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To: cdbull23
Ok, gentle flames. Mostly curing ignorance, but I mean that in the nicest way possible.

keep from having more and more illegals die each year from the risks they take in coming.

1.19 million illegals were caught trying to enter the country last year, and less than 150 died from all causes...mostly car wrecks when their guides tried to outrun La Migra. That is statistically insignificant and most definitely is not the reason the pamphlet was published. Please don't delude yourself into thinking that the pamphlet is in any way humanitarian in nature.

should not be trusted, because they may trick you into bringing drugs into the country

They don't trick anyone into bringing drugs over, they pay them. How the coyotes are bad is this: they'll take your 2 grand to get you 2 miles across the border and tell you to walk north for a day and a half and you'll be in Phoenix. Then abandon you. 200 miles south of Phoenix.

you can't place TOO much blame on someone for trying to find work in another country if none is available at home.

There's work available south of the border when Mexicans take the knowledge they gain working in the US back home and start their own businesses. That isn't happening often enough, but it is happening.

Thinking, knowledgable people know that this pamphlet is all about promoting illegal immigration. It's only the protestations of the Mexican Foreign Minister and our Open Border supporting press that keep anyone from seeing the truth.

There. That wasn't too bad a flame, was it?

28 posted on 01/07/2005 2:03:24 PM PST by HiJinx (www ~ Operation Valentine's Day ~ 1/1/05 to 1/21/05)
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To: HiJinx
You make some interesting points and have some bits of information I didn't know before -- good stuff. I must say you've made me want to research this a bit more, and not just because I'm Mexican-American. :)

However, you are mistaken when saying coyotes never trick people. True, they do sometimes attempt to pay people to sneak drugs through. Most often, though, they simply tell someone to take a "package" with them and give it to someone on the other side. It's simple, really: why pay someone for something you could get done for free?

Your other point about dropping people off in the middle of nowhere, though, is very true.

29 posted on 01/07/2005 2:14:32 PM PST by cdbull23 ("If it's brown, drink it down. If it's black, send it back." - Homer on what's good to drink.)
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