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Posted on 01/24/2006 2:16:12 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Mexican Commission to Give Migrants Maps
By MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press Writer 19 minutes ago
A Mexican government commission said Tuesday it will distribute at least 70,000 maps showing highways, rescue beacons and water tanks in the Arizona desert to curb the death toll among illegal border crossers.
The National Human Rights Commission, a government-funded agency with independent powers, denied the maps similar to a comic-style guide booklet Mexico distributed to migrants last year would encourage illegal immigration.
Officials said the maps would help guide those in trouble find rescue beacons and areas with cell phone reception. The maps will also show the distance a person can walk in the desert in a single day.
"We are not trying in any way to encourage or promote migration," said Mauricio Farah, one of the commission's national inspectors. "The only thing we are trying to do is warn them of the risks they face and where to get water, so they don't die."
But some advocates of greater immigration control were irritated by the map announcement.
"What's next? Are they going to buy them bus tickets to Chicago?" said Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington-based think tank. "It's clearly a bad thing for Mexico to be encouraging illegal immigration."
The comic booklet for migrants was distributed by the government in early 2005 and warned of the perils of crossing illegally into the United States, while offering tips to stay safe.
The booklet, of which about 1.5 million were printed, enraged some advocates of stricter immigration policies in the United States who argue that it encouraged illegal migration.
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Build the Wall.
We could make those maps obsolete with a mine field along the border.
Bomb Mexico City! Mexico is invading the US.
Stake out all the areas the maps show as narrow crossing, resting spots, and watering holes.
Maybe Texans and Arizonans can stand at the border handing out tar, feathers, and booklets on getting rid of corrupt govt. (lots of illustrations), before turning these people back.
I heard (not read) that the Arizona Republic (aka RAG, Repulsive....Repugnant) had the maps printed out on page A8 today.
The invasion continues.
And the elected government officials continue to fail in their Constitutional obligation.
"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government,
1. The act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass.
The Mexican government is supporting an invasion of the United States. I think this should be treated as an act of war.
When are Mexicans going to start demanding jobs from their own Mexican Government?
It is an overt act of war, and must be treated that way. PC crowd be damned.
The United States has been adversely affected more by it's proximity to Mexico than all middle-eastern sponsored terrorism combined including 9/11.
Distribute faux maps that lead them in circles or back where they came from.
This is from the story in the Arizona Republic today. Not only should this Mexican-government-sponsored invasion be treated as an act of war, but the idiots of Humane Borders should be treated as traitors.
Mining the United States. There needs to be no more evidence that the nativists have crossed over into the fever swamps.