Fernando Sanchez Ugarte, the Mexican consul based in Portland, said young immigrants sometimes run afoul of the law because they have trouble making the transition to a new culture.
Some problems, he said, are culture clashes.
"If a boy is 18 or 20 and he likes a girl who is maybe 14 or 15, he speaks to the parents and they go to a house together until they can save money for the kind of wedding they want," he said.
"They may live together for a year or two, the kids do exactly as they did at home. But here there are accusations of abuse of a minor. We have many in jail for that. ...These are rural, indigenous people. The boy may be good, clean, working, decent. It's not abuse. But that's hard to understand here."
Thank you for that clarification Fernando. Mexican culture says it's ok for a 20 year old man to have sex with a 14 year old girl. I can see that Fernando (pictured below) read my "keep up the good work" post on how to really win the hearts and minds of the American public on this whole amnesty thing.
I couldn't have said it better myself. Actually let me say it a little bit clearer: We don't need any more baby-raping criminal aliens in this country and we need to get rid of the ones we have!
Fernando: A journal in pictures.
The man on the left is Oregon's govenor, the man on the right thinks that rape is just a cultural misunderstanding.
Unlike Kulongoski I don't pose for photo-ops with apologists for rapists, I argue with them.
Fernando is there on the right. He's behind a border that only Mexicans were allowed to cross. I'll let the irony of that sink in...
This is Fernando avoiding myself and fellow blogger Greg, who has an interesting post on his trip to our Senators' offices today, in Cornelius. At this point he is getting really tired of me following him around the state.
This is Fernado's ride, provided by Royal Moore Nissan.
And finally we have Fernando posing proudly next to the Chicken and Worm banner of Mexico.
Feel free to write to Fernando (put his name in the subject line) and tell him that we don't approve of rape in America and if his citizens want to have sex with underage girls then they need to go home! (If you really want to aggravate him then tell him I said "hi")