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  • Three years after Fox took office, Mexican migrants say return home safer, easier

    12/17/2003 7:57:25 AM PST · by yonif · 11 replies · 240+ views
    SignOnSanDiego ^ | December 17, 2003 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico – The holiday trip home for many Mexican migrants has gotten easier under President Vicente Fox. Instead of insisting on bribes, some police offer to guide caravans of migrant cars, and customs agents allow gifts that in the past were often confiscated. Since taking office, Fox has made changing government officials' attitudes toward migrants one of his top priorities. He has focused on the annual return trip home before Christmas, a time when the majority of migrant families return to Mexico, clogging highways with pickup trucks and U.S. sedans overflowing with bicycles, television sets and computers. Fox...