So, tell me again why we should be cooperating with Mexico in letting their border crossing violators go free? See what happens when an American crosses the Mexican border? They throw him in Max security prison....A U.S. Marine who has been held in a Mexican jail for two months after mistakenly crossing the border with guns could have been spared his continuing ordeal with a simple phone call - and the kind of courtesy American border officials extend to wayward Mexicans, including members of the military.Andrew Tahmooressi, 25, was trying to visit a friend near the border in San Ysidro March 31 when he missed the last exit on Interstate 5 and inadvertently crossed into Mexico. While his mistake was apparently due in part to a poorly marked - and recently changed - sign marking the last chance to make a U-turn back toward the U.S., some reasonable discretion by border officials could have spared him nearly two months in a Mexican prison, sources told Fox News.
"This should have been a phone call," said a border patrol supervisor who used to work the San Diego sector. "I would call my counterpart on the south side, call in a favor and Sgt. Tahmooressi would have been back in a few hours. Why that didn't happen here, I don't know. There's no reason Mexico City and Washington should be involved in something like this."
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