Allan Wall`s Farewell To VDARE.COM Readers
My National Guard unit has
been called up for Iraq duty, and I must report for
what may be a two-year deployment. I leave my home
in Mexico today, Saturday, August 14.
I would like to thank the readers
who have written to me, expressing their support. I
appreciate it. Please pray for me and my family.
I certainly don`t look forward to
being separated from my wife Lilia and our
two boys, David (5) and Raphael (2).
living in Mexico, which does complicate matters, my
situation is not unlike that of tens of thousands of
National Guardsmen and Reservists, who are being called
up and transformed abruptly from “weekend warriors”
into full-time military personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan,
The strain on family life is
Of course, we all voluntarily
enlisted in the Guard and Reserve, I understand that.
What bothers me is that President
Bush and other government officials seem more concerned
about the families of illegal aliens than about those of
As part of the
“family values” spiel, we`re told that the
families of illegal aliens must be re-united, in the
United States of course!
Our government shows more
sympathy for the families of those who voluntarily
violated our laws than there is for those who
voluntarily chose to defend our nation.
As for me and my deployment, it`s
going to radically change my life. I won`t be living in
Mexico anymore. Residing here has been a life-changing
experience for me in so many ways. I met my wife here.
I`ve learned a lot, and have
enjoyed visiting some of the many tourist
attractions the country has to offer.
And, I became a VDARE.COM
columnist here. (Read my “Education
of a Gringo in Mexico“)
In the U.S., employers of
Guardsmen and Reservists are
required to hold their jobs (or something
equivalent) for them.
Being a resident of Mexico, that
doesn`t apply to me. So I`m losing my job as a teacher.
As a result, my family is losing the medical insurance
coverage that went along with the job. And, I`m losing
my Mexican work permit.
So will George W. Bush ask his
amigo Vicente Fox to remedy that?
Of course not. But Fox has no
qualms about demanding amnesty for millions of illegal
But there are encouraging signs
that more and more Americans are waking up to the
immigration problem, and even signs that more
politicians are aware of it. Who knows, maybe when I get
back from deployment, you all will have solved the
problem, and I`ll have to write about something else!
Anyway, a hearty thank you to the
many VDARE.COM readers who have read my columns and
corresponded with me over the past few years.
American citizen Allan Wall has been living and working
legally in Mexico, where he held an FM-2 residency and
work permit and is married with two children. But his
Texas Army National Guard Brigade, where he serves in a
unit composed almost entirely of Americans of Mexican
ancestry, has been now
and may be in Iraq for
up to two years.
He wrote this before he left.
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