The Mexican government is publishing a guide that seems to condone illegal immigration to the United States. Mexico's Forieign Ministry plans on
printing 1.5 million copies of the guide that covers survival, legal rights, and how to live undetected in the U.S. It comes with a disclaimer and
warnings against immigrating illegally, but contains no information on the channels to do so legally.
The Mexican government is giving out a colorful new comic book with advice for migrants, but immigration-control advocates worry that some of the
tips may encourage illegal border crossers.
The 32-page book, The Guide for the Mexican Migrant, was published in December by Mexico's Foreign Ministry. Using simple language, the book offers
safety information for border crossers, a primer on their legal rights and advice on living unobtrusively in the United States.
"This guide is intended to give you some practical advice that could be of use if you have made the difficult decision to seek new work opportunities
outside your country," the book says.
But immigration-control groups questioned some of the guide's advice.
"This is more than just a wink and a nod," said Rick Oltman, Western field director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform. "This is so
transparent, this is the Mexican government trying to protect its most valuable export, which is illegal migrants."
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It has been obvious for years that the Mexican government has a decided interest in illegal emigration to the U.S. This publication proves that
beyond a doubt.
I could see a book with safety tips for the border-crossers that are going to try anyway. But a section of the book is dedicated to methods of staying
undetected while living in the U.S.
I think it's time that both Mexico and the United States resolved the problems of illegal immigrants once and for all. Either work to stop it
altogether or smooth the process for legal immigration.
[edit on 2-1-2005 by Banshee]