Congressmen, Teamsters Sound Alarm As Trucks Set To Cross US-Mexico Border

SAN DIEGO (CBS) — Union and trucking industry leaders joined a pair of Southland lawmakers on Wednesday to warn Americans about a potential economic fallout if Mexican trucks are allowed to travel unchecked across the border.

Reps. Bob Filner (D-San Diego), and Duncan D. Hunter (R-El Cajon) joined James Hoffa of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Todd Spencer, the owner-operator of the Independent Drivers Association, to voice their concerns over the bilateral pilot project that is set to roll into the U.S. interior within days.

The bipartisan group argues that allowing Mexican trucking companies to travel into the U.S. to deliver the goods rather than transfer them will put American jobs and highway safety at risk.

Transportes Olympic was the first Mexican trucking company to be approved under the program last week as part of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Hunter has co-authored a bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., that would require Congress to end the pilot program within three years and vote on the issue again, the Associated Press reported.

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  1. The Big Logic says:

    And the madness continues!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. F. The Politicos says:

    Our criminal politicians are selling us out again and again. They are destroying the middle class.

  3. KansasGirl says:

    Wow, kind of like letting “illegals” into America, causing mayhem.

    What’s the difference libs?

  4. TiredoftheBS says:

    Well James, maybe next time you’re chowing down on a $500 steak at the WH with your buddy, you could bring it up…

  5. Fed up says:

    Guess we can get drugs and guns faster now.

    1. FED UP WITH MORONS says:

      Is it hard for you to get a gun? I can go to about 3 local stores and apply for a gun if I wanted to. Do you really believe that we get guns from Mexico? Are you that ignorant?

  6. Cromulent says:

    The Teamsters are just afraid of a little competition. And let’s face it; there is more than a wee bit of racism here. Afraid of the brown horde they are.

    1. brown horde says:

      Of course we are Afraid of the brown horde they are.

  7. Linda says:

    Obummer loves the illegal immigrants and drugs swarming into America, its part of his big plan to destroy our Country.

  8. icecream says:

    OH GREAT !!!
    Now our government is going to help the smugglers get their job done !!!
    Let me guess ….the Mexican truckers promised to not bring contraband, right ?

  9. ILLEGALS says:

    instead of stealing Cars, now they can steal Trucks too..

  10. KansasGirl says:

    I thought the unions were for “open borders”?

  11. RALPH says:

    LETS SEE HOW MANY OF OUR FAMILY MEMBERS ARE GOING YO GET HURT OR KILLED ON (OUR) HIGHWAYS BECAUSE THESE SO CALLED PROFESSIONAL CLASS A DRIVERS START RUNNING OVER THEIR LEGAL HOURS SO THEY CAN GET BACK TO THE (HOMELAND) AND MAKE ANOTHER PESO OR TWO. WHEN A TRUCK GETS IN AN ACCIDENT HERE, WE KNOW WHO OWNS THE TRUCK, WHO THE DRIVER IS AND IF THEY ARE QUALIFIED TO EVEN BE IN THE TRUCK IN THE FIRST PLACE. WE HAVE ALL SEEN U.S. TRUCKS IN ACCIDENTS, BUT WHEN THESE IDIOTS GET IN ONE, THEY WILL JUST HEAD BACK TO MEXICO AND DISAPPEAR AND HIDE OR CHANGE THEIR NAME. I SHOULD KNOW, I HAPPEN TO ME BACK IN ’03. I WAS IN AN ACCIDENT THAT TOOK MY LEG (NO BULL) AND THEN THIS HUMAN BEING LEFT ME THERE AND FLED BACK TO HIS FATHERLAND AND THATS THE LAST WE SAW OF HIM. THATS OVER THAT FACT HE STOLE SOMEONE ELSES I.D HAD WARRANTS FOR HIS ARREST (23) IN 6 STATES. BUT JUST REMEMBER THERE ALL OK.

  12. Pete says:

    Fine lets treat them as they do to us. No truck (or car) can enter the us without paying for a seperate high cost inbsurance policy. In the event that the vehicle is stopped without this policy The vehicle and it’s contents are immediately seized and never returned. The insurance policy is only good for 24 hours and must be repurchased every day by credit card. Oh and by the way there will be no instructions in spanish either.

  13. KEVIN says:

    I’m not sure what is killing the country faster, Mexico or Unions.

    1. Rick says:

      The politicians. Obama, by courting the HISPANIC VOTE & tip toeing around the illegal alien problem is dividing our country into pieces.
      Has anyone ever heard of another candidate going for say only Black Voters, Asian Voters, Gay voters.
      Don’t forget, he is coming back to LA, and why? Tou court the Hispanics.

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