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Documents Show U.S Officials Across The Board, Buckling To Mexican Government On Immigration Laws &
Pipe Line News ^ | May 10, 2006

Posted on 05/10/2006 3:49:59 AM PDT by IrishMike

May 10, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLinenews.org - Public documents available on Mexico's Secretary of Exterior Relations' [SER] website - only yesterday revealed in a series of articles dealing with the charge that American authorities are conspiring with the Mexican government to spy on American border activists - detail a level of intimidation on the part of the Mexican government and a level of acquiescence by the U.S. government heretofore unimaginable.

http://www.sre.gob.mx/eventos/minuteman/reporte1.htm#3.3 http://www.sre.gob.mx/eventos/minuteman/reporte2.htm#3.3 http://www.sre.gob.mx/eventos/minuteman/reporte3.htm#3.3 http://www.sre.gob.mx/eventos/minuteman/ http://www.sre.gob.mx/eventos/minuteman/masinformacion.htm http://www.sre.gob.mx/eventos/minuteman/casojoseantonio.htm Starting in January 2005 the Mexican government has conducted a full-court press against the Minuteman Project - a citizen group calling attention to enforcement of U.S. immigration laws.

Agents of the government of Vicente Fox have conducted an ongoing series of meetings with the President of the United States, Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Border Patrol among others, with the intent of forcing American officials to maintain a policy of non-enforcement of U.S. border regulations and at the same time putting pressure on the Minuteman organization - a major proponent of increased border enforcement - to thwart its activities.

On February 10, 2005 the Mexican government sent a diplomatic note of protest to the U.S. Department of State excoriating the Minuteman Project as a group of vigilantes and demanding that the U.S. government take steps to ensure that the "rights" of Mexican nationals under state and federal laws be protected.

"[Mexico] condemns energetically the manifestations and acts of racism, the racial discrimination, the xenophobia, the intolerance towards the migrants and the stereotypes that continuously are applied to them and makes a call to the United States to consider the revision of its migratory policies in order to eliminate these practices" This is nothing more than a call for open borders.

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This is nothing more than a call for open borders.

In early Spring of 2005 the Mexican SER directed all U.S. based Mexican consulates to conduct surveillance on border activists including those involved in the Minuteman Project, to interact with all levels of the leadership of American institutions involved with border enforcement including law enforcement, and transmit that information back to the Fox government.

Whereas it was believed that this activity was only taking place in limited areas the documents make it clear that Mexican consulates have been active in a massive surveillance and information gathering program throughout the United States - in Arizona, California, Texas, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, Illinois, Massachusetts and Tennessee, detailing the activities and identifying American citizens and border activist groups by name and reporting back to Mexican authorities.

The following an example of the toadying response by American officials, including State governors and Border Patrol officials.

"...28 of June civil employees of the Consulate of Mexico in Albuquerque met with Bill Hume, Head of Political Advisers of Bill Governor Richardson. In this meeting it was agreed that the government of the state will insist that the solution to immigration, as well as the application of immigration laws, is a subject of federal and not state character. It also explained that in case that a Minuteman breaks the state laws, the state will take drastic action. Governor Bill Richardson declared that "he disavows the Minuteman group in New Mexico because authorities in charge of the application of the law in the South border of the state already exist." Spokesman of the Sector Paso of the Border Patrol of the United States opposes the activities of the Minuteman Project." As these documents and others are more fully understood an alarming picture is becoming clear.

Not only is the American government failing to maintain any semblance of border control and security, but it appears that there is active cooperation between American officials - at all levels, federal, state and local, and the government of Vicente Fox to provide intelligence on American citizens to that foreign government with the intent of undercutting enforcement of U.S. immigration laws.

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Additional source: The Conservative voice US Government Pro-Illegals Anti-Minutemen May 09, 2006 09:36 AM EST http://www.theconservativevoice.com/article/14455.html ...................................................... Additional Source: Red State U.S. tipping Mexico to Minuteman patrols http://johnrichardson.redstate.com/story/2006/5/9/11622/70311 .....................................................

1 posted on 05/10/2006 3:50:04 AM PDT by IrishMike
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To: IrishMike

It looks like the frenzy will NOT be abating today....


2 posted on 05/10/2006 3:53:07 AM PDT by papertyger (Our Constitution isn't perfect, but it's better than what we have right now.)
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To: IrishMike

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Inaccurate:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1629558/posts


3 posted on 05/10/2006 3:53:38 AM PDT by Bahbah (“KERRY LIED!! SCHOLARLY ATTRIBUTION DIED!!!”)
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To: IrishMike
It also explained that in case that a Minuteman breaks the state laws, the state will take drastic action. Governor Bill Richardson declared that "he disavows the Minuteman group in New Mexico because authorities in charge of the application of the law in the South border of the state already exist."

This is outrageous!!!

4 posted on 05/10/2006 3:55:13 AM PDT by airborne (Satan's greatest trick was convincing people he doesn't exist.)
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To: Bahbah
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Inaccurate

That is the claim. However, details still unfolding. Daily Bulletin follow-up report:

Officials disclaim Bulletin 'tipping' report

5 posted on 05/10/2006 3:59:05 AM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: IrishMike

Attention all Bush Bots: Blame this on clinton / carter / liberals / Pelosi since they obviously have been at the helm for the past 5 years.


6 posted on 05/10/2006 4:01:57 AM PDT by putupjob
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To: M. Thatcher
That is the claim. However, details still unfolding.

Yes, it doesn't look like we have the full picture as yet. This seemed like a good place to include other information on the issue.

7 posted on 05/10/2006 4:02:52 AM PDT by Bahbah (“KERRY LIED!! SCHOLARLY ATTRIBUTION DIED!!!”)
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To: Bahbah
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Inaccurate:

You'll forgive me if I'm a bit sceptical of the official denial in light of the government's previous demeanor toward the Minute Men, and the unrestrained fury this story has raised among the administration's erstwhile staunchest supporters.

8 posted on 05/10/2006 4:03:31 AM PDT by papertyger (Our Constitution isn't perfect, but it's better than what we have right now.)
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To: Peach; onyx; Howlin; Mo1

More confusion ping.


9 posted on 05/10/2006 4:04:10 AM PDT by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve..)
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To: putupjob
Attention all Bush Bots: Blame this on clinton / carter / liberals / Pelosi since they obviously have been at the helm for the past 5 years.

Why don't we wait to discover the facts? You can always do that later.

10 posted on 05/10/2006 4:05:04 AM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: IrishMike

This whole border issue is gonna pop like a frog on a hot plate.


11 posted on 05/10/2006 4:05:32 AM PDT by Lancer_N3502A
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To: M. Thatcher

Good luck...you are very brave.


12 posted on 05/10/2006 4:07:05 AM PDT by CWOJackson
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To: IrishMike
I have to believe that drugs are driving much of this open border nonsense.
13 posted on 05/10/2006 4:08:29 AM PDT by Paladin2 (If the political indictment's from Fitz, the jury always acquits.)
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To: IrishMike
On February 10, 2005 the Mexican government sent a diplomatic note of protest to the U.S. Department of State excoriating the Minuteman Project as a group of vigilantes and demanding that the U.S. government take steps to ensure that the "rights" of Mexican nationals under state and federal laws be protected.

The President has called them vigilantes too.

14 posted on 05/10/2006 4:10:30 AM PDT by itsinthebag (E)
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To: Paladin2

Sure they are and our Gov. is the one that brings them in while they charge us for a war on drugs.


15 posted on 05/10/2006 4:12:15 AM PDT by TC Builders
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To: papertyger

And it shouldn't!

I didn't see anything in small print on the ballot when I voted that I am voting for the mexican govt.

I didn't happen to notice that the mexican govt was a choice on my AMERICAN BALLOT. I thought as a CITIZEN of the U.S.A. when I vote for a party I am voting for Americans to PROTECT, SUPPORT, and WORK FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS!!!

You all who come on threads like this and HIJACK them with your rah rah c*ap can go on one of your rah rah threads and stop hijacking this one!

To discover that the govt MIGHT BE in collusion with a foreign govt against Americans is disturbing at the very least. I am not saying they are and I am not saying they aren't but as I said I expect elected politicians to work for their constituents!

This is still the United States of America and as voters we expect certain things, like PROTECTING its citizens, protecting our ports our borders and our country from all terroists, and enemies foreign and domestic, to provide security and jobs and well being and QUIET ENJOYMENT and ENFORCE OUR LAWS NOT mexicos laws!

To try to convince mexico the people they are pushing over the border out of their country that their civil rights are being observed is the most outrageous thing I have heard bar none!



16 posted on 05/10/2006 4:13:48 AM PDT by stopem (To allow a bunch of third world country nationals to divide Americans is unconscionable!)
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To: itsinthebag

<.......... the "rights" of Mexican nationals under state and federal laws be protected.............>

That is the part that bugs me !!!!!!!


17 posted on 05/10/2006 4:15:06 AM PDT by IrishMike (Dry Powder is a plus)
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To: Paladin2

You're right! That is definitely a major factor.


18 posted on 05/10/2006 4:15:42 AM PDT by stopem (To allow a bunch of third world country nationals to divide Americans is unconscionable!)
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To: papertyger
You'll forgive me if I'm a bit sceptical of the official denial

I'm not taking a position. I don't know enough yet, but I thought it would be useful to gather as much information here as we have.

19 posted on 05/10/2006 4:21:41 AM PDT by Bahbah (“KERRY LIED!! SCHOLARLY ATTRIBUTION DIED!!!”)
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To: Paladin2

I dont know what's driving it, But our politicians of both partis have decided that they know better then the American public what we need, and it would seem they feel we cant make it without Hispanics coming in and taking over the country.
Now President bush is just as responsible as the rest, there can be no doubt of that, but this isnt a party issue its us against the politicians of both parties who would kiss the ass of Satan to stay in office.

We are beimng sold down the drain for the Hispanic vote and the only way we can beat it is to vote the other way,but I dont see it happening and neither do the politicians.


20 posted on 05/10/2006 4:23:49 AM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: Bahbah
" I'm not taking a position. I don't know enough yet, but I thought it would be useful to gather as much information here as we have"

Skeptical as I am ( and I commented yesterday fully P.O.'d )

I'm waiting to see how this shakes out today, if I need to make a mea culpa I will.

21 posted on 05/10/2006 4:25:01 AM PDT by Kakaze (I'm now a single issue voter.....exterminate Al Quaida)
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To: papertyger
It looks like the frenzy will NOT be abating today....

The article depicts at the very least, some badly misplaced priorities at DHS.

22 posted on 05/10/2006 4:25:52 AM PDT by RodgerD
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To: Bahbah
I'm not taking a position. I don't know enough yet, but I thought it would be useful to gather as much information here as we have.

And a wise choice, that.

I, on the other hand, take the position the succession of policy decisions by this administration in this matter make it incumbent on the administration to disprove the allegations.

23 posted on 05/10/2006 4:31:35 AM PDT by papertyger (Our Constitution isn't perfect, but it's better than what we have right now.)
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To: Bahbah

I'm with you.

My mind rebels so completely at the idea of this being true that at first I just dismissed it- but now I'm not sure..waiting for facts.


24 posted on 05/10/2006 4:36:05 AM PDT by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve..)
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To: IrishMike

If you look at the names of the people in our border patrol that may tell something. Kin folks are a lot quicker to let things slide. A few here a few there who's it gonna hurt? Those lazy Americans want work, only real native Americans(Mexicans) will work. And besides they need to keep the drugs coming!!!! sarcasm


25 posted on 05/10/2006 4:36:51 AM PDT by catmanblack. (he is the great I AM-)
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To: IrishMike

I wondered what could make our Federal Government cave in to the Invaders.

Answer: If President Bush got a phone call saying. "You have two very beautiful daughters. It would be a real shame if something happened to their beauty, wouldn't it? Nothing will, though, if you keeps your hands off the Mexican border.".

The money accrued from the illegal drugs coming into the United States is of such a colossal amount that almost anything can be accomplished with it.


26 posted on 05/10/2006 4:46:48 AM PDT by RoadTest (The wicked love darkness; but God's people love the Light!)
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To: RoadTest
Answer: If President Bush got a phone call saying. "You have two very beautiful daughters. It would be a real shame if something happened to their beauty, wouldn't it?

That is ridiculous. Whoever managed to get such a message to the President would be quietly terminated with EXTREME prejudice; not as a matter of fatherhood, but as a matter of realpolitic.

Entertaining fantasies straight from a screenplay does nothing but call good sense into question.

27 posted on 05/10/2006 4:56:10 AM PDT by papertyger (Our Constitution isn't perfect, but it's better than what we have right now.)
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To: IrishMike

Since the protest didn't get their point across, now it is time to get Legal on our asses. I'm guessing class action lawsuits will be in order if We try to deport the illegals. War is looming.


28 posted on 05/10/2006 5:27:05 AM PDT by wolfcreek
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To: wolfcreek

Strong words.


29 posted on 05/10/2006 5:42:54 AM PDT by IrishMike (Dry Powder is a plus)
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To: SE Mom

Thanks for the ping .. imo, some wanted to start trouble .. and it looks like it worked


30 posted on 05/10/2006 5:48:04 AM PDT by Mo1 (DEMOCRATS: A CULTURE OF TREASON)
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To: papertyger

"That is ridiculous. Whoever managed to get such a message to the President would be quietly terminated with EXTREME prejudice; not as a matter of fatherhood, but as a matter of realpolitic.

Entertaining fantasies straight from a screenplay does nothing but call good sense into question."

"Ridiculous" means "funny" and this is anything but funny. What I described is how Mafias work, and there are three Mafias operating in the Mexico-United States Drug Stream: Russian, Colombian and Mexican, and they have the Mexican Government completely under their control and now they're working on ours.

Tell me, in your estimation, what else would cause the American Government to deliberately hold our borders open to illegal trespassers, drug smugglers and al Qaeda terrorists? The border patrol keep telling us they are being held back and hushed up by their superiors VERY HIGH UP.

As for the caller being dealt with, he might if they could find him. But he's under the cover of powerful organizations wealthy beyond your or my imagination.


31 posted on 05/10/2006 5:59:33 AM PDT by RoadTest (The wicked love darkness; but God's people love the Light!)
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To: All

MEXICAN GOVERNMENT WEB SITE (REFERENCED ABOVE)>>>>>>>>


http://www.sre.gob.mx/eventos/minuteman/reporte3.htm

Tercer Reporte sobre actividades de vigilantismo

Índice

1. Actividades del proyecto Minuteman

2. El Departamento de Seguridad Nacional de Estados Unidos reitera que corresponde a las autoridades realizar las funciones de patrullaje en la frontera

3. Seguimiento de actividades y acciones por estado (mayo-julio 2005)



3.1 Arizona

Caso Haab



3.2 California

Inicio de Actividades del grupo Border Watch

Incidentes en la región cercana a la ciudad de Campo



3.3 Texas



3.4 Utah



3.5 Nuevo México



3.6 Nevada



3.7 Illinois



3.8 Massachussets



3.9 Tennessee

Tercer Reporte sobre actividades de vigilantismo

El Gobierno de México ha manifestado reiteradamente su condena a las actividades de “vigilantismo” que realizan ciudadanos de los Estados Unidos, además de dar seguimiento puntual a dicha situación y emprender acciones concretas para garantizar, en primera instancia, el pleno respeto a los derechos de nacionales mexicanos que cruzan la frontera.

Al respecto, se han hecho públicos dos reportes sobre seguimiento y acciones emprendidas: el primero el 11 de abril y el segundo el 4 de mayo.

1. Actividades del proyecto Minuteman

Ante el incremento de las actividades del proyecto Minuteman, así como de su expansión territorial, el pasado 24 de junio el Gobierno de México presentó ante el Departamento de Estado de Estados Unidos una nueva Nota Diplomática[1], en la que solicitó que el tema sea revisado por las autoridades correspondientes y que se adopten medidas para prevenir cualquier violación a los derechos de nuestros connacionales. Asimismo, el Gobierno de México reiteró su preocupación por la repercusión de la difusión de estas ideas y acciones.

En esa misma fecha, la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores giró instrucciones a todos los consulados de México en Estados Unidos, siguiendo las enviadas en abril y mayo a los consulados fronterizos, para que se mantengan alertas, fortalezcan los canales de comunicación con las autoridades locales y estatales, y para que se monitoree cualquier actividad de grupos de ‘vigilantismo’, ya sea que estén vinculados o no al llamado proyecto Minuteman, que pueda atentar contra de los derechos de nuestros connacionales.

2. El Departamento de Seguridad Interna de Estados Unidos reitera que corresponde a las autoridades realizar las funciones de patrullaje en la frontera

El pasado 21 de julio, diversos medios de comunicación dieron a conocer las declaraciones realizadas por el Comisionado del Departamento de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos, Robert Bonner, relativas a la posible inclusión de voluntarios civiles a las actividades de la Patrulla Fronteriza.

Ese mismo día, el Gobierno de México, a través de nuestra Embajada en Washington, entregó una Nota Diplomática más al Departamento de Estado de Estados Unidos en la que manifestó que la posibilidad de tener voluntarios cooperando con las autoridades del Departamento de Seguridad Interna en asuntos de inmigración y frontera, afectaría severamente nuestra capacidad para el futuro desarrollo de la cooperación sobre dichos temas y solicitó realizar las aclaraciones correspondientes.

De igual modo, el Gobierno de México reiteró su preocupación por las repercusiones de la difusión de las ideas y acciones de los grupos de vigilantes sobre los derechos fundamentales de los nacionales mexicanos, y enfatizó que la presencia de dichos grupos agrava el clima de intranquilidad y tensión que prevalece en la frontera.



Como respuesta, la tarde del propio 21 de julio el Departamento de Seguridad Interna de Estados Unidos expresó, a través de un comunicado de prensa, que las declaraciones del Comisionado Bonner no representaban una posición oficial.





3. Seguimiento de actividades y acciones por estado (mayo-julio 2005)



3.1 Arizona



El pasado 13 de mayo, voluntarios del proyecto Minuteman reiniciaron actividades en el Condado de Cochise, Arizona. Esta nueva presencia de voluntarios responde a la convocatoria de la organización, para participar en lo que se conoce como la “la operación sorpresa de mayo” (Operation May Surpise), que tuvo una duración de sólo un día.



La organización ha mantenido su postura de no tener contacto con los inmigrantes y limitarse a reportar su presencia a la Patrulla Fronteriza.



El Consulado General de México en Phoenix se ha mantenido en contacto con la Patrulla Fronteriza para ratificar la petición de ser notificados en caso de que algún voluntario detenga a indocumentados, así como la solicitud de entrevistar a los inmigrantes mientras se encuentren bajo custodia de la Patrulla Fronteriza.



Caso Haab

Como se describe en el Segundo Reporte de Actividades sobre el Proyecto Minuteman, publicado por la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE) el pasado 11 de abril, el ciudadano estadounidense Patrick Haab detuvo a un grupo de connacionales que cruzaban de manera indocumentada la frontera entre México y el estado de Arizona.



La Cancillería ha seguido de manera constante el desarrollo del caso y ha prestado ayuda legal y consular a los connacionales afectados. El 11 de mayo, el Departamento de Inmigración y Ciudadanía de Estados Unidos entregó al Consulado General de México en Phoenix la custodia de seis de los connacionales (el séptimo fue procesado como traficante de personas), después del pago de una fianza de $5,000 dólares estadounidenses por cada uno de ellos.

La SRE, en coordinación con un grupo de abogados consultores y los consulados de México involucrados, está apoyando a los connacionales para regularizar su situación migratoria en tanto concluye el proceso legal.

3.2 California

Los organizadores del proyecto Minuteman anunciaron el 6 de mayo que iniciarían actividades de entrenamiento en la zona fronteriza entre México y el estado de California a partir de junio, y que en agosto realizarían una operación de vigilancia en la zona.



La organización “Amigos de la Patrulla Fronteriza” informó en un primer momento que desplegaría voluntarios a partir del 1 de agosto en 100 kilómetros de la frontera del Condado de San Diego con México (desde el este de la ciudad de San Diego hasta el Valle Imperial), y que iniciarían actividades el día 18 del mismo mes. Sin embargo, recientemente dieron a conocer que la fecha de inicio de actividades se pospondrá para el 16 de septiembre.

Este grupo ha declarado que cuenta con 750 voluntarios, que planean establecer un campamento base en el área de Rough Acre Ranch en el Valle de McCain y que durante la operación construirán una plataforma de observación en las montañas. También han señalado que mantendrán el principio de no tener contacto con los inmigrantes y únicamente vigilarán la frontera para dar aviso a la Patrulla Fronteriza en caso de descubrirlos cruzando por California.

El 6 de junio, el Cónsul General de México en San Diego se reunió con autoridades locales del Instituto Nacional de Migración, los Grupos Beta en Tijuana y Mexicali y la organización California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation para coordinar acciones frente al presunto inicio de actividades de vigilancia en el estado de California.

El 24 de junio, durante la reunión mensual de la Junta de Directores de la Asociación de Gobiernos de San Diego, integrada por los alcaldes de 18 ciudades del Condado de San Diego, el Cónsul de México manifestó la oposición del gobierno de México a las actividades de vigilancia y reiteró que esa representación mantiene estrecha colaboración con las agencias de procuración de justicia del Condado, para seguir las acciones de este tipo de grupos y para asegurarse de que se garantice el respeto a los derechos de los migrantes.


Inicio de Actividades del grupo Border Watch

El 13 de julio, la organización Border Watch manifestó ante medios de comunicación del estado de California que realizaría labores de vigilancia en la frontera entre México y California, particularmente en la zona cercana a la ciudad de Campo, en el Condado de San Diego, a partir del 16 de julio, y que contaría con 300 voluntarios.

Ante esto, la Patrulla Fronteriza instaló un puesto de vigilancia afuera de la estación Campo. Agentes de esta corporación expresaron su preocupación por tener que utilizar sus recursos para rescatar a voluntarios del grupo que puedan tener problemas por las altas temperaturas o por el terreno tan accidentado.

Asimismo, la oficina del Sheriff en la ciudad de Campo enfatizó que se mantendrían al pendiente de que no se violen las leyes del estado relativas a la portación de armas.

El 15 de julio, la asociación de Jefes de Policía y Sheriff del Condado de San Diego publicó un comunicado de prensa titulado Border Protocol en el que, entre otras cosas, expone la necesidad de reasignar recursos y personal para mantener la seguridad de los residentes y de los activistas, tanto a favor como en contra de acciones de vigilancia, a la luz de las actividades de Border Watch. También invita a las personas relacionadas con el inicio de estas actividades a evitar cualquier evento violento y afirma que bajo ninguna circunstancia se tolerarán crímenes de odio o cualquier violación a la ley.

El 16 de julio, fecha de inicio de actividades del grupo Border Watch, la oficina del Sheriff informó que no se presentaron actos violentos y medios locales afirmaron que el número de voluntarios no fue mayor a 30 personas.

Incidentes en la región cercana a la ciudad de Campo

El fin de semana del 23 y 24 de julio se reportaron cuatro incidentes en la frontera entre los estados de Baja California, México, y California, Estados Unidos.

En dos de estos casos la información con la que se cuenta indica que no hubo participación de voluntarios del grupo Border Watch. El primer incidente se registró en territorio estadounidense y el segundo en territorio mexicano. En ambos sucesos se registraron dos connacionales heridos. Al respecto, el parte informativo del Grupo Beta en Tecate (Instituto Nacional de Migración) concluyó que estos hechos no tienen relación con los grupos de “cazamigrantes” y que en ambos casos estuvieron involucrados grupos de criminales que se dedican a asaltar a migrantes.

El Ministerio Público del Fuero Común tomó conocimiento de ambos casos y está realizando las investigaciones correspondientes. También la oficina del Sheriff del Condado de San Diego está llevando a cabo una investigación de los hechos.

Hubo dos incidentes más en los que la Patrulla Fronteriza detuvo a tres connacionales como respuesta al aviso realizado por voluntarios del grupo Border Watch.

La primera detención fue de una pareja de connacionales en la zona cercana a la ciudad de Campo, California, que declaró en entrevista con funcionarios del Consulado General de México en San Diego que uno de los voluntarios del grupo, a petición de ellos mismos, les dio “aventón” y que momentos después los entregó a la Patrulla Fronteriza.

En el segundo caso, la Patrulla Fronteriza detuvo a un nacional mexicano después de haber recibido la notificación de parte de un voluntario del grupo, quien lo entretuvo mientras ellos llegaban.

El Gobierno de México está llevando a cabo las investigaciones y las consultas correspondientes para asegurarse de que los derechos de los connacionales no se hayan visto violentados y, en caso de que proceda, utilizará todos los recursos legales que sean necesarios en contra de quien resulte responsable.

En este sentido, por instrucciones del Secretario de Relaciones Exteriores, el Subsecretario para América del Norte, Gerónimo Gutiérrez, viajó el 28 de julio a San Diego para coordinar directamente las acciones que está desarrollando el Consulado General de México. Durante su estancia en esa ciudad sostuvo reuniones con:



· Claudia Smith, dirigente de California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, con quien dialogó sobre los operativos de “vigilantismo” registrados en San Diego en las últimas semanas y sobre la labor de asistencia legal que realiza su organización.



· Darryl Griffen, Jefe de la Patrulla Fronteriza del Sector San Diego, quien ratificó que la Patrulla Fronteriza no permitirá ninguna violación a la ley y que está al pendiente de los operativos que realizan estos grupos. El Sr. Griffen reiteró al Subsecretario su compromiso de notificar oportunamente al Consulado General, en caso de que los llamados vigilantes detengan o intervengan en la detención de mexicanos indocumentados.



Cabe destacar que en la primera semana de agosto tendrá lugar una reunión de coordinación con cónsules fronterizos, en la que los 13 cónsules de México basados en la frontera discutirán este tema con autoridades de la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, evaluarán la estrategia seguida y definirán las próximas acciones.





3.3 Texas



El 11 de mayo, líderes del llamado proyecto Minuteman declararon que la fecha probable para iniciar actividades de vigilancia en Texas es octubre. Dichas actividades se realizarían a lo largo del Río Bravo.



Los principales organizadores de las actividades en Texas pertenecen al grupo Americans for Zero Population Growth.



El Alcalde de Brownsville declaró que “es probable que la presencia de Minuteman cause más problemas de los que puede resolver”.



El Cónsul de México en Presidio se reunió con del Jefe del Sector Marfa de la Patrulla Fronteriza para solicitar su colaboración para que en caso de que se detecte algún tipo de actividad de vigilancia, se informe de inmediato a ese Consulado.

3.4 Utah



Se tiene conocimiento de que algunos voluntarios que participaron en las actividades del llamado proyecto Minuteman en Arizona, iniciaron la organización Utah Minuteman Project.

El 18 de junio, este grupo llevó a cabo protestas frente a diversas sucursales bancarias para manifestar su oposición al uso de la matrícula consular en estás instituciones, con el argumento de que los bancos ayudaban a los indocumentados aceptando la matrícula.

3.5 Nuevo México

El grupo New Mexico Minuteman anunció que el 10 de junio iniciaría actividades de vigilancia en los Condados de Doña Ana y Luna en la frontera sur del estado de Nuevo México. Sin embargo, después de haber realizado un recorrido de observación, el Consulado de México en El Paso no registró presencia alguna de voluntarios o particulares realizando actividades de vigilancia en esa región. Asimismo, agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza, Sector El Paso, no tuvieron incidentes que reportar.

El 26 de junio se realizó una reunión en la ciudad de Columbus, a la cual asistieron cerca de 100 personas. De acuerdo con reportes de medios locales, la mayor parte de las personas no eran de Columbus. Frente a estas actividades, la Alcaldesa de la ciudad, Martha Skinner, declaró que está de acuerdo con la presencia del grupo y que sus actividades son adecuadas.

En relación con las actividades realizadas por el consulado, el 28 de junio funcionarios del Consulado de México en Alburquerque se reunieron con Bill Hume, Jefe de Asesores Políticos del Gobernador Bill Richardson. En esta reunión se expuso que el gobierno del estado insistirá que la solución a la inmigración, así como la aplicación de las leyes migratorias, es un asunto de carácter federal y no estatal. Explicó también que en caso de que un voluntario viole las leyes estatales, el estado actuará de forma drástica y oportuna.

El gobernador Bill Richardson declaró que “no se requiere de la presencia de voluntarios del grupo Minuteman en Nuevo México porque ya existen autoridades encargadas de la aplicación de la ley en la frontera sur del estado”.

El vocero del Sector El Paso de la Patrulla Fronteriza de Estados Unidos dio a conocer que esa corporación se opone a las actividades de vigilancia por parte de particulares en la frontera.

3.6 Nevada

Del 27 al 29 de mayo, la organización antiinmigrante Wake up America llevó a cabo, en Las Vegas, Nevada, la reunión nacional “United to Fight against Illegal Immigration”, con el objetivo de reunir a todas las personas y organizaciones involucradas en lo que llaman “la lucha en contra de la invasión de los inmigrantes indocumentados a Estados Unidos” y lograr con esto conocerse, planear y diseñar estrategias encaminadas a alcanzar la meta común. Aún cuando se anunció que podrían llegar hasta 1,000 asistentes, sólo participaron 200.

De acuerdo con el programa, el orador principal fue el Representante Tom Tancredo. También participaron líderes de grupos antiinmigrantes como Jim Gilchrist y Chris Simcox, fundadores del proyecto Minuteman; Jan y William Herron, líderes de Defend Colorado Now; Glen Spencer, líder de American Border Patrol; Flash Sharrar, fundador de Arizona Patriots, organización de “vigilantes” que opera en Yuma; Andy Ramírez, líder de Friends of the Border Patrol, organización que opera en California; Rick Oltman, representante de FAIR; Barbara Coe, de California Coalition for Immigration Reform y coautora de la propuesta 187; Lupe Moreno y Angie Morfin, miembros de la Asamblea Hispana Republicana, entre otros.

3.7 Illinois

Un grupo de residentes de Chicago que participó en las actividades realizadas por Minuteman en abril en el estado de Arizona iniciaron un capítulo de esta organización en Illinois. Planean dirigir sus actividades hacia políticos que aprueban o están a favor de la inmigración y hacia empleadores que contraten a personas indocumentadas.

Al día de hoy este grupo presuntamente cuenta con alrededor de 50 voluntarios y por el momento se limitarán a actividades de relaciones públicas.

3.8 Massachussets

De acuerdo con información recabada por el Consulado de México en Boston, recientemente se creó la organización New England Minuteman Association, cuya misión será resguardar las fronteras con Canadá.

3.9 Tennessee

El 18 de julio, medios locales dieron a conocer la creación del grupo The Tennessee Volunteer Minutemen con sede en la ciudad de Morristown, Tennessee.

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32 posted on 05/10/2006 6:04:23 AM PDT by IrishMike (Dry Powder is a plus)
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To: itsinthebag

The President only called those people hunting migrants along the border "vigilantes". What would YOU call those people?


33 posted on 05/10/2006 7:34:34 AM PDT by clawrence3
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To: clawrence3
hunting migrants?

What planet have you been on?

34 posted on 05/10/2006 8:47:45 AM PDT by Les_Miserables
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To: Les_Miserables

Planet Earth - You? Did you even read the transcript of the question and Bush's answer?


35 posted on 05/10/2006 9:21:24 AM PDT by clawrence3
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To: RoadTest
But he's under the cover of powerful organizations wealthy beyond your or my imagination.

hmmm...the Catholic Church?

Seriously, this story seems to be newsworthy. Why is this thread not in breaking news?

36 posted on 05/10/2006 9:44:32 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: IrishMike

You know you can translate Web pages on-line, right? But I will gladly translate the following for you:

"mayo-julio 2005" MEANS "May - July, 2005"

I could find any of that OLD NEWS in several other places in public records and on-line. We have multiple threads on this topic already from yesterday.


37 posted on 05/10/2006 10:09:11 AM PDT by clawrence3
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To: IrishMike

bump for publicity


38 posted on 05/10/2006 11:05:37 AM PDT by VOA
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To: SE Mom

Confusion?

Can you read?


39 posted on 05/10/2006 11:10:14 AM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: IrishMike

I didn't think I could get any more PO'ed about this.


40 posted on 05/10/2006 11:11:10 AM PDT by kerryusama04 (Isa 8:20)
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To: Paladin2
"I have to believe that drugs are driving much of this open border nonsense."

_____________________________________________________________

Do a web search for Citigroup drug money laundering. Also, remember the Mexican bail out of a few years back.
41 posted on 05/10/2006 11:11:50 AM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: HiJinx

this report got me fired up enought to post for the first time in many moons.

please ping em'

thanks


42 posted on 05/10/2006 11:14:12 AM PDT by madfly
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To: clawrence3

"The President only called those people hunting migrants along the border "vigilantes". What would YOU call those people?"

Pro-active PATRIOTS. They are doing a job the federal government has neglected.


43 posted on 05/10/2006 2:27:07 PM PDT by Morticia Addams 7
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To: Morticia Addams 7

Well, if they take the law into their own hands, they are "vigilantes".


44 posted on 05/10/2006 2:54:33 PM PDT by clawrence3
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To: clawrence3
A few of the threads were mine.
My wife is Spanish, cannot speak Spanish (my loss) but I hear it mostly when she's angry.
Old new is new news if not previously reported. which it really was not until we found out our US border patrol is part of the Mexican invasion.
45 posted on 05/11/2006 3:49:04 AM PDT by IrishMike (Dry Powder is a plus)
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To: kerryusama04

Possibly because like myself, you find it hard to believe.


46 posted on 05/11/2006 3:50:24 AM PDT by IrishMike (Dry Powder is a plus)
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To: IrishMike

The Border Patrol has denied forwarding that info to the Mexican government - that being said, I have no problem with any government agency sharing PUBLIC info with them.


47 posted on 05/11/2006 4:35:16 AM PDT by clawrence3
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To: kerryusama04

Calm down - unless you are also seeking to get all those Web cams and everything else that records the movement of American citizens turned off too - there's nothing on these Mexican Web pages that is not available to them already through PUBLIC records.


48 posted on 05/11/2006 4:40:09 AM PDT by clawrence3
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To: clawrence3

Yes they sure did deny it.

After it was made public........... very nice.



Bill Clinton denied 'sex with that woman....'
Too bad about the load on the dress !!!!


49 posted on 05/11/2006 4:47:14 AM PDT by IrishMike (Dry Powder is a plus)
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To: IrishMike

You realize the irony of trusting a Mexican government website more than the American, right?


50 posted on 05/11/2006 4:58:29 AM PDT by clawrence3
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