Forget about the Mexicans and Central Americans its all of those illegal Israelis that violating our immigration laws. I mean those hundreds of illegal Israelis are so much more of a problem then the millions that pour across our southern border each year.
When it comes to illegal Mexicans we give them a free ride home. I wonder if they get peanuts on the flight.
Governments of the United States and Mexico Renew Cooperation To Protect Migrants from Dangerous Summer Conditions
MEXICO CITY, July 11, 2011— As part of their ongoing commitment to safeguarding the health, dignity, and well-being of undocumented migrants during the repatriation process, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Government of Mexico today reinitiated the seasonal Mexican Interior Repatriation Program (MIRP). The first flight departed Tucson, AZ this morning en route to Mexico City, with undocumented returnees on board. Once in Mexico City, the passengers are met by representatives of Mexico’s National Institute of Migration (INM), who will assist them in returning to their homes in the interior of Mexico. Participation in interior repatriation is voluntary, and is intended to protect Mexican nationals from high temperatures and dangerous conditions near the border during the height of the summer season. It is limited to the Arizona-Sonora region and to Mexican nationals who have not been convicted of violent crimes in the U.S. Migrants who decline to participate in MIRP will be repatriated to Mexico through the normal process.
This program, which facilitates the return of migrants to their hometowns in Central and Southern Mexico, is funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Government of Mexico supports the program both through its consulate in Nogales, AZ, and on the ground in Mexico City.
Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of the US Embassy John Feeley said, “Clearly we are partners with Mexico in discouraging illegal migration, as we work to deepen our commercial cooperation which creates more and better opportunities for Mexican workers in Mexico. But we know that this is an ongoing process, and meanwhile there are Mexican laborers who continue to travel illegally in search of those opportunities ‘en el Norte.’ And we are committed to providing these undocumented migrants with a safe and humane return to Mexico, even at significant cost to the U.S. taxpayer. The simple fact is, this humanitarian program saves Mexican lives.”
DHS and the Government of Mexico began this bilateral program in 2004 to reduce the loss of life, deter smuggling organizations, and decrease the violence associated with human smuggling along the Arizona/Sonora border. More than 102,000 migrants have been repatriated through this program in the past seven years. This eighth season of the internal repatriation program will run through the end of September. The goal is simple: to break the link between illegal border crossers and the criminal smuggling organizations who put their lives at risk by marching them through the desert during extreme summer temperatures. By offering migrants the opportunity to voluntarily return to their homes, away from the dangers of the Sonoran Desert, the governments of Mexico and the United States are working together to save lives.