Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Immigration thoughts - Wednesday

I'm having a difficult time seeing this development as a good thing:
Mexico's National Human Rights Commission will print and distribute at least 70,000 maps showing immigrants the safest routes to cross the border into Arizona, officials said Tuesday.
Because, of course, the HORRIBLE, TOTALLY UNFORSEEN OUTCOME of dying while trying to evade the border patrol crossing the border to achieve a better life is the evil to be avoided. Not staying alive by staying in your own country, which, as we all know, is JUST NOT POSSIBLE.

Update: Since I started this post, the Mexican government has backed down on the map distribution. But, they still won't accept their responsibility to keep their people on their side of the river. Vicente, if you value US-Mexico relations, take note. We currently have more urgent problems than Mexican aliens invading our country. But, that won't be true forever. If you act now, you may keep your job. If not, it could be a bad thing.

The Senate has a chance to reduce the number of people dying.
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill in December that would add 700 miles of border fencing and make illegal immigration a felony. The bill is expected to reach the Senate next month.
Go to this link to the US Senate, and let your Senator know how you feel about the issue.

I agree that we need to do more to stop Mexicans from dying in the deserts. I just disagree how that sound be done.

BTW, Humane Borders, the group who came up with the original idea, is at this link. Do go and let them know how you feel about their activities, would you? Thanks ever so much.

UPDATE: Since I started this draft, the Mexican government has decided to stop distributing the maps. Not, unfortunately, because they realized that encouraging their citizens to evade the laws of a neighboring country was bad, but because the pro-"undocumented immigrants" crowd realized that what the aliens could find out from the map, so could US citizens protecting our borders vigilantes trying to oppress the poor downtrodden.

Tags = Immigration

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