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Central American Illegal Aliens Create Havoc as They Transit Mexico
According to the elite liberal media, the illegal immigration tsunami is over, but all indications point to business as usual in the human flood coming this way.
One little-reported aspect is the aggravation suffered by Mexicans as the moocher mobs move north to rip off America.
In Tultitlan, Mexican townsfolk are angry about the criminal hordes from further south who traipse through in the thousands committing crimes and causing trouble on their way to the United States.
A recent unpleasantry in the town was the death by stoning of a Guatemalan teen who had been arrested a few days earlier for several robberies. It’s not much of a stretch to think do-it-yourself justice if the thieving kid was walking around the streets and not in the slammer. Vigilante behavior tends to occur when there is no functioning state or when people believe that the government won’t protect them. Unfortunately, Mexican mobs tend to get carried away and over-administer punishment.
At any rate, the incident is an example of the anarchy that can occur when illegal aliens are allowed to run amok while citizens are held to the traditional standards of law.
Note the photo indicating the extreme overcrowding in the Catholic-run flophouse for illegal aliens in Tultitlan. It shows the church’s evil complicity in crime and in the invasion of the United States. The newspaper’s caption is below the picture.
The San Juan Diego shelter for migrants in Tultitlán, State of Mexico, Mexico is under siege from neighbors complaining of crime, over-crowding and drug use. The sanctuary will probably be forced to close in the near future. The Catholic Church-run haven is one of a series of stop-off points for migrants during their journey north through Mexico to the United States by freight train. Migrants live together at the shelter in extremely overcrowded conditions.
Also noteworthy is the positive treatment of the local Mexicans’ complaints, something that Americans don’t get from the dinosaur media when they voice similar concerns.
Teen’s stoning death in Mexico stirs controversy, Houston Chronicle, August 21, 2011
TULTITLAN, Mexico – The killing of a Guatemalan teenager has rubbed raw anew Mexicans’ often contentious relations with the thousands of Central Americans illegally traversing the country on their way to the United States.
Julio Cardona, 19, had arrived this month in Tultitlan, a gritty factory and rail hub on Mexico City’s northern edge, where his battered body was found five days later beside the tracks. Hours before, he had been arrested by city police for allegedly robbing several Mexican men.
“They had beaten him to death with stones,” said Ireneo Mojica, a leader of a group of activists pressing for better treatment of the migrants. “There is nothing new in this. How many migrants have been assaulted here?”
Two city policemen have been arrested in relation to the killing.
“He didn’t deserve this,” said Angie Cubas, 21, a Honduran who had befriended Cardona a few days before he was killed on Aug. 7. “We are just passing through. We don’t cause problems for anyone.”
Police and residents of the neighborhood where Cardona died blame the worsening friction caused by the sheer number of migrants pouring through, and the crimes committed by some of them.
Human rights advocates emphasize that the teen’s death merely punctuates Central Americans’ long sequence of suffering – forced labor and kidnapping, robbery and murder – at Mexican hands.
The debate is familiar in many U.S. communities where illegal immigration has been praised as a boon and cursed as a bane for decades – and yet jarring for Mexico, where defending the rights of its citizens living illegally north of the border is a political and social touchstone.
“The problem is that we Mexicans talk against the treatment of our people in the United States, but we are worse toward the migrants,” said Sergio Guevara, a Roman Catholic priest who helps oversee the shelter where Cardona stayed. “We are nationalistic, very bad with the Central Americans.”
Large numbers of poor Central Americans began crossing Mexico toward the United States three decades ago, fleeing revolutions and civil wars. Those conflicts are long over but migrants still come, now driven by want.
Unable to pay for bus or plane tickets and hoping to avoid Mexican security checkpoints on the highways, many hop freight trains heading north. The trek can take weeks or months and often seems a sinister twist on the children’s game of sharks and minnows.
The Central Americans face a phalanx of shakedowns by police, starvation wages paid by Mexican employers, kidnapping by gangsters who ransom them to relatives in the United States. As U.S. border enforcement intensified in recent years, more migrants have sought the services of smugglers controlled by Mexico’s crime syndicates.
Gangland gunmen last August abducted and massacred 72 mostly Central American migrants near San Fernando, some 90 miles south of the Rio Grande at Brownsville.
A Catholic priest claimed last month as many as 60 other migrants disappeared in southern Veracruz state at the hands of the same gang, the Zetas. They have never turned up.
“It’s a difficult journey,” said Narciso Jocol, 40, a Mayan villager from Guatemala heading back to Houston, where he’s lived and worked for more than a decade. “There are so many dangers along the road.”
Migrant sympathizers, many linked to the Roman Catholic or other churches, ease the way with a string of shelters along the length of Mexico, usually close to the rails or the border itself.
“We are an oasis for the migrants,” said Guevara, the priest who helps administer the shelter in Tultitlan. “The problem is there are so many of them.”
Opened 30 months ago beside the tracks, the shelter was intended to serve 60 migrants a night but often takes in as many as 100 or more.
Those turned away roam the streets and bed down in empty lots or under bridges near the shelter. They panhandle from neighbors, begging for food, clothing or work, neighbors say. They attract smugglers, drug dealers and other vice.
‘Tired of the crime’
“There are times when we have hundreds of migrants in the street,” said Fernando Flores, a 37-year-old physical therapist who lives with his family a few houses from the shelter. “There have been people threatened by them. They go around drunk, drugged.”
Flores helped lead a neighborhood blockade of the migrant shelter and promises another if church and city officials don’t quickly shut down or relocate.
“People here are tired of the crime,” said Hugo Cruz, 32, a commander of the state police unit that guards the rail yards. “The truth is there is a lot of delinquency.
“If they are heading in search of the American dream, they should go straight for it,” Cruz, who himself spent three years working illegally in Los Angeles, said of the Central Americans.