Written by M3Report
November 15, 2008
La Jornada (Mexico City) 11/14/08
"The unstoppable wave of crime brought about 32 deaths yesterday. Twelve in Chihuahua, eight in Baja California, three in Guerrero, two each in Durango, Sinaloa and San Luis Potosi and one in Nayarit, Sonora and Zacatecas. On top of that, there were two forcible abductions in Sinaloa and a businessman was kidnapped in Baja California."
Antonio Izquierdo Escribano, a Spanish academician, asserted that the first few months will be the key to determine if Barack Obama's immigration policies will be favorable for the more than 12 million migrants who live in the United States.
He pointed out that the issue has been avoided by many presidents, since it becomes very costly to approve a reform that will provide them medical care, employment, retirement programs and long term pensions which in the long run are not regarded favorably by the American government.
He emphasized "The United States is the most powerful country in the world, but it will never be ready to offer privileges to so many immigrants."
Al Rojas, representative for Mexicans abroad, commented that Obama won the elections thanks to the Hispanic vote and that if he doesn't authorize the migratory regulation (sic) he takes the risk that in the next elections his party may not be favored by this group.
Rojas underlined that the Hispanics are awaiting a regularization, and meanwhile individual monetary remittances have decreased, which should also worry the Mexican government.
Jose Luis Jaral, a representative of the Bi-National Committee for the Protection of the Rights of Migrants, said that Obama limited himself to give acknowledgments for the purpose of getting the Latins' attention during his campaign, but he never promised them residency in the United States. He stated "I never heard the new President say that he would approve the migratory reform, but on the contrary, he stated that he would increase border vigilance and would install a fence."
Generally, the experts are awaiting (to see) what will occur concerning migratory issues, since they deem that it is not a priority matter in the president elect's agenda.
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