The good people of Arizona are just asking the Mexicans who are there in violation of the law to GO HOME. What part of home is so horrible? After all, Mexico IS home to them; Arizona is not. It’s not like they were being sent someplace truly horrible like New Jersey! (That’s a joke! Sort of.)
Oh, the delicious irony of a Mexican news paper warning about the flood of Mexicans crossing the border! A Mexican news paper that finds Mexicans undesirable. Imagine.
Thanks to a tip from Martin S
Below is a translation of an editorial from a Mexican news paper as noted. (Emphasis added.)
El Imparcial (Hermosillo, Sonora) 5/29/10
Sonora foresees Mexican invasion
[Column by Victor Mendoza Lambert ]
It’s a fact, the SB 1070 law will be a true nightmare for Sonora. To the Sonoran immigrants who will return for obvious reasons, we must add the thousands and thousands of Mexicans who will cross the border daily to enter our country to avoid being jailed. I hope that the Federation and the State foresee this, because cities like Nogales are already suffering.
The problem is not that they cross for a few days; the problem is that they stay; the problem is the unemployment that we have and that we see mounting in that area; the problem is the violence and the risk that many of those unemployed and desperate Mexicans will join the ranks of organized crime which, as we well know, has taken a liking to Nogales. From this arises the urgency of a true strategy in which the Federation might contemplate helping all those people so that they return to their places of origin and avoid this nightmare in the border areas of Sonora.
The Arizona authorities in the past few days have toughened their campaign to find and deport undocumenteds. In Nogales, there are days when up to 1,200 men and women are deported and the disputed law has not yet even been applied. Can one imagine when that happens? This means it is urgent that the concerns become actions and for the implementation of a regulated plan.
Then, how it appears, neither the “lovely” speeches by Felipe Calderon nor the good intentions of Barack Obama will be able to counteract this enormous problem. Unemployment is the darkest shadow our country will have in the coming months and Sonora will suffer before the others. Because of this, Guillermo Padres [Governor of Sonora] will have much work to do in Mexico City; he has to knock on many doors to avoid our border from becoming an uninhabitable zone. There is not the slightest doubt that Sonora will be one of the most vulnerable states. If living in Nogales is a risk now, just imagine what it will be with thousands of Mexicans who, day after day, return … It goes without saying, our state finds itself between a rock and a hard place, or better said, between a rock and the border.
Just imagine….the denunciation as racist and bigoted that a news paper here in the US would receive for printing the above editorial!
Steamboat Jack (my evil twin)