Two Lessons From Mexico`s Creeping Colonization of California

One result of the Sept. 11 anniversary will probably
be the


plans for the amnesty
of millions of illegal Mexican

living in the United States

One result of

Sept. 11
itself was that amnesty had to be put on

, so to speak, while the Bush
administration pretended to do something serious about
terrorism. Now, however, Mexico`s President Vicente Fox
is badgering the president to get back to serious
business and resume plans for amnesty.

Amnesty, however is only one tamale on El
Presidente`s platter, and not only amnesty but also the
other tamales all are part of a power-hungry banquet
ultimately leading the Mexican president to the biggest
enchilada of all — the political as well as the

colonization of the United States or at
least of its Southwestern regions.

Last month Mr. Fox abruptly

a scheduled meeting with President Bush
because the state of Texas,

contrary to Mr. Fox`s demands,
executed a duly
convicted and sentenced (and indeed self-confessed)
Mexican murderer.

The grounds for Fox`s

to the execution were that the killer was
supposedly denied his

to help from his government
when he was arrested in

The more important reason is that, by standing up for
the millions of


potential criminals
that Mexico annually exports to
this country and claiming to have some sort of legal
right to do so, the Mexican government advances the idea
that it has

legitimate authority
within our own boundaries.

But however angry Mr. Fox may have been with Mr. Bush
for not halting an execution over which he has no
constitutional control, he was not so upset that he
didn`t lobby California`s governor in favor of some
state legislation a few days later.

The legislation is a

to allow Mexican immigrants in the state to
apply for driver`s licenses. In a phone call to
California Gov. Gray Davis, Mr. Fox

"reiterated the importance that the Mexican
government and Mexican residents of California attach to
the initiative. Given the importance of a driver`s
license for thousands of Mexicans in California,"

an official Mexican statement

, the governor and the president

"agreed to work together to find a way for the
measure to be implemented as soon as possible."

You can just bet your tacos they did. Mr. Davis,
facing re- election, needs to buck the demands of the
Mexican president and those of "thousands of Mexicans in
California" like he needs a cucaracha in his guacamole.

It`s true that the limp campaign of his challenger,
Bill Simon, is running well behind Mr. Davis in the
polls and is saddled with a

corporate scandal
to boot. But no politician in the
middle of a re-election campaign is going to snub his
nose at an issue important to voters.

Letting illegal immigrants get driver`s licenses, of
course, will only further legitimize them as

residents of the state (and the nation)
and provide them with useful documentation through which
they can get

other legitimizing documents

It will also help them get jobs as truck drivers that
otherwise would

go to Americans.

And, by helping to make sure that Mexicans already
inside the state get their drivers`s licenses, Mr. Fox
is making sure they know who helped them. The

Mexicans in California
will be

Americans and Mexicans, and as such they can
create massive political pressures on the state and this
country to advance the interests of Mexico.

That`s what is meant by "colonization."

As for Mr. Simon, after

to Hispanics for most of the campaign and
repudiating an early pledge to consider sponsoring
another ballot measure similar to Proposition 187 of
1994, which denied welfare benefits to illegal aliens
and passed by nearly 60 percent, he is flopping even
among Hispanic voters. A poll in early August showed Mr.
Simon with a miserable 21 percent of the Hispanic vote
and Mr. Davis with 55 percent.

The election isn`t over, of course, but it looks like
yet another colossal flop for the grand

of the Open Borders lobby to win the
Hispanic vote by abandoning immigration control and all
measures connected to it.



Republican defeat
in the state on the bitter legacy
of Prop 187, the Open Borders lobby is now locked into a
candidate whose

Hispanic support
is exactly the same as what Bob
Dole and Gov. Davis` first gubernatorial opponent Dan
Lungren in 1998 won in the state in 1996 and 1998.

The lessons ought to be clear:

Lesson One is that

mass immigration
from Mexico is a

transparent means
by which the Mexican government

American politics to suit its own

Lesson Two is that the only way to stop this is not
by pandering to Hispanics – offering amnesty to illegal
aliens and abandoning immigration control – but to

all immigration now.


September 02, 2002