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Translation of Mexican Invasion Handbook
sre.gob.mx ^ | 01.07.05 | GUIA DEL MIGRANTE MEXICANO

Posted on 01/07/2005 10:58:33 AM PST by VU4G10

 

Translation of Mexican Invasion Handbook

GUIDE FOR THE MEXICAN MIGRANT

Translation into English from Spanish provided by INFOMUNDO.US as a public service.

Original document GUIA DEL MIGRANTE MEXICANO, accessible on the website

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

 

FIRST PAGE

    • Audio (Windows Media)
    • Track 1: Mexican Consulates
    • Track 2: Services of Mexican Consulates
    • Track 3: Rights of Migrants

INTRODUCTION, PAGES 0 - 1

Dear fellow citizen:

This guide tries to provide you with some practical advice that may be useful to you in case you have made the difficult decision to seek new work opportunities outside of your own country.

The safe way of entering another country is by first obtaining your passport, which is issued by the Delegations of the Secretariat of Foreign Relations, and your visa, which you request at the Embassy or Consulate of the country to where you wish to travel.

However, we actually see many cases of Mexicans who try to cross the northern border without the necessary documentation, crossing high-risk zones that are very dangerous, especially in desert areas or rivers with strong and not always noticeable currents.

INTRODUCTION, PAGES 2 - 3

As you read this guide you can also learn some basic questions about legal consequences of your stay in the United States of America without appropriate immigration documents, as well as the rights you have in that country once you are there, independently of your immigration status.

Always keep in mind that there are mechanisms for you to enter the United States of America legally.

In any case, if you encounter problems or difficulties, remember that Mexico has 45 Consulates at its disposal in that country, whose contact information you also can find in this publication.

Identify your Consulate and go to it.

RISKS, PAGES 4 - 5

DANGERS OF CROSSING IN HIGH-RISK ZONES

Crossing the river can be very risky, especially if you cross alone and at night..

Thick clothing increases your weight when wet and makes it hard to swim or float.

RISKS, PAGES 6 - 7

If you cross in the desert, try to travel when the heat is not so intense.

Highways and towns are very far apart, so that it could take you several days to find roads and you will not be able to carry food or water for that long; you could even get lost.

Salted water helps you retain body fluids. Although you get more thirsty, if you drink salted water the risk of dehydration is lessened.

Dehydration symptoms are:

? Little or no perspiration

? Dryness of eyes and mouth

? Headache

? Fatigue and exhaustion

? Difficulty in walking and reasoning

? Hallucinations and mirages

If you get lost follow utility poles, railroad tracks or furrows.

BE CAREFUL OF ALIEN SMUGGLERS, PAGES 8 - 09

BE CAREFUL OF "POLLEROS", "COYOTES" OR "PATEROS" [Various names for alien smugglers)

They can deceive you by assuring you they'll cross you [smuggle you across the border] at certain times over mountains or through deserts. This is not true! They can put your life in danger leading you through rivers, irrigation canals, desert areas, along railroad tracks or freeways. This has caused the death of hundreds of people.

If you decide to use the services of "polleros", "coyotes" or "pateros" to cross the border, consider the following precautions to take:

Don't let him out of your sight; remember that he's the only one that knows the terrain and therefore is the one that can get you out.

Do not trust anyone who offers to cross you over to the "other side" and asks you to drive a vehicle or carry a package for him. Regularly those...

BE CAREFUL OF ALIEN SMUGGLERS, PAGES 10 - 11

...packages contain drugs or other prohibited substances. For that reason many people have ended up in jail.

If you transport other people you can be confused with an alien smuggler and be accused of alien smuggling yourself or even vehicle theft.

Don't hand over your minor children to strangers that offer to cross them to the United States.

DO NOT USE FALSE DOCUMENTS, PAGES 12 - 13

DO NOT USE FALSE DOCUMENTS OR DOCUMENTS OF OTHER PEOPLE, NOR DECLARE A FALSE NATIONALITY

If you try to cross with documents that are false or that belong to someone else, keep the following in mind:

The use of documents that are false or that belong to someone else is a Federal crime in the United States, for which you can be criminally prosecuted and end up in jail; the same as if you give a false name or say you are a U.S. citizen when you are not.

Do not lie to U.S. border crossing or inspection booth agents.

IF YOU ARE DETAINED, PAGES 14 - 15

Do not resist arrest.

Do not assault or insult the officer.

Do not throw stones or other objects at the officers nor at the patrol cars, because this is considered a form of provocation.

If the officers feel they've been assaulted they will probably use force to detain you.

Raise your hands slowly for them to see you're unarmed.

Do not carry or hold any objects that could be construed as weapons, such as: lanterns, screwdrivers, blades, knives or stones.

IF YOU ARE DETAINED, PAGE 16 / YOUR RIGHTS, PAGE 17

IF YOU ARE DETAINED

Don't run or try to escape.

Don't hide in dangerous places.

Don't cross freeways.

It's better for you to be detained for a few hours and be repatriated to Mexico than to get lost in the desert.

YOUR RIGHTS

IF YOU ARE ARRESTED, YOU HAVE RIGHTS!

Give your true name.

If you are a minor and are accompanied by an adult, tell the authorities so they do not separate you.

YOUR RIGHTS / YOUR RIGHTS, PAGES 18 - 19

Your rights are:

To know where you are.

To request to speak to the nearest Mexican Consulate representative in order to receive help.

Do not make statements or sign documents, especially if they are in English, without the aid of a defense attorney or Mexican Government Consulate representative.

To receive medical attention if you are injured or in poor health.

To receive respectful treatment regardless of your immigration status.

To be transported safely.

To have water and food when you need it.

You are not obligated to disclose your immigration status when you are detained.

YOUR RIGHTS, PAGES 20 - 21

To not be hit or insulted.

To not be held incommunicado.

In case they take away your personal effects, request a voucher in order to claim them when you are released.

If there is any violation of these rights, it's important for you to inform your attorney or Mexican Consulate representative that visits you or even the nearest Delegation of the Secretariat of Foreign Relations within Mexico.

If you wish more information and you live in Texas or in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, tune in to "The Powerful Station" at AM 1570.

IF YOU ARE ARRESTED / DETAINED, PAGES 22 - 23

IF YOU ARE ARRESTED / DETAINED

If you already were sentenced for some crime or you are facing criminal prosecution an a jail, you have the following rights:

To not be discriminated against by the police, the courts or prison authorities.

To receive visits from consular officials and family members.

To receive appropriate legal counsel without conditions or obstructions.

If you being criminally prosecuted and have not yet been sentenced, ask your attorney or consular representative what the "Plea Agreement" consists of.

Do not plead guilty without first consulting your attorney about the possibilities of winning your case if you go to trial.

It's important they you know the laws of the American state where you live and work, since each state's laws are different. Bear in mind the following information:

If you drink don't drive, since if you do not have papers you can be detained and deported [a bit of INFOMUNDO editorializing here: no word about maiming or killing yourself or others as a drunk driver!].

If a legal resident is cited more than two times for drunk driving, he can be deported.

Do not drive without a driver's license.

Observe traffic signs and signals and use your seatbelt.

Do not drive without auto insurance nor drive an unknown vehicle.

[THINGS TO] AVOID, PAGES 24 - 25

Do not pick up strangers.

If you commit some traffic violation and are detained by the police, place your hands on the steering wheel and do not get out of the car until the officer requests you to do so.

Avoid calling attention to yourself, at least while you are arranging your residence papers to live in the United States.

The best formula is not to alter your routine of going between work and home.

Avoid noisy parties because the neighbors can get upset and call the police, and you could be arrested.

Avoid fighting.

If you go to a bar or night club and a fight starts, leave immediately, since in the confusion you could be arrested even if you did not do anything wrong.

Avoid family or domestic violence. As in Mexico, it is a crime in the United States.

[THINGS TO] AVOID, PAGES 26 - 27

Domestic violence does not consist solely of hitting others but also can be threats, shouting or mistreatment.

If you are accused of domestic violence against your children, your mate or someone else who lives with toy, you could go to jail. In addition, Child Protective Services authorities could take away your children.

Do not carry firearms, bladed weapons or other dangerous objects.

Keep in mind that many Mexicans have died or are in prison because of these things.

If the police enters your house or apartment, do not resist, but ask to see a search warrant. It's better to cooperate and ask to speak to the nearest Mexican Consulate.

CONSULATES, PAGES 28 - 29

The Secretariat of Foreign Relations has 45 consular representatives within the U.S and on its southern border, which are designed to help you. Remember: if you have been detained or are serving a sentence, you have the right to speak with the nearest Mexican Consulate. Always carry your "Guide to Consular Protection" with you at all times.

Get Near to the Consulate...

Embrace Mexico.

It's your home, fellow countryman!

- Secretariat of Foreign Relations

- General Administration of Protection and Consular Matters.

CONSULATES OF MEXICO IN THE UNITED STATES, PAGES 29 - 30

List of U.S. Cities and phone numbers.

STATES - [MEXICAN] STATE GOVERNMENT OFFICES - DIRECTORY OF OFFICES GIVING ATTENTION TO MIGRANTS IN THE REPUBLIC OF MEXICO, PAGES 31 - END

List of Mexican cities and phone numbers.

BOX ON LAST PAGE:

This consular protection guide is not promoting the crossing [of the border] of Mexicans without legal documentation required by the government of the United States; its objective is to make known the risks implied and to inform about the rights of migrants regardless of their legal residence.

 



TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico
KEYWORDS: aliens; conspirators; guide; handbook; illegal; immigrantlist; mexico
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To: T.Smith

If some bleeding heart group had written the book --- some misguided rights group --- it would not seem as bad --- but this is actually being done by a corrupt foreign government --- advising it's citizens how best to break American laws and avoid the consequences in doing so. What other foreign government is writing comic books like this for it's citizens it wants to rid itself of?


51 posted on 01/08/2005 10:19:49 AM PST by FITZ
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To: T.Smith

That link at the top of this thread should take you to the web site of the Mexican government --- and you'll see it there. The pictures of the tiny narrow Rio Grande --- the guy crawling through it --- water only up to his elbow. Page 2 is interesting --- it's a picture and explanation how the Mexican government has many of it's government offices set up to further assist them after they arrive here --- and will help them avoid consequences of any crimes they commit. The message is clearly --- if you get in trouble for breaking USA laws --- call us immediately --- we can intervene and get you off the hook.


52 posted on 01/08/2005 10:23:55 AM PST by FITZ
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To: thoughtomator
It is totally ridiculous, isn't it? That's our border situation for ya.

No. Your statement was ridiculous. As was your deflection.

It's not quite as bad as I had anticipated.
Still, it comes awfully close to being an act of war.

Monger on, thoughtohater.

53 posted on 01/08/2005 9:23:07 PM PST by PRND21
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To: PRND21
Calling me a "hater" now, eh? Going to censor me for "hate speech"? You sure you belong here? This may be more your speed.
54 posted on 01/08/2005 9:41:11 PM PST by thoughtomator (Flush twice, it's a long way to France)
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To: FITZ

Meanwhile, the Mexodus continues...


55 posted on 01/08/2005 9:49:29 PM PST by JackelopeBreeder (Proud to be a mean-spirited & divisive loco gringo armed terrorist vigilante cucaracha!)
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To: thoughtomator
"Not so bad...Act of War".

What do you call that?
At least TRY to be honest.

btw, I've read DU. They all sound like your quote, they just cuss more.

56 posted on 01/08/2005 9:51:56 PM PST by PRND21
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To: PRND21

Publishing a "how-to" manual for violating our border and invading our country? That is an act of war by any traditional definition; it is not in the least exaggerating to say so.


57 posted on 01/08/2005 11:38:07 PM PST by thoughtomator (Flush twice, it's a long way to France)
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To: cdbull23; Dan Evans
How about this for a booklet?

Regime Change

58 posted on 01/08/2005 11:43:47 PM PST by SeenTheLight
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To: VU4G10

Did anyone catch that detail about wife-beating? The one that said 'as in Mexico' it's illegal to beat your wife? To me, that sounds like something the corrupt Mexican government wants to tell us. There's no need for that detail to Mexicans. it sounds like they were writing to us, wanted to tell us that all these wife-beating Mexicans we are seeing constantly aren't their fault and they are just as disgusted as we are. Baloney. The fact is, laws aren't enforced in any capacity at all in Mexico and therefore, wife-beating, like every other crime is legal in Mexico. But somehow they wanted to get it across to us that they are somehow civilized and don't condone wife-beating. Cripes, they do it all the time.


59 posted on 01/08/2005 11:49:08 PM PST by Kitten Festival (The Thug of Caracas has got to go.)
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To: Kitten Festival
I'm sadden, but not disappointed in the Mexican government's failure to investigate the murder of 400 women in a border town. Now if it were 400 Sancho's dead, they'd have a Million Mom march so fast, it would end like a episode of CSI.
60 posted on 01/08/2005 11:59:27 PM PST by investigateworld (( just telling the truth ! ))
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To: PRND21

Your constant support of the corrupt oligarch government of Mexico is getting more and more absurd.

No other government is writing comic books instructing it's citizens to break American laws.


61 posted on 01/09/2005 10:14:46 AM PST by FITZ
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To: JustAnotherSavage

Mexico is a non-aligned country which really means they are not our friend but won't openly ally with one of our enemies for fear of pissing us off.

Mexico is friends with Cuba.

Mexico is friends with Communist China and is building port facilities with the PRC that can also be used to support PRC warships.

Was friends with the USSR.

Was friendly with Nazi Germany in WW2.

Was friendly with Imperial Germany in WW1.

Was friendly with the CSA during the US Civil War.

Why the Bush Administration cozies up to these criminals in Mexico City eludes me.

Frankly, what we really need to see in Mexico City is US troops. That or an ArcLight raid and a subsequent militarization of the border.


62 posted on 01/10/2005 8:16:15 AM PST by PeterFinn (Liberals are a greater threat to the USA than are Islamofascists.)
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To: FITZ
Your constant support of the corrupt oligarch government of Mexico is getting more and more absurd.

As is your support of the PRI and BP Union.

63 posted on 01/10/2005 9:30:13 AM PST by PRND21
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To: PeterFinn
Was friendly with Nazi Germany in WW2.

False. As are most of your other talking points.

Mexico - Forgotten World War II Ally

64 posted on 01/10/2005 9:42:06 AM PST by PRND21
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To: PeterFinn

I think some people have also forgotten when V. Fox visited France prior to the UN vote on Iraq. Mexico slapped the Sh!t out of Bush with that one.


65 posted on 01/10/2005 9:51:04 AM PST by texastoo (a "has-been" Republican)
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To: PRND21

Hutchison Port Holdings is one of the commercial faces of the Peoples Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) and they are building a facility at Veracruz that Jane's has noted could readily support military operations. No secret here.

http://www.hph.com.hk/business/ports/america/mexico/icave.htm


66 posted on 01/10/2005 10:34:44 AM PST by PeterFinn (Liberals are a greater threat to the USA than are Islamofascists.)
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To: PeterFinn

Your previous post was false/lie. I don't care what you have to say now.


67 posted on 01/10/2005 10:37:56 AM PST by PRND21
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To: PRND21

Then you won't care when I tell you to bite me.

:P


68 posted on 01/10/2005 10:39:02 AM PST by PeterFinn (Liberals are a greater threat to the USA than are Islamofascists.)
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To: PeterFinn

Don't lie, Newbie Finn. You'll bite less.


69 posted on 01/10/2005 10:44:50 AM PST by PRND21
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To: PRND21

"Don't lie, Newbie Finn. You'll bite less."

I can substantiate my points but you have stated that you don't care. I'm not disputing your citation of facts but you're not even interested in my presentation of matters.

And you're not supposed to care what I have to say, remember?


70 posted on 01/10/2005 10:49:59 AM PST by PeterFinn (Liberals are a greater threat to the USA than are Islamofascists.)
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To: VU4G10
"don't drive without a license"

and if caught driving with one and your an illegal alien, please explain how you got one

If you are unarmed and are stopped it is an American tradition to jump out of the care screaming Allah Akbar!
71 posted on 01/10/2005 11:07:06 AM PST by DSBull (When life gives you lemons find someone whom life has given vodka and have a party...)
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To: PRND21

Not PRI --- maybe it's time for a real change --- PAN turned out to be no better than PRI. In many ways far worse.


72 posted on 01/11/2005 8:07:09 PM PST by FITZ
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To: VU4G10

I'm sure President Bush will speak out against this very soon.



























Yeah, right.


73 posted on 01/11/2005 8:17:58 PM PST by SerpentDove
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To: Kitten Festival
To me, that sounds like something the corrupt Mexican government wants to tell us.

Many of their phrasing is just too cute --- there are legal ways to get to the USA --- however here's how to do it illegally. Pictures showing Mexicans crossing the border like they're out for an evening stroll. A guy crawling on his hands and knees --- water up to his elbows only ---- crossing the Rio Grande. A very beaming happy family in the last pages who obviously had a pretty easy time getting over.

Something like a book on how to rob banks starting with "you could get a job and earn your money, but in the event you don't choose to get your money that way...... here's how you rob a bank..... don't forget the nylon socks to put over your face, where clothes that don't make you stand out.... don't forget the get-away care..... all get-away drivers are not trustworthy, keep your eyes on them at all times but they can save you and your new found money...."

74 posted on 01/11/2005 9:22:34 PM PST by FITZ
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To: FITZ
... maybe it's time for a real change

Your posting history shows you're full of BS.
You're going to get your Socialists back...enjoy.

75 posted on 01/12/2005 9:33:23 AM PST by PRND21
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To: PRND21

Would you have cursed them with the ambitious Mrs. Fox? She was the PAN candidate to replace her husband of 3 years after all --- but if that's the best they can do, PAN deserves to lose.

PAN deserves to lose when it's president has but one goal --- rid Mexico of as many people as he can. He's a fool. He had a chance to actually do something but he blew it.


76 posted on 01/12/2005 8:48:03 PM PST by FITZ
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To: PRND21
You're going to get your Socialists back...enjoy.

And that is up to the Mexican voters obviously. But immigration, NAFTA, and Vicente Fox have made things pretty bad for those choosing to stay in their own homeland. Do you honestly believe every Mexican just has as his goal to become some cheap leaf blower or toilet cleaner in the USA?

77 posted on 01/12/2005 8:49:56 PM PST by FITZ
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To: FITZ
He's a fool. He had a chance to actually do something but he blew it.

Leave Pat out of this.

78 posted on 01/13/2005 11:55:15 PM PST by PRND21
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To: FITZ
Do you honestly believe every Mexican just has as his goal to become some cheap leaf blower or toilet cleaner in the USA?

No, why would they with all those American applicants.

79 posted on 01/13/2005 11:57:56 PM PST by PRND21
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To: wardaddy; SLB; Jeff Head; TexasCowboy

Ping


80 posted on 01/14/2005 12:00:08 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: VU4G10; Squantos; Travis McGee; gubamyster; HiJinx; Spiff
Interesting the el Presidente Fox has had his 'immigration guide' pulled off the web.
81 posted on 08/25/2005 9:33:15 AM PDT by Happy2BMe (Viva La MIGRA - LONG LIVE THE BORDER PATROL!)
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To: orionblamblam

Oh…Yeah, it’s about the technical translation service that is very important in our daily life. Most laws and regulations are issued these days to properly manage our society. Knowledge anout the law affairs is necessay, rules must to be known in some cases.
http://en.rosettatranslation.com.cn/expertise/technical_translation/


82 posted on 03/04/2012 11:48:46 PM PST by soundname
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