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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentImmigration · 9 years ago

Due to cartel violence in Mexico, should Mexicans living in the U.S. illegally get Temporary Protected Status?

This sounds like a good idea!

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It's a potentially explosive idea being circulated on petitions in Houston's Latino supermarkets, lobbied for in Chicago's Hispanic neighborhoods and now is landing on the front pages of the Spanish-language press.

With more than 30,000 dead in the last four years from drug violence in Mexico, some immigrant advocates are starting to lobby the U.S. government to grant millions of illegal immigrants from Mexico "Temporary Protected Status," a kind of temporary reprieve from deportation generally reserved for countries ravaged by natural disasters or destabilized by war.

"There is a big chance of getting kidnapped and killed over there right now. It is extremely, extremely violent," said Victor Ibarra, the president of the Houston advocacy organization Alianza Mexicana. "That is why we're asking for temporary protection."

Ibarra said volunteers had collected more than 1,000 signatures in support of TPS since starting a petition drive in Houston on Nov. 4. He said that 15 immigrants rights organizations in Texas, including several in Dallas, Austin and San Antonio, were planning to participate in the petition drive. Nationally, he said, he's been talking with organizations in California, Arizona and Chicago about making a more unified push.

Petition aims to protect illegal Mexican immigrants

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/special/immigr...

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  • Meh
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    Ha, that is one of the stupidest things I have heard. They do not have the violence in all of the country, just MOVE! It is a large country. Protected status is not needed.

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  • 4 years ago

    The surviving Haitians should not abandon ship but stay in their country as that is where the jobs will be in rebuilding their infrastructure. May be this disaster will bring the country together and help heal their past conflicts. This is a perfect time for them to rebuild their country and heal the wounds of all the civil strife of the past. If they come to the US, there will be no jobs for them and they will end up homeless and much worse off down the road. The US can certainly send aid and assist them in any way that is needed.

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  • 9 years ago

    Absolutely not. Just another desperate excuse to stay here. Even if it did happen, which it wont, it would only be TEMPORARY. They would get shipped back to Mexico eventually. ILLEGAL IS ILLEGAL. Its not a questionble law its a black and white totally obvious law. Mexicans are so desperate to be in America yet they don't want to learn english or assimilate into the culture. they want america to become mexico. theyre always saying "Well 200 years ago part of america was mexico". Its not anymore get over it. mexicans say they are native american. THEYRE NOT. Most of them that have any native heritage are from some tribe that lives in mexico and or south america, ike the mayan or aztec NOT the US.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Isn't the richest man in the world a Mexican? Carlos Slim Helu.

    He's been the richest for years now, why doesn't he do something about his own people.

    Or is it like I said, he's part of the drug cartel and not a telecom entrepreneur.

    http://www.forbes.com/2010/03/10/worlds-richest-pe...

    Yeah "various telecom holdings" it's a nice way of saying how you hide your ill-gotten gains.

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  • Shane
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    No, a bad idea, which is never going to happen. It's just an excuse to give amnesty to illegal aliens.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    but a million Americans see to live in mexico quite happlily and without problem

    A few bad towns does not a country make

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    They should get a boot in the asses. I just greased up my boot too and it will fit rather nicely in their hineys.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Nope, they need to go clean up the problem they caused

    Source(s): common sense
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  • Kibber
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    They all need to go to boot camp, learn how to fight and then go take their country back from the criminals that are killing them.

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  • 9 years ago

    sounds like a good idea but its on a worst time with the country dealing with budget problems were will the money come from for such protection i think its a good idea but poorly executed

    Source(s): im latino and an economist
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