[Vicente Fox] called for shared agreements between countries in the Americas, creating an open work force...I'd really like a transcript to find out whether he said literal "open borders".
...Fox referenced New York Times' columnist Thomas Friedman, calling "the world flat" and saying that NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement) worked well for the U.S., Canada and Mexico to create jobs, even if American manufacturing jobs were exported. He told the audience that open borders would create economic prosperity for the U.S., an "aging nation" that will need workers.
He called for Congress to handle immigration reform, because without reform it left "open spaces" that would be filled by people preying on hate. He didn't mention Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta or that city's illegal immigration act directly during the speech or his 20-minute news conference before the event, but he discussed "local communities" forced to handle the immigration issue...Groups protested outside; per this:
"I am not for illegality, but these people came here because someone offered them a job," Fox said. "They love this nation, they contribute to the betterment of this nation."
Ten minutes into his speech Fox referenced plans in the U.S. to build a wall along the Mexican-American border. He would use the term "wall" at least 20 times during his speech and called such actions deplorable...
Several of our patriots actually did go to the speech by Vicente Fox. They walked up, bought tickets and went in. Bruce DeCell of 9-11 Families for a Secure America was quickly singled out by those at the speech and he was told he had to leave or he would be arrested, even though he didn't say or do anything.It'd be great to know more about that. More links about his whirlwind tour in "Mexico's Fox openly calls for North American Union"
NAU · Wed, 11/07/2007 - 11:24 · Importance: 1