Friday, March 25, 2005

So how are illegal immigrants treated in Mexico?

Here's how:

The State Department says that the Mexican government, angry that a thousand American volunteers will begin an Arizona border vigil next month, consistently violates the rights of illegal immigrants crossing its southern border into Mexico.

Many of the illegals in Mexico, who emigrate from Central and South America, complain of "double dangers" of extortion by Mexican authorities and robbery and killings by organized gangs.

The State Department's Human Rights Practices report, released only last month, cites abuses at all levels of the Mexican government, and charges that Mexican police and immigration officials not only violate the rights of illegal immigrants, but traffic in illegal aliens.

Although Mexico demands that its citizens' rights be protected when they illegally enter the United States, immigrants who cross illegally into Mexico "are often ripped off six ways until sundown," says George Grayson, a professor at the College of William & Mary and a fellow at the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).

Mr. Grayson, who wrote a report for the center on Mexico's abuses of aliens, says "very little" is being done by Mexico to protect the welfare of the Central Americans and the others who cross into Mexico.

Mexican President Vicente Fox said last week that his government will sue in U.S. or international courts if the volunteers -- part of the Minuteman Project, which is designed to protest the Bush administration's lax immigration policies -- break the law.

"We totally reject the idea of these migrant-hunting groups," Mr. Fox said prior to yesterday's Baylor University summit in Waco, Texas, with President Bush and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, at which the countries agreed to improve security and unify business practices.

"We will use the law, international law and even U.S. law to make sure that these types of groups ... will not have any opportunity to progress," Mr. Fox said last week.

In response, Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican, urged Mr. Fox to respect America's right to defend its borders and "demonstrate perhaps a little less disdain for the rule of law north of the border."

Mr. Kyl said Mr. Fox's "pre-emptive threats" to file lawsuits on behalf of those crossing the border unlawfully "is hardly helpful, since it presumes that illegal aliens have more of a right to break American law than American citizens have to peacefully assist authorities in enforcing it."

Rep. Tom Tancredo, Colorado Republican, chairman of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus, says Mexico had "raised the bar on chutzpah" by criticizing efforts by the Minuteman volunteers to protest immigration enforcement by the U.S. government.

"Since when are 'Neighborhood Watch' citizens 'vigilantes'?" Mr. Tancredo asked. "President Fox thinks we should tear down the fence that keeps illegal aliens out? Then why doesn't he put up a welcome sign on his southern border with Guatemala instead of using his military to keep poor Guatemalans out? Such hypocrisy about borders defies historic parallel."

In a press conference yesterday in Waco, President Bush described the Arizona volunteers as "vigilantes."

Alfonso Nieto, spokesman for the Mexican Embassy in Washington, said the presence of "vigilantes" on the border "will only exacerbate a climate of unease and provide sources of confrontation that will not contribute to solving the flow of economic migrants demanded by the U.S. government."

Mr. Nieto would not comment on suspected immigrant abuses in his own country, but Mexican government officials earlier said Mr. Fox created a national program on human rights to address problems.

James Gilchrist, one of the Minutemen organizers, who expects to send 30 private planes aloft to patrol the border, said the volunteers will not confront the aliens, but report them to the Border Patrol. The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona said it will post legal observers to monitor the Minutemen.

Mr. Grayson says most of Mexico's abuses occur along its 600-mile border with Guatemala, and that three groups -- criminals, local police and immigration agents -- account for most of the mistreatment. He said Mexico's efforts to promote professionalization among its own border officials "thus far have achieved limited success."

Vicente Fox definitely has a "do as I say, not as I do" approach to illegal immigration.

10 Comments:

At 10:07 AM, Anonymous Stuka said...

I wouldn't be too hard on the Mexicans. Mexico has a right to treat illegal immigrants in a manner it sees fit.

But, so do we.

 
At 10:05 AM, Blogger Adam Lawson said...

True, but I am just pointing out how hypocritical Vicente Fox is in attacking Americans for "mistreating" Mexican illegal immigrants in the United States when his country does a lot worse to illegals coming to Mexico.

 
At 10:39 PM, Anonymous Shauna McVay said...

I think everything that is said about mexicans is bull. You don't see a mexican trying to blow us up. And if anyone wants to know why mexicans are on welfare, why don't they look at the thousands of dollars they have to pay everytime they get sent back to Mexico by immagration. They have to pay anwhere from 1,000 to 1,500 for someone to smuggle them back over here. My oldest kid is seven years old and has never lived in a place he can call home because people like you think they have a right to keep his father away from him. You don't know anything about what my family has to go through. Have you ever tryed to look at it from someone who has to suffer from your decisions?

 
At 10:48 PM, Anonymous Shauna McVay said...

You here about people standing by the borders trying to shoot mexicans entering. But yet they say they can't prove it. So I guess your saying to everyone, it's okay to shoot a mexican because if it was me trying to shoot a U.S citizen, you can bet they would find prove to stop it. I am soooo outraged by my countries actions against mexicans. All my son's dad has ever done is work to try to take care of his family here. I have to live on welfare because they don't give him the chance to work and take care of his family.Everytime he goes to work somewhere, they send him back.

 
At 10:49 PM, Anonymous Shauna McVay said...

You here about people standing by the borders trying to shoot mexicans entering. But yet they say they can't prove it. So I guess your saying to everyone, it's okay to shoot a mexican because if it was me trying to shoot a U.S citizen, you can bet they would find prove to stop it. I am soooo outraged by my countries actions against mexican. All my son's dad has ever done is work to try to take care of his family here. I have to live on welfare because they don't give him the chance to work and take care of his family.

 
At 12:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think everything that is said about mexicans is bull. You don't see a mexican trying to blow us up.

But they do engage in violent crime in the United States.

And if anyone wants to know why mexicans are on welfare, why don't they look at the thousands of dollars they have to pay everytime they get sent back to Mexico by immagration.

Of course, if the Mexican people had any respect for the laws of the United States then they would not enter the country illegally which would save the American taxpayer a lot of money.

My oldest kid is seven years old and has never lived in a place he can call home because people like you think they have a right to keep his father away from him.

Why don't you move to Mexico then?

 
At 12:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All my son's dad has ever done is work to try to take care of his family here.

Why doesn't he work in Mexico? Why does he have to work here? And why can't he respect the laws of the United States and only come into the country legally?

I have to live on welfare because they don't give him the chance to work and take care of his family.

And why can't you get a job? Too lazy?

 
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