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Mexico Defends Comic Book for Illegal Immigrants(Guide for ILLEGAL ALIENS sneaking into USA)
Reuters News ^ | 01/04/2005 | Tim Gaynor

Posted on 01/04/2005 5:10:26 PM PST by nanak

MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico on Tuesday defended a government comic book showing illegal migrants how to cross the border and live quietly in the United States against charges that it promotes undocumented immigration.

The 32-page color primer, published by Mexico's foreign ministry in December, gives would-be migrants tips including how to swim across the Rio Grande and avoid dehydration in the desert. It also sets out their legal rights on detention.

Some U.S. groups and newspaper editorial writers have slammed the booklet as a "how-to" manual for 1 million or more Mexicans who attempt the illegal crossing each year.

"It's reminiscent of the instructions to al Qaeda operatives to help their terrorists keep a low profile in safe houses in Britain," Ric Oltman of the Federation for American Immigration Reform told Reuters.

But Mexico's foreign ministry said the booklet was an attempt to save lives and inform migrants of the legal consequences of entering the United States.

"Last year over 300 Mexicans died in their attempt to enter the United States in search of a job and the government has the obligation to avoid that," Geronimo Gutierrez, the ministry's undersecretary for North American affairs told Reuters.

"The guide clearly states that the safe and appropriate way to enter any country is with a valid passport and a visa, and in no way promotes undocumented immigration," he added.

The official said some 1.5 million copies of the pamphlet had been distributed to several states in central Mexico with high migration rates.

The booklet urges migrants to wear light clothing to make their swim across border rivers easier and suggests they add salt to water to avoid dehydration while crossing the deserts that form much of the 2,000-mile frontier.

It also informs migrants of their rights to medical and consular attention if they are detained by U.S. officials.

Using graphic sequences depicting baseball-cap wearing family members, it counsels Mexicans who succeed in reaching the United States to avoid bar brawls, drunken driving and domestic violence.

Gutierrez said the guide sets out "the rights that any Mexican has regardless of their migratory status, based on United States and international law."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; conspirators; immigrantlist; immigration; mexico
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1 posted on 01/04/2005 5:10:26 PM PST by nanak
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To: nanak; HiJinx; Spiff; idratherbepainting; JackelopeBreeder; AZHSer; Sabertooth; Marine Inspector; ..

Mexico and el Zorro are giving the US the shaft.


2 posted on 01/04/2005 5:13:46 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: nanak

"32 page, color primer"

Geeeeez, are Dick, Jane and Spot in this book?


3 posted on 01/04/2005 5:16:09 PM PST by rockabyebaby (What goes around, comes around!)
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To: nanak
And our governments response to this is......?
4 posted on 01/04/2005 5:18:29 PM PST by afnamvet
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To: nanak

defunded after 1.5 million copies already distributed... BIG FREAKIN DEAL!


5 posted on 01/04/2005 5:18:48 PM PST by Texas_Jarhead (I believe in American Exceptionalism! Do you?)
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To: nanak

The absolute, unmitigated gall of these people.


6 posted on 01/04/2005 5:19:59 PM PST by Doohickey ("This is a hard and dirty war, but when it's over, nothing will ever be too difficult again.)
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To: Texas_Jarhead

if they wanted to save lives they could have saved 31 pages and just written a one page guide....."DON'T GO".....


7 posted on 01/04/2005 5:21:23 PM PST by NorCalRepub
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 4.1O dana super trac pak; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...

ping


8 posted on 01/04/2005 5:22:07 PM PST by gubamyster
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To: rockabyebaby

How do you say "Warning Minefield" in Spanish? That would make some good reading for the illegals.......


9 posted on 01/04/2005 5:22:52 PM PST by Sterco
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To: nanak; Chieftain

How about a comic book for the US citizens that have to live with these illegal aliens?

"Look spot , look! It's an illegal alien. Run Jane, run!
Here come more!Look, Dick and Jane are running from California!"


10 posted on 01/04/2005 5:23:18 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (No taxation without representation!)
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To: SandRat

Here's the link to the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Relations that shows the booklet in full color glory:

http://www.sre.gob.mx/tramites/consulares/guiamigrante/default.htm

It works like a slide show, just click on the orange arrows.


11 posted on 01/04/2005 5:23:58 PM PST by JackelopeBreeder (Proud to be a mean-spirited & divisive loco gringo armed terrorist vigilante cucaracha!)
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To: SandRat

They might give the shaft, but we don't want it here. Tell Mr. Bush and his administration NOW.


12 posted on 01/04/2005 5:24:10 PM PST by television is just wrong (Our sympathies are misguided with illegal aliens.)
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To: nanak

"Last year over 300 Mexicans died in their attempt to enter the United States in search of a job and the government has the obligation to avoid that," Geronimo Gutierrez, the ministry's undersecretary for North American affairs told Reuters.

What about the Mexican government obligation to set up a system so their own people don't have to flee their own country to survive. The Mexican government has blood on their hands.


13 posted on 01/04/2005 5:24:48 PM PST by Isabelle
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To: nanak
"the rights that any Mexican has regardless of their migratory status, based on United States and international law." says it all right there. Why should they have any rights? What the he!! is the matter with our politicians
14 posted on 01/04/2005 5:25:24 PM PST by SweetCaroline
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To: nanak

The fourth world country of Mexico can't even begin to take care of their own so they turn to exporting people. Enough is enough. Have all the intelligent nationals already moved out? How come their government seems to be run by remedial school dropouts?


15 posted on 01/04/2005 5:27:25 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (We won. We don't need to be forgiving. Let the heads roll!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Doohickey
Or the intelligence of the illegals. Comic book?

"But Mexico's foreign ministry said the booklet was an attempt to save lives and inform migrants of the legal consequences of entering the United States.

save lives, stay home, go home!

Lets do a comic book that says "get out, go home, you are not welcome here!" and distribute it.

16 posted on 01/04/2005 5:27:56 PM PST by stopem
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To: nanak

I think its just about time to forcibly Annex Mexico, since it has become that countries official position that Mexicans are entitled to benifits of US citizenshp, we might as well impose it on them and tax them for the privledge. The oil production/revenue ought to help out quite a bit.


17 posted on 01/04/2005 5:28:41 PM PST by konaice
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To: konaice; Chieftain

ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT IDEAS I HAVE SEEN POSTED ON fREEPR!
(Now , why didn't I think of that? )


18 posted on 01/04/2005 5:30:57 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (No taxation without representation!)
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To: nanak

check out reply #11 for the offending booklet.


19 posted on 01/04/2005 5:31:49 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: nanak
"Comic Book for Illegal Immigrants"

He can leap barbed-wire fences in a single bound!

20 posted on 01/04/2005 5:32:27 PM PST by silent_jonny (Happy New Year!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie; konaice

That is a good idea.


21 posted on 01/04/2005 5:33:53 PM PST by silent_jonny (Happy New Year!)
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To: stopem

They have to keep it simple. Quite a few are functionally illiterate. Quite a few from the southernmost states don't speak much Spanish either. They use the local Indian dialects instead.


22 posted on 01/04/2005 5:34:28 PM PST by JackelopeBreeder (Proud to be a mean-spirited & divisive loco gringo armed terrorist vigilante cucaracha!)
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To: rockabyebaby
"Geeeeez, are Dick, Jane and Spot in this book?"

Yeah, but they could only get poor little Sally to consult on the content. It's not her fault, though, she's just a little girl...

23 posted on 01/04/2005 5:36:25 PM PST by Mugwump
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To: JackelopeBreeder

Than how in the world are they hired by these businesses?


24 posted on 01/04/2005 5:36:28 PM PST by stopem
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To: Isabelle
That is really on the mark, the Mexican government is responsible the conditions in their country that make so many of their citizens risk their life coming here. To ignore their own guilt and encourage illegal activity by publishing such a booklet is inexcusable.
25 posted on 01/04/2005 5:39:18 PM PST by dog breath
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To: JackelopeBreeder
That presentation is hysterical! The blonde on p. 10....
26 posted on 01/04/2005 5:39:18 PM PST by Regulator
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To: JackelopeBreeder

Wow! The lady on page 18 is REALLY decked out for work!


27 posted on 01/04/2005 5:39:22 PM PST by Threepwood
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To: stopem

People from a particular village tend to head for the same locations. Some of them know enough Spanish to act as spokesmen for the rest.


28 posted on 01/04/2005 5:42:10 PM PST by JackelopeBreeder (Proud to be a mean-spirited & divisive loco gringo armed terrorist vigilante cucaracha!)
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To: Threepwood
I have to find out what is happening in that scene.

Translation, anyone?.

29 posted on 01/04/2005 5:52:10 PM PST by 4.1O dana super trac pak (Stop the open borders death cult)
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To: nanak

This comic book should be on the front page of every newspaper in the nation. I think it would activate a lot of people to get this immigration fiasco under control. Perhaps we can find out just how free our press is?


30 posted on 01/04/2005 5:52:16 PM PST by Sterco
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

Well, let's see what we have here.

1. An young woman of *very* firm..uh..geez..umm..shall we say resolve? Who is wearing some kind of spandex/lycra undergarment to work.

2. A young Joseph Stalin feeling the stresses of his job.

3. A third individual who reminds me very strongly of person who used to play a mounted policeman on a CBC program.

I have nothing. Translation please!


31 posted on 01/04/2005 5:58:23 PM PST by Threepwood
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To: Threepwood

It's just a short list of their rights if caught. Food, water, medical attention, lawyer, etc.


32 posted on 01/04/2005 6:06:44 PM PST by JackelopeBreeder (Proud to be a mean-spirited & divisive loco gringo armed terrorist vigilante cucaracha!)
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To: rockabyebaby; SandRat; nanak
What J.D. Hayworth has to say about it.
33 posted on 01/04/2005 6:21:02 PM PST by Happy2BMe ("Islam fears democracy worse than anything-It castrates their stranglehold at the lowest level.")
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
"Look spot , look! It's an illegal alien. Run Jane, run! Here come more!Look, Dick and Jane are running from California!"

See Dick bail. See Jane bail. See Taxpayers bail. See California burn.

34 posted on 01/04/2005 6:21:24 PM PST by 1_Inch_Group
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To: nanak

I wonder, will pirhana survive in the Rio Grande? Crocodiles?


35 posted on 01/04/2005 6:24:16 PM PST by infidel29 (America is GREAT because she is GOOD, the moment she ceases to be GOOD, she ceases to be GREAT - B.F)
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To: Threepwood

Yeah, hey....my secretary looks nothing like that.

Why do the illegals get all the secretaries with no underwear...?


36 posted on 01/04/2005 6:24:52 PM PST by 1_Inch_Group
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To: nanak
There is a new wrinkle in this Immigration Disaster that needs to be fully exposed. Interstate Highway 35 is part of a monstrous expansion that will stretch 4,000 miles long North to southfrom Mexico to the Canadian border and beyond. All the events surrounding this proposed expansion will include emminent domain aggression against private land owners involving millions of acres of land currently owned and that which have been a part of families for generations.

The ultimate outrage of all this is that it will become a 1/4 mile wide swath that will ultimately be turned into a toll road and a superhighway for all the Illegal Immigrants looking for easy access to America. This is what the FTAA is all about and the taxpayers are being set up to pay for this slick boondoggle!

37 posted on 01/04/2005 6:30:45 PM PST by winker
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To: Threepwood
Translation from http://ets.freetranslation.com/

(I'm not too sure about the groin part....lol)

Tus derechos son:

Your rights are:

Saber donde te encuentras.

Knowing where find you.

Pedir que te permitan comunicarte con un representante del Consulado de Mexico mas cercano, para que recibas apoyo.

Asking that they permit you to communicate you with a representative of the Consulate of Mexico but nearby, so that receive support.

No declarar o firmar documentos, sobre todo si estan en ingles, sin la asesoria de un abogado defensor o representante del Consulado Mexicano.

Declare not or to sign documents, above all if they are in groins, without the asesoria of a defense attorney or representative of the Mexican Consulate

Sounds a lot like "don't listen to anything they say until you speak to someone from the Mexican Consulate"

38 posted on 01/04/2005 6:34:24 PM PST by 1_Inch_Group
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To: JackelopeBreeder

That's what I figured. Just having some fun.


39 posted on 01/04/2005 6:37:55 PM PST by Threepwood
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To: 1_Inch_Group
Why do the illegals get all the secretaries with no underwear...?

I think they've been watching those Spanish TV stations too much. All the women on those look like this.

40 posted on 01/04/2005 6:41:04 PM PST by Ryan Spock
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To: JackelopeBreeder
On page 14, is that a rock of crack under the no circle with the gun, knife, and screwdriver? Or is it their effort to keep Palestinians out of our country?
41 posted on 01/04/2005 6:49:50 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (This space for rant)
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To: Sterco
How do you say "Warning Minefield" in Spanish? That would make some good reading for the illegals.......

Don't know if there's a word for minefield (or land mines) but I'd like to see this one:

¡Advertencia! Tiradores emboscados a continuación. (warning! snipers ahead.)

Or so Babelfish says... ;-)

42 posted on 01/04/2005 6:54:21 PM PST by mindjam (Is it time to play cowboys and mexicans yet?)
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To: winker

The morning talk show today on KLIF here in Dallas covered all aspects of this developing story. If you live in or around the I-35 corridor here in Texas you are in for a big surprize if this long term plan goes through. It is estimated to be Fifty Years to complete and this is to be literally a total power play as it goes forward. The FTAA is part of a organized plan to turn this country into a EURO- Clone that will affect all of the Americas!


43 posted on 01/04/2005 6:55:46 PM PST by winker
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Just a plain old rock. A number of local BP agents have been severely injured by thrown rocks. A couple of illegals have been shot in return. Earlier this year one illegal almost nailed a helicopter by tossing softball-sized rocks into the rotors.


44 posted on 01/04/2005 6:58:58 PM PST by JackelopeBreeder (Proud to be a mean-spirited & divisive loco gringo armed terrorist vigilante cucaracha!)
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To: nanak
"... tips including how to swim across the Rio Grande..."

Swim? Isn't the Rio Grande a foot or so deep on average?


45 posted on 01/04/2005 7:02:06 PM PST by Chummy (A happy and prosperous New Year from Chummy and Family!)
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Using graphic sequences depicting baseball-cap wearing family members, it counsels Mexicans who succeed in reaching the United States to avoid bar brawls, drunken driving and domestic violence.
46 posted on 01/04/2005 7:37:27 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (MSM Fraudcasters are skid marks on journalism's clean shorts.)
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To: SandRat

Hey, this game can go two ways. How about we develop a booklet that tells the Mexicans how to stay home and get rid of their lousy government? Or we alter these books to tell them to turn themselves in at the border. This is child's play!


47 posted on 01/04/2005 8:20:37 PM PST by gogipper
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To: nanak
Mexico on Tuesday defended a government comic book

Featuring a foreward by Congressman David Dreier and Introduction by President George W. Bush.

48 posted on 01/05/2005 8:45:40 AM PST by StoneColdGOP (Name a shrub after me - something prickly and hard to eradicate.)
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To: silent_jonny
He can leap barbed-wire fences in a single bound!

The Adventures of Supermigrante and Lois Lane.

49 posted on 01/06/2005 7:35:46 PM PST by FITZ
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

But hey, they're just good folks looking for work. Why would they need such warnings?


50 posted on 01/06/2005 7:36:55 PM PST by radicalamericannationalist (The Senate is our new goal: 60 in '06.)
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