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A proposal for Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement and Reform
M3 Report 11/2/10
El Universal (Mexico City) 11/1/10
Another big marihuana seizure in Tijuana
Baja California state police seized nearly 13 tons of packaged marihuana from a field in Tijuana. An anonymous tip led the police to an area where they observed a man loading a package of the weed into a vehicle. When the man saw the police, he dropped the package and attempted to escape into a field where his pursuers discovered the large stash of other packages. The man was arrested and the supply of marihuana seized as well as two vehicles believed to be for transporting the drug. Authorities suspect the marihuana belonged to the Familia Michoacana cartel.
El Imparcial (Hermosillo, Sonora) 11/1/10
Jobs Sonorans won’t do?
In the state of Sonora, across the border from Arizona, there are more jobs than workers, but since the jobs are of “little quality,” Sonorans won’t take them and the state has to attract workers from other states to do the work, according to Juan Edmundo Lopez Durand. The coordinator of the National Employment Service (SNE) in Sonora pointed out that an estimated 60,000 Sonorans are unemployed. He said there are more jobs than people willing to do them, because in the countryside, another 100,000 must be brought in from other states to fill the vacancies.
El Porvenir (Monterrey, Nuevo Leon) 11/1/10
Mexico to closely follow hearing on Arizona law
Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Relations advised that the Mexican Consul General in San Francisco will follow closely and report the oral arguments regarding the Arizona law that comes before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today (Monday) in San Francisco, California. The Secretary pointed out that Mexico had entered a written argument against SB 1070 as a “Friend of the Court” last October 1.
Frontera (Tijuana, Baja California) 11/1/10
US confirms death of three in Juarez
The US Department of State confirmed that three people who died from gunshots in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, were citizens of that country (the United States.) P.J. Crowley, spokesman for the department, said that two of the men were assassinated Sunday near a border crossing into El Paso, Texas, and the third on the same day within the city of Juarez. Authorities offered no further details.
Excelsior (Mexico City) 1/11/10
Laws like Arizona’s a danger: UN
New York (Notimex) – Githu Muigai, “a UN expert,” advised that laws like Arizona’s SB 1070 contribute to stigmatizing and to the generation of negative stereotypes regarding immigrants as well as promoting racial profiling. The expert, described as a functionary of the UN against contemporary forms of racism, discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance, also indicated that the Arizona law does not offer sufficient protection for the human rights of immigrants.