Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Protection for Immigrants in Mexico

In response to the daily attacks on immigrants passing through Mexico on their way to the North, Mexico and Honduras have created an anti-crime group that will "deal with, among other things, crimes committed against the Central American migrant community and facilitate the denunciation of said crimes."

This comes after an effort by the Senate to carve out some sort of safe passageway for migrants:
The Migratory Law the Senate has been studying since December 9 has as its principal objectives the creation of safe routes on ground, sea, and air so that undocumented immigrants aren't victims of kidnappings, extortions, and other abuses.

The initiative, which has the backing of the PAN, PRI, and PRD and has grown urgent following the massacre of 72 immigrants in Tamaulipas and the supposed disappearance of another 50 in Oaxaca, seeks to monitor to the entrance, presence, and exit of illegal immigrants, through the creation of the Migratory Police.

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