The governor of Baja California pressed Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Tuesday to offer his state more details about Mexicans released from California prisons and deported into Mexico.
"What interests us is the biometric information — the faces, fingerprints and the information on file about what they've done in the United States," Gov. Jose Guadalupe Osuna Millan said in Spanish in a talk with reporters before meeting with Schwarzenegger at the Capitol.
The two governors signed agreements on a range of shared border interests, including mutual aid to fight swine flu and fires, improvement of food safety and the possible supply of Baja wind energy to California.
Osuna Millan said federal and state authorities in Baja could benefit from details about deported felons so they can identify fugitives wanted within Mexico and deportees with ties to organized crime that plagues both countries. Such information now is shared only in cases involving the most notorious deportees.
Mexican media reports, he noted, have documented how some deported prisoners have committed crimes in Tijuana and other cities where they were dropped off.
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