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Sin Nombre's Terrifying Political Reality
Posted March 27, 2009 to photo album "Sin Nombre's Terrifying Political Reality"
Slide 7: No Place to Go
Police raid in Ixtepec
The Mexican government is aware of the problem. Cecilia Romero, head of the National Migration Institute, has said: "For the Migrants that try to cross [Mexico's] national territory, we can't give less guarantees than those we demand for Mexican migrants."
The Catholic Church has also gotten involved. In January 2008, the Pontifical Commission for Latin American, which reports to Pope Benedict XVI, granted at least $20,000 to help build a shelter in Ixtepec, Mexico, for illegal immigrants. This good deed raised nativist ire in the United States.