Friday, May 13, 2005

Who voted for Vicente Fox?

Did you? Is he some kind of Senator, Congressman, or elected official in the U.S. government? No?! Then why the hell does he think he has ANY SAY whatsoever in our affairs?

Fox's meddling in issues of American sovereignty is a DIRECT RESULT of Bush's leniency and latitude with him. Bush gave him (more than) an inch, and he's grabbed a mile and a half!

Someone needs to put Fox in his place! Will Bush do it? Probably not. But then again, maybe he'll start to see the little Frankenstein he's created in Fox.


And by the way, who's heard of any walls? This following article is from El Universal and I'm trying to figure out if their claim about walls is just hyperbole or if there was language to that effect in the Immigration Reform legislation that was recently in the House. If anyone's got any articles or knowledge to that effect, let me know so I can post it. I'll keep digging here.

El Universal Online:
President Vicente Fox said Thursday his government will formally protest recent U.S. immigration reforms, including the decision to extend walls along the border and make it harder for illegal migrants to get driver's licenses.

Fox didn't give details of Mexico's plan, but officials in his administration have raised the possibility of taking their case to the United Nations or other international organizations.

'We think it is useless to pursue walls, barriers, the use of force and violence,' he said.

Speaking to foreign reporters later Thursday, Interior Secretary Santiago Creel said Mexican officials would meet with the U.S. government before deciding what kind of action to take.

The new U.S. provisions require states to verify that people who apply for a driver's license are in the country legally. They also make it harder for migrants to gain amnesty, and easier to override environmental laws to build a barrier along the Mexican border in California.

They were signed by U.S. President George W. Bush on Wednesday, and threaten to unravel recently patched relations between the United States and Mexico.

Bush and Fox began their administrations as close friends, but soon parted ways over the U.S.-led initiative in Iraq and the United States' failure to take up a migration accord that would have let more migrants cross legally into the United States.

Relations improved after Bush introduced a scaled-back migration plan that would have allowed Mexicans with U.S. job offers to work temporarily in the United States. But the proposal has stalled.

Fox said his job now was to 'redouble efforts' in achieving a migration accord and 'present corresponding complaints when human rights are violated.'

'I think it is much more constructive the work that we have pending, and that we hope to finalize this year,' he said.

He also said Mexico would fight the new initiatives by presenting 'a formal and firm complaint against the option that has nothing to do with the harmonious development of relations between the United States and Mexico.'

U.S. lawmakers argued the bill was necessary to protect the United States from terrorists.