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Mexico Threatens Suits Over Guard Patrols
May 16 5:03
By MARINA ONTEMAYOR
Associated Press Writer
Mexico said Tuesday that it would file lawsuits in U.S. courts if National
Guard troops on the border become directly involved in detaining migrants.
Mexican border officials also said they worried that sending troops to heavily
trafficked regions would push illegal migrants into more perilous areas of the
U.S.-Mexican border to avoid detection.
"If there is a real wave of rights abuses, if we see the National Guard starting
to directly participate in detaining people ... we would immediately start filing
lawsuits through our consulates," Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez told
a Mexico City radio station. He did not offer further details.
- Below are the kinds of people who can apply for Immigrant
Permits, with a view to taking up permanent residency in Mexico:
- Scientists & Technicians
- Artists and Sportspeople
- Full resident status entitles you to all rights and benefits of a
Mexican National (live, work, claim state benefits and to pay taxes) but
you cannot vote in Mexican elections. These permits may also prohibit
work in specific industries. These are limited, and relate to bar and waiter/waitress work.
With nearly two-thirds of illegal aliens lacking a high school
degree, the primary reason they create a fiscal deficit is their low
education levels and resulting low incomes and tax payments ...