May 28, 2006

MSNBC actually points out un-PC items re: Mexico

Joseph Contreras over at MSNBC brings up some "uncomfortable" points about Mexico's treatment of illegal aliens:

There's ample precedent in Mexico for just about everything the United States is—or isn't—doing. Calling out the military? Mexicans may hate the new U.S. plan to deploy 6,000 National Guard troops on the border, but five years ago they cheered President Vicente Fox for sending thousands of Mexican soldiers to crack down on their southern frontier. Tougher laws? Hispanic-rights groups are enraged over U.S. efforts to criminalize undocumented aliens—yet since 1974, sneaking into Mexico has been punishable by up to two years in prison. Foot-dragging on amnesty? Fox has spent the past five years urging the United States to upgrade the status of millions of illegals from Mexico. Meanwhile, his own government has given legal status to only 15,000 foreigners without papers.

Our own Felix wrote about this stuff back almost two months ago. Of course, Contreras' article will somehow still be labeled as being the US's fault -- by the usual suspects. It just can't be Vicente Fox's fault, or what qualifies as the media in Mexico:

Late last year their National Human Rights Commission issued a report criticizing Mexico's widespread mistreatment of aliens; the report described sub-human facilities where captured illegals are kept until they can be deported. Several international news agencies ran stories on the publication. But most of Mexico's leading papers ignored it.
Posted by Rhodey at May 28, 2006 03:32 PM | TrackBack

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