Wednesday, June 02, 2010

A State of Hypocrisy

As U.S. lawmakers (VOTE THESE PEOPLE OUT: Amanda Aguirre, Linda Brown, Linda Lopez, Manuel "Manny" Alvarez, Manny Ruiz, Martin Porchas, Rick Flores and Rudy Molera) team with Mexican officials to challenge the Arizona law in INTERNATIONAL COURT...this is what's going on in Mexico.

"Mexican immigrants – legal and illegal – in the past have claimed to have been harassed by police and others, asked for their documents, treated badly and, even, extorted or raped.

In April, Amnesty International released a report on the abuse of migrants in Mexico, most whom are traveling on to the United States.

“Persistent failure by the authorities to tackle abuses carried out against irregular migrants has made their journey through Mexico one of the most dangerous in the world,” Rupert Knox, Mexico Researcher at Amnesty International*, said in a press release.

Amnesty reported that 60 percent of migrant women and girls face sexual violence and that many get contraception injections ahead of the journey to prevent the possibility of becoming pregnant as a result of rape.

“There’s a human rights problem,” said Dr. Jorge Durand, a professor of the study of social movement and author of more than a dozen books on Mexican migration. “Sometimes it is the army, sometimes it is the police; there are many different agents that take advantage of these situations. There is a lot of corruption. And many times the police treat migrants in a really bad manner.” (Read the entire story)

(*Amnesty International, not the heritage Foundation...)

I'm so disgusted. Isn't teaming with Mexicans against an American law treason or reason to be ousted from office at least...?!

It should be interesting to hear what the President and Governor Jan Brewer discuss (doesn't she look like Monica Quartermaine?)

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