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Welcome to my blog, Protect and Defend. You don’t have to understand me. You only have to agree with me. I can live with losing the good fight, but I can not live with not fighting that good fight at all. - Publius

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Next time Vicente visits the U.S. we should deport him

This weeks’ Newsweek magazine has a report on Mexican immigration laws which I think are very telling about the hypocrisy of the Mexican government when it comes to their own immigration problem while also providing a model for U.S. immigrations laws (Stepping Over the Line, June 5, 2006). Here are the excerpts.

Mexicans may hate the new U.S. plan to deploy 6,000 National Guard troops on the border, but five years ago they cheered President Vicente Fox for sending thousands of Mexican soldiers to crack down on their southern frontier….Hispanic-rights groups are enraged over U.S. efforts to criminalize undocumented aliens – yet since 1974, sneaking into Mexico has been punishable by up to two years in prison…Fox has spent the past five years urging the United States to upgrade the status of millions of illegals from Mexico. Meanwhile, hi own government has given legal status to only 15,000 foreigners without papers.
Some of the worst abuses take place on the coffee plantations of Chipas state, where some 40,000 Guatemalan field hands endure backbreaking jobs and squalid living conditions to earn roughly $3.50 a day. Some growers even deduct the cost of room and board from that amount. “If you ask them, ‘Why are you bringing in Guatemalans to work?’ they say, ‘You can’t depend on Mexicans. They don’t work hard; they’re irresponsible’,” says George Grayson, a political scientists specializing in Mexico at the College of William & Mary. “The truth is, you can pay [the guest workers] a pittance. And if they cause the slightest disturbance, you can send them back to Guatemala.”
At least a few Mexicans are balking at the hypocrisy. Late last year their National Human Rights Commissions issued a report criticizing Mexico’s widespread mistreatment of aliens; the report described sub-human facilities where captured aliens are kept until they can be deported. Several international news agencies ran stories on the publication. But most of Mexico’s leading papers ignored it.


Blogger Truth-Pain said...

That's what I love about your site Publius,... you make my life much easier in dispensing critical mass information.
I'm posting a link to this,...

Thu Jun 01, 07:46:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

Truth, the only problem is that there is such a ton of evidence against illegal immigration and amnesty and an increased guest worker program that I have to sit back and wonder how anyone can be for this flood of immigration.
Yes, there is an argument for a Christian obligation but that falls short if your obligation somehow ends at the Rio Grande because letting all these people come here only prolongs the problems in their countries of origin. The only other argument is that being against illegal immigration is somehow racist. Well, I as I have shown how illegal immigration also hurts black people and I have talked to Hispanic immigrants who are here legally who are also against illegal immigration. So the “racist” argument is not based in fact but can only be explained by liberal guilt.

Thu Jun 01, 10:15:00 PM  

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