A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


Thursday, January 26, 2006

So, it had nothing to do with our right to Sovereignty.

AP: Mexico scraps plan to give maps to migrants---

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) -- A Mexican government commission said Thursday it will suspend plans to distribute border maps to migrants planning to cross the U.S. border illegally.

Miguel Angel Paredes, the spokesman for the federal Human Rights Commission, said the decision wasn't because of U.S. complaints, but because human rights officials in border states expressed concern that the maps would show anti-immigrant groups where migrants were likely to gather.

On Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said the United States opposes "in the strongest terms" the plans to distribute the maps.
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The Mexican human rights panel denied the maps would encourage illegal immigration. Instead, it argued that the maps would help guide those in trouble to find rescue beacons and areas with cell phone reception.
Goodness, the only way to encourage illegal immigration more is to actually drive the Mexican citizens to the Border and help them cross!

Also see: They have some nerve!.