Skip to comments.Fox: Mexico will not permit violations of the human rights of Mexicans who live in the United States
Posted on 06/17/2004 2:57:13 PM PDT by primeval patriot
| The government of Mexico will not permit violations of the human and labor rights of Mexicans living in the United States, said Mexican President Vicente Fox Quesada, stressing that, "we will stand beside every Mexican woman and man in this country, we will defend them against the raids being carried out in the state of California."
He reaffirmed his commitment to continue to support the Mexicans and Mexican Americans who live and work with dignity and productivity, because they, he said, make a great contribution to the United States economy. "They are loyal, and respectful of this society and this country that has received them."
On his first working day in the United States, Mr. Fox made important announcements for the Mexican community living in various places in this country.
These include the scale of investments made in Mexican consulates in the United States and reinvestment in places of origin of income from fees for the issue of consular matriculation cards or other services provided.
In addition, he told Mexicans living in the United States that, "we have not reduced our expectations and our struggle to finally reach an immigration agreement beneficial to the communities of both countries and so that we -through it, in an orderly manner, in an effective manner- can drive the development of our two countries more and more."
Mr. Fox acknowledged that it has still not been possible to crystallize that goal, "but I assure you that we continue to struggle every day with the same purpose and that we are trying, every day, to resolve each of the demands that you have put forward."
Evidence of that, he said, is the fact that the consular matriculation card is now broadly accepted in many states and now is not only useful as an identity document, but to carry out other operations.
Speaking before the Mexican community gathered in the new facilities of the Mexican consulate in this city, the federal executive announced that the governments of Mexico and the United States are working to unify criteria in the standardization of their Social Security Systems.
This system, he explained, will enable a person from Mexico or from this country to make savings, a retirement and pension plan through a single account. "Working here or working there will count just the same, there will be equal access to the same rights, in health, in retirements, in pensions, in housing, and in savings".
He informed that the Mexican consulate in Chicago has already opened more than 50 community plazas, associated with the local government, which provide educational services ranging from primary and secondary education through to diplomas and university degrees.
He also highlighted the extension of the Three for One Program, "by way of which members or groups in the Mexican community who want to invest in their community, for every dollar they send there, another two dollars are added: one by the federal government and one by the state and municipal governments."
"That saving, that investment can be used for basic infrastructure in the community, in their community; or it can be used for production projects, your own enterprises, that will have that support of two additional dollars for each dollar."
At the meeting, the chief of the federal executive acknowledged that there have been budgetary shortages and that there is greater demand for this program than what is available with the budget, " but we have been growing it and by next year we are going to continue to increase this amount greatly, to be able to carry on working as a team."
He announced that in the city of Chicago the services of a community liaison center will be provided, " through which we want to have a greater closeness. In that center we want to permanently offer consular protection, financial education, preventive health services, and other rights and other programs."
In the morning, President Vicente Fox held a meeting with Don Michael Randel, the president of the University of Chicago, at which he highlighted this educational institution's interest in research into and the history of Mexico.
He acknowledged Dr. Friedrich Katz for his research into Mexico. In his remarks he said that, "he has also followed closely the delicate process of transition that my country is undergoing today; our struggles to eliminate traces of authoritarianism; to consolidate an efficient democracy; to overcome poverty and discrimination, and to provide all Mexicans with better opportunities in health care, education, employment, justice, and well-being."
President Fox's agenda also included meetings with the mayor of the city of Chicago, Richard M. Daley, with editorial advisors of various Chicago media, and with the president of Whirlpool, Jeff Fetting.
President Fox and his wife, Marta Sahagún de Fox, were honored with a dinner given by members of the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce.
Is it a joke ?
Take em back home and take care of em, Senor Fox.
Why wouldn't they take them back then?
The affrontery and presumption is unbeleivable!
It's a two-way street, Bre'r Fox.
He has overlooked one important fate; he is not in a position to "permit" or prevent anything inside of this country.
Someone need to remind this A.H. that we have a second amendment here! What is he planning on doing?
What would happen if a group of American businessmen went to Mexico inorder to create mexican businesses? I've often wondered if the right group of people couldn't go into a country like Mexico and make a fortune creating business first for Mexico then for export. Of course I am excluding the illegal drug trade. I'm invisioning something like Deming and others in post WWII Japan. Once Mexico has a well paid job base the rest would fall into place.
If he is so concerned about THEIR welfare, why are they up here trying to make money?
Eff you Vinnie. If you are so concerned about the illegals here, KEEP 'EM IN YOUR OWN DAMN COUTNRY.
Does this mean they're gpoing to invade? Oh, they already have.
Vincente Fox is the only world leader who advocates getting rid of millions of his own people as policy - however he dresses it up.
1. I've never really seen proof that they make a net contribution to our economy. They make a financial contribution to certain busnesses who want cheap labor, but the average taxpayer and the state and federal governments are at a definite net loss.
2. Precisely when did we "receive" them?
Well, Ya Know, if Vicente Fox and his fellow Elite would improve the economy of Mexico, he would not have worry about his countrymen-and women--fleeing to California.
What if they went to Saudi Arabia--is he going to order Prince Saud to uphold the civil rights of Mexicans there?
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