Calderon says Mexico immigration law
Tougher than Arizona
Mexicans KILL illegal immigrants

Oct. 2009

Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico -- Mexican officials say gunmen have attacked a group of illegal immigrants in southern Mexico, killing one and wounding five as well an alleged people smuggler.

According to Mexico's federal preventative police, gunmen fired on a truck carrying the migrants before dawn Saturday along a highway outside the city of Comitan in Chiapas State.

Federal officials say an Ecuadoran man was fatally shot and at least six others suffered wounds, including the suspected smuggler.

The officials say wounded immigrants told police they hired a smuggler to take them across Mexico so they could sneak into the United States.

Immigrants have been increasingly attacked in Mexico by gangs trying to extort money from their families.

Watch former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano stand as Felipe Calderon bashes a sovereign U.S. state.