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Byron York writes in the Washington Examiner:
March 28, 2013 | 8:00 pm
Illegal Alien Crossers Reported Surrendering To Local Border Patrol Agents—Why Not? They Expect Obama To Release Them!
According to The Monitor ("Serving the Rio Grande Valley Since 1909"):
Illegal immigrants have started surrendering to local Border Patrol agents after crossing the Rio Grande, convinced they’ll be released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which recently turned hundreds of immigrants loose to save money.
When Mexican townspeople chant “Immigrants, get out!” at troublesome foreigners in their midst, one notices a certain glaring hypocrisy. After all, illegal Mexicans expect a full refrigerator of jobs and free stuff when they invade the United States for their own personal gain, but when Central Americans plunk down in Mexico on their way north, the welcome mat is missing.
Below, diverse Latin grifters rest up in a shelter near Mexico City as they travel to the US to steal American jobs.
The focus of the problem is a flop house for illegals run by the Catholic church in Lecheria, near the capital city, where locals are sick and tired of the problems the foreigners bring.
The Hondurans, Salvadorans et al have earned their disapproval by the usual undesirable behavior common to criminal opportunists with no roots in the place. They get drunk in public, beg for money, litter, attack women and rob each other as well as Mexicans. “Almost everybody gets assaulted” is a description of the shelter.
Besides the specific problems of criminal acts, it is simply a normal part of human nature to be suspicious of outsiders, as shown by a Pew poll of nations worldwide (pictured) measuring opinion of immigration to their societies.
As a result of the complaints of townspeople, the Catholics closed the shelter — but promise to be back with a new improved version in the future. In the meantime, local folks are happy with the peace and quiet.
Many Americans would agree with Mexicans in this case that an alien-free community is preferable.
In Mexico, Central American immigrants under fire, CNN, July 14, 2012
Tultitlan, Mexico (CNN) — Neighbors on this tiny, sun-soaked street know each other’s names. They pray together at a church with stained-glass windows that they can see from their front steps.
But for years, they say, immigrants have been pushing their community apart.
Residents here say they stopped feeling safe when strangers started lingering on street corners and leering at locals. They created neighborhood watch patrols to keep crime in check.
“It’s not that we’re against immigrants,” Osvaldo Espinosa says. “We just want them to get rid of that house.”
It’s the kind of complaint heard often these days in small-town America or on blocks in big U.S. cities struggling with a flood of foreign residents.
But this house is in Mexico, where activists warn that fierce anti-immigrant sentiment in some places has become just as strong as it is north of the border.
More than 100 immigrants from Central America arrive daily in Lecheria, this working-class neighborhood outside the country’s capital. Most are Guatemalans, Hondurans and Salvadorans who don’t stay long; they are stowaways on cargo trains heading north to the United States.
But for more than three years, many of them have stopped on Espinosa’s street for warm meals and a few nights’ sleep at an immigrant shelter. It is one of dozens in Mexico run by the Roman Catholic Church.
Do-gooders at Columbia Law School are patting themselves on the back for concluding that Texas executed an innocent man.
Senator Marco Rubio of Florida is just the kind of Republican the dinosaur press likes — young, photogenic and pro-amnesty.
There's more to this story, which is about the success of interior enforcement via paperwork, but I just thought it was funny that they posed the illegal ex-employee next to the Pomona college gate inscription that says "Let only the eager, thoughtful, and reverent enter here."It doesn't matter how eager, thoughtful, and reverent you are if you're an illegal alien.
The Washington Post has an article on a Pew Hispanic Center poll that gives the usual Rolodex Spin garnered from talking to self-proclaimed Hispanic Leaders about What Hispanics Want (More Hispanics!):
Mexico requires documents to work! WTF! I thought that requiring documents to work was racist. That makes Mexico a racist government.
In an otherwise unremarkable and commonplace diatribe by the legions of communists in the MSM against immigration enforcement in the United States, we learn that Mexicans have to present documents, including a birth certificate to work:
USA Today December 4, 2011 by William Welch