Vicente Fox Wants Orderly System to Move Mexicans into U.S. I have no idea why this man thinks his statements can have any weight in persuading us to enact an immigration reform law that conforms to the desires of the Mexican political elite. In a recent speech, Mexican President Vicente Fox said the following:
Building a wall on the border is not the answer to illegal immigration into the United States. . . "Since the beginning of my administration, the government of Mexico has promoted the establishment of a new system that regulates the movement of people across our border in a manner which is legal, safe and orderly."(1)
As I pointed out in an earlier article, The Mexican government has no business telling us how to treat immigrants. They do horrible things to their own illegal immigrants and their legal ones don't fare too much better, in my opinion.(2) Vicente Fox needs to get his own house in order before he starts coming over and telling us how to run ours. Oh, and by the way, exporting Mexico's problems to the U.S. is not an acceptable way to get your house in order, Mr. Fox, and I'll kindly thank you to stop this instant.
If one wants to know Mr. Fox's true motive behind his stance on immigration, consider that "[m]oney sent back by Mexican workers in the US is one of the principal sources of revenue for the Mexican economy."(3)
(1) Vergakis, Brock. "Fox Says Immigration Challenges Friendship" (AP), The Washington Post, Politics, Special Reports, The Immigration Debate, 2006 May 24, paragraphs 1 & 2, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/24/AR2006052400388.html (last accessed 2006 24 May).
(2) See: Realm of Sovereigns. "The Mexican State is Hypocritical -- Ignore Them," Sovereign Commentary, 2006 May 22, http://sovrealm.blogspot.com/2006/05/mexican-state-is-hypocritical-ignore.html (last accessed 2006 24 May).
(3) BBC Staff Writers. "Mexico president in US for talks," BBC News, Americas, 2006 May 24, paragraph 21, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/5010824.stm (last accessed 2006 24 May). _____________________________________________