/daily news

  SUNDAY 25 APRIL 2010    |   SUBSCRIBE TO INSIDECOSTARICA.COM    |   SEARCH INSIDECOSTARICA.COM

   HOME PAGE

       PHOTO JOURNAL    |    TRAVEL & TOURISM    |    REAL ESTATE    |    BUSINESS    |    BLOGS    |    UNDER THE SUN    |    CLASSIFIEDS


Guatemalans Against US Anti-Immigrant Law

GUATEMALA - Guatemalan immigrant leaders are fearing a wave of violence after the enacting of a controversial law against the stay of people without identity papers in the US Arizona state, said the media in this capital on Saturday.

This is part of people's reactions in Guatemala and in the national community in the United States, after Republican Governor Jan Brewer's definitive support for the legislation to come into force in August was announced.

Prosecution, police abuse and racism in Arizona and other states are the feared consequences, said local Prensa Libre newspaper.

Leaders of Guatemalan immigrants in the United States regarded the measure as unconstitutional, a direct attack, and abuse. Guatemalan immigrants' main worry is that the legislation creates a domino effect and other states do the same, the newspaper said.

Edgar Ayala, one of the leaders, asserted that the legislation wants to push debates to the right "and in the end, pro-immigrant groups will be forced to accept any thing they offer as a migratory reform." The Guatemalan Foreign Ministry issued an pres release soon after the Governor signed the law on Friday, deploring the measure and expressing the government's deep concern for the threat it represents to basic justice.

Equally, the document calls to face up to the migratory phenomenon with integral measures, in full respect for immigrant's human rights.
 
 
 
 
 

Web search powered by GOOGLE search!

 

Google

 

 



 

WHO WE ARE        CONTACT US       ADVERTISE WITH US


If you need more information or to provide recommendations, write to
editor@insidecostarica.com 
INSIDECOSTARICA.COM: Apdo. 2133-1000, San Josť, Costa Rica. Telephone: (506) 2231 3205 / (506) 8399 9642  Tax: (506) 2232 6337
External links are provided for reference purposes. Insidecostarica.com is not responsible for the content of the external sites.