The Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE), the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in an Aug. 2, 2005 report titled "Actions of the Government of Mexico Relative to Activities of Vigilantism," stated:

“[W]hat we don’t need is civilians taking arms up and out patrolling the desert for immigrants themselves. No additional amount of men with guns is ever going to solve the problems of failing immigration and border policy. What we need to see is comprehensive immigration reform, not vigilantes.”

Aug. 2, 2005