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BORDERLINE BIGOTS: Mexico Tells Immigrants: “No Way, José”

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posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 02:41 PM
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You DON'T want to be illegal in Mexico.

From robbery and rape, to murder, Mexico and it's governmental representatives routinely abuse illegal and legal immigrants from Central and South America. Almost all that are caught are either jailed or immediately deported.

If they are lucky.


Migrants are treated roughly -- in Mexico

TULTITLAN, Mexico -- 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.

Seattlepi


BORDERLINE BIGOTS
Mexico Tells Immigrants: “No Way, José”

Each year hundreds of thousands of optimistic South and Central Americans travel north to see whether things might be less crappy for them in the United States. The problem is they have to cross Mexico to get there. And Mexico is riddled with inhospitable local authorities and migrants who are as eager as they are possessive of the American passage. Both groups treat Southern transients the same way US authorities treat illegal Mexican aliens: like human refuse.

Viceland

Facts that even the past President of Mexico has acknowledged, yet still demands Mexican illegals be treated with kid-gloves and provided all sorts of liberties. If we did the things they did to Central Americans there would be cries for war.

Some abuse is so shocking it pales in comparison to the complaints of "racial profiling" in the States.

Citizens of Mexico routinely take advantage of migrants and illegals as well.
Especially the criminal drug lords that run parts of that country.


72 dead migrants found in Mexico tip of iceberg

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- Paula Cruz wept quietly at the foreign ministry office in El Salvador's capital after reporting that her son was missing - apparently kidnapped - in Mexico.
WashPost

In the end, it is Mexico that is its own worst enemy.

Instead of fixing the problems of Mexico itself, the solution of illegal advocates is simply to FED-EX it's population into the States.

A population that can and does include criminals with backgrounds we will neither know about nor monitor until they have harmed an innocent citizen.

So while Mexican illegals scream for the right to get health care and a drivers license, Central American illegals are just hoping they will make it through the month without being incarcerated, beaten, raped or even killed.

They routinely cry for justice and are ignored by Mexico and its citizens.

Ironically, Mexico makes the villains in the new movie "Machete" look soft.

This thread isn't to say that we SHOULD treat illegal immigrants in the same brutal way as Mexico, but to give a little perspective and understanding to the subject.

Americans don't hate Mexicans, and can empathize with their troubled plight, but we also care about our Country and don't want that plight to become our own. A porous border to a drug-torn and gang filled country is never a good thing, even though innocent citizens there wish to understandably leave it.

This thread is to point out that it is up to Mexico's leaders to end corruption, break the drug stranglehold and empower it's citizens. Not live the high-life while Mexicans scramble to avoid being a drug casualty, turn a blind-eye to the brutalization of Mexican legals/illegals, then complain that Americans are being too harsh when they want to secure the border.

It is also to point out that hypocrisy is the greatest luxury.

- Lee




posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 02:51 PM
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You make good points no doubt.

But migrants are well aware of the dangers they face when they enter Mexico illegally as compared to entering the US illegally. They realize that the US will treat them 10 times better.

They know Mexico is corrupt and treats them badly if they are caught. But they are willing to take that risk to make it to the promise land.

It is sad and I agree that Mexico should do more about its human rights situation. Hell right now they are treating an illegal who is a drug kingpin as a trophy as they parade in front of the media. He is getting better treatment than most illegals in Mexico will ever get.


A porous border to a drug-torn and gang filled country is never a good thing, even though innocent citizens there wish to understandably leave it.


The bad thing about the drug war is that it is extending into Central America. This will no doubt cause more people to want to try to get to the US.



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 02:55 PM
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It's not only the corruption that is unfriendly to illegal immigrants in Mexico, as that country also has laws to deal with them, laws that they actually enforce. Of course, in their hypocritical tone, they criticize the US for upholding our own laws, while they strictly enforce their own.


--airspoon



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 02:55 PM
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DP

[edit on 6-9-2010 by airspoon]



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 02:56 PM
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"Both groups treat Southern transients the same way US authorities treat illegal Mexican aliens: like human refuse."

ummm... since our government says its now a crime to question if people are here illegally, how does the US government treat illegals like human refuse?



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 03:03 PM
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oops

[edit on 6-9-2010 by lee anoma]



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 03:14 PM
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Originally posted by mnemeth1
reply to post by lee anoma
 


"Both groups treat Southern transients the same way US authorities treat illegal Mexican aliens: like human refuse."

ummm... since our government says its now a crime to question if people are here illegally, how does the US government treat illegals like human refuse?



That part of the article seemed a bit off to me as well.

Maybe it's an attempt to seem unbiased, but as it goes on it paints a horrible picture for the Central and South American migrants/illegals in Mexico.

It is no where NEAR how we treat illegals here.

It's actually closer to the villains in Machete, only more extreme since the abuses go unpunished and unchecked, so it is very close to simply being legal to do that sort of thing to illegals in Mexico.

If anyone in the States did this they would be locked up.

- Lee




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