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Alundil
04-29-10, 08:01 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100429/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/lt_mexico_migrants_1


Mexico acknowledges migrant abuse, pledges changes

By MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press Writer Mark Stevenson, Associated Press Writer Wed Apr 28, 8:04 pm ET

MEXICO CITY Amnesty International called the abuse of migrants in Mexico a major human rights crisis Wednesday, and accused some officials of turning a blind eye or even participating in the kidnapping, rape and murder of migrants.

The group's report comes at a sensitive time for Mexico, which is protesting the passage of a law in Arizona that criminalizes undocumented migrants.

The Interior Department acknowledged in a statement that the mainly Central American migrants who pass through Mexico on their way to the United States suffer abuses, but attributed the problem to criminal gangs branching out into kidnapping and extortion of migrants.

Rupert Knox, Amnesty's Mexico researcher, said in the report that the failure by authorities to tackle abuses against migrants has made their trip through Mexico one of the most dangerous in the world.

"Migrants in Mexico are facing a major human rights crisis leaving them with virtually no access to justice, fearing reprisals and deportation if they complain of abuses," Knox said.

Central American migrants are frequently pulled off trains, kidnapped en masse, held at gang hideouts and forced to call relatives in the U.S. to pay off the kidnappers. Such kidnappings affect thousands of migrants each year in Mexico, the report says.

Many are beaten, raped or killed in the process.

One of the main issues, Amnesty says, is that migrants fear they will be deported if they complain to Mexican authorities about abuses.

At present, Article 67 of Mexico's Population Law says, "Authorities, whether federal, state or municipal ... are required to demand that foreigners prove their legal presence in the country, before attending to any issues."

The Interior Department said the government has taken some steps to combat abuses and Mexico's legislature is working to repeal Article 67 "so that no one can deny or restrict foreigners' access to justice and human rights, whatever their migratory status."

The Amnesty report said one female migrant told researchers that Mexican federal police had forced her group off a train and stolen their belongings. Forced to walk, she said, she was subsequently attacked by a gang and raped.

The Interior Department said it shares Amnesty's concern, and called the report "a valuable contribution."

Mexico has long been offended by mistreatment of its own migrants in the United States.

The Arizona law slated to take effect in late July or early August makes it a state crime to be in the U.S. illegally and allows police to question anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant. Mexico has complained that the law would lend itself to racial profiling and discrimination.

Consultant
04-29-10, 08:16 AM
Anybody else hear BHO's ridiculous fantasy fear-monger tale about the Hispanic dad taking his kids to get ice-cream and being asked for papers and then arrested? What is Barry trying to accomplish by spreading these lies?

It's as if he ... didn't read the bill which specifically requires probably cause and reasonable suspicion...

What part of a dad at the ice cream shop with his kids passes the "probable cause" threshold?

The attempt by some to paint everybody who's in favor of tougher illegal immigration standards as racist is one of the most destructive plots in recent political history...

jason_jinx
04-29-10, 04:06 PM
derka derr

deputyfestus
04-29-10, 04:27 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100429/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/lt_mexico_migrants_1


Mexico acknowledges migrant abuse, pledges changes

By MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press Writer Mark Stevenson, Associated Press Writer Wed Apr 28, 8:04 pm ET

MEXICO CITY Amnesty International called the abuse of migrants in Mexico a major human rights crisis Wednesday, and accused some officials of turning a blind eye or even participating in the kidnapping, rape and murder of migrants.

The group's report comes at a sensitive time for Mexico, which is protesting the passage of a law in Arizona that criminalizes undocumented migrants.

The Interior Department acknowledged in a statement that the mainly Central American migrants who pass through Mexico on their way to the United States suffer abuses, but attributed the problem to criminal gangs branching out into kidnapping and extortion of migrants.

Rupert Knox, Amnesty's Mexico researcher, said in the report that the failure by authorities to tackle abuses against migrants has made their trip through Mexico one of the most dangerous in the world.

"Migrants in Mexico are facing a major human rights crisis leaving them with virtually no access to justice, fearing reprisals and deportation if they complain of abuses," Knox said.

Central American migrants are frequently pulled off trains, kidnapped en masse, held at gang hideouts and forced to call relatives in the U.S. to pay off the kidnappers. Such kidnappings affect thousands of migrants each year in Mexico, the report says.

Many are beaten, raped or killed in the process.

One of the main issues, Amnesty says, is that migrants fear they will be deported if they complain to Mexican authorities about abuses.

At present, Article 67 of Mexico's Population Law says, "Authorities, whether federal, state or municipal ... are required to demand that foreigners prove their legal presence in the country, before attending to any issues."

The Interior Department said the government has taken some steps to combat abuses and Mexico's legislature is working to repeal Article 67 "so that no one can deny or restrict foreigners' access to justice and human rights, whatever their migratory status."

The Amnesty report said one female migrant told researchers that Mexican federal police had forced her group off a train and stolen their belongings. Forced to walk, she said, she was subsequently attacked by a gang and raped.

The Interior Department said it shares Amnesty's concern, and called the report "a valuable contribution."

Mexico has long been offended by mistreatment of its own migrants in the United States.

The Arizona law slated to take effect in late July or early August makes it a state crime to be in the U.S. illegally and allows police to question anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant. Mexico has complained that the law would lend itself to racial profiling and discrimination.


Told ya so ;D

Quote from: Xavsnipe on 04/27/10, 01:35 PM
why not just put a few dozen tesla coils on the border and zap anything that moves.

Cause it might kill a three toed horn toad then PETA would show up and one or more of them would get zapped and then Amnesty International and on and on

619summon
04-29-10, 06:21 PM
Anybody else hear BHO's ridiculous fantasy fear-monger tale about the Hispanic dad taking his kids to get ice-cream and being asked for papers and then arrested? What is Barry trying to accomplish by spreading these lies?

It's as if he ... didn't read the bill which specifically requires probably cause and reasonable suspicion...

What part of a dad at the ice cream shop with his kids passes the "probable cause" threshold?

The attempt by some to paint everybody who's in favor of tougher illegal immigration standards as racist is one of the most destructive plots in recent political history...


you cant do anything anymore without being extreme. because the public has become so desensitized. Racist issues is one of only things that get thier attention.

Racism everywhere, everybody pissed off.
Black people yelling, ''Racism.''



White people yelling, ''Reverse racism.''



Chinese people yelling, ''Sideways racism!''



And the lndians ain't yelling shit
'cause they dead.



So everybody bitch about
how bad their people got it.



Nobody got it worse
than the American lndian.



Everybody need to calm the fuck down.



lndians got it bad. lndians got it the worst.



You know how bad the lndians got it?
When's the last time you met two lndians?



You ain't never met two lndians.



Shit, l have seen a polar bear
ride a fucking tricycle in my lifetime.



l have never seen an lndian family
that's chilling out at Red Lobster.

~C,Rock1998