Oh goody, goody gumdrops…President
Vicente Fox of Mexico is here!
Time just flies when you`re having fun. It seems like
only yesterday that Fox was chastising and berating
Oh wait, that was yesterday.
In a powerful Washington Times editorial
Insults From south of the Border, Fox
was quoted criticizing the wall currently under
construction along the San Diego portion of the
should be razed, he said. (At first I thought he said
raised. Yeah, not so much.)
enough I agree with Fox. Walls do not seem to work—due
to the near expert-level climbing skills of his people.
VDARE.COM, we like to
think of them as undocumented Border Patrol
But in a press
statement, President Bush agreed with Fox`s criticism of
citizen groups that seek to catch and detain illegal
immigrants entering the United States. In fact, Bush
"That`s why you got a border patrol, and they ought
to be in charge of enforcing the border."
And Fox is
not happy about them (surprise). He says:
guess somebody should utilize the laws which
pertain to immigration enforcement—because we certainly
According to a few of my more colorful emails
from readers, I hate Mexico and its inhabitants.
And, apart from the 8 million illegal Mexicans (15
D.A. King is
right) living in my country and—for
example—sucking the life out of the public education system, thereby rendering it
sub-standard for American children, I would
argue that I like Mexicans far more than I do,
mean, if I had to choose…
But I did read through some of my old columns looking
for examples of my hatred, perceived or otherwise, and I
found no evidence of such.
equal opportunity offender, as it were.
However, I admit that I am particularly tough on
Hispanics when it comes to issues of immigration and
multiculturalism. But that is due largely in part to
their (especially the
Mexican government`s) unique and hubristic
attitude that somehow
we owe them.
Speaking of what we owe whom, this morning
HispanicBusiness.com offered its
analysis of what should be discussed at the
All the planets are aligned or something, but I agree:
U.S. business benefits from the
cheap labor its southern neighbor provides—and
because many of those laborers have a better life here
and send an estimated $14 billion back home
annually—there is ample incentive for both governments
to ignore a
HispanicBusiness.com went on to add:
“But the equation is changing, particularly for border states facing
the burgeoning costs of illegal immigration. The
backlash creates legislation like California`s
Proposition 187 of 1995 and
Arizona`s Proposition 200 of last year, both of
which sought to stem the tide by restricting public
services to illegal immigrants.”
HispanicBusiness.com sees amnesty deals and guest worker programs as the solution.
Here is a thought: If this is a summit meeting,
what is Fox bringing to the table?
commentary so far is from Wesley Pruden,
Editor-in-Chief of the Washington Times:
flesh has become
Mexico`s No. 1 export. Mr. Fox wants an open border
desperate Mexicans, eager to pursue the dream of a
better life and who have given up on their native land,
to disappear into America. This is pretty much how it is
already, but Mr. Fox wants to erase it officially.”
Warning to Mexico: the MSM is getting VDARE.COM`s
My suggestion to Señor Fox: tone down the arrogance.
Talk about killing two birds with one stone. His idea
for saving it just happens to include the mass
evacuation of his entire poor and unemployed
U.S. needs to watch extremists, Fox says
by Chris Hawley
AzCentral.com Republic Mexico City Bureau
“Fox said he will
push for action on a "guest worker" program in the
United States. He said that the U.S. population is aging
and will need Mexican labor in the future and that
turning millions of undocumented Mexicans into legal,
taxpaying workers could help keep the Social Security
Hmm…Fox is also lobbying to allow Mexican nationals
vote in Mexican elections.
Our government has failed to secure our border with
Mexico. Incredibly, some of our border patrol agents
have been sent to Iraq to, I guess, secure Iraq`s
borders. We have an illegal immigrant population
growing at a rate of 500,000 a year, net. What should
President Fox offers no solutions. But even
HispanicBusiness.com sees the forest through the trees.
It offers this (gentle)
warning for the Bush administration. If the system is
not fixed, “the growing population of illegal
immigrants will only prompt more anti-immigration
Again, HispanicBusiness.com is right on the money.
Maybe my impatience with illegal immigration does seem
like venom in some of my columns.
But it isn`t the Mexican illegal aliens that provoke my
It is the American government that does nothing to solve
the problem of illegal immigration for any of
us—citizens, immigrants or Mexicans entrapped in this
Bryanna Bevens [email
her] is a political consultant and former chief of staff
for a member of the California State Assembly.