Sunday, March 29, 2009

Anti-illegal immigrant groups launch Mexico tourism boycott

"I think people have enough sense and information to know to not pay attention to this," Mexican Consul Carlos Rodríguez y Quezada said.

by Cindy Carcamo, The Orange County Register
March 20, 2009

A coalition of anti-illegal immigrant advocates with a goal of halting American tourism to Mexico are distributing fliers along the San Ysidro border that accuse the country of being aggressive and hostile to the United States and disrespectful of its laws.

Americans United to Halt Tourism in Mexico – formed by Minutemen groups across the country and local groups such as Huntington Beach-based California Coalition for Immigration Reform – is urging Americans bound for sun and fun south of the border to instead visit the U.S. Southwest.

"Do not give your tourist dollars to Mexico!" the fliers say. [...]

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