Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The United States of...Mexico?

Well, I guess that is the way Mexican President Felipe Calderon sees it; not surprisingly, he is the biggest champion of the "America sans Borders" lobby:

Mexican President Felipe Calderon blasted U.S. immigration policies on Sunday, promising to "redouble" efforts to protect the rights of the millions of undocumented Mexicans living in the U.S.
"Where there is a Mexican, there is Mexico," he said. "Mexico does not end at its borders."
The criticism, which came during Calderon's first state-of-the-union address, received a standing ovation from the crowd, gathered in the National Palace.

"On behalf of the Mexican Government," he said, "I strongly protest the unilateral measures taken by the United States Congress and Government...."

He also expressed adamant opposition to the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.

No doubt. How rude of us to unilaterally decide to patrol own own borders...where's Human Rights Watch when you need them? Oh, wait, they are in the Middle East, protesting against Israel's right to enforce their own borders....

Calderon does have an amen corner in the United States:

Hundreds of thousands of workers [?] will lose their jobs as a result of the federal government's crackdown on companies that employ illegal immigrants, business lobbyists predict.

This will lead to severe labor shortages in some industries and eventually weaken the overall economy, they contend.
"It's a disaster for us," says Craig Silvertooth, a lobbyist for the National Roofing Contractors Association.

The Department of Homeland Security issued a regulation this month that's designed to make it harder for illegal immigrants to use phony Social Security numbers to get a job.

Imagine the gall, trying to prevent people whom have crossed our borders illegally from using falsified government documents!

Mr. Silver Tooth, can I bust out the world's smallest violin just for you? Or are you already at the United Nations, pushing for a resolution of condemnation against America for daring to enforce its own laws?

My lord....still, it brings me back again to this....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow! Is there a Spanish word for "Chutzpah"?