Skip to comments.Mexico to Send Protest Letter to U.S. (about extention of wall at California-Mexico border)
Posted on 05/14/2005 10:21:08 PM PDT by FairOpinion
MEXICO CITY - Mexico will send a diplomatic letter to the United States protesting the extension of a wall along the U.S.-California border, officials said Friday.
Ruben Aguilar, a spokesman for President Vicente Fox, said the president would also continue to pressure the U.S. government to approve a migration accord that would allow more migrants to work legally north of the border.
President Bush proposed a temporary work program last year, but it has stalled amid opposition in Congress.
Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez said Thursday that Fox had instructed him to send the diplomatic letter with the message that the wall's construction was "unacceptable and not a solution."
A corrugated metal wall dubbed the "Tortilla Wall" goes all around the edge of Tijuana, but a second and more substantial layer of barriers that was built behind the first one that is incomplete and, among other things, does not stretch out into the Pacific. The measures passed this week allow for the completion of that second layer of barriers.
The upcoming letter will be Mexico's first formal protest of new U.S. immigration regulations that require states to verify that people who apply for a driver's license are in the country legally.
The rules also make it harder for migrants to gain amnesty, and easier to override environmental laws to build a barrier along the Mexican border in California.
The new provisions were signed by Bush on Wednesday and threaten to unravel recently patched relations between the United States and Mexico.
"We hope it doesn't make things worse than they already are, which is the obvious anger that building walls is not the way to resolve things along the border," Derbez said.
Fox and Bush were close friends after their elections in 2000, but relations between the two deteriorated after Fox opposed the U.S.-led war in Iraq and Bush failed to pursue a migration accord amid terrorism fears.
Derbez said the Mexican government would continue to support the use of the country's consular identification cards, issued by the Mexican government to migrants living abroad.
Many migrants use the cards for official business, like opening bank accounts, boarding planes and getting a driver's license.
Some in the United States have argued the cards help people move illegally in the country, and they have lobbied U.S. cities and businesses not to accept them.
This is preposterous and stupid.
I used to have a neighbor that got mad at me for not letting his kids play in my front yard. I told him what Bush should tell Fox.
"Rubén Aguilar, a spokesman for President Vicente Fox, said early Friday the letter would be sent in the next few hours. But a spokesman for the Foreign Relations Secretariat said in the evening that the missive wouldn't be ready until Monday. He could provide no further details or reasons for the delay."
"Criminals complain about increased security at prison"
'Film at 11:00"
Mexico: Your border is Illegal
This is the rough draft of a letter I'm going to send to Presidente Fox [translation follows]. Any suggestions?
Querido Señor Fox,
No nos digas cómo conducir nuestro propio país, Vicente. Los Estados Unidos de América nos pertenece a nosotros, no pertenece a ti ni a tus Mejicanos pobres que mandas aquí.
Ellos no son "trabajadores sin documentos." Son ILEGALES. Son invasores. Han violado nuestra frontera sin permiso, y están viviendo y trabajando aquí ILEGALMENTE. Si quieren vivir y trabajar aquí, deben solicitar permiso por medio del proceso LEGAL de inmigración. Somos una nación de leyes, y los ilegales no respetan a nuestras leyes. No merecen quedarse aquí.
¿Qué me pasaría si yo entrara a Méjico sin permiso, y si yo tomo un trabajo que "no hará ningún mejicano"? Claro. Me echarán en la cárcel.
Vicente, tu eres un sin vergüenza y un enemigo de los Estados Unidos de América. Estamos viviendo en una época de guerra, y tú te atreves decir que no tenemos el derecho, como un país soberano, de defender nuestra frontera? Idiota.
Los CIUDADANOS de los Estados Unidos de America
[For the hard-of-Spanish]:
Dear Mr. Fox,
Don't tell us how to run our country, Vince. The US of A belongs to us, not to you or to the poor Mexicans you send here.
They are not "undocumented workers." They are ILLEGALS. They are invaders. They have violated our borders without permission, and are living and working here ILLEGALLY. If they want to live and work here, they must request permission through the LEGAL process of immigration. We are a country of laws, and the illegals do not respect our laws. They do not deserve to stay here.
What would happen to me if I entered Mexico without permission, and I took a job that "no Mexican would do"? Of course. I'd be thrown in jail.
Vincent, you are a shameless enemy of the United States of America. We are living in a time of war, and you dare to say that as a soverign nation we do not have the right to defend our borders? Idiot.
The CITIZENS of the United States of America
LOL Your front yard must have been better than his own!
I wouldn't like someone's kid playing in my yard either, it's a liability and your not the babysitter, sounds like the parents wanted to spoil their little prince.
Robert Frost, idolized by the Left, said it best: "Good fences make good neighbors."
You also have a great home page!
Those SS graphs are excellent and so are the quotes.
The United States needs to send the Mexican Government a bill for every penny we pay on citizens of MEXICO!!
Put that puppy out into rough water in the Pacific lest they try swimming or boating around it.
Hey El Predidente, look on the bright side. It will probably be citizens of Mexico building the wall and getting paid in US dollars, NOT PESOS.
is México not Méjico. aside of that you are totally right chente fax should be blackmailing the congress to get those economical reforms aproved instead of sending people to other countries.
You're right. I'm using the old spelling, I guess. It used to be commonly spelled with a "j".
Thank you kindly. I aim to please!
BTW, (trivia question):
What is the FULL name of the country of Mexico?
I'll bet you say that to ALL the FReepers!