What sweet timing that a report of human rights abuses against Central Americans as they transit Mexico was just published. Mexico has been working itself into aÂ tizzy of self-indulgent rage against the impudence of Arizonans for enacting crackdown legislation, and just issued travel warnings for its precious citizens when they approach the state. Mexicoâ€™sÂ Presidente Calderon sniffily condemned Arizonaâ€™s act of self-preservation, saying â€?Criminalising immigration, which is a social and economic phenomenon, this way opens the door to intolerance, hate, discrimination and abuse in law enforcement.â€?(Hint to El Presidente: many Americans are becoming tired of pushy Mexicans thinking they can just waltz into our country whenever they want. Mexicans have a nation of their own and are welcome to remain in it.)Thank you, Amnesty International!
Mexico acknowledges migrant abuse, pledges changes, AP, April 28, 2010Amnesty International called the abuse of migrants in Mexico a major human rights crisis Wednesday, and accused some officials of turning a blind eye or even participating in the kidnapping, rape and murder of migrants.The groupâ€™s report comes at a sensitive time for Mexico, which is protesting the passage of a law in Arizona that criminalizes undocumented migrants.The Interior Department acknowledged in a statement that the mainly Central American migrants who pass through Mexico on their way to the United States suffer abuses, but attributed the problem to criminal gangs branching out into kidnapping and extortion of migrants.Rupert Knox, Amnestyâ€™s Mexico researcher, said in the report that the failure by authorities to tackle abuses against migrants has made their trip through Mexico one of the most dangerous in the world.â€?Migrants in Mexico are facing a major human rights crisis leaving them with virtually no access to justice, fearing reprisals and deportation if they complain of abuses,â€? Knox said.Central American migrants are frequently pulled off trains, kidnapped en masse, held at gang hideouts and forced to call relatives in the U.S. to pay off the kidnappers. Such kidnappings affect thousands of migrants each year in Mexico, the report says.Many are beaten, raped or killed in the process.
Well, thatâ€™s not very welcoming. In fact,Â Mexico has tough laws against illegal aliens and enforces them harshly, despite hypocrite Calderonâ€™s discounting the illegality when the topic is Mexicans invading the United States.To be fair, in the past local Mexes have complained thatÂ invasive Central Americans loiter about, form gangs and commit crimes. What a concept, that outsiders would group together into criminal gangs.Amnesty has a written report (Invisible Victims: Migrants on the Move in Mexico) and produced a brief video (below) that shows Mexico treating their fellow Hispanics rather cruelly. One could characterize Mexicansâ€™ behavior as being filled with HATE.Hey, someone should contact theÂ $PLC about this right away!