For Mexico, terrorist crisis is an opportunity

Mexico`s President

Vicente Fox
is unhappy that President Bush and the
United States are spending so much time on such trivia

, war in the

Middle East
and the collapsing

stock market
and paying so little attention to the
really important stuff, such as the

Mr. Fox wants for the millions of illegal
aliens from Mexico he

either refuses or is unable to stop
. Last month, Mr.
Fox unbosomed his unhappiness with this country in an
interview with the New York Times.



"The Mexican president," the Times
reported, "has displayed increasing impatience with the
lack of progress on Mexico`s proposals for immigration
reforms," including giving "legal status to three
million undocumented [i.e.,

] Mexicans working [sometimes]
in the United States."

9/11, Fox Still Waits for U.S. Moves on Mexico"

By GINGER THOMPSON, September 13, 2002]

It`s understandable that Mr. Fox
would complain about the "lack of progress," since
Mexico stands to gain immensely by formalizing the legal
status of that not inconsiderable part of its population
that has managed to

sneak into this country
. Not only does it rid itself
of excess people whom it neither wants nor is able to
sustain, but also it colonizes those parts of the United
States in which the Mexicans settle and establishes an
increasingly powerful voting bloc that can be expected
to exert the political pressures where and when the
Mexican government desires.

To that particular goal Mr. Fox
addressed himself in the Times interview. If the
Bush administration doesn`t get back with the program
soon, El Presidente vowed, after the November elections,
"his government would embark on a broad new campaign
that would seek support for the measures from
grass-roots organizations up to Congress. And he said he
expected the White House to join him."

Just which "grass-roots
organizations" does Mr. Fox expect to mobilize in his
campaign for the legalization of illegal Mexican aliens?
No doubt the

increasingly powerful

, as well as the

Open Borders crowd
in general, will sign up, but
mainly Mr. Fox can expect to fire up the 20 million or
so Mexicans who live in this country. If he can use them
to lobby an amnesty into existence, he can expect to add
some 3 to 4 million more to his massive

fifth column
inside the United States.

What emerges fairly clearly from
the interview with Mr. Fox is that the Mexican president
plans to exploit the crises the United States is facing
with terrorism and impending war

for his own and his country`s advantage
. At no time
in the interview does he disclose the slightest
indication that his own government bears any

for reducing the illegal flow of
immigrants into this country or any suggestion that his
government might do more to stop it.

Yet the Washington Times, in
a mammoth five-part series on illegal immigration
published only a week after the interview with Mr. Fox,

that "record numbers of illegal aliens
continue to find their way into the United States," and
that "federal, state, city and county law-enforcement
authorities, along with civic leaders and immigration
analysts, said hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens
remain undeterred and undetected each year."


and technologies used by the Border
Patrol have been effective at apprehending many illegals,
but the main effect has been to force the flow into new
areas. Interestingly, the series finds that in those
areas where border control has been effective, the
result has been "a decline in crime and an upgraded
quality of life in border towns in Texas and
California"—a fact that suggests that maybe getting rid
of illegal aliens, not legalizing them through an
amnesty, is what should be done.

Mr. Fox`s arrogant announcement
that he`s displeased with the quality of the attention
the U.S. government is paying to him and what he wants
ought to be greeted in Washington with the silent
contempt it deserves. His further announcement that he
plans to mobilize political pressure to force Washington
to do what he wants the way he wants it is a bit more
serious. It`s one more bit of evidence that the Mexican
government has every intention of using the fifth column
mass immigration has created to gain political power
inside the United States and to use that power for its
own interests. That should have been

ever since Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo

in 1997 that "the Mexican nation extends
beyond the territory enclosed by its borders and …
Mexican migrants are an important—a very important—part
of this." [RealAudio

Sound Clip

Terrorism from the Middle East
isn`t the only crisis the United States is confronting.
The naked threat of intrusion into our

domestic politics
to gain the power Mr. Fox and his
government crave may be less violent but is no less an

act of aggression
against our

than hijacking airliners and crashing
them into skyscrapers.


September 30, 2002