trucking dispute. The U.S. Congress, however, has not voted on whatever that agreement is.
In 2007, the U.S. Congress passed a bill to halt the funding of Mexican trucks passing onto U.S. highways. The funding for Mexican trucks was in keeping with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as signed by President Bill Clinton. When the American people found out that Mexico’s trucks would freely travel American highways, Congress was flooded with phone calls against the idea under the Bush administration and the funds were blocked.
To retaliate, the Mexican government slapped tariffs on a host of U.S. products shipped to Mexico starting in 2009. Mexico’s Economy Minister, Bruno Ferrari, says he expects the new trucking agreement, which will lift those tariffs, to be signed in May or June.
Allowing trucks from Mexico to freely roam American highways is a step forward on the road to what will eventually be the open borders of the North American Union (Canada/U.S./Mexico), an idea conjured up by the Bilderberg Group in conjunction with the Council of Foreign Relations. This is why NAFTA and the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) were established. This is also why we continue to see efforts to beef up border security on the U.S./Mexico border continually hamstrung under both Republican and Democratic Presidents in the march toward the One World Government.
And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand. [Daniel 8:25]
–posted by Harry A. Gaylord–