The Mexican government has opened a special call center in Arizona to provide a sympathetic ear for citizens caught up in crackdown on illegal immigration in the desert state.Note also that the article was written in a way friendly to the Mexican government's agenda; it was edited by Tim Gaynor and Anthony Boadle, Gaynor isn't known for supporting the agendas of either the U.S. or good journalism.
Officials at the Mexican consulate in Tucson said they opened the center last week. It is available 24-hours-a-day to field complaints from Mexican nationals about their treatment in the border state...
"We want to offer a human voice at the other end of the line, so they can feel protected and know that someone is here for them," Alejandro Ramos, head of the consulate's Department of Protection, told Reuters.
Feelings run high about illegal immigration in the United States, where an estimated 12 million undocumented workers and their children hide from authorities.The vast majority of llegal aliens aren't hiding; they're constantly being given benefits by corrupt politicians and just a couple years ago hundreds of thousands of them marched through out streets in a show of force.
After the U.S. government failed to pass legislation overhauling immigration laws last year, many U.S. states and some local authorities have acted to clamp down on illegal immigrants, including Arizona, which passed a law to block the hiring of illegal workers... Ramos said that these and other anti-immigrant measures are responsible for a hike in the number of calls to the five Arizona consulates...That's a highly misleading paragraph that many who aren't familiar with this issue will miss. It implies that comprehensive immigration reform was designed to solve illegal immigration, when all it would have done is led to more of it. The response from localities was mostly motivated by an interest in preventing the impacts of CIR; it was a response to CIR being pushed and not a response to CIR failing.
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