Recession Sparked Global Immigration Crackdown Slant   Leave a comment

Hmmm—spinned much?  “Recession Sparked Global Immigration Crackdown”

You know, it’s getting kind of lame having to point this stuff out all the time, but at least it’s not a vicious attack on America this time.  Most of the ‘crackdown’ they are whining is dealing with illegal immigrants.  The reduction of HB-1 work visas is merely a side effect of there being NO JOBS for them!  That isn’t a crackdown.  It’s just a fact of life. 

At least we aren’t the only country with this kind of problem.  Could you imagine what would happen if we bulldozed illegal immigrant housing here in our country?  Wow!

Study: Recession sparked global immigration crackdown

By Liz Goodwin

Tue Jul 6, 6:09 pm ET

When times get tough, many countries slam the doors on immigrants. 

Well yeah—if there aren’t jobs enough for a country’s own people, why should they want people from other countries to come and take them?

This sounds so vicious too, especially when you consider the rhetoric of the left and how they delete the word ‘illegal’ from ‘illegal immigrants’ to confuse ‘legal immigrants’ who have a right to be here and ‘illegal immigrants’ who don’t.

That’s what a new study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (flagged by the Wall Street Journal) finds. As jobs became scarce in 2008, many previously welcoming European countries adopted policies to crack down on both legal and illegal immigration, which had skyrocketed during the boom years between 2000 and 2007. Several nations tightened limits on the number of immigrants they allowed in, and began issuing fewer work permits for immigrants already in the country when unemployment began to shoot up in 2008. Ireland and Italy both passed laws barring illegal immigrants from using public services. The U.K. raised fines for employers who hire illegal immigrants. Greek police bulldozed a migrant camp near Patras. And the U.S. discouraged banks who received bailout funds from hiring foreign-born workers on temporary skilled-worker visas.

Wow, could you IMAGINE if American Police bulldozed migrant camps here?  I can’t, but if they did, that would be one heck of a firestorm to contend with! 

Meanwhile, a host of countries took the novel approach of encouraging immigrants to leave the country entirely. Spain’s government offered to pay travel costs for those who agreed to leave and doled out a lump sum of unemployment money to the immigrant once he or she arrived home. The U.K., France, the Czech Republic, Japan, and Denmark also adopted programs that encourage foreigners to return to their home countries. Ironically, at the same time developed countries were tightening immigration restrictions, fewer immigrants were seeking work abroad, as the dismal job outlook discouraged them from trying. Applications for H-1B visas, which allow highly skilled workers to temporarily work in the United States, fell by 16.1 percent from 2008 to 2009. Illegal immigration also fell dramatically in the U.S. and Europe over the same period. 

You know what is cleverly and clearly missing from this article.  The author is so busy demonizing other countries and how they treat their immigrants—mostly our allies—but she is not even TOUCHING on how horribly Mexico treats THEIR illegal immigrants!  NOW THAT would be a story that would most likely NEVER reach the mainstream news.

I found this interesting article on the Mexican Illegal Immigration Law on the USAToday website of all places.  Could you IMAGINE if American police acted in this way towards illegals?  And Calderon has the AUDACITY to come here and complain about the Arizona law?  Nevermind that we have federal laws that say the EXACT same thing!

Activists blast Mexico’s immigration law

TULTITLN, Mexico — Arizona’s new law forcing local police to take a greater role in enforcing immigration law has caused a lot of criticism from Mexico, the largest single source of illegal immigrants in the United States.

But in Mexico, illegal immigrants receive terrible treatment from corrupt Mexican authorities, say people involved in the system.

And Mexico has a law that is no different from Arizona’s that empowers local police to check the immigration documents of people suspected of not being in the country legally.

“There (in the United States), they’ll deport you,” Hector Vázquez, an illegal immigrant from Honduras, said as he rested in a makeshift camp with other migrants under a highway bridge in Tultitlán. “In Mexico they’ll probably let you go, but they’ll beat you up and steal everything you’ve got first.”

Mexican authorities have harshly criticized Arizona’s SB1070, a law that requires local police to check the status of persons suspected of being illegal immigrants. The law provides that a check be done in connection with another law enforcement event, such as a traffic stop, and also permits Arizona citizens to file lawsuits against local authorities for not fully enforcing immigration laws.

Mexico’s Foreign Ministry said the law “violates inalienable human rights” and Democrats in Congress applauded Mexican President Felipe Calderón’s criticisms of the law in a speech he gave on Capitol Hill last week.

Yet Mexico’s Arizona-style law requires local police to check IDs. And Mexican police freely engage in racial profiling and routinely harass Central American migrants, say immigration activists.

Which the Arizona law expressly prohibits

“The Mexican government should probably clean up its own house before looking at someone else’s,” said Melissa Vertíz, spokeswoman for the Fray Matías de Córdova Human Rights Center in Tapachula, Mexico.

In one six-month period from September 2008 through February 2009, at least 9,758 migrants were kidnapped and held for ransom in Mexico — 91 of them with the direct participation of Mexican police, a report by the National Human Rights Commission said. Other migrants are routinely stopped and shaken down for bribes, it said.

A separate survey conducted during one month in 2008 at 10 migrant shelters showed Mexican authorities were behind migrant attacks in 35 of 240 cases, or 15%.

Most migrants in Mexico are Central Americans who are simply passing through on their way to the United States, human rights groups say. Others are Guatemalans who live and work along Mexico’s southern border, mainly as farm workers, as maids, or in bars and restaurants.

The Central American migrants headed to the United States travel mainly on freight trains, stopping to rest and beg for food at rail crossings like the one in Tultitlán, an industrial suburb of Mexico City.

On a recent afternoon, Victor Manuel Beltrán Rodríguez of Managua, Nicaragua, trudged between the cars at a stop light, his hand outstretched.

“Can you give me a peso? I’m from Nicaragua,” he said. Every 10 cars or so, a motorist would roll down the window and hand him a few coins. In a half-hour he had collected 10 pesos, about 80 U.S. cents, enough for a taco.

Beltrán Rodríguez had arrived in Mexico with 950 pesos, about $76, enough to last him to the U.S. border. But near Tierra Blanca, Veracruz, he says municipal police had detained him, driven him to a deserted road and taken his money. He had been surviving since then by begging.

Abuses by Mexican authorities have persisted even as Mexico has relaxed its rules against illegal immigrants in recent years, according to the National Human Rights Commission.

In 2008, Mexico softened the punishment for illegal immigrants, from a maximum 10 years in prison to a maximum fine of $461. Most detainees are taken to detention centers and put on buses for home.

Mexican law calls for six to 12 years of prison and up to $46,000 in fines for anyone who shelters or transports illegal immigrants. The Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that the law applies only to people who do it for money.

For years, the Mexican government has allowed charity groups to openly operate migrant shelters, where travelers can rest for a few days on their journey north. The government also has a special unit of immigration agents, known as Grupo Beta, who patrol the countryside in orange pickups, helping immigrants who are in trouble.

At the same time, Article 67 of Mexico’s immigration law requires that all authorities “whether federal, local or municipal” demand to see visas if approached by a foreigner and to hand over migrants to immigration authorities.

“In effect, this means that migrants who suffer crimes, including kidnapping, prefer not to report them to avoid … being detained by immigration authorities and returned to their country,” the National Human Rights Commission said in a report last year.

As a result, the clause has strengthened gangs who abuse migrants, rights activists say.

“That Article 67 is an obstacle that urgently has to be removed,” said Alberto Herrera, executive director of Amnesty International Mexico. “It has worsened this vicious cycle of abuse and impunity, and the same thing could happen (in Arizona).”

A bill passed by the Mexican Senate on Oct. 6 would eliminate the ID requirement in Article 67 and replace it with language saying “No attention in matters of human rights or the provision of justice shall be denied or restricted on any level (of government) to foreigners who require it, regardless of their migration status.”

The Mexican House of Representatives approved a similar measure on March 16, but added a clause requiring the government to set aside funds to take care of foreigners during times of disaster. The revised bill has been stuck in the Senate’s Population and Development Committee since then.

To discourage migrants from speaking out about abuse, Mexican authorities often tell detainees they will have to stay longer in detention centers if they file a complaint, Vertíz said.

A March 2007 order allows Mexican immigration agents to give “humanitarian visas” to migrants who have suffered crimes in Mexico. But the amnesty is not automatic, and most migrants don’t know to ask for it, the commission said.

 Hawley is Latin America correspondent for USA TODAY and The Arizona Republic

It’s just a nauseating political move designed to get votes for both presidents on both sides of the border.  Calderon knows that a majority of his people don’t like Americans, so standing up to us would win him key votes, since they are in the process of having elections.  Or at least I’m sure he hopes it does.  That, and it’s been proven that he is siding with a particular drug cartel and the Arizona law would interrupt the functioning of that cartel.  Being that Obama has already given American land over to Mexico specifically FOR the drug cartels and BECAUSE of them, it makes me wonder if Obama doesn’t have his hand in that cookie jar too. 

We all know that the democrats are panicking over the November elections here.  We know that they are not going to win based on the vote of the general American population, especially the conservatives and self-proclaimed ‘Tea Partiers’.  He knows that, in general, Latino immigrant voters tend to vote democratic and committing to amnesty and denouncing any action to protect America’s sovereignty would anger that demographic.  So, instead of protecting his people, he’s pandering to the Latino vote, hoping that this move will earn him credits with them. However, in Obama’s attack on Arizona, the Department of Justice states that they are just seeking to uphold the law.  If they were so interesting in upholding American law, they would be attacking those states and cities that are kissing the illegals feet and welcoming in with open arms, donning them with welfare funded by the American taxpayer, which is IN COMPLETE VIOLATION OF THE FEDERAL LAW!

WHAT’S WORSE!!!!  OBAMA IS SIDING WITH ANOTHER COUNTRY AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is completely unforgivable!  UNFORGIVABLE! 

I’m not sure how else to explain it or express it.  I am continuously baffled and not baffled anymore by the socialist politics that are happening.  Part of me wants to believe in my country, the country my father and grandfathers served, and countless men and women have died to protect, but seeing the gluttonous monstrous liberalism that is corroding Her from the inside out…I begin to wonder if my faith will ever be restored. I am praying for November.  I am praying for 2012.  Today I may seem a little low in my hope, but overall I have faith that the American people will have their say and will step up for what’s right.  I have faith that the sovereignty of our nation will be upheld and that the liberal swill will be suppressed in November until we can kick it out in the next presidential election.

Tell your congress person how you feel about this foolery going on and how you want them to vote.  I have always considered doing so a waste of time because they will vote however will benefit them the most, but at least we can say that we tried. God Bless America!

~ShadowVixen~

 

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