Presence of illegal Mexicans grows in the U.S.

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Thursday, 2/11/10

El Universal (Mexico City, 2/10/10)

Presence of illegal Mexicans grows in the U.S. [title of the article as printed.]

Undocumented Mexican immigration in the United States grew 42% during the last decade, which keeps it at the head of a population without papers that keeps living in the shadows, and which the Department of Homeland Security has tagged at 6 million, 650 thousand persons as of the end of January of 2009. According to the DHS report, the total of the undocumented population reached 10.8 million persons, a number below the 11.8 million reported in January of 2008. The decrease suggests that the reinforcement of the border and the increase in detentions and deportations has had a significant impact. The undocumented Mexican population dropped from 7 million, 30 thousand at the end of 2008 down to 6 million 650 thousand in January of 2009. Despite the drop of the undocumented Mexican population in the last year, it stays at the front of a contingent of the ones “without papers,” which is composed primarily of Salvadorans, Guatemalans, Hondurans, Filipinos, Ecuadorans, Brazilians, Hindus, Koreans and Chinese.

According to the statistics released yesterday, Mexicans compose 62% of the total population of undocumented persons, and they continue being the main source of unauthorized immigration in the United States. Thus, the report concedes in numerical terms what, in the political, economic and social spheres, has converted it into one of the most influential communities, and one from which the struggle for the rights of the undocumented in the U.S. has sprung. This demographic reality has turned it into one of the most important floating populations in states such as California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois, Georgia, Arizona, North Carolina, New Jersey and Nevada. In the midst of an intense campaign of detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants, organizations such as the Center For American Progress and the Immigration Policy Center have publicized a study according to which “a policy of massive deportation of the undocumented would mean an expenditure of 2.6 billion dollars in the next ten years, while the success of a comprehensive migratory reform would translate into an increase of 1.5 billion dollars in the Gross Domestic Product.”


La Jornada (Mexico City) 2/10/10

Immigrants challenge U.S. hospital due to denial of free services

Illegal immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador and Honduras, who have been receiving dialysis treatments due to renal insufficiency, have challenged a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, asserting that it is condemning them “to die” by refusing to keep treating them for free. After the hospital warned them that it could not afford to continue their treatment, “Advocates for Responsible Care,” an organization which advocates medical rights for immigrants, filed a demand against Grady Memorial Hospital, in Atlanta, on behalf of the undocumented. Dorothy Leone-Glasser, an activist who leads the organization, said “They cannot obtain Medicaid (the public system for low income persons) and we have already exhausted all possible avenues of care. If the Grady hospital does not treat them, they are going to die.”

The hospital, which serves Atlanta’s poor community, asserts that the free dialysis treatment for the 31 illegal immigrants – mostly Latin American, together with some Africans and Asians – would mean an expenditure of four million dollars a year, which would affect its budget, 30 million dollars in the red in 2008. Matt Gove, spokesman for Grady Memorial, said that the hospital “cannot continue paying for these treatments because it decreases benefits from the community of Atlanta and to workers who paid via social security.” The hospital, he added, “has spent nearly a million dollars in treatments for these patients, on top of assistance to them to travel to hospitals in other states or back to their countries of origin.”


La Cronica de Hoy (Mexico City) 2/10/10

Ex-President of Mexico warns of social explosion

Luis Echeverria, ex-President of Mexico (1970-1976), warned today that the country is at risk of a social explosion and that “dark days are coming.” Echeverria, who has been silent for months, met with university students in Tijuana, on the border with the United States, and then told the press that “dark days, in every sense” are coming if the deep problems existing in the country are not attended to and resolved. When asked if Mexico is en route to a social explosion, Echeverria answered: “Yes, and I think that a properly oriented policy can avoid it.”

Unemployment and lack of education are some of the leading problems, said Echeverria, who also sent the same message to the college students with whom he met in Tijuana. He avoided blaming the current administration by stating “We have all been responsible” “due to the little we did and the many things that have yet to be done for the country.”


Critica , El Imparcial (Hermosillo, Sonora) 2/10/10

Nogales trying to be another Juarez

Using grenades and AK47s, thugs attacked a hotel and a restaurant in Nogales, Sonora, on Monday night. As a result, either four or five persons died (reports varied) and seventeen were wounded. Two other homicide victims turned up in town, one of them wrapped in a blanket.


EFE news agency (Bogota, Colombia) 2/10/10

Cocaine haul

In northwestern Colombia, police located and seized a ton of cocaine in a truck carrying cattle feed. The driver attempted to bribe the agents, but was arrested. The cocaine was headed for the Caribbean coast and from there was going to be sent to Mexico. A half ton of cocaine was seized last Sunday in a launch off Colombia’s Pacific coast.


Diario de Yucatan (Merida, Yucatan) 2/10/10

Babies for sale

In Tamaulipas, Mexico, Amado Torres, a Puerto Rican and resident of Harlingen, Texas, and his girlfriend, Maria Isabel Hernandez, were sentenced to nine years imprisonment for taking pregnant Mexican women illegally from Mexico to the United States to give birth there and then selling the babies to U.S. couples. The case judge said that Torres would pay the women up to $3,000 dollars per newborn so they would be U.S. citizens at birth, thus facilitating their adoption. Three women who confessed having sold their babies said that Hernandez helped care for them during the time they were in the U.S. and prior to giving birth. Though none of the babies thus sold has been located, officials believe that Torres was involved in this since 2005.


El Informador (Guadalajara, Jalisco) 2/10/10

Calderón tells Juarez it is not alone

In a speech on the anniversary of the Mexican air force, Pres. Calderón stated that the country’s armed forces will not be pulled back from the struggle against organized crime, because doing so would leave the citizenry abandoned, and that Mexican families would then be at the mercy of the bloody hands of criminals. Pres. Calderón is scheduled to visit Ciudad Juarez on Thursday, Feb. 11.


Frontera (Tijuana, Baja Calif.) 2/10/10

Thugs and their arsenal nabbed

Mexican army personnel carried out operations in two areas of Tijuana and liberated a kidnap victim while arresting ten men believed to be part of the crime cell of Fernando Sanchez Arellano, aka “El Ingeniero.” This bunch of thugs had with them two machine guns, a Barret rifle, 47 “long barrel” firearms, 8 handguns, 3 grenades, more than 8,000 rounds of ammo, 345 clips as well as 6 vehicles, one of which had level 7 armor. The photo below relates.


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3 Responses to “Presence of illegal Mexicans grows in the U.S.”

  1. Donald Hammers Says:

    To all hospitals that are being forced to care for non-paying illegal aliens: Why don’t you do what a Florida hospital has already done. Buy these individuals a plane ticket back to their homeland, escort them to the plane, and do it on the QT. Hospitals are ONLY REQUIRED TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY CARE for non-paying patrons! Long term treatment is NOT emergency care! The federal government is not reimbursing our hospitals for these freeloaders. The feds refuse to arrest them and remove them from the U.S. Do us all a big favor and send them home!

  2. lovinghome Says:

    we DO have an approved homestudy to adopt and would be interested in LEGALLY adopting 2 infants. race and gender does not matter. God bless.

  3. the video boss Says:

    I dont normally post to blogs but I enjoyed this post so keep up the good work. -cheers-

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