Mexican Massacres, Immigration Control, and the Obama Administration
I strong advise both men and women to join this great organization. It was started by a mom who felt she needed to do something more than complain about the government and policies that affect mothers and their families.
After hearing Glenn Beck’s comment on one of his shows that mothers have the ability to impact society, she decided to do something positive to deal with the political atmosphere we live in today.
It was her belief that moms can contribute more than they are given credit for and that they will do it with passion because they care about their children’s future.
Evidently, she was right! Her idea has hit a hot spot for women and now the organization has grown to huge numbers.
The website allows members to join. When they do, they have a page of their own where they can choose to write an article relating to topics worthy of the goals of the site.
One of the articles a member wrote is on the Mexican Massacre along the border of Arizona and Mexico. I decided to copy the article in full because the author does more justice to this subject than I ever could.
As usual, I welcome all your comments but please leave out the advertisements and links because I WILL EDIT THEM OUT.
From Heritage: http://blog.heritage.org/2010/08/26/mexican-massacres-immigration-c…
The cold blooded murder of 72 illegal migrants by members of Mexico’s notorious Zeta cartel in the state of Tamaulipas is another stark and gruesome reminder of the current criminal and drug-related turmoil in Mexico. According to press reports the victims came from Honduras, El Salvador, Brazil and Ecuador. The lone survivor stated the migrants were killed for failing to pay off their Mexican captors. This massacre runs against the conventional narrative that the escalating violence in Mexico primarily pits drug trafficker-against-drug trafficker. It shows the significant overlap between transnational criminal organizations and human smuggling.
Why then were these migrants and tens of thousands like them still willing to risk the perilous journey? Why is there still such a high expectation that migrants will successfully cross the U.S.-Mexican border and find shelter in the U.S?
Amnesty International rushed to blame the Mexican government for failing to “protect” illegal immigrants.
“This discovery once again demonstrates the extreme danger and violence that Central Americans face on their treacherous journey north, as well as Mexican authorities’ abject failure to protect them,” Amnesty International said. “Mexico must immediately investigate this massacre, bring the perpetrators to justice and establish the identities of those killed so that their families can be informed.”
Such harsh criticism of Mexico alone is not entirely merited. The Tamaulipas massacre is yet another indication of systemic failures and of a chain of complicity that runs up and down the line. It begins in Central and South America where leaders, politicians and large segments of society view the export of migrants to the U.S. as an easy solution to poverty and poor economic policies. It involves Mexico where porous borders, lax enforcement and corrupt officials either ignore or even facilitate massive movements toward the U.S. It involves the ruthless criminal cartels who victimize even the weakest without mercy. It ends in the U.S. where failures and inconsistencies in enforcing immigration law and the Obama administration’s implementation of a de facto amnesty for the vast majority of illegal immigrants, helps to fuel the hopes of illegal migrants headed to the U.S.
As Heritage’s Jim Carafano observed last year: The Administration can’t fight cartels and ignore illegal immigration. People smuggling is part of the problem, not a separate issue.” He adds, “legalization will only make matters worse. Granting asylum to people here illegally would only encourage more illegal border crossing. It always has in the past, because people assume that—if they enter illegally, they’ll eventually be “amnestied” too. Likewise, failure to enforce workplace and immigration laws only encourages more to ignore the law.”
These latest victims among Mexico’s 28,000 drug-related dead certainly carried with them a firm belief they could successfully cross the U.S.-Mexican border. It was this hope – understandable but both patently illegal and highly dangerous – that led to the tragic ending on a ranch in rural Mexico.
It appears that the war going on in Mexico affects us as long as we continue to make illegal immigration a reward in America. These people need to come through normal channels that prevent such victimization from the evils going on in Mexico.
If legal migration to America is too difficult, then it is obvious reform needs to begin there. Instead of giving out-right amnesty to anyone who actually makes it through the obstacles, hardships, and the risks associated with coming illegally, government needs to make the process easier and quicker for these people.
President Obama needs to address this aspect of immigration and quit harassing the states who live along the border and have to deal with the dangers that follow with illegal immigration.
It is the government’s responsibility to protect it’s citizens from this type of exposure and to regulate immigration better than they are now. The President knows this but he is comfortable with ignoring that responsibility.
People trying to come to the U.S. are mostly good people looking for a better life. They are not usually criminals. The U.S. needs to recognize this and make it easier for LEGAL IMMIGRATION and PUNISH ILLEGAL ENTRANCE.
It appears to many Americans that there is some sort of deal made by President Bush and Obama with Mexican Presidents that allow huge numbers of illegals to enter our country.
If this isn’t true, then why else would these President’s be so blind to the problems caused by illegal immigration. Instead, we would expect these Presidents to do the right thing by making legal immigration easier.
Instead, this administration is turning this whole thing into hate and loathing of people seeking to have a better life in America.
What annoys most Americans is not that people want to improve their way of life, they sympathize with those who want to improve their lives and that of their family’s, it’s the choice to do it illegally and bringing in criminal elements that people strongly object to — and for a good reason.
Illegal immigration has become a flood into our country, because of the poor conditions in Mexico, that we can hardly manage or that we can barely keep up with economically.
Most Americans understand the plight of those wanting to come to America. However, we MUST have some sort of control over the influx of those we admit and the type of people we allow to enter our country. There is none of that going on, which again, is the responsibility of government.
Congress is protecting inaction by these two President’s because they have not demanded accountability in this matter. We can only guess why they have not?
When does Congress plan to address this responsibility? They are supposed to oversee the President’s commitment to protecting American citizens?
Instead, these Presidents and Congress have allowed an invasion from Mexico to happen (with upwards of 40 million illegals in America to date), and they have done nothing to prevent Mexico’s effort to retake the states Mexico lost through wars in the past with America. Remember the Alamo?
Tell Congress that states have won their wars, that people died in those wars, and that Mexico cannot retake American states this way.
Tell Congress that the Constitution gives government the responsibility to protect our borders and they better do their jobs!