Arizona legislation continues to command attention

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Wednesday, 4/21/10

(Arizona’s recently approved SB1070 legislation, aimed at that state’s population of illegal aliens, continued to get prominent and widespread coverage throughout newspapers in Mexico. What follows are just two examples)


Critica (Hermosillo, Sonora) 4/21/10

“Congress condemns Arizona’s racist law”

The Congress of the state of Sonora, Mexico, approved a unanimous appeal to Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer to veto the recently passed Arizona legislation SB1070. As part of its action, the Sonoran Congress also asks Mexico’s federal executive, via the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, to intercede with the governor of Arizona; further, that the Immigration Affairs Committee of Mexico’s Senate and Chamber of Deputies be notified of the accord by the congress of the state of Sonora.

(The photo below accompanied the article)


El Sol de Mexico (Mexico City) 4/21/10

“Preoccupation due to law against immigrants in the U.S.”

Pedro Vasquez, member of the National Board of Mexico’s Labor Party, and its coordinator in Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies (read: House of Representatives), considers that the Mexican Government must strive, via the diplomatic route, to have Arizona’s Governor veto the law SB1070, which allows police to detain individuals believed to be illegally in the United States.

The Labor Party member added that the “gringos” (a disparaging term referring to Anglo U.S. citizens) do not value the migrants’ contributions to the U.S. economy.

(The photo below accompanied this article)


La Prensa Grafica (San Salvador, El Salvador) 4/21/10

Number of Salvadorans in the U.S. balloons

From 1980 to 1990, the number of Salvadorans immigrants in the United States grew five-fold, and went from 94,000 to 465,000. Salvadorans have now displaced Dominicans as the fourth largest Hispanic origin group in the U.S; their recent growth has been due to family reunification as well as the migrations following natural disaster such as hurricanes and earthquakes.


El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) 4/21/10

Another journalist assassinated

On Tuesday evening, Georgino Orellana became the sixth journalist to be assassinated in Honduras this year. Orellana was just exiting a building after a TV presentation when an unknown subject shot him in the head. Not one of these six homicides has been solved.


Correo (Leon, Guanajuato) 4/21/10

Illegals caught in Mexico

Twenty-seven “undocumented” aliens were found and detained in Irapuato, state of Guanajuato, Mexico, by Mexican immigration and public security personnel. The aliens were found in an area where they can get on freight trains heading toward the north of the country. (The specific nationality of all 27 was not specified, but a reading of the article leads to the belief that all were Central Americans.)


Diario de Yucatan (Merida, Yucatan) 4/21/10

Armed commando rescues illegals

In Acayucan, state of Veracruz (in the northern area of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec), some 30 armed individuals arrived at the local Mexican immigration facility, overpowered the officials and freed 13 Guatemalans, all illegally in Mexico, who were being held there. When they left, they also took one of the agency’s vehicles. Then they disappeared.


El Porvenir (Monterrey, Nuevo Leon) 4/21/10

Commando kidnaps seven from hotels

In an apparently coordinated operation at dawn today, a group of at least 30 individuals blocked various avenues in downtown Monterrey and then went into the Holiday Inn and the Mision Hotel. They then kidnapped seven persons from the hotels, including a U.S. citizen woman. Mexican military are working with local officials on this matter.


The following item was found in 9th place among a secondary item listing of “More News” in the Local Section of “El Diario” (Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua) today: “Yesterday’s violence leaves 14 dead” The relating article then went on to give condensed accounts of Juarez’ latest killings. The events did not merit even a short mention in the paper’s front cover.


Excelsior (Mexico City) 4/21/10

Acapulco police ordered to keep out of shootouts

The Chief of Public Security and Civil Protection in Acapulco, a retired general, stated that city police will not take part in shootouts, because their role is only to inform the proper authorities. Last week in Acapulco there were shootouts that killed seven persons, including a mother and her two children.

(That gave rise to the cartoon below, titled ”Security Reinforced”. The police officer holds a paper that says: “Do not intervene in shootouts. The Security Secretary orders Acapulco Police.”  Amidst a bunch of “Bang ! Bang !”, the police officer says:” Mister Secretary, this is just to let you know that the shootout here on the beach has now gotten worse.”


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7 Responses to “Arizona legislation continues to command attention”

  1. AlleyCat Says:

    I am white and I don’t like this Arizona law. It is shameful. I agree, and by the way, so do the 2 American born and raised Hispanic friends I know, that we should have a closed border complete with machinegun posts. Illegal is illegal. Period. But the border is not open because of the illegals. It is open because big interest in the U.S. give them jobs! Then Big interest lines congress’s pockets to keep doing nothing about it because it is cheaper labor, and the fact is they are very reliable, hard workers who will do jobs many Americans will not touch. There are also inumerable wealthy households here hiring them as housekeepers and landscapers, etc. Becasue of greed! But this law will lead to discrimination and if any of you other so called christian whites had the courage you would admit it too. How would you like to be stopped by Police all the time just because you might be illegal based on how you look? The fact is it can happen under this law because statistically hispanics are not the only illegals that come here. Yes, surprise! there are plenty of white illegals coming here all the time as well. Funny how the Glenn Becks of the world never mention those. It’s like when you complain that the US is selling America to all the foreigners but never bother to notice that the top three buyers of property in the US are Canada, Britain, and Australia. Wake the ___up! Your racial hatred is blinding you to the REAL problem.

    • PF Says:

      Maybe before you spout off, you’d better read the law. It’s an exact replica of the federal law now in force – nothing more. If someone is pulled over on a traffic violation, police will have the right to ask for proof of them being who they claim to be or being in the country legally. That’s no worse than asking for proof of who you are via a drivers license. I say more power to Arizona for having the guts to go forward – how crafty they are – duplicating existing federal law! Ha Ha Ha! What an embarrassment to the Federal Government!!

  2. June Says:

    If this stuff weren’t so serious, it would be laughable. I can just see the Mexican Congress sitting around trying to decide how best to send more of their people to the US for taxpayers to take care of. Or to stop the US from instituting laws that makes it illegal to be illegal! Please…just give me one day in the White House. I would first get on TV and announce to the world that we are no longer its dumping ground. Then, I would issue an order for all illegals to leave the same way they got here. If Eisenhower had the courage to do it, so can I. Those remaining in thirty days would be put to work building a two-layered fence, patrolled within by armed military. If Mexico says a word, we’ll demand that they tell the world how they treat illegals sneaking in to their country from the south. With just that alone, we’d gain billions of dollars that have been spent on those who laugh at our laws. All birthright citizenship would be banned and revoked going back twenty years. All funding would be cut off to the corrupt countries who urged their people to break our laws. Mexico is the 14th wealthiest nation in the world. Let them take care of their own. Then, any other countries we support would have to make progress or we withdraw our (borrowed) money. Haiti has had money poured into its economy for years and it in the same shape it was 30 years ago. Then, we’ll tell the world we’ve had enough. Our legend goes back to our beginnings as being the good guy, the first to step up and help everyone else, in war, famine and natural disasters. From now on, we’ll take care of our own people first. If we can, we’ll be happy to help but only if it is just a temporary stopgap and not a given that we’ll continue. Okay, America, let’s roll!

    • PF Says:

      Right on, June! Didn’t Reagan ascribe to “Peace through strength”? He ended the cold war by building up the military and saying “enough!”

      We have been the world’s doormat long enough! 2010 is going to be a pivitol year for this country. Now more than ever, we need to hold those in power accountable and we need to stop the handouts. Charity should now begin at HOME!

  3. sonney Says:

    As a U S citizen I don’t think I would be able to work in Mexico without proper documentation.

  4. Pam Says:

    So the Mexican congress calls us RACIST for not
    wanting to allow them to INVADE the U.S.?

    Mexicans eat my shorts!

  5. Wayne Says:

    If we gringos don’t appreciate the value of illegal immigrants, why not teach us a lesson and call them all home to Mexico.

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