Attention President Calderone

From that right-wing shill, Amnesty International:

Thousands of people every year travel as irregular migrants across Mexico. They carry with them the hope of a new life in the USA and an escape from the grinding poverty and insecurity back home.

Most irregular migrants are from Central America and many start the perilous Mexican passage of their journey by crossing into the border states of Chiapas or Tabasco from Guatemala.

Those that reach the US border will have survived a journey fraught with dangers. Thousands will fall victim to beatings, abduction, rape or even murder along the way, their lives and deaths largely hidden from view. Many of their stories will never be told.

Criminal gangs are responsible for the vast majority of crimes against irregular migrants, but there is evidence that officials at various levels are complicit in these crimes.

Mona Charen makes this point in NRO.

The migrants, who are usually attempting to make their way through Mexico to the United States, suffer kidnappings for ransom, robbery, and rape. Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission reports that nearly 10,000 were abducted over six months in 2009. Almost 50 percent of victims said that public officials were involved in their kidnapping. Amnesty estimates that six out of ten migrant women and girls experience sexual violence.

Yet, Calderon saw fit to lecture the United States.

In Mexico, we are and will continue being respectful of the internal policies of the United States and its legitimate right to establish in accordance to its Constitution whatever laws it approves. But we will retain our firm rejection to criminalize migration so that people that work and provide things to this nation will be treated as criminals. And we oppose firmly the S.B. 1070 Arizona law given its principles that are partial and discriminatory.

Of course, why should Arizona, or the United States for that matter, have an immigration policy similar to Mexico’s?

See Article 67 of Mexico’s General Population Law: “Authorities, whether federal, state or municipal . . . are required to demand that foreigners prove their legal presence in the country, before attending to any issues.” Now, the Arizona law, which we’ll get to in a moment, doesn’t even say this; there is no such language as “demand,” in Arizona.

It’s a racist plot, of course, a theme Calderone took up Thursday” before a joint meeting of Congress:

Briefly taking up the Arizona law, he said that it “introduces a terrible idea: using racial profiling as a basis for law enforcement.”

And added “heh” in the NYT article, discussing America’s blame for Mexico’s violence:

But he said that of 75,000 guns and assault weapons seized in Mexico in the past three years, “more than 80 percent of those we have been able to trace came from the United States.”

Do you see it?

FIAF video- this is a good one, and I must credit my son:

Great read from yesterday about Draw Mohammed Day which I didn’t participate in because I lack the skillz.

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4 Comments on “Attention President Calderone”

  1. Car in Says:

    I didn’t know Abe Froman had a blog. I’m gonna have to add it to my blogroll. When I remember how. Or when someone does it for me 🙂

    He’s got a funny piece about Courtney Love’s new album. Here. Best bit?

    Her self-awareness is almost endearing, and her self-absorption at least spares us from what you can only imagine her politics are. So add in the relief that she isn’t your mother, sibling, lover, friend or neighbor and maybe you too can see fit to appreciate the one thing in life she seems to get right.

  2. Hotspur Says:

    When we as a nation, are represented by one party that applauds this affront to our sovereignty, and a second party that sits through it rather than walk out, or shout it to an inaudible din, we are truly finished. We are now in a decline from which our Republic will not recover.

  3. MCPO Airdale Says:

    Calderone is a hypocritical liar. Go fix your run-down shack before you start talking about my house, you 3rd world despot!

  4. Steve B Says:

    “irregular migrants.” That’s a new one. Not quite as good as “undocumented workers.”


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