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Posted: 7/31/2005 11:00:59 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES — Border patrol agents with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency have begun airing Spanish language ads on television and radio stations in Mexico to try and stem the flow of illegal immigrants (search) attempting to cross the often-dangerous Mexico-U.S. border.

complete story-Fox News


They should include "Don't cross the border for fear of snipers, land mines, and attack dogs."
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 11:03:35 PM EDT
Ads Aim to Curb Dangerous Border Crossings
Sunday, July 31, 2005
www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,164312,00.html
LOS ANGELES — Border patrol agents with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency have begun airing Spanish language ads on television and radio stations in Mexico to try and stem the flow of illegal immigrants (search) attempting to cross the often-dangerous Mexico-U.S. border.

The ads feature illegal immigrants talking about the scorching heat, which often soars over 110 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer, and the treacherous guides who abandoned them in the desert. Border Patrol (search) officials say the ads serve as a reality check for potential illegal immigrants.

“We're trying to reach out not only in the interior of Mexico (search) but as well in Latino communities along the border area so we can advise them that this border is dangerous," said Border Patrol spokeswoman Gloria Chavez.

According to CBP, there have been at least 165 deaths and more than 700 rescues of illegal immigrants in the American Southwest, an increase of nearly 40 percent over this time last year.

"If you decide to come here illegally and cross through these high-risk zones, you will die because this is the way that the border is out there, and regardless of what the smugglers tell you, regardless of what your relatives tell you,” said Chavez.

The Border Patrol has also produced “ranchera” songs, which are popular in the border area, such as one that tells the story of a young border crosser who gets thirsty, watches people die and returns to Mexico.

In Spanish, the lyrics translate to: "Since I was a kid, I was told a man never gives up. Now I'm on the other side, I realize that I was wrong."

The Mexican Consulate (search) in Tucson, Ariz., agrees that running the television, radio and print ads in northern Mexico is a good idea, and are running their own ads to discourage people from making the potentially deadly trek.

"Our position is not to say don't go,” said Juan Calderon, the Mexican consul in Tucson. “This is a preventative campaign. It's letting people know that it's dangerous to cross the desert."
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 11:06:27 PM EDT
It would be nice if they did soething that was actually effective.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 11:09:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 22bad:
"Our position is not to say don't go,” said Juan Calderon, the Mexican consul in Tucson. “This is a preventative campaign. It's letting people know that it's dangerous to cross the desert."



Wow. That'd be like Condi Rice telling CNN:
"Our position isn't to tell people not to be terrorists, just that it can be dangerous"

Seal it.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 11:10:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/31/2005 11:12:01 PM EDT by ChrisLe]

Originally Posted By 22bad:
"Our position is not to say don't go,” said Juan Calderon, the Mexican consul in Tucson."






ETA:Stop with this liberal PR nonsense and seal the F*CKIN borders now!!!!
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 11:13:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By leelaw:
It would be nice if they did soething that was actually effective.



But who is going to do all the jobs that Americans dont want?
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 11:16:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/31/2005 11:16:54 PM EDT by 22bad]
Here is the pamphlet that the mexican goverment puts out to help illegals cross the border
illegally, if they weren't our partners to the south, this might be considered an act of war

www.inlibertyandfreedom.com/mexguide.htm

Guide for the Mexican Migrant

Distributed by the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Relations

View the Spanish language original here.

INTRODUCTION

Esteemed Countryman:

The purpose of this guide is to provide you with practical advice that may prove useful to you in case you have made the difficult decision to search for employment opportunities outside of your country.

The sure way to enter another country is by getting your passport from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the visa, which you may apply for at the embassy or consulate of the country you wish to travel to.

However, in practice we see many Mexicans who try to cross the Northern Border without the necessary documents, through high risk zones that involve grave dangers, particularly in desert areas or rivers with strong, and not always obvious, currents.

Reading this guide will make you aware of some basic questions about the legal consequences of your stay in the United States of America without the appropriate migratory documents, as well as about the rights you have in that country, once you are there, independent of your migratory status.

Keep in mind always that there exist legal mechanisms to enter the United States of America legally.

In any case, if you encounter problems or run into difficulties, remember that Mexico has 45 consulates in that country whose locations you can find listed in this publication.

Familiarize yourself with the closest consulate and make use of it.

DANGERS IN CROSSING HIGH RISK ZONES

To cross the river can be very risky, above all if you cross alone and at night.

Heavy clothing increases in weight when wet and this makes swimming and floating difficult.

If you cross by desert, try to walk at times when the heat will not be too intense.

Highways and population centers are far apart, which means you will spend several days looking for roads, and you will not be able to carry foodstuffs or water for long periods of time. Also, you can get lost.

Salt water helps keep liquids in your body. Although you may feel more thirst if you drink salt water, the risk of dehydration is much less.

The symptoms of dehydration are:

—Little or no sweat.
—Dryness in the eyes and in the mouth.
—Headache.
—Tiredness and excessive exhaustion.
—Difficulty in walking and thinking.
—Hallucinations and visions.

If you get lost, guide yourself by light posts, train tracks, or dirt roads.

BEWARE OF HUMAN TRAFFICKERS (COYOTES, POLLEROS)

They can deceive you with assurances of crossing in a few hours through the mountains and deserts. This is simply not so!

They can risk your life taking you across rivers, drainage canals, desert areas, train tracks, or highways.

This has caused the death of hundreds of persons.
If you decide to hire people traffickers to cross the border, consider the following precautions:

Do not let them out of your sight. Remember that they are the only ones who know the lay of the land, and therefore the only ones who can get you out of that place.

Do not trust those who offer to take you to “the other side” and ask you to drive a car or to take or carry a package for them. Normally, those packages contain drugs or other prohibited substances. For this reason, many people have ended up in jail.

If you transport other persons, you can be confused with a human trafficker, and they can accuse you of the crime of trafficking or auto theft.

Do not entrust your minor children to strangers who offer to take them across to the United States.

DO NOT USE FALSE DOCUMENTS

DO NOT USE FALSE DOCUMENTS OR THOSE THAT DO NOT BELONG TO YOU, NOR DECLARE A FALSE NATIONALITY.

If you try to cross with false documents or those of another person, take into account the following:

To use false documents or those of another person is a federal crime in the United States, for which you can be tried in a criminal proceeding and end up in jail; likewise if you use a false name or say that you are a citizen of the United States when you are not one.

Do not lie to officials of the United States at ports and points of entry.

IF YOU ARE ARRESTED

If they believe themselves to be under attack, it is likely that they will use force to arrest you. Do not resist arrest.

Do not assault or insult officials.

Do not throw rocks or objects at officials or at patrols since this is considered provocation by those officials.

Raise your hands slowly so that they see you are not armed.

Do not have in your hands any object that could be considered a weapon such as spotlights, screwdrivers, pocket knives, knives, or rocks.

Do not run or try to escape.

Do not hide in dangerous places.

Do not cross high-speed highways.

It is better to be arrested for a few hours and repatriated to Mexico than to get lost in the desert.

IF THEY ARREST YOU, YOU HAVE RIGHTS!

Give your real name.

If you are a minor accompanied by an adult, tell the authorities so they do not separate you.

Your rights are:

To know where you are.

To ask that they allow you to contact a representative of the closest Mexican consulate for assistance.

Not to make statements or to sign documents, above all if they are in English, without the advise of a defense lawyer or Mexican consular representative.
To receive medical attention if you are injured or in delicate health.

To be respected in your person and to receive dignified treatment without regard to your migratory status.

To have safe transport.
To have food and water whenever you need it.

You are not obligated to state your migratory status at the time of arrest.

You have the right not to be beaten or insulted.

Not to be held incommunicado.

If you want more information and you live in Texas or the city of Acuña, Coahuila, tune in to “La Poderosa” (The Powerful) at 1570 AM. In case they take away your things, ask for a receipt so that you can claim them upon release.

It is important that you inform your lawyer or Mexican consular representative who visits you of any infringement of these rights. Also inform the closest office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico.

IN CASE OF ARREST

If you are sentenced for a crime or you are jailed and facing a criminal proceeding, you have the following rights:

Not to be discriminated against by the police, the courts, or prison officials.

To receive visits by Mexican consular personnel and members of your family.

To receive legal representation without conditions and obstacles.

“Laws.”

If you are facing a criminal proceeding and you have not yet been sentenced, ask your lawyer or consular representative about pleading guilty.

Do not declare yourself guilty without first consulting your lawyer about the chances of winning your case.

It is important that you know the laws of the state where you live and work since the laws in each one are different. Consider the following advice:

If you drink, do not drive, since if you do not have documents, you can be arrested and deported.

If a legal resident is convicted more than twice for drinking under the influence, he can be deported.

Do not drive without a drivers license.

Respect traffic laws and use your seatbelt.

Do not drive without insurance and do not agree to drive a stranger’s car.

Do not let strangers into your car.

If when driving, you commit a traffic infraction and you are stopped by the police, place your hands on the steering wheel and do not get out of the car until the officer requests that you do so.
Avoid calling attention to yourself while you normalize your stay or process your documents to live in the United States.
The best way is not to change your routine of going from your job to your home.

Avoid noisy parties. The neighbors can get annoyed and call the police, and you can be arrested.

Avoid getting involved in fights.

If you go to a bar or night club, and a fight starts, leave, since in the confusion you could be arrested even though you have done anything.

Avoid family or domestic violence. As in Mexico, it is a crime in the United States.

Domestic violence is not only physical, but it also includes threats, screaming, and ill-treatment.

If you are accused of domestic violence against your children, spouse, or some other person who lives with you, you could go to jail. In addition, the Child Protective Service could take away your children.

Do not carry firearms, knives, or other dangerous objects.

Keep in mind that many Mexicans are dead or in prison for that.

If the police enter your house or apartment, do not resist. However, ask for a proper warrant. It is better to cooperate and to seek to communicate with the closest Mexican consulate.
“Search Warrant.”

CONSULATES

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has 45 consular offices in the Interior and on the Southern Border of the United States of America whose function is to help you. Remember, if you have been arrested or are serving a prison term, you have the right to communicate with the closest Mexican Consulate.

Always carry your Consular Protection Guide.
Stay close to the Consulate.

Stay close to Mexico.

It is your home, Countryman!

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS General Directorate of Protection and Consular Affairs
List follows........on website
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 11:25:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By schapman43:

Originally Posted By leelaw:
It would be nice if they did soething that was actually effective.



But who is going to do all the jobs that Americans dont want?



Um.. Americans?

Last I checked, I was able to hire American cleaners, landscapers, garbage mens, prep cooks, etc.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 12:49:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By schapman43:

Originally Posted By leelaw:
It would be nice if they did soething that was actually effective.



But who is going to do all the jobs that Americans dont want?hr


Whatever jobs these "people" work pales in comparison to what we lose having to pay for their medical expenses and multitudes of babies. Wets love to have babies. It's part of their culture. "I can't rub two pesos together but look at all of my babies that I have to be proud of." In that culture people don't plan for their future, it is the responsibility of the children to care for the parent. Savages.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 12:52:39 AM EDT
Or, something like this......

"This is a normal brain. This is a brain of an individual attempting to cross the border illegally, that was struck by a .308 caliber bullet from a sniper rifle. Any questions?"
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 1:02:53 AM EDT
My dad informed me that mexico puts out pamplets on how to get into the us....how to evade boarder patrols etc etc
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