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    U.S. ads tell Central American migrants to stay home

    U.S. ads tell Central American migrants to stay home

    Gil Kerlikowske - Central America
    Bob Ortega, The Republic | azcentral.com
    9:17 p.m. MST January 27, 2015


    (Photo: Mark Henle/The Republic)

    STORY HIGHLIGHTS


    • CBP and State Department launch "Don't Go North" ad campaign in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador
    • Migration of unaccompanied children down 38 percent; families 12 percent since October, CBP says
    • CBP Commissioner Kerlikowske says agency better prepared for any surge this year


    In hopes of avoiding another spring flood of unaccompanied children and families at the southern U.S. border, U.S. officials said they have relaunched an advertising campaign across Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

    That campaign, conducted primarily through social and print media, takes aim at families who may be considering fleeing north or sending their children with smugglers.


    So far this fiscal year, crossings by Central Americans continue to drop steadily from fiscal 2014's record numbers.


    "We have developed an outreach plan with the State Department and the three Central American countries, with a two-part message: One, it's very dangerous to come. Two, if you do come, you will not be given sanctuary. You'll be detained and you will not be allowed to stay," Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske said during an exclusive interview with The Arizona Republic this week.


    The U.S. government ran a similar campaign last summer, when tens of thousands ofchildren and families were traveling north to escape gang violence and crushing poverty.


    Kerlikowske said the new ad campaign will run through April, covering what is generally the busiest period for crossings.


    Last year, "we saw almost all of these 68,000 unaccompanied children within a few months, parts of February, March, April, May. But by June, it really began to trail off," said Kerlikowske, who was in Phoenix as part of the Department of Homeland Security's role in safeguarding Sunday's Super Bowl.


    The "Don't Go North" campaign is part of a broader strategy, involving the governments of Mexico and the Central American countries, to discourage migration.


    U.S. officials have announced a system to allow a small number of children and families from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to apply for asylum directly from their home countries.


    Those countries have among the highest murder rates in the world, and President Barack Obama has promised tens of millions of dollars in assistance to help the countries tackle corruption, improve economic opportunities and reduce the influence of gangs.


    On Monday, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said a military crackdown on gangs helped cut the murder rate in his country by 23 percent last year, to 66 people per 100,000. But even that improvement left Honduras on par with El Salvador, where, on a single day earlier this month, 22 people were murdered. Both countries' murder rates remain among the highest in the world.


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    And strategies to keep people from leaving have relied on sticks more than on carrots.


    Human-rights and immigrant-rights organizations have strenuously criticized the Obama administration's announced policy, repeated by Kerlikowske, of aggressively deporting people back to Central America.


    As The Arizona Republic has reported, many migrants say they were not given a proper chance to make asylum claims; and they can face significant dangers once they are deported back.


    Mexico, for its part, has aided the U.S. effort by deploying police and immigration officers at key boarding points in the south of the country. That has made it more difficult for families and children to ride the freight trains, collectively known as "La Bestia," that for years have provided one of the main routes north to the border.


    Mexico also continues to operate immigration checkpoints on major north-south highways. It deported more than 114,000 Hondurans, Guatemalans and Salvadorans back to their countries last year, a 47 percent increase, according to Guatemala's national migration office. All land routes from Mexico to Honduras and El Salvador transit Guatemala.


    Of the Central American countries, Honduras has taken the most aggressive approach to reducing migration since last summer's surge, deploying troops to turn people back before they could cross into Guatemala.


    That may have been part of the reason that, from October through December of last year, only 506 unaccompanied Honduran children were apprehended at the U.S. border — one-third the number of Salvadorans and less than a fifth the number of Guatemalans.


    Overall, from October through December, the number of unaccompanied children apprehended at the southern U.S. border fell 38 percent compared with a year earlier, to 8,010, according to Customs and Border Protection.


    The number of "family units," as the agency refers to children and other family members apprehended together, fell 12 percent, to 7,468. Nearly two-thirds of the children and families crossed in Texas' Rio Grande Valley.


    For all of fiscal 2014, which ended Sept. 30, there were just under 137,000 unaccompanied children and family members apprehended at the southern U.S. border, more than doubling the total from the previous fiscal year.


    Last spring and summer, the Border Patrol's Rio Grande Valley Sector was overwhelmed, lacking adequate facilities and resources to handle the influx of children and families.

    Kerlikowske said that the CBP is better prepared for any potential surge this year.


    Despite the fact that apprehension numbers are down sharply so far this year, "that could change pretty quickly, of course," he said.


    Asked whether he thinks the policies put in place by the CBP, the State Department and the governments of Mexico and the three Central American countries will prevent or reduce any new surge, Kerlikowske replied:


    "I think it could. There are a lot of things going on. So, Mexico is doing a tremendous job, and their immigration commissioner (Ardelio) Vargas ... is doing a tremendous job of reducing the number of people that are on the train, La Bestia."

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    The "Don't Go North" campaign is part of a broader strategy, involving the governments of Mexico and the Central American countries, to discourage migration.
    And where are the ads running in Mexico as part of that strategy to discourage migration?

    I applaud the ad campaign wherever it runs, but if it works in Central American countries, then our ads should also be running in Mexico. We've just been conned by Mexico to fund their advertising to keep people south of them out of Mexico. Mexico already had a big problem with the Guatemalans.

    By the way, for all the phony 501 C 3 tax frauds aiding and abetting illegal immigration and holding their pathetic pity parties for these people, the unemployment rate in Honduras is lower than ours, at only 4.5% and has been below 5% since before at least 2006. And Guatemala's unemployment rate is lower than Honduras at only 2.9%, and according to the chart has been below 4.13% since at least before 2002. Most of those years it was below 3%. El Salvador's unemployment rate is a little higher, 5.9%. You can use the link below to find the unemployment rate over several years for all these countries the illegal aliens are coming from claiming they're from some poor village and can't find work. Well, their countries have jobs, so they made need to leave their "village" and go somewhere else in their country to find a job, the same way Americans and citizens of all nations have to do, especially when they grew up in rural areas with limited job opportunities.

    It's a real tragedy that our government officials don't have enough sense to find out the truth about these countries where all these lawbreakers are coming from and end their stupid pity parties with some facts. FACTS PEOPLE. They are our weapons to smoke out all these liars, sneaks, cheats, moochers and traitors.

    http://www.tradingeconomics.com/guatemala/unemployment-rate
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    This article is complete propaganda! More illegals are heading our way than ever before and those ads they are running are more likely to get more people thinking about coming illegally.

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    Actions speaker louder than words! These ads will probably have little meaning considering the fact that our actions on border security and interior enforcement show just the opposite. Many of the potential illegals already have relatives and friends working/living here that are encouraging them to come. Future illegal immigration will not be halted by mere words from our government, but by action! This is a war that can only be won by enforcing our written immigration law and securing the border. Making life in the U.S. extremely tough on illegals is really the only way to gain serious ground on this issue.

    For goodness sake, there are entire rural communities in Mexico that are now void of working age teenagers and men simply because word of mouth and money sent home from relatives and fellow town members have brought them here. We need to send a message through what we do, not what we say!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALIPAC View Post
    This article is complete propaganda! More illegals are heading our way than ever before and those ads they are running are more likely to get more people thinking about coming illegally.

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    It does seem a bit suspect to me when they aren't running the ads inside Mexico which remains the largest origination point for illegal aliens. The ads do however provide a type of legal notice. The next President must use the Rose Garden to inform these people in other countries that they are not welcome, they will receive no benefits, they will be fined and imprisoned if they solicit a job, they will be deported quickly and imprisoned in prison tents in Arizona wearing pink underwear and eating green baloney sandwhiches for a very long time if they return after deportation.
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    Here Are The New Ads The U.S. Is Running In Central America To Stop Border Crossing

    The Obama administration is running TV, radio, and print ads in the countries where thousands of undocumented immigrants, many of them children, are coming from. The White House is asking Congress for money to run more.

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    July 10, 2014, at 10:21 a.m.

    Evan McMorris-Santoro BuzzFeed News Reporter


    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has begun running ads in Central America meant to stop people from leaving their native countries and heading for the U.S.–Mexico border.

    The ad campaign, launched this week by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), is meant to dispel rumors in Central American countries about U.S. immigration policy, especially for children, who have crossed the border in high numbers in recent months.

    Additionally, deep in the Obama administration’s request for $3.7 billion to address the ongoing crisis at the border, is a second, relatively small sum. The $5 million State Department request would “support State Department media campaigns in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, targeting potential migrants and their families,” according to White House fact sheet on the larger supplemental budget request announced earlier this week.


    State Department representatives haven’t responded to multiple requests for comment on what the ad campaigns might look like. But the Border Patrol campaign offers insight into the kinds of messages the United States wants to get out in Central America.


    The CBP ads, called “The Dangers Awareness Campaign,” are primarily in Spanish and are posted to an online repository.

    The CBP says the ads are focused on delivering three messages:
    1. The journey is too dangerous;
    2. Children will not get legal papers if they make it.
    3. They are the future—let’s protect them.

    There’s also a major focus on explaining that children sent to America illegally do not get to stay.

    The message from the U.S. government on immigration is clear—if you cross illegally into the U.S.:

    - you cannot earn a path to citizenship;
    - you are not eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA;
    - you will not get papers that allow you to stay; and
    - you are putting yourself, or your child, in danger.

    The ads are appearing for 11 weeks on “hundreds of billboards” and in “6,500 public service announcements for radio and television stations in the target countries,” according to the CBP.


    At a July 2 press conference, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske said the ads were aimed at stopping border crossing before it starts. The dangers described in the campaign are real, he said, and said 226 would-be immigrants died making the trip to the border since October.

    A CBP spokesperson told the Harlingen, Texas, Valley Morning Star that the ads are meant to counter the seductive claims of coyotes, who take thousands of dollars from poor families with the promise of a life in the U.S. for their young relatives.


    “We want a relative that is about to send $5,000, $6,000 to a relative in El Salvador to see this message and say, ‘Oh my god, they’re saying that the journey is more dangerous,’” CBP spokesperson Jaime Ruiz told the paper. “We try to counter the version of the smuggler.”


    Watch the ads CBP is broadcasting in Guatemala:

    Via dvidshub.net

    The storyline in this ad, from the Valley Morning Star:
    “[The ad] shows a teenage boy preparing to leave home for the U.S. His mother pleads with him not to go. He confides to his uncle — already in the U.S. — in a letter that she’s warning him about the dangers of the gangs on the train that immigrants ride through Mexico, the cartels that kidnap and the dayslong walk in the desert. Ultimately, he writes his uncle, ‘he who doesn’t take a chance, doesn’t win.’

    The next image is of the boy dead on the cracked desert floor. A voiceover says smugglers’ claims that new arrivals will easily get papers are false. The television and radio spots all finish with a similar parting message: ‘They are our future. Protect them.’”

    Via dvidshub.net

    The spots are tailored for different countries. This is a version for Honduras:

    Via dvidshub.net

    And here’s a version for broadcast in El Salvador.


    Via dvidshub.net

    There are radio ads with catchy jingles too.

    Listen to all the radio ads here.

    Then there are the posters/billboards. Here are two samples.



    Translation: “I thought it would be easy for my son to get his papers in the North. That wasn’t true.”






    Evan McMorris-Santoro is the White House correspondent for BuzzFeed News.
    Contact Evan McMorris-Santoro at evan@buzzfeed.com

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    Ads ran in Mexico in 2005.

    Ads Aim to Curb Dangerous Border Crossings

    Published July 31, 2005 FoxNews.com

    Border patrol agents with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency have begun airing Spanish language ads on television and radio stations in Mexico to try and stem the flow of illegal immigrants (search) attempting to cross the often-dangerous Mexico-U.S. border.

    The ads feature illegal immigrants talking about the scorching heat, which often soars over 110 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer, and the treacherous guides who abandoned them in the desert. Border Patrol (search) officials say the ads serve as a reality check for potential illegal immigrants.


    “We're trying to reach out not only in the interior of Mexico (search) but as well in Latino communities along the border area so we can advise them that this border is dangerous," said Border Patrol spokeswoman Gloria Chavez.

    According to CBP, there have been at least 165 deaths and more than 700 rescues of illegal immigrants in the American Southwest, an increase of nearly 40 percent over this time last year.


    "If you decide to come here illegally and cross through these high-risk zones, you will die because this is the way that the border is out there, and regardless of what the smugglers tell you, regardless of what your relatives tell you,” said Chavez.


    The Border Patrol has also produced “ranchera” songs, which are popular in the border area, such as one that tells the story of a young border crosser who gets thirsty, watches people die and returns to Mexico.


    In Spanish, the lyrics translate to: "Since I was a kid, I was told a man never gives up. Now I'm on the other side, I realize that I was wrong."


    The Mexican Consulate (search) in Tucson, Ariz., agrees that running the television, radio and print ads in northern Mexico is a good idea, and are running their own ads to discourage people from making the potentially deadly trek.


    "Our position is not to say don't go,” said Juan Calderon, the Mexican consul in Tucson. “This is a preventative campaign. It's letting people know that it's dangerous to cross the desert."

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    These were ads run under the Bush Two Administration?! Wow. No wonder they didn't work. The people are not going to "not go because it's too dangerous", because they already know far too many people who made it, far more make it than don't.

    The message of the ads need to be:

    1. you are not welcome
    2. you will receive no benefits
    3. you will be jailed for soliciting work
    4. you will be fined and deported

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