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AZ Law Makes Mexico Give ‘Repatriation’

From an outraged Christian Science Monitor:

[SEIU hirelings] protest Arizona’s illegal-immigration crackdown, outside Dodger Stadium before the Los Angeles Dodgers’ baseball series with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, May 31, 2010, in Los Angeles.

Arizona immigration law prompts Mexico to extend repatriation aid program

In response to the controversial Arizona immigration law, Mexico extended a repatriation program to help ease the transition of illegal migrants back home. The governments says the Arizona law could lead to a flood of returnees when it goes into effect, but most Mexicans are skeptical.

By Sara Miller Llana, Staff writer
posted June 1, 2010

Mexico City and Cartagena, Colombia — In response to the controversial new Arizona immigration law, Mexico is extending a program that helps citizens living illegally in the US return home.

Need medical attention? Need something to eat? The website of the Mexican National Migration Institute illustrates how the voluntary repatriation program works.

But few in Mexico are expecting a flood of new returnees. Last year about 500,000 Mexicans were repatriated from the US, an average annual number, according to National Migration Institute (INM).

While the country is spending some money to ease the transition home for Mexicans who want to return, most with steady jobs in the US are unlikely to sign up for the program…

The head of Mexico’s INM, Cecilia Romero, said that the repatriation program, is being extended this year because of concerns that more Mexicans will be driven out of Arizona. “It is probable that when the [new immigration] law of Arizona goes into effect, repatriations and deportations of Mexicans will go up,” she said recently.

The program will run from June 1 through Sept. 28, during which federal, state, and local authorities will help Mexican migrants, pointing them towards medical attention should they need it and helping them avoid criminal groups who prey on them on the way home…

More great news.

Isn’t this the kind of thing they hoped the law would bring about?

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, June 1st, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

11 Responses to “AZ Law Makes Mexico Give ‘Repatriation’”

  1. untrainable says:

    I’ll say it again. Arizona… Mission accomplished. Well done. The law hasn’t even gone into effect and they’ve already invented a new word for illegals returning to Mexico. Returnees? I love it. I like to think of them as re-ex-re-un-patriated Mexican nationals…

    Have a great time taking advantage of the new Mexican temporary welfare system. They’ll be out of money in about a week.

  2. Right of the People says:

    Now if we can get Texas, New Mexico and gasp, even California to do the same thing we might have what they can call Brown Flight to back south of the border. Asta la bye bye.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      California already passed a law to this effect back in the 1990’s to much hullabaloo. It essentially mirrors the federal law as well, but liberal short term memory loss is a big player. It was in all the papers.

      Yet, under the radar, California still deports a large number of illegals every year.

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    Here’s to the legalization of our illegals back to their mother of a country.
    Let us hope it doesn’t break the peso……..crap, here’s a couple of bucks.
    Just go home and stay there!!

    • JohnMG says:

      This is absolutely priceless. Who would ever have thought that a Mexican national who illegally entered into the US would be considered an illegal alien if he tried to re-enter Mexico?

      What a Catch-22. It seems even MEXICANS don’t want Mexicans invading their country. Why is that?

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Because they came here and got fat and lazy.
      Most became master criminals.

  4. proreason says:

    They’ll have to be driven out of the US with whips and dogs.

    Because they hate the US so much they want to punish us by staying.

  5. Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:

    If they’re going to provide transportation also, it’s a slam dunk!

  6. mr_bill says:

    I wonder if any of the professors at Berkley will be setting up maps and services to help the mexicans sneak back across the border into mexico or does that only work one way?

  7. wardmama4 says:

    Once again history proves out – google Operation Wetback – In 1953 – It worked and those that self-deported actually exceeded those deported.

    Yes I would like to see all 50 (not 57 Obama) enact similar laws – with the same reason – the Federal Government is not enforcing the laws on their books, America needs to do something and this is just a mirror law of what was passed Federally – oh and btw there is the 10th Amendment which also covers this – since the Federal Government is doing nothing but attempting to pass the 3rd form of ‘Immigration Reform (65 & 86) – both of which did nothing but make it worse – so this time they are going to do it ‘right’? I doubt it at all.

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