I can't believe the reaction from Mexicans to the proposed border wall.
For those who haven't been following the debate on ILLEGAL immigration (I felt the need to put that in CAPS to make it clear that I do not oppose, in fact, welcome LEGAL immigration), The House finally developed some guts, and passed a bill to buid a wall between Mexico and the US. Not doing so is like having your neighbors wander through your house day and night, without knocking, but continuing to leave the door unlocked. Hard to complain about it to the cops in that case.
From Guardian Unlimited:
Fernando Robledo, 42, of the western state of Zacatecas, says the proposals could stem migration and disrupt families by breaking cross-border ties."Could stem migration" - we certainly hope so! Don't want your family "disrupted"? Stay home.
What's the Mexican government going to do?
The government is scrambling to fight on two fronts. On Monday, it announced it had hired Allyn & Company, a Dallas-based public relations company to help improve Mexico's image and stem the immigration backlash.Figures that they'd mobilize the usual suspects. As a Catholic, I'm getting tired of my church being one of the biggest offenders at breaking immigration laws. Every illegal they hide, defend, or support is one less American, ALSO IN NEED, who can't get a job, faces high crime rates in their neighborhood, or gets a less-useful education, due to the schools being overcrowded with illegals.
``If people in the U.S. and Canada had an accurate view of the success of democracy, political stability and economic prosperity in Mexico, it would improve their views on specific bilateral issues like immigration and border security,'' Rob Allyn, president of the PR firm, told The Associated Press Tuesday.
Jose Luis Soberanes, head of the government's National Human Rights Commission, suggested Mexico go further.
``I would expect more energetic reactions from our authorities,'' Soberanes told local media. ``It's preferable to have a more demanding government, more confrontation with the United States.''
Mexico has also said it is recruiting U.S. church, community and business groups to oppose the proposal.
You can't make up this kind of thing:
The House bill, passed on a 239-182 vote, includes a proposal to build 700 miles of additional fence through parts of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. It would also enlist military and local law enforcement to help stop illegal entrants and require employers to verify the legal status of their workers.Insulting? I'll tell you what's insulting. If I tried to sneak into Mexico, they'll throw my a$$ in jail - and Mexican jails are no Club Fed, I might add. We just detain them for a short time, then hand them a ticket for a future appearance in court. Which most of them don't show for. Not only that, but we provide legal assistance for free. And if they commit a crime in America, they can scoot their illegal a$$ over the border, and Mexico will refuse to extradite them. Because the EVIL, BAD US believes that murderers need to pay with their own life. Unlike the PURE, GOOD Mexican government, whose own justice system is a shining light among the world.
Mexicans are outraged by the proposed measures, especially the extension of the border wall, which many liken to the Berlin Wall. Some are urging their government to fight it fiercely.
``Our president should oppose that wall and make them stop it, at all costs,'' said Martin Vazquez, 26, at the Mexico City airport as he returned from his job as a hotel worker in Las Vegas. ``More than just insulting, it's terrible.''
Tags = Illegal Immigration