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Mexico's Border Crossing Tips Anger Some in U.S. (Guide on how to become ILLEGAL ALIENS in USA)
Los Angeles Times ^ | 01/03/2005 | Solomon Moore

Posted on 01/03/2005 10:22:20 PM PST by nanak

Mexican authorities are distributing more than 1 million copies of an illustrated handbook that gives migrants illegally crossing the U.S. border safety tips, suggesting that they carry enough water, follow railroad tracks and utility lines if they get lost and wear clothing that will protect them from the elements.

The new handbooks, the latest effort by the Mexican government to educate people about the dangers of unsanctioned crossings, has angered some anti-immigrant groups that say parts of it read like a how-to manual.

"It's an encouragement that will lead to more illegal aliens coming," said Rick Oltman, a spokesman for the Washington-based Federation for American Immigration Reform. "It is going to result in more tragic deaths as people risk their lives in swollen rivers and burning deserts."

But Mexican officials said the 32-page booklet was designed to reduce deaths along the border by informing those who have already decided to cross on how to avoid serious injury and death.

The Mexican government has produced similar booklets before. But officials said they consider this edition, which is being distributed at government offices and inside magazines across Mexico, to be especially important given the rising number of border deaths. About 400 immigrants died along the border in 2003 — a 10% increase from 2002.

Officials in Mexico and the United States say beefed-up Border Patrol activities have prompted people to take riskier routes through deserts and over mountains to avoid detection.

"The idea is to reduce the number of people who die in the attempt," said Alfonso Nieto, spokesman for the Mexican embassy in Washington, D.C. "The main objective of the guide is to inform Mexicans the appropriate way to do it, and the risks of doing otherwise."

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; conspirators; immigrantlist; immigration; mexico

The Guide for the Mexican Migrant (ILLEGAL ALIENS)

1 posted on 01/03/2005 10:22:20 PM PST by nanak
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To: nanak

Don't worry the Border Patrol probably has the same manual and covers all of the recommendation. They'll cross anyway. Why not send them along the routes that are heavily patrolled?


2 posted on 01/03/2005 10:25:45 PM PST by dvan
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To: nanak

Why is anyone surprised? Hell, foreign language newspapers in this country (not to mention their websites) have adds on where to go to get phoney Social Security Numbers and get assistance in subverting our immigration laws.


3 posted on 01/03/2005 10:33:11 PM PST by Robert Lomax (Allah ain't Akbar)
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To: dvan

The problem is not the undermanned Border Patrol, but the will of the people has not yet been felt by the d@mn bureaucrats inside the Beltway yet. Once there is a true will, the congressmen will find a way for resources to control the problem. However, I would venture to say that that our elected officials are now likely intoxicated by the lobby money that persuades them to look the other way.


4 posted on 01/03/2005 10:37:37 PM PST by Robert Lomax (Allah ain't Akbar)
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To: nanak

I need a drink. And we are negotiating with that thug, Fox!!!!


5 posted on 01/03/2005 10:37:59 PM PST by international american ((Pray for the millions of lives disrupted by tsunami.))
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To: international american

Could it be that el Presidente Fox and his lackeys are a bigger threat to our country than Sadam was?


6 posted on 01/03/2005 10:40:12 PM PST by c-b 1
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To: international american

Actually I think we just take dictation from him.



7 posted on 01/03/2005 10:41:18 PM PST by dagnabbit (Vincente Fox's opening line at the Mexico-USA summit meeting: "Bring out the Gimp!")
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To: nanak

My brother used to pull border patrol duty in CA. He recommended that we stock the Rio Grand with gators and consider it a wildlife reserve. I'm OK with it.


8 posted on 01/03/2005 10:42:43 PM PST by superskunk (Quinn's Law: Liberalism always produces the exact opposite of it's stated intent.)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 4.1O dana super trac pak; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...

ping


9 posted on 01/03/2005 10:49:22 PM PST by gubamyster
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To: nanak

How come we can't mine out border? We did it with the north korean DMZ and it worked extremely well.


10 posted on 01/03/2005 10:56:11 PM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: nanak
Wonder if WH spokesman, Scott McClellan, knows about this yet???? Reference
11 posted on 01/03/2005 10:56:17 PM PST by exhaustedmomma (Tancredo said Bush's guest-worker proposal is "a pig with lipstick")
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To: Robert Lomax

Hey, I wouldn't be surprised if our government was actually printing those brochures!


12 posted on 01/03/2005 11:11:36 PM PST by andie74 (Proud Resident of Fly-Over Country)
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To: andie74

"Hey, I wouldn't be surprised if our government was actually printing those brochures!"

Likely PC government outreach in promoting diversity and transportation safety.


13 posted on 01/03/2005 11:33:12 PM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now

Exactly.

And probably in Spanish AND Arabic.


14 posted on 01/03/2005 11:34:26 PM PST by andie74 (Proud Resident of Fly-Over Country)
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To: c-b 1

It do look like it!


15 posted on 01/04/2005 12:53:18 AM PST by international american ((Pray for the millions of lives disrupted by tsunami.))
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To: dagnabbit

I will take this quandry to my grave.


16 posted on 01/04/2005 12:54:09 AM PST by international american ((Pray for the millions of lives disrupted by tsunami.))
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To: c-b 1
Could it be that el Presidente Fox and his lackeys are a bigger threat to our country than Sadam was?

I believed this to be fact way before 9/11. Blackbird.

17 posted on 01/04/2005 2:09:31 AM PST by BlackbirdSST
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To: nanak

BTTT


18 posted on 01/04/2005 4:14:24 AM PST by spodefly (This message packaged with desiccant. Do not open until ready for use or inspection.)
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To: Robert Lomax

They would look good if we translated them and posted them and sent them to our politicians.


19 posted on 01/04/2005 4:27:56 AM PST by junta (junta, "is one uppity cracker")
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To: Robert Lomax
The problem is not the undermanned Border Patrol, but the will of the people has not yet been felt by the d@mn bureaucrats inside the Beltway yet. Once there is a true will, the congressmen will find a way for resources to control the problem. However, I would venture to say that that our elected officials are now likely intoxicated by the lobby money that persuades them to look the other was

No they WELL KNOW the will of the people , they just do not give a damn

This is all about self enrichment and power. I just saw the author of a book on how the "representatives" get rich in office and it made me sick. They have family member that get big bucks as lobbyist.. wanna guess who some of the people they lobby for want?

This is only a "representative " government for the influential and connect.And the sheeple keep voting in the same thieves .

You get the government you deserve

20 posted on 01/04/2005 7:24:49 AM PST by RnMomof7 (because I'm good enough , and smart enough and darn it I deserve it ")
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To: nanak

Story about this on FOX News; airing now.


21 posted on 01/04/2005 9:44:52 AM PST by exhaustedmomma (Tancredo said Bush's guest-worker proposal is "a pig with lipstick")
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Hayworth: Omission of Vital Border Security Provisions In Intel Reform 'Scandalous, Unacceptable'

WASHINGTON- U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth of Arizona will vote against the intelligence reform bill intended to implement recommendations of the 9-11 Commission when the measure comes before the House for final approval later today.

In announcing his intention to oppose the bill, Rep. Hayworth issued the following statement:

"I asked supporters of this bill to explain why, in view of haunting evidence that America's porous border security system enabled 19 murderous Islamofascists to move around the country and get in position to kill nearly 3,000 Americans on 9/11, were provisions stripped out of the final version of the intelligence reform bill that were specifically written to prevent that from happening again?

"The only response was that those concerns could be addressed next year.

"The potentially deadly absence of vital border security provisions in the intel reform legislation is scandalous and unacceptable and it is why I could not in good conscience support the bill."

http://hayworth.house.gov/


22 posted on 01/04/2005 10:17:05 AM PST by JustAnotherSavage ("As frightening as terrorism is, it's the weapon of losers." P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: JustAnotherSavage

Hang 'em High!


23 posted on 01/04/2005 10:23:19 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: nanak

We need a comic book called:

How To Go Home

I read that part of what our immigration people have to do in order to deport individuals is have a country willing to take them. This makes me wonder if the Fox government is refusing to take thier immigrants back. And, if passenger jets were to land in Mexico City filled with illegals from the US would they refuse to let them stay. Can they "force" us to keep them? And, if they refused to keep them would that give illegals some kind of "refugee" status???


24 posted on 01/04/2005 11:08:06 AM PST by Recall
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To: Recall

The Mexican elites are at least a little more clever than that --- they just raised minimum wage to the equivalent of $4.15 an hour --- it's been the equivalent of more than that in the past --- they can let the planes land --- but with the farms dried up (less of Mexico is irrigated today than in the past), extreme low pay, poor conditions, no hope for the majority, they know that most will just head back up. In fact they want them to return every now and them, the government officials rob them on their return -- confiscate the televisions and DVD's, or charge them huge fees --- imagine paying a $30-40 tax on a television you paid $60 to bring it in? Yet that's what happens over there when the illegals go back for a visit.


25 posted on 01/04/2005 6:41:44 PM PST by FITZ
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