Saturday, December 22, 2007

La activista mexicana Elvira Arellano coloca un papel con demandas en favor de los migrantes frente a la embajada de Estados Unidos, en Paseo de la Reforma La activista mexicana Elvira Arellano coloca un papel con demandas en favor de los migrantes frente a la embajada de Estados Unidos, en Paseo de la Reforma Foto: José Antonio López

El secretario general del PRD capitalino, Carlos Reyes Gámiz, anunció que a partir de 2008 el partido promoverá la instalación de seis casas del migrante en los estados del vecino país del norte donde exista el mayor número de connacionales, para convertirlas en espacios de defensa de sus derechos y de atención a las denuncias de vejaciones que ahí tienen lugar.

The General Secretary of the PRD party in the capital of Mexico announced that in 2008 the party will promote the installation of six migrant houses in the USA where the most concentration of people are situated; this will serve as houses to defend undocumented people's rights.

The activist Elvira Arellano is quoted below:

“Vemos con tristeza que, a pesar de que todos los días nos llegan noticias de vejaciones y ataques en contra de pasianos indocumentados, el gobierno mexicano asume una actitud de docilidad frente al estadunidense”, expresó, al señalar que en el contexto de las elecciones venideras en Estados Unidos el movimiento en defensa de los derechos de los migrantes debe cobrar mayor auge.

"We see with sadness that, even though everyday we receive news of attacks against our indocumented paisanos, the Mexican government assumes a docile attitude when in front of the USA" she expressed, alongside her resolution for a movement in defense of the immigrant's rights near the USA's aforementioned elections.

I hope this is actually a true statement; many times the Mexican government has tried to "help" immigrants by only hurting them more, needless to say it will have to be seen in action.
But putting that aside it is true that immigrants are in need of these houses, if implemented right that will lower the need for defense against altercations and attacks of a human rights nature, however the problem as I have stressed before, is deeper than that, not only needing houses to defend people's rights but also intervention into a system that is inhumane and in need of a comprehensive and just reform for the benefit of two nations.




Via La Jornada, Complete story here

2 comments:

Damn Mexicans said...

It's great and understand they mean well but I think nativists are going to of course spin it in their own way. It's really frustrating how they are able to control a debate with with little evidence to back anything up.

iamashadow said...

I have to agree with the post above mine, this will only give fuel to the nativists. They are going to shout that this is a step by Mexico in the 'invasion'. Great translation by the way!

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