"There (in the United States), they'll deport you. In Mexico they'll probably let you go, but they'll beat you up and steal everything you've got first."-- Hector VázquezHector Vázquez is an illegal immigrant from Honduras in the country of Mexico. According to Vázquez Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon is a hypocrite. As you know Calderon was recently in the United States castigating the state of Arizona for passing a law that mirrors U.S. Federal law. Both are laws, by the way, which the Mexican President strongly disagrees with.
There are two immediate reasons that Calderon is a hypocrite; one his country treats illegal aliens much worse than his citizens who are illegally in the United States. And two Calderon’s citizens, here illegally, are treated better, economically, lawfully and health care wise in the U.S. than they are treated in Calderon’s own country.
But of course if the president of Mexico is that concerned about how 40 million of his people are treated in a foreign land, well he can always call them back home and provide for their needs.
In Mexico, according to Chris Hawley's article Activists blast Mexico's immigration law , illegal immigrants receive terrible treatment from corrupt Mexican authorities as reported by people like Hector Vazquez. (see article)
Mexico’s own immigration laws have been draconian and more severely enforced than both the U.S. Federal law and the newly adapted Arizona law at any given point. For the Mexican President to stand next to the U.S. president and condemn a state of the United States of America for passing a law that may or may not have the potential to do what Mexico is already doing is unconscionable.
The United States has already came through its civil rights era whereas the country of Mexico is still presently an active illegal immigrate, civil rights and human rights violator. This is a factor which does not make Mexico’s President a reputable lecturer on civil rights violations to anyone.
Hawley further reports that Melissa Vertíz, spokeswoman for the Fray Matías de Córdova Human Rights Center in Tapachula, Mexico, states that in one six-month period from September 2008 through February 2009, at least 9,758 migrants were kidnapped and held for ransom in Mexico — 91 of them with the direct participation of Mexican police, a report by the National Human Rights Commission said. Other migrants are routinely stopped and shaken down for bribes.
Hector Vázquez is an illegal immigrant from Honduras in the country of Mexico and like most of the other migrants in Mexico who are Central Americans who are simply passing through on their way to the United States Hector knows that unlike in Mexico once an illegal alien is in the United States he doesn’t have to worry about his civil rights being violated.
Whether he’s in Arizona or in San Francisco California Hector knows he’s never going to be mistreated like he could be mistreated in Mexico.