Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Mexico's migrant guide sparks controversy in U.S.

This story has been out for a while, I wanted to do something more comprehensive... and I will, but you'll have to wait for it. > News: "MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- The Mexican government is distributing a comic book guide that warns would-be migrants about the perils of crossing illegally into the United States and offers tips to stay safe - enraging some advocates of stricter immigration policies in the United States who argue the booklet encourages illegal migration. About 1.5 million copies of the pocket-size book titled 'Guide for the Mexican Immigrant' were published by Mexico's Foreign Relations Department and distributed as a free supplement in comic books popular with adults that are sold throughout the country. The booklets are also available online and at Mexican consulates in the United States. The comic book's introduction shows an illustration of three men huddling by riverbank bushes accompanied by the statement, 'This guide is intended to give you some practical advice that could be of use if you already have made the difficult decision to seek new job opportunities outside your country.'"

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