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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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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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