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The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO) extracts and condenses the material that follows from Mexican and Central and South American on-line media sources on a daily basis. You are free to disseminate this information, but we request that you credit NAFBPO as being the provider.
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A proposal for Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement and Reform
El Sol de Mexico (Mexico City) 11/10/10
The 4th World Forum on Migration & Development is taking place in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, and it now forecasts that, by the end of this century’s first decade, Mexico will have become the country with the largest emigration. According to the World Bank, Mexican emigration will reach 11,900,000 persons, exceeding India, one of the world’s most populous countries, by nearly half a million persons who have abandoned their country during this decade.
The financial institution’s evaluation places Mexico above two large nations, Russia and China, which by the end of the year are projected to have a total of 11,100,000 and 8,300,000 emigrants, respectively. The World Bank holds that emigrant Mexicans represent 10.7 percent of its total population and that for the most part they leave their country in illegal status.
Excelsior (Mexico City) 11/10/10
The leading front page items: security of U.S. consular personnel
(Headline): United States requires consulates in Mexico to use armored vehicles and escorts.
“The order for the Sonora office requires personnel to take extreme security measures, and indicates the way highway trips must be undertaken, due to organized criminality.”
(This was followed by the following sub-headlines)
Consular staff in Matamoros are restricted outside to certain hours
Tourism in Colima affected by U.S. Consulate travel warning
U.S. orders Consulate employees’ children to leave
U.S. Consulate in Juarez closes due to insecurity
U.S. asks for reinforced security at its Yucatan Consulate
U.S. will build a reinforced consulate in Monterrey
La Prensa Grafica (San Salvador, El Salvador) 11/9/10
Deportation of Salvadorans
El Salvador’s National Migration Agency reported today that 25,594 Salvadorans have been deported from the United States and Mexico this year up through the month of October. That number is 348 higher than in the equivalent period during 2009.
Of this year’s total, 16,326 individuals came from the U.S. and 9,268 from Mexico. Officials added that this year’s total deportation numbers will be similar to those of 2009.
Some 2.9 million Salvadorans live abroad. Their individual monetary remittances represent 18% of that country’s GNP.
Sigloxxi (Guatemala City, Guatemala) 11/9/10
More about individual monetary remittances
According to the World Bank, the flow of individual monetary remittances to Latin America will reach 58 billion dollars in 2010 and will hold steady in 2010 despite the crisis. Mexico heads the list of recipients with a total of 22.6 billion dollars. Following Mexico are Brazil and Guatemala, each expected to receive 4.3 billion; Colombia, at 3.9 billion, and El Salvador : 3.6 billion dollars.
The Bank foresees that the volume will reach 62 billion dollars in 2011 and 69 billion in 2012. Their analysis indicates that 30.2 million Latin Americans live outside their countries, the equivalent of 5.2% of its population.
Prensa Libre (Guatemala City, Guatemala) 11/9/10
President of Guatemala to ask Obama for “TPS”
The presidents of the Central American Integration System (a regional group consisting of all Central American countries, plus the Dominican Republic) will be converging in the Dominican republic in order to meet with President Obama. At that time, and with the support of the other governmental leaders, Guatemala’s President Colom will ask Obama to have the U.S. government grant “TPS” to Guatemalan citizens presently in the U.S. (re TPS: Temporary Protection Status is a temporary immigration status granted by the U.S. government to citizens of designated countries who are temporarily unable to return to their home countries because of political, environmental or other extraordinary and temporary conditions)
Likewise, the National Coalition of Guatemalan Immigrants (“Conguate”) is distributing a document which includes the White House phone number so that it may be called and thus pressured about the TPS. Marcos Yax, Conguate president, said, “We call upon the population, our allies, and those to whom we furnish this information, to pressure the White House, including our officials.” He lamented that migrants’ organizations were not invited to the meeting.
Diario Rotativo (Queretaro, Qro.,) 11/10/10
Things not looking good for illegal aliens in the U.S.
Pedraza Olguin, a local legislator in Mexico’s state of Hidalgo, forecast that, “A long night of difficulties and adversities awaits Mexican migrants.” The legislator added that, “Jan Brewer’s triumph, and the reelection of John McCain as senator, besides that of Susana Martinez, who won the governorship in New Mexico, were done on the basis of an anti-immigrant posture, that is to say, against the undocumented.”
He added that Latino voters, who in 2008 represented 10 million voters for the current U.S. administration, this time opted for abstaining to vote, or voting for Republican politicians, such as Marco Rubio, due to disillusionment about lack of results.
He pointed out that this situation affects the state of Hidalgo, since 25 percent of families there are directly connected to the migratory phenomenon. Hidalgo is in tenth place in Mexico regarding emigration numbers, and 250,000 of the state’s residents now live in the United States.
La Cronica de Hoy (Mexico City) La Prensa (Mexico City) 11/10/10
Two Acapulco policemen assassinated
On Tuesday, armed men carried off two Acapulco policemen by force. Then, shortly before midnight, a caller reported that there were two “executed persons” dumped on a nearby highway. The bodies were found on an area boulevard and identified as the two policemen.
“La Prensa” added that both were decapitated and found with their hands tied behind their back and their heads placed on top of their bodies. [Warning: the “La Prensa” link below contains not only the article but also a very graphic photo.] Nearby, there was a plastic bag containing two human tongues and a “narcomessage.”
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