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Brownsville Herald (Newspaper) - November 21, 1982, Brownsville, Texas \0�%v 25c daily 50c sunday c 1982 Brownsville Herald. All rights reserved. Your Freedom newspaper born on the fourth of july 1892 sunday november 21,1982 immigration Bill passage May be trouble for Mexico Herald photo by Joe Hermosa Sharon Cawlfield i sister Kimberly 9, meet Santa at Sunrise Mal Christmas wont be As merry a Santa by Robert Pear 1982 . Times news service Washington a business and political leaders in Mexico have told the United states that passage of a comprehensive immigration Bill now pending in Congress would seriously harm relations Between the two countries and a Foster political unrest if it was effectively enforced. In a dispatch to Washington the u. S. Ambassador to Mexico John Gavin said it was the unanimous opinion of mexican leaders interviewed by the embassy that consequences of the legislation would be a highly unfavourable for the . Economy and for .-mexican illegal aliens sent Back to Mexico and would be migrants unable to Cross the Border a would Foster political unrest with potentially explosive consequences businessmen Here told us a Gavin reported. With the mexican Economy in distress the peso in turmoil and a new president set to take office on dec. I Gavin said Many mexicans believe this would be a particularly inauspicious time for the United states to tighten its immigration Law. The Bill sponsored by sen. Alan k. Simpson r-wyo., and rep. Romano l. Mazzoli d-ky., has passed the Senate and is awaiting possible House floor action in the special session of Congress that starts nov. 29. Supporters of the Bill seizing on concern Over unemployment say it would open one million to two million jobs for american citizens. The heart of the Bill is a system of fines and prison terms for employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens. The Bill would also offer Legal status to several million illegal aliens who entered the United states before 1980. A probably Between one and two million mexicans would be forced to return to Mexico at the one moment in its history when a Mexico is least capable of generating additional employment a Gavin wrote. The ambassadors 17-Page report Drew on conversations with mexican officials businessmen economists journalists and academics including a scholars affiliated with the the state departments chief spokesman on immigration assistant Secretary Diego c. Asencio said in an interview Friday that a a we be been talking to the mexicans we be been listening to them and we have attempted to take their concerns into account As much As we the Reagan administration has strongly supported the Bill saying it would permit the United states to re establish control of its Borders. The Bill declares the sense of Congress that there should be a carefully controlled a increase in Border patrol and other enforcement activities of the immigration and naturalization but from Mexico Gavin reported that a effective enforcement of this measure is seen to require authoritarian measures amounting to a militarization of the Border if there is a substantial reduction in Money sent Home by mexican workers in the United states Gavin said the Standard of living in some agricultural regions of Mexico could a plummet to below subsistence a at the National level a he said a lower remittance incomes would deplete the Bank of Mexico a Dollar reserves and aggravate mounting debt payment by further depressing the value of the peso he said a these developments would fuel inflation which in 1982 has risen to the highest Levels in 50 years. Some mexicans contend that the a economic dislocations would be a More damaging to the United states than to Mexico a Gavin said. According to this View a Border zone employers already suffering sizable Market losses due to this Summers devaluations would be dealt the additional blow of losing their principal source of Low wage Simpson and Mazzoli say that by granting amnesty to illegal aliens they would eliminate an illegal subclass of people who have been exploited by american employers. But Gavin said this proposal was seen As ratifying a second class citizenship for mexicans a because they would have to pay taxes in the United states while being ineligible for most social welfare benefits. U. S. Officials said Gavin a description of mexican attitudes was invaluable because As the ambassador said the official mexican policy on illegal migration has been a a policy of mexicans a see the migration problem As deeply embedded in the Structure of an International labor Market that unites the two countries a Gavin said. A these economic forces characterized As a a push from Mexico and a much stronger a pull from the United states defy Legal attempts to modify thus he said a mexicans Are deeply pessimistic that Simpson Mazzoli can be they a commonly assume that the . Economy a demand for foreign labor is ineradicable even in a recession and Many maintain a marxist world View leading them to believe business interests dominate con Gress and thus would never allow Congress to pass or enforce stiff employer one state department official asked Why he supported the Bill in View of Mexico a concerns said a there is no optimal time to pass immigration legislation that affects Mexico. If this does no to pass the next round is Likely to be tougher and More by Greg Fieg Herald staff writer Christmas won t be the quite the same this year and kids know it Santa Claus said saturday. A they be been said Bill Esparza who has played Santa for four years at local shopping malls. A their parents have told them what to expect a with unemployment Here at 15.8 percent and thousands suffering losses because of the peso devaluation parents Are telling their children not to expect too Many gifts for Christmas he said. A most kids have been asking for just one thing a the Jolly Elf explained a before it was everything under the Sun they understand now. Their parents can to afford the experience is new for Esparza a Bulky round faced history teacher who said he lives a paycheck to paycheck and plays Santa about five weeks a year to help make ends meet. Just As Brownsville business has declined by half or More the number of kids visiting Santa Are Down by about 50 percent. He based the observation on the response during his first Day As Santa this year at Sunrise mall saturday he said. In the past a especially last year when merchants said they had their Best Holiday season Ever a kids lined up Back to Back to see Santa. St. Nicholas was kept so Busy with kids on his knee that he often missed his lunch and Coffee Breaks Esparza said. A now there s Little pauses in Between a he explained still kids seem resilient and none the less cheerful. A the majority of kids do Bear up a Esparza said. A one kid a just tonight a few minutes ago Here a came and said he wanted his Mommy and daddy that god had taken them away. I told him they re in the Best place they can be for Christmas they re with god a the lad seemed pleased Esparza said. 2 Border patrol agents wounded Man due arraignment in shootout by Russell Grantham Mcallen a a mexican National is scheduled to be arraigned monday on smuggling and conspiracy charges following a Friday night shootout on the Rio Grande that left one suspect dead and two . Customs agents with gunshot wounds. Benjamin Quintero Requina will be taken before a Federal magistrate in Mcallen to face conspiracy and marijuana smuggling charges. The 39-year-old from los Guerra Mexico several Miles West of Roma was arrested before the shooting erupted. The gunfight involved the Leader of a party of seven or eight smugglers and four customs officers. The Man identified As the Leader Rene Tanguma Guerra about 35, also of los Guerra was killed when he ran into and attacked two of the agents while trying to escape said Guadalupe Alderete the agents supervisor. The two officers wounded in the struggle were Robert Steele and Ramona Martinez. Two men were also detained shortly after the shooting stopped about a half mile away but one was released. The other was arrested for attempted assault on a Federal officer after he was searched for weapons. He will also be arraigned monday. The incident began at about 6 30 . When two officers Lester Wiles and James Mcnair encountered the party while they were transporting the marijuana across the River near Fronton West of Roma. A a it a a pretty heavy area that they use for crossing marijuana and they had it under surveil Lance a Alderete said. According to Wiles the agents managed to handcuff Requina but the others scattered toward the River Guerra ran toward a Brushy area in a Field. Wiles recovered three boxes dropped by Guerra then he continued along the River to apprehend the others he said. But he did no to get far before he heard Guerra shooting at Mcnair who had stayed behind to hold the arrested Man. At least to shots were fired by Guerra according to Alderete. Wiles returned to assist he said but he and his companion were pinned Down until the arrival of Steele and Martinez who battled with the smuggling suspect hand to hand. In the struggle that followed a Bullet grazed Martinez head and her right hand was broken when the Man tried to Force her gun out of her hand. When Steele came to assist her Guerra shot him in the Back but the agent a a emptied his .357 revolver at the Man hitting him at least three times and killing him. Martinez was treated and released from Starr county Hospital while Steele was taken to general Hospital in Edinburg. He was listed in stable condition where he is being treated for a wound to the right shoulder and a heavy loss of blood. An investigation of the scene saturday brought in three additional boxes of marijuana bringing the total to to boxes containing 171 pounds of Low Grade Weed. The estimated Street value of the marijuana is $25,000 to $30,000. Also confiscated was a 38-caliber automatic pistol and a Skiff. Grocer civic Leader Pace Dies education Leader served on school boards in 1940s, �?T50s by Greg Fieg Herald staff writer James w. Pace sr., a Brownsville grocer and former school Board president died of a heart attack at Brownsville medical Center saturday night after Many months of declining health. He was 76. Having served on the Brownsville Independent school District Board of education for 18 years 14 As president Pace is remembered by his colleagues As a forceful Leader a Dynamo. His Strong opinions often led to political controversy but forged bold and progressive educational programs they say. A the was the guiding Light in updating our schools a said . Manske who served with Pace on the school Board. A the brought about Many improvements As far As the building program and bringing in Good teaching among those Pace recruited was late football coach Robert l. A a bobs Martin who led some of the most successful teams in Brownsville High school history. James w. Pace Pace guided the construction of the 8,800-seat Sams memorial stadium built in 1954, and Large build ing projects during the 1940s, including the districts first gymnasium memorial gymnasium now used by Central intermediate school. A i remember he told me at one time a i saw More games eagles played in �?T30s and �?T40s than any Man that Ever lived a said Homer Hanna another former school Board member. A Jimmy Pace did More for schools Back in the depression Days than anyone Ever did a Hanna said. Born feb. 17, 1906 in Nixon tex., Pace came to Brownsville in 1927, opening Pace grocery in 1933. Later he also operated James Pace ship stores supplying freighters at the port. A the was very energetic a said another Long time acquaintance. A a Jimmy a idea of a vacation was to see How far he could drive in 24 hours without stopping then Gas up and come Pace was appointed to the school Board in 1940, replacing . Lawrence who resigned. He went on to serve until 1955, and then from 1958 to 1961. Pace High school which opened in september 1975, is named for him. A the was very positive and very devoted to the school system a said Brownsville businessman Kermit Cromack who worked with Pace As school tax assessor. A the was quite Active in the actual direction of school affairs. He was very Able and he was for a Strong system and he was for a Good system. He was very hard surviving Are his wife Dorothy daughters Betty p. Dodd and Mozelle p. Friday sons James Wilburn Pace or. And Pat l. Pace All of Brownsville Sisters Bessie p. Summers of Baytown and Pauleen Sanders of san Antonio and 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild. His first wife Zenobia died in 1970. Funeral services under the direction of Darling mouser Are pending. Memorials May be directed to the a we care account at the first United methodist Church 1225 Boca Chica blvd. Pace was an Active member in the Church. Good morning Box 351, Brownsville Texas 78520 542-4301 vol. 91 no. 121 too pages Sou Index abby.2c business. In of classified.7e comics.2d editorial.6f entertainment.4d horoscope.8c lifestyle. In obituaries 2a sports. In weather 2a Don Pedro came into the newsroom leading his Burro Pepito. A just what do you think you re doing with him in Here Quot the City editor asked. A Don Pete would like some red Printer s Ink Quot said the Don. A a a. Is going to paint Pepito s nose red like Rudolph and deliver fruit at Christmas. Santa needs help. Besides with his nose red Pepito s nose will match Don Pete s. and out he weather partly Cloudy sunday through monday. Lows sunday night from near 70 coast to the mid 60s Western portions. Highs sunday and monday from the Low 80s coast to the upper 80s West. Southeast winds near to Miles an hour sunday. Harbor and Bay Waters slightly Choppy the Herald Reagan remark.16a sum Arkansas tie in presidential hopeful. In

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