Moi? Anti-Mexican?

Oh goody, goody gumdrops…President

Vicente Fox
of Mexico is here!

Along with Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin
(whoever he is) Fox and President Bush have just
concluded yet another summit meeting in Texas.
(Tex-Ass in Bush-speak.)

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
U.S./Mexico border:

country that is proud of itself should
build walls
. . . We are convinced that

walls don`t work.

The fence
should be razed, he said. (At first I thought he said
.  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.

Guess what
else? President Fox

doesn`t like

Minuteman Project.

volunteers are legally and peacefully gathering to
assist border patrol agents in their efforts to


illegal aliens next month.

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
called them


against vigilantes,"

Bush said.
"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:

"We will
use the law;
international law
and even

U.S. law
to make sure that these types of groups . .
. will not have any opportunity to progress."

guess somebody should utilize the laws which
pertain to immigration enforcement—because we certainly
do not.

According to a few of my more colorful emails
from readers, I hate Mexico and its inhabitants.

Poppycock, of course. (I just wanted to say poppycock.)
Aside from the

food poisoning

crooked cops

extort money
from me at gunpoint, I have
always enjoyed visiting Mexico. 

And, apart from the 8 million illegal Mexicans (15
million if

D.A. King

) living in my country and—for
example—sucking the life out of the public education system, thereby rendering it

for American children, I would
argue that I like Mexicans far more than I do,
say, the


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. 

Alright, I did suggest that we merge National Crime
Prevention Month with

National Hispanic Heritage
Awareness Month to

National Hispanic Crime Prevention Month.

But a racist implication can hardly be drawn from
Look, take out Hispanic and insert Black, White, Asian

all works for me.

am an

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 offered its

of what should be discussed at the
summit meeting.

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

leaky border.” 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

Arizona`s Proposition 200
of last year, both of
which sought to stem the tide by restricting public
services to illegal immigrants.”

Aint that
the truth? sees amnesty deals and guest worker programs as the solution.

W-R-O-N-G!  We tried that already—a

couple of times.
And today we have more

illegal aliens than ever
iving illegally in
the U.S.

Here is a thought:  If this is a summit meeting,
what is Fox bringing to the table? 

My favorite

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
to enable
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.

Case in point: Fox thinks he knows
how to fix
the American

Social Security

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

Mexico is a Third World country so I think it is safe to
call Fox`s ideas ambitious.

Richard Simmons
giving tips on how to look

in a leotard carries more

U.S. needs to watch extremists, Fox says

by Chris Hawley 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
system afloat.”  

Hmm…Fox is also lobbying to allow Mexican nationals
abroad to

vote in Mexican elections

How convenient.

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
we do?

President Fox offers no solutions. But even 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
legislation and

popular resentment.

Again, 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
moral hazard.

Bryanna Bevens [email
her] is a political consultant and former chief of staff
for a member of the California State Assembly.