May 26, 2010, - 12:35 pm

Illegal Aliens Complain About Tough Immigration Laws in . . . Mexico

By Debbie Schlussel

It’s old, old news that Mexico’s laws against illegal aliens–and legal immigrants–are far tougher than those in the U.S., including the new Arizona immigration law.  And that’s why most of us knew that Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s recent attack on the law, while he was at the White House, was sheer hypocrisy.

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But what is, in fact, news is that illegal aliens in Mexico are now speaking out about it  AND that one mainstream media source is actually even covering it.

Today, USA Today has nearly half a page devoted to the brutality of Mexico’s immigration agents and its tough immigration laws.  Kudos to reporter Chris Hawley for daring to tell the truth on the other side of the open Southern border.  At least our authorities–whether from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or the Arizona police–don’t beat illegal aliens to a pulp. We treat them with an excess of humane behavior, and that’s part of why we have the illegal alien problem to which Mexico’s doesn’t hold a candle.

Never thought I’d see this headline atop a page of that or any other mainstream media outlet:

Activists Blast Mexico’s Immigration Law

Glad to see it. And there’s more to see. The important excerpts:

“There (in the United States), they’ll deport you,” Hector Vázquez, an illegal immigrant from Honduras, said as he rested in a makeshift camp with other migrants under a highway bridge in Tultitlán. “In Mexico they’ll probably let you go, but they’ll beat you up and steal everything you’ve got first.” . . .

Mexico’s Arizona-style law requires local police to check IDs. And Mexican police freely engage in racial profiling and routinely harass Central American migrants, say immigration activists.

“The Mexican government should probably clean up its own house before looking at someone else’s,” said Melissa Vertíz, spokeswoman for the Fray Matías de Córdova Human Rights Center in Tapachula, Mexico.

In one six-month period from September 2008 through February 2009, at least 9,758 migrants were kidnapped and held for ransom in Mexico — 91 of them with the direct participation of Mexican police, a report by the National Human Rights Commission said. Other migrants are routinely stopped and shaken down for bribes, it said.

A separate survey conducted during one month in 2008 at 10 migrant shelters showed Mexican authorities were behind migrant attacks in 35 of 240 cases, or 15%. . . .

Beltrán Rodríguez had arrived in Mexico with 950 pesos, about $76, enough to last him to the U.S. border. But near Tierra Blanca, Veracruz, he says municipal police had detained him, driven him to a deserted road and taken his money. He had been surviving since then by begging.

Abuses by Mexican authorities have persisted even as Mexico has relaxed its rules against illegal immigrants in recent years, according to the National Human Rights Commission. . . .

Mexican law calls for six to 12 years of prison and up to $46,000 in fines for anyone who shelters or transports illegal immigrants. The Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that the law applies only to people who do it for money.

Hey, we should take a hint from Mexico in that instance.

Article 67 of Mexico’s immigration law requires that all authorities “whether federal, local or municipal” demand to see visas if approached by a foreigner and to hand over migrants to immigration authorities. . . .

To discourage migrants from speaking out about abuse, Mexican authorities often tell detainees they will have to stay longer in detention centers if they file a complaint.

Can you imagine if ICE agents or Arizona police did that? They’d be behind bars.

Like I said, none of this is news to anyone who’s been paying attention. But it’s news that our pro-illegal alien, mainstream media is beginning–at least in one major source–to tell the whole story about Mexico.

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23 Responses

Tolerance

pat on May 26, 2010 at 1:19 pm

As you said, “Sheer hyprocrisy”.

Mexicans, if they don’t like Mexico, fix it. Don’t steal someone else’s country.

Thieves!

goldenmike4393 on May 26, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    goldenmike,

    You are right on the money. If we spent all of the money that is spent on illegal immigrants, on helping Mexico instead, Mexicans would not want to leave.

    The problem is that their government is too corrupt. They waste any money that is given to help their country.

    Mexico has a lot of their own natural resources and should be a financially viable country. The reason they are not is because of government corruption.

    Angie on May 26, 2010 at 3:23 pm

They want what we have without paying for it… at least I paid up on my taxes. And we should be the flophouse for the rest of the world?

Mexico isn’t. We should take a hint from them on how to manage our own affairs.

NormanF on May 26, 2010 at 1:40 pm

In the spirit of diversity or one world or some such nonsense our government should immediately signal to Mexico that we are dropping our racist and intolerant immigration policies and adopting those of Mexico. Then let’s see what Mr. President of Mexico has to say. And if the Dumb “O” Crats in Congress will stand up and cheer.

kenny komodo on May 26, 2010 at 2:14 pm

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Jordan on May 26, 2010 at 2:51 pm

“Hector? You named our kid Hector?” (Mookie to girlfriend-cum-babymama Tina, in “Do the Right Thing”.

Graty Slapchop on May 26, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Mexico sucks so bad only the burros and millionaires like it there. Love the Mexican salute!

No Honor in Mexico on May 26, 2010 at 7:29 pm

Another excellent post, Debbie.

JeffE on May 26, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Although I noticed that USA Today managed to get in a dig against the Arizona law with the passage about how Mexico’s law was like Arizona’s, & then in the next breath talked about how Mexico engages in racial profiling and routine harassment.

Unfortunately the Arizona law, for all its merits, doesn’t engage in racial profiling. Also, I’m struck by the ingratitude of Calderon. We bailed his country out in the 90s, and what did we get for it? It degenerated into a criminal state that badmouths us at every turn. Shows about bailouts, and shows that when people are racists like all too many Mexicans, there isn’t much we can do about it.

Little Al on May 26, 2010 at 8:39 pm

So much for Spring Break in Acapulco.

Smooth on May 26, 2010 at 11:10 pm

There goes Spring Break in Acapulco.

Sylvia on May 26, 2010 at 11:13 pm

This is just another reason why people aren’t flocking by the millions to live in that third world sh#thole called mexico.

We should set up a new national capital for all of our U.S. representatives in Tucson, Arizona. I bet the border would get fixed pretty quick after that. And it would be a great way to get rid of some of these political weasels who are destroying our country. Who would pay a ransom to get back Pelosi or Boxer?

Jarhead on May 27, 2010 at 12:04 am

Mexico’s immigration and residency polices should get greater publicity. Even if you are there legally, there are restrictions on property ownership and other activities.

Worr01 on May 27, 2010 at 12:39 am

Terrific article Debbie, but Debbie did you know at about a month ago the far left wing “International Answer” did a similar report about Mexican immigration laws! Far as I’m concerned, Mexico has the strictist immigration laws in the world, what they do to illegal-aliens from Central American states is criminal to me, and you got progresstard-leftistards complaining and bitching about Arizona’s immigration law, last I checked Arizona’s immigration is NOTHING like Mexico’s immigration law.

And here’s what they do in Mexico to illegal-aliens, they torture them, they put them in some dungeon, they murder them, etc. Where the hell is Al Sharpton, La Raza, Jesse HiJackson, Hispanic Caucas (which is a racist group BTW, just like the Black Caucas), George Lopez, etc. complaining and saying something about the immigration laws in Mexico! Oh that’s right, they’re all HYPOCRITES! All of those people that I named are the left wing version of Elmer Gantry, they have alot of mouth about Arizona wanted to crack down on illegal immigration, but when it comes to Mexico’s immigration law, they are silent and nowhere to be found, they are like the silent films from the 1910s & 1920s.

“A nation is identified by it’s borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on May 27, 2010 at 10:58 am

Thank God the american people are finally waking up to the fact that we are being used. I’m a black man and I’ve always hated the way some people have used race to shut down opposing viewpoints. Thankfully,it has not worked this time. I recently heard Al Sharpton admit (on his radio show) that most of his black callers disagreed with his stance on illegal immigration in general and his recent attempt to insert himself into the affairs of Arizona in particular- the worm is turning. Americans of all races must be prepared to defend our nation. May GOD Bless AMERICA!!!!!!!!

Larry Austin,Tx on May 27, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Por KATE BRUMBACK-ATHENS, Georgia, EE.UU., Actualización: jueves, 25 de agosto de 2011 12:09 p.m.
EEUU: Profesores ofrecen cursos a extranjeros sin papeles

AP Photo/Athens Banner-Herald, David Manning

Varios estudiantes realizan una marcha de protesta en la Universidad de Georgia, en Athens, el 23 de agosto del 2011. La marcha fue convocada para denunciar una política de admisiones que le cierra las puertas de la universidad a los extranjeros sin papeles. (AP Photo/Athens Banner-Herald, David Manning)
ATHENS, Georgia, EE.UU. (AP) — En momentos en que los estudiantes se aprestan a regresar a los campus de Georgia, una nueva política del estado le ha cerrado las puertas de las cinco universidades más competitivas a los inmigrantes sin papeles, pero un grupo de profesores está dispuesto a ofrecerles lo que el estado les niega.

Cinco profesores de la Universidad de Georgia (UGA) iniciaron un programa que llaman Freedom University (o Universidad de la Libertad), por el cual una vez a la semana dictan cursos rigurosos, similares a los de las mejores universidades.

“Están pensados para las personas que en este momento no tienen otras opciones”, expresó Pam Voekel, profesor de historia de la UGA y uno de los promotores del programa.

La Junta de Regentes del sistema universitario dispuso este año que ninguna universidad estatal que haya rechazado candidatos con buenos antecedentes académicos puede admitir personas sin papeles.

La disposición abarca a la Universidad de Georgia, Georgia Tech, la Universidad Estatal de Georgia, la Universidad Médica de Georgia y la Georgia College & State University.

Los inmigrantes sin papeles pueden ser admitidos por otras universidades si pagan matrículas de no residente en el estado, que son mucho más costosas.

La medida respondió a denuncias de que las universidades públicas de Georgia estaban llenas de extranjeros que vinieron al país ilegalmente y desplazan de las aulas a los residentes legales, y que los contribuyentes subsidian su educación.

Un estudio de la Junta de Regentes del año pasado, no obstante, reveló que menos del 1% del alumnado son inmigrantes sin papeles y que sus matrículas de no residente cobren con creces su educación.

“Esperamos que las personas con poder de decisión reconsideren esta política”, expresó Reinaldo Román, otro de los profesores involucrados en la iniciativa. “Va en contra de nuestra prédica. Hemos invertido grandes recursos en estos jóvenes. Es lógico darles la posibilidad de una educación”.

Por ahora los cursos simplemente exponen a los estudiantes a un ambiente universitario y les permiten madurar intelectualmente. No representarán créditos si el estudiante es admitido en alguna universidad, aunque los profesores dicen que están tratando de cambiar eso y de que esos cursos sí reciban créditos. (En la educación estadounidense, cada materia representa una cierta cantidad de “créditos”)

Los cinco profesores que pusieron en marcha el programa son de la UGA, pero dicen que el programa no tiene conexión alguna con esa institución.

La UGA dijo que cualquier comentario sobre el asunto debía provenir de la Junta de Regentes. El portavoz de la junta, John Millsaps, dijo que los integrantes de la facultad pueden hacer lo que quieran en su tiempo libre, siempre y cuando sus otras actividades no interfieran con sus responsabilidades como empleados del sistema educativo. Pero indicó no saber lo suficiente acerca del programa como para hablar de ese tema en específico.

Luego de dar forma al proyecto –que fue sugerido por un inmigrante sin papeles que trabaja mucho con estudiantes que están en el país ilegalmente–, se pusieron en contacto con profesores de prestigiosas universidades de todo el país a los que les pidieron que aceptasen integrar una comisión nacional de asesores.

Uno de ellos fue Junot Díaz, profesor del Massachusetts Institute of Thecnology y quien ha ganado un Premio Pulitzer, que describe la política de negarle una educación a los extranjeros sin papeles como cruel y destinada a generar divisiones. Dijo que hará lo posible para que el programa Freedom University sea un éxito.

“Lo que me pidan. Haré todo lo que esté a mi alcance”, expresó en un correo electrónico. “Esta va a ser una batalla prolongada”.

El programa no cuesta mucho, ya que los profesores donan su tiempo y una organización comunitaria de hispanos aporta un local. Además se abrió una página en Amazon.com en la que se pide a la gente que done textos de estudio y tarjetas de gasolineras para los voluntarios que transportarán a los estudiantes a las clases.

Al participar en una reciente protesta contra la política de la UGA, Karl Kings, de 25 años, parecía un estudiante listo para ir a clases. Sin embargo, es un extranjero que fue traído ilegalmente a los Estados Unidos cuando tenía un año, de un país asiático que se negó a identificar.

“Soy básicamente un georgiano, excepto que no nací aquí”, expresó. “Pero pasé toda mi vida aquí”.

Luego de completar la escuela secundaria en un suburbio de Atlante en el 2004, soñó con ir a la universidad, pero no pudo pagar las matrículas de no residentes. Trabaja en lo que puede y ha tenido que rechazar algunas oportunidades laborales interesantes porque no tiene papeles. Piensa tomar cursos en el programa Freedom University.

El primer curso, Civilización Estadounidense, comenzará el 8 de septiembre. Los cinco profesores se rotarán en las clases. Se espera aceptar a todo el que solicite su admisión, salvo que lleguen tantas solicitudes que no haya espacio para admitirlas todas, indicó Lorgia García Pena, otra de las profesoras.

Leeidy Solís, una mexicana de 16 años que fue traída al país ilegalmente por sus padres cuando tenía dos años, cursa la secundaria en Athens y dice que quiere ser veterinaria. Le resulta duro escuchar a sus compañeros cuando hacen planes para la universidad pues no sabe si podrá cursar estudios universitarios. Está viendo si puede conseguir alguna beca o subsidio para costear los gastos.

Sus padres están considerando la posibilidad de regresar a México y le dicen que debería irse con ellos e inscribirse en la universidad allí. Pero ella ni se acuerda de México. Todos sus amigos están aquí y se identifica con esta cultura. Quiere quedarse.

Dice que tomará en cuenta la Freedom University.

“Por más que no den créditos, podemos experimentar lo que es una clase universitaria”, expresó.

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Labrador retriever Hawkeye lays down with a sigh at funeral of his owner

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