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Now SALVADOREANS Want Same Treatment From Bush As Mexican Illegals; Write Letter For Bush Latin Trip
La Opinion (in Spanish) Los Angeles ^ | 20 March 2002 | Juan José Dalton

Posted on 03/20/2002 1:13:04 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo

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"Misiva de Salvadoreños a Bush"

Piden al mandatario de EU incluir el tema migratorio en su visita

Juan José Dalton

Especial para La Opinión

SAN SALVADOR.-- Líderes de la comunidad salvadoreña de inmigrantes de las distintas ciudades estadounidenses dirigieron ayer una carta al presidente de Estados Unidos, George W. Bush, en la que le solicitan incluir el tema de los inmigrantes en las negociaciones de un Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC), que su país negociaría con Centroamérica.

Los representantes líderes de la Red Nacional Salvadoreño Americana (SANN) aseguraron que una delegación en Washington, encabezada por su presidente, Oscar Chacón, entregarán la misiva en la Casa Blanca, en la que le piden a Bush hacer gestiones para beneficiar a los inmigrantes centroamericanos residentes en Estados Unidos.

Bush visitará a El Salvador por cinco horas el próximo domingo en una gira que incluye también a México y Perú. En El Salvador el mandatario estadounidense se reunirá con sus homólogos centroamericanos, incluidos los presidentes de Panamá y Belice, con quienes explorará la posibilidad de suscribir un TLC.

El texto de la misiva de SANN indica que se le pide a Bush que extienda para los inmigrantes salvadoreños el llamado Estado de Protección Temporal (TPS) por 18 meses más, a fin de que las personas beneficiadas (más de 270 mil) puedan continuar trabajando y ayudando con remesas a sus familiares en El Salvador afectados por los terremotos de enero y febrero del año pasado.

Además, le solicitan que el tema migratorio entre Estados Unidos y Centroamérica sea incluido como "componente indispensable" ante una eventual negociación de un TLC entre ambas partes. Del mismo modo que los inmigrantes puedan participar de dichas negociaciones por ser partes activas en la sociedad y en la economía de Estados Unidos y Centroamérica.

Finalmente, SANN insta a Bush a apoyar todas las gestiones necesarias para que todos los inmigrantes residentes en Estados Unidos tengan el derecho de trabajar legalmente, así como tener acceso a beneficios sociales y económicos y a viajar libremente hacia sus países de origen.

En Estados Unidos residen 2.3 millones de salvadoreños que anualmente envían más de 1,900 millones de dólares en calidad de remesas familiares, la primera fuente de ingresos externos de El Salvador.

TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: 245i; avalanche; bush; elsalvador; illegalaliens; latinamericavisit; mexico
If anybody can provide a better translation, have at it. For what it's worth, here is a Babel English Translation of this article from today's La Opinion, major Spanish-language daily in Los Angeles:

"Letter of Salvadorans to Bush Asking the USA Chief Executive To Include Subject of Immigration in His Visit To El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR. - - Leaders of the Salvadoran community of immigrants of the different American cities directed yesterday a letter to the president of the United States, George W. Bush, in whom they solicit to him to include the subject of the immigrants in the negotiations of a Treaty of Libre Comercio (TLC), that its country would negotiate with Central America.

The representing leaders of Red American Salvadoran Nacional (SANN) assured that a delegation in Washington, headed by their president, Oscar Chacón, will give the letter in the White House, in which they ask to him Bush to make arrangements to benefit the Central American immigrants resident in the United States.

Bush will visit El Salvador for five hours the next Sunday in a tour that also includes Mexico and Peru. In El Salvador the American President will meet with his homologous Central Americans, including the presidents of Panama and Belize, with those who will explore the possibility of subscribing a TLC.

The text of the SANN letter indicates that it asks Bush to extend to all Salvadoran immigrants what has been called Been of Protección Temporal (TPS) by 18 months more, in order that the benefitted people (more than 270,000 thousands are there) can continue working and helping with remittances to their relatives in El Salvador affected by earthquakes of January and February of the last year.

In addition, they solicit to him that the migratory subject between the United States and Central America is including like " indispensable component " before a possible negotiation of a TLC between both parts. In the same way that the immigrants can participate in these negotiations to be active parts in the society and the economy of the United States and Central America.

Finally, SANN insists to Bush to support all the managements necessary so that all the resident immigrants in the United States have the right to work legally, as well as to have access to benefits social and economic and to travel freely towards its countries of origin.

In the United States resides 2.3 million Salvadorans whom annually they send more than 1.900 million dollars in quality of familiar remittances, the first source of external income of El Salvador." End of Translation

(Why that's just great, isn't it? Compassion por la gente.)

1 posted on 03/20/2002 1:13:04 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo
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2 posted on 03/20/2002 1:16:41 PM PST by montag813
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3 posted on 03/20/2002 1:22:35 PM PST by monkeywrench
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I knew this was going to happen - and the Hondurans, Nicaraguans, Ecuadorans and Peruvians will also make the same demand. Not mentioned in this "misiva" to Bush is that among the 270,000 ILLEGAL Salvadorans are untold thousands of Salvadoran gangbangers known as the "Salvatruchas". They're already well established in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, New York, Charlotte and coming soon to a neighborhood near you. They're among the most vicious of the Latin gangs and have branches in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico. In Mexico the narcos use Salvatruchas as their "sicarios" (assassins); they're not afraid of the police and they're definitely not afraid of the common U.S. citizen which might get in their way. Unless some of our congresspeople take a firm stand I have no doubt we'll see the amnesty extended to ALL illegals.
4 posted on 03/20/2002 1:30:07 PM PST by waxhaw
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Interesting, waxhaw. The shakedown continues.
5 posted on 03/20/2002 1:36:09 PM PST by monkeywrench
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To: AmericanInTokyo
The Russian Mafia can't be far behind.
6 posted on 03/20/2002 2:04:40 PM PST by Dante3
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Yeah, I suppose we should just have all of Latin America move here. Meanwhile, the vast majority of their territory is underpopulated. Take Argentina f'rinstance-- over twice the size of Texas, rich in natural resources and a population about equal to California. Once one of the 10 wealthiest countries in the world, they are now flirting with being an economic basket case due to years of socialist political corruption. There are people 2-3 generations removed from Europe who are now getting the documents to go back. You'd think Argentinia might be an attractive destination.

Then there's Brazil in a similar situation. Brazil, Peru, Bolivia and Columbia once brought in thousands of immigrants from Japan, many of whom became the professional classes there. Again, years of socialism wrecked those economies and, as much as the economy sucks in Japan, those who have the chance prefer being a factory worker in Hamamatsu to being a dentist in Cordoba.

Liberals are like locust-- after they consume and wreck what they have on their side of the fence, the solution is always to move on to the nearest available target.

We've got a whole lot of soldiers doing "meals on wheels" duties in Kosovo and Bosnia who need to be brought home to guard our borders!

Yes, the U.S. needes immigration, but we need to be selective about it. I've worked with scores of good engineers from India over the years who tell me of their troubles trying to get into the U.S. legally, even for family visits. They know about the H1B program, but don't want to be indentured servants. I tell them their best way is to visit Mexico and just walk in with the waves who are constantly moving north. They laugh and say they know about that route but want to get in legally.

7 posted on 03/20/2002 2:40:15 PM PST by Rubber Ducky
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Compassionate invasions.
8 posted on 03/22/2002 12:40:42 PM PST by Uncle Bill
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