Immigration Reform Bill

Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by lspahn, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. lspahn

    lspahn New Member

    I was reading an AP story about the proposed 700 miles of fence and the For. Secretary in Mexico said:

    "Mexico is not going to bear, it is not going to permit, and it will not allow a stupid thing like this wall," Derbez said.

    Is that a threat? An outside power putting military assets on US soil could prove disasterous for the whole situation.

    There have been aligations that the Mexican Army/Police has fired on the Border Patrol before, and I have heard more than once that the Govt has programs for people trying to illegally cross the boarder. So the govt of Mexico SEEMS to have a history of working Agianst our immigration policy. Am I on the mark here or way off??
  2. Jigamafloo

    Jigamafloo New Member

    Not at all. Fox (Mexican President Vicente Fox) has a history of referring to fence/border jumpers as "Economic Immigrants" and touting the benefit to the United States. He also has a history of major gaffs such as stating that "Mexicans in the United States do the work that blacks won’t"

    Let me give you a local perspective. In San Antonio, a recent initiative to tow cars of uninsured drivers instead of simply citing them was decried by every local Latino rights organization as detrimental to the poor and "undocumented immigrants". As someone who pays his insurance premiums (and absorbs the costs of the 50% of uninsured drivers in the region), I have little sympathy.

    The Mexican Consulate distributes comics that illustrate the dangers of border crossings, and offers tips to make the trip more successful. What I really find interesting is the local perspective among legal immigrants, particularly second and third generation. Talking to friends and co-workers, the opinion is very hostile to illegal (yes, in spite of the PC implications, I said it) immigrants that aren’t willing to undergo the same process to immigrate legally.

    To make things even more absurd, the same Mexican consulate began issuing the "Matricula Consular", which was supposed to function as an “International ID” on the level of a passport, and immediately local banks and businesses began accepting them as a proper form of ID for opening checking and utility accounts. When the practice was reigned in on the basis that the U.S. Government doesn’t recognize dual nationality, the Mexican Government howled. This later was ruled on by the Justice Department [url][/URL] .

    In summary, NO, you aren't way off the mark. You're very close to it, if not standing on it.

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