Skip to comments.In Mexico, Central American immigrants under fire
Posted on 07/14/2012 12:01:54 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
Tultitlan, Mexico (CNN) -- Neighbors on this tiny, sun-soaked street know each other's names. They pray together at a church with stained-glass windows that they can see from their front steps.
But for years, they say, immigrants have been pushing their community apart.
Residents here say they stopped feeling safe when strangers started lingering on street corners and leering at locals. They created neighborhood watch patrols to keep crime in check.
"It's not that we're against immigrants," Osvaldo Espinosa says. "We just want them to get rid of that house."
'Train of death' drives migrant American dreamers
It's the kind of complaint heard often these days in small-town America or on blocks in big U.S. cities struggling with a flood of foreign residents.
But this house is in Mexico, where activists warn that fierce anti-immigrant sentiment in some places has become just as strong as it is north of the border.
More than 100 immigrants from Central America arrive daily in Lecheria, this working-class neighborhood outside the country's capital. Most are Guatemalans, Hondurans and Salvadorans who don't stay long; they are stowaways on cargo trains heading north to the United States.
But for more than three years, many of them have stopped on Espinosa's street for warm meals and a few nights' sleep at an immigrant shelter. It is one of dozens in Mexico run by the Roman Catholic Church.
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They can tell the Illegals because they speak English to each other.
Well...Mexico, are you finally getting a taste of what we have to put up with?
It’s not a great deal of fun, is it? Being called racist and un-Christian?
Enjoy it. Now you’ll see what your nation has been doing to us for quite some time.
Since the complaints seem to be common maybe one day rather than automatically assume the complainers are at fault CNN will consider actually investigating them to see if they're valid.
Your SH*ting me, The Communist News Network doing something that doesn't improve their bottom line? or improve their relationship with their gov. owned Socialist brothers at Americas “Pravda” MSM....
Yeah, I’m sh*tting you. CNN works for the international communists who run the country - why would I expect them to do actual reporting.
You did fine, dont worry about it.
Your ancestors knew how to make fire...
This is another reason why I despise Mexicans. Hypocrites of the first and highest order. Don’t like people pushing into your country , do you pinche Mexicano putos? No problemo though pushing into mine right? F’ing hypocrites and racists.