Skip to comments.Mexico's Border Crossing Tips Anger Some in U.S. (Guide on how to become ILLEGAL ALIENS in USA)
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."
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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?
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.
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.
I need a drink. And we are negotiating with that thug, Fox!!!!
Could it be that el Presidente Fox and his lackeys are a bigger threat to our country than Sadam was?
Actually I think we just take dictation from him.
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.
How come we can't mine out border? We did it with the north korean DMZ and it worked extremely well.
Hey, I wouldn't be surprised if our government was actually printing those brochures!
"Hey, I wouldn't be surprised if our government was actually printing those brochures!"
Likely PC government outreach in promoting diversity and transportation safety.
And probably in Spanish AND Arabic.
It do look like it!
I will take this quandry to my grave.
I believed this to be fact way before 9/11. Blackbird.
They would look good if we translated them and posted them and sent them to our politicians.
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
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