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Friday, April 28, 2006

CAII Round-Up

The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII) has been busy today, as usual. Here are links to some of our posts. Please visit and spread the word!

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From The Violence Worker:
-Comments, I Get Comments.

From Wide White:
-May Day boycott ridiculousityness
-Now they're taking the Star-Spangled Banner

From Crystal Clear:
-How Do You Spell Trouble?

From The Amboy Times:
-Immigration From USA To Mexico

From DeMediacratic Nation:
-"Nuestro Himno" or Illegal Alien Anthem
-Over 9,000 Fugitives Caught in 27 States
-Drive launched to limit services
-U.S. prepares for 'A Day Without an Immigrant'

From bRight & Early:
-Immigrants Living in Constant Fear

From Blogmeister USA:
-Another Reason California Is In the Toilet

From My Country-My View:
-Once again this is not about race!!!
-Tired of it

From The Uncooperative Blogger:
-May 1st Boycott Back On, Let’s Boycott ‘Cinco de Mayo’

From Free Constitution:
-Mexican Millionaires:

A recent study completed by the Center for Immigration Studies has found some very interesting figures. I'll get to that shortly.

As it turns out, the millions of poor Mexicans living in shoddy socio-economic conditions, a lot of which crossing the U.S.-Mexican border for hope, jobs, money, and a laundry list of other not-so benevolent intentions, happen to have an abundant amount of government officials doing nothing about it.

Why is Mexico's government so recklessly negligent of the public welfare? Because the Mexican government is not a government of and for the people, it is another legitimatized crime organization motivated by money flowing into the pockets of politicians.

You can guess what those do-nothing government officials make take or you can have a look at what the Center for Immigration Studies found:
* President Vicente Fox ($236,693) makes more than the leaders of France ($95,658), the U.K. ($211,434), or Canada ($75,582).

* Although they are in session only a few months a year, members of Mexico's Chamber of Deputies make $148,000 -- substantially more than their counterparts in France ($78,000), Germany ($105,000), and congressmen throughout Latin America. At the end of the last three-year term, Mexican deputies voted themselves a $28,000 ''leaving-office bonus.''

* Members of the 32 state legislatures earn on average twice the amount earned by U.S. state legislators ($60,632 vs. $28,261). The salaries and bonuses of the lawmakers in Baja California ($158,149), Guerrero ($129,630), and Guanajuato ($111,358) exceed the salaries of legislators in California ($110,880), the District of Columbia ($92,500), Michigan ($79,650), and New York ($79,500).

* Average salaries (plus Christmas stipends known as aguinaldos) place the average compensation of Mexican governors at $125,759, which exceeds by almost $10,000 the mean earnings of their U.S. counterparts ($115,778). On average, governors received aguinaldos of $14,346 in 2005 -- a year when 60 percent of Mexicans received no year-end bonuses.

* In 2002 Mexico earmarked only 6.1 percent of its GDP for health care. Mexico trailed Argentina (8.9%), Barbados (6.9%), Brazil (7.9%), Colombia (8.1%), Costa Rica (9.3%), Cuba (7.50 %), El Salvador (8.0%), Haiti ( 7.6%), and Nicaragua (7.9%).

* Mexico devoted just 5.3 percent of GDP to education in 2002, behind Barbados (7.6%), Cuba (9%), Honduras (7.2%), and Uruguay (8.5%).

And the reconquistas want to give "Aztlan" back to Mexico???
Yeah right, there's something more to it than simply nationalism or anti-Euro racism.

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let us know at what level you would like to participate.

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