"I want to express again an energetic protest at the unilateral measures taken by the U.S. Congress and government which exacerbate the persecution and abusive treatment of undocumented Mexican workers... The Mexican government will continue to insist firmly ... on the need for an integral immigration reform and the categorical rejection of the building of a wall on our common border."Do we really want to allow Mexico to send us even more people, thereby giving that country even more political power inside the U.S.? Do we really want to give in to those in Mexico and the U.S. who support "comprehensive immigration reform" (called above "integral")?
Calderon also pledged a bigger budget for Mexico's consulates to help them defend migrants' rights.His two predecessors (Vicente Fox and Ernesto Zedillo) said similar things regarding the Mexican Nation extending beyond its borders, and Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez, former head of the Institute of Mexicans Abroad went even further.
"Mexico does not end at the border," he said. "Wherever there is a Mexican, Mexico will be there."
Calderon also said he would depart from Mexico's longstanding policy of non-intervention, allowing the country to take a bigger role in world affairs.
"We have pushed for an active foreign policy that allows Mexico to be a protagonist, and not just a mere spectator, of what happens in the world," he said.
Mexico now has the world's 13th biggest Gross Domestic Product, just behind Canada's, according to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. The country is widely admired in Latin America for its relative economic strength, democratic reforms and political stability.
"I have proudly affirmed that the Mexican nation extends beyond the territory enclosed by its borders and that Mexican migrants are an important - a very important - part of it."Obviously, there's a huge opportunity here to discredit any politician who supports massive immigration from Mexico by pointing out that they're allowing Mexico to extend their nation into our country. Whatever their objections, avoiding a foreign country obtaining political power inside our country trumps them. In certain cases those who assist Mexico in their goals could be portrayed as little more than Quislings.
Immigration2007b · Sun, 09/02/2007 - 11:46 · Importance: 1