If I understand what's in this thread, the concludion is that Enforcement is the key -- it was lacking after Reagan's effort, and it's hard to see it will be any better this time. The border is too long to stop them coming in -- the only solution is to arrest and deport those who are aprehended without papers. But first we have to give the limited number allowed tostay some papers......
posted on 01/26/2004 11:27:25 AM PST
posted on 01/26/2004 1:07:05 PM PST
(The false dilemma behind the Bush Amnesty - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1059898/posts)
President Fox seems to think of his northern hyperpower neighbor as HIS territory, which is to be expected from his Maximillian-esque mentality I've seen many times at US border cities. It may come as a surprise to this usurper that his country was almost annihilated in 1848 when Gen. Scott's troops strolled around downtown Mexico City. By our mercy, we accepted a ceding of Mexico's "empire" north of the Rio Grande and included millions of sq miles of territory that included the future states of CA, UT, NV, NM, AZ, etc. when some voices in Washington demanded it ALL to supress any future attempt by Mexico to be a rival EVER. (Mexico had already lost its southern "empire" with the secession of the Central American states of New Grenada).
Perhaps we should annex Mexico to shorten our borders. Since Fox thinks he speaks as an American, we can easily oblige him. I think Mexican oil and other natural resources could help us a little. We'll raise the living standards of all former Mexicans. I think it's the most compassionate proposal. Downside is loss of cheap vacation sites.
posted on 01/26/2004 3:38:08 PM PST
(Pragmatic quixotic not catastrophic neurotic.)
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