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(CNN) - The deportations of thousands of Mexicans who have served time in U.S. jails into Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, are adding a deadly ingredient into an already volatile state of security, Juarez Mayor Jose Reyes Ferriz told CNN.

A turf battle between rival drug cartels, and between authorities and cartels, have made Juarez one of the world's most dangerous cities. There were 305 drug-related killings in August, making it the deadliest month yet, according to the mayor's office.

Most of the recent violence has been committed by young street-level drug dealers who work for the Sinaloa or Juarez cartels, Reyes Ferriz said.

Adding tens of thousands of deportees from the United States, some with criminal records, worsens the situation, the mayor said.

In the past 45 days, 10 percent of those killed in Juarez had been deported from the United States in the past two years, Reyes Ferriz said.

"We don't have the statistics to know if they were criminals from the United States or not," he told CNN's Rick Sanchez this week. "We know they were deported from the U.S. Most of them come from U.S. jails. They end up in the city of Juarez, and that's a problem generated for us, but also for the United States."

Most deportees are simply Mexicans who crossed the border illegally, but some hardened criminals get involved with the gangs, which have networks in the United States, Reyes Ferriz said.

But according to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. agency that oversees deportations, the number of criminal deportees entering Juarez from El Paso, Texas, is not high.

"El Paso had the fewest removals among the other border areas" in fiscal 2008, ICE spokeswoman Leticia Zamarripa said.

About 85,400 "criminal aliens" were deported from the United States to their homelands in 2008, according to ICE.

Of those deported through El Paso, about 6,800 were criminal aliens, Zamarripa said. Not all were Mexican, so not all left the United States by crossing into Juarez, she added.

By comparison, 11,400 criminal aliens were processed through San Antonio, Texas, via the nearby Laredo international bridges, and 11,000 criminal aliens were deported through San Diego, California.

The location of the deportation proceedings "depends on bed space and operational availability," Zamarripa said.

Reyes Ferriz wants deportees to be repatriated to the interior of Mexico instead of his city.

The Department of Homeland Security is running such a program, involving deportees from Phoenix, Arizona. The deportation flights from Arizona to Mexico are happening because it is a high-traffic area for illegal immigrants, and because that's where the government of Mexico agreed to the program.

In a recent conversation, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the United States would work to give Juarez more details about who is being dropped off on its doorstep, Reyes Ferriz said.

The 2009 death toll in Juarez was 1,421 as of Monday, the mayor's office said, on pace to beat last year's 1,600 killings.

According to report released last week by a Mexican watchdog group, Juarez, population 1.5 million, was the homicide capital of the world. It had an estimated rate of 130 killings per 100,000 people.

By comparison, the homicide rate in New Orleans - by far the deadliest city in the United States in 2008 - was 64 homicides per 100,000 residents, based on preliminary FBI figures

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  • 1 decade ago
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    That's why the US needs to get rid of all these criminal aliens and illegal aliens. They're lawbreakers! And they keep proving they are lawbreakers again and again wherever they are. They kill each other on the streets of the US, in jails, and on the streets of Mexico, etc.

    The US has gone to a great deal of expense to remove many illegal aliens to the interior, per a deal with Mexico whereby US pays ALL of the costs, and Mexico limits numbers and destinations. Actually, in deportation, the US's only obligation is to return them to any border crossing or airport for entry into their country, and has no further responsibility or liability for those who violate US immigration and/or other laws.

    Mexico is simply playing "poor, poor pitiful me" games to hijack the pockets of the American taxpayer again (and again and again). Let them deal with their own bloody criminals. It is their problem and should be their problem since it is their citizens in their country which are violating their laws.

    BTW, the murder rate in New Orleans is mostly due to the huge influx of illegal aliens who ran to N.O. post-Katrina in order to collect FEMA and other aid funds. Leeches, cons, criminals flooded in, and FEMA, N.O., et al, let them. Now they pay the price for not stopping these criminals years ago.

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  • 4 years ago

    i'm sorry I overlooked the area the place Nagin equipped the levees to purely stand up to a cat 3 typhoon using fact it wasn't 'low-priced' to construct them to stand up to a cat 5. I overlooked the area the place Nagin equipped properties in aspects so low that they hadn't been equipped on for hundreds of years. of path you place the poorest human beings in them and now you do no longer rebuilt it. I additionally overlooked the area the place Nagin would have in any way found out a thank you to flow maximum of people, particularly using fact the city made it in the process the typhoon, till the levee broke flooding the city, according to danger a crystal ball could have helped. And jointly as we are at it, the federal government proved how insanely inept it became ice being despatched to Maine, cellular properties no longer getting used, no one sending interior the national shelter to drop aspects to the Astrodome, and curiously no one became gazing television in Texas or Washington. using fact they have been the final to renowned. NO will come back, however the attempt to push blame around loses sight of the reality that no remember what the point of wealth, or poverty, shade or race, those have been individuals, and that they've been dealt with like airborne dirt and dust.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Comparing hard working illegal immigrants to drug cartels is like comparing apples to oranges. The drug cartels are only fighting for control over the drug pushing to the drug addicts here. If we didn't have all these druggies, this wouldn't be an issue.

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  • 1 decade ago

    this isn't really a question.

    Shorty said it best.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Another reason why it's bad to deport them all. Thanks for making that clear.

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