posted on Apr, 18 2006 @ 08:13 PM
Get this in Mexico if you are an Illegal Migrant you are considered a felon, yet here they are fighting any bill that would make them felons here.
But wait there is more to this story. They also have a shortage of labor and bring in migrants from other countries to do their labor.
TULTITLAN, Mexico (AP) -- Considered felons by the government, these migrants fear detention, rape and robbery. Police and soldiers hunt them down at
railroads, bus stations and fleabag hotels. Sometimes they are deported; more often officers simply take their money.
While migrants in the United States have held huge demonstrations in recent weeks, the hundreds of thousands of undocumented Central Americans in
Mexico suffer mostly in silence.
And though Mexico demands humane treatment for its citizens who migrate to the U.S., regardless of their legal status, Mexico provides few protections
for migrants on its own soil. The issue simply isn't on the country's political agenda, perhaps because migrants make up only 0.5 percent of the
population, or about 500,000 people - compared with 12 percent in the United States.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Ironic isn't it? They do not want to be felons here, yet in Mexico they consider illegals as felons. Talk about wanting a double set of standards
one for them and one for others.
Just what is wrong with that picture?
[edit on 4/18/2006 by shots]