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Old 04-30-2010, 10:41 AM
 
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Mexico acknowledges migrant abuse, pledges changes - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100429/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/lt_mexico_migrants_1 - broken link)

"Amnesty International called the abuse of migrants in Mexico a major human rights crisis Wednesday, and accused some officials of turning a blind eye or even participating in the kidnapping, rape and murder of migrants."

"The Interior Department acknowledged in a statement that the mainly Central American migrants who pass through Mexico on their way to the United States suffer abuses, but attributed the problem to criminal gangs branching out into kidnapping and extortion of migrants.

Rupert Knox, Amnesty's Mexico researcher, said in the report that the failure by authorities to tackle abuses against migrants has made their trip through Mexico one of the most dangerous in the world.

"Migrants in Mexico are facing a major human rights crisis leaving them with virtually no access to justice, fearing reprisals and deportation if they complain of abuses," Knox said.

Central American migrants are frequently pulled off trains, kidnapped en masse, held at gang hideouts and forced to call relatives in the U.S. to pay off the kidnappers. Such kidnappings affect thousands of migrants each year in Mexico, the report says.

Many are beaten, raped or killed in the process."

"At present, Article 67 of Mexico's Population Law says, "Authorities, whether federal, state or municipal ... are required to demand that foreigners prove their legal presence in the country, before attending to any issues.""


"The Amnesty report said one female migrant told researchers that Mexican federal police had forced her group off a train and stolen their belongings. Forced to walk, she said, she was subsequently attacked by a gang and raped."
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:46 AM
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Mexico is not the United States.

Mexico does not have the The New Colossus on their Statue.
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:49 AM
 
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Mexico is not the United States.

Mexico does not have the The New Colossus on their Statue.
No, they're not, but they have a lot of nerve to criticize another country for requesting ID. They require more than we do of immigrants, and they have a big problem with how their police treat them. Being outraged by a request for ID is beyond hypocritical.
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:52 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Mexico is a cesspool, politically and judicially, so why would anyone expect anything different?
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:02 AM
 
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Tell them to come and get their people, since we are such meanies.
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:04 AM
 
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Perhaps we could get our government to okay a one-off allowance for the Mexico military to do a fly-over and airlift their "endangered" citizens out.
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