The United States has agreed with a request from Mexico to not prosecute undocumented Mexican migrants affected by Hurricane Katrina who recur to U.S. officials for help, President Vicente Fox said Friday.
"In this way, they can receive help from the American authorities, they can approach the authorities to point out what they've lost and, above all, to ask for support."
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In a telephone interview, Remedios GÃ³mez Arnau of the Mexican consulate in Atlanta said there are about 30,000 Mexicans in Mississippi and about 70,000 in Alabama. Yet, he was unsure of how many Mexicans were affected because of communication difficulties.
Who has the authority to declare that illegal aliens in this area will not be prosecuted or deported? Who can simply decided that the law does not have to be enforced? Some low levelbureaucratt? Congress? I don't think so. This has got to have the approval of Bush.
I understand that officials may want everyone to feel free to seek help but what if someone has a felony warrant for burglary? You know, burglary, they broke into someone else's property and stole stuff that didn't belong to them. *cough* Do they not have to worry about their warrant? Is their crime simply erased? Or should they still be arrested and prosecuted?
With all the lawlessness we have seen in that area following the storm you would think that the response would be more enforcement todemonstratee a zero tolerance for crime and violations of the law. Instead our government has said that hundreds of thousands of crimes will now go unpunished.
We can help the illegal aliens with their basic survival and medical needs but we should not ignore their crimes against this country.