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Mexico Opposed to U.S. Border Fence
AP ^ | 9-28-2006

Posted on 09/28/2006 7:52:37 PM PDT by Cagey

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico warned Thursday that the U.S. proposal to build miles of border fence will damage relations between the two countries.

The Foreign Relations Department said it was "deeply worried" about the proposal, which is working its way through the Senate, adding it will "increase tension in border communities."

"These measures will harm the bilateral relationship. They are against the spirit of co-operation that is needed to guarantee security on the common border," the department said in a statement.

The House of Representatives and Senate are maneuvering to speed construction of a 700-mile fence along the United States' southern border aimed at keeping migrants and criminals from entering the country illegally.

A House-Senate homeland security funding bill containing $1.2 billion to begin building the fence could be passed and sent to President Bush before lawmakers depart Washington this weekend.

Mexico's Foreign Relations Department said that only a comprehensive immigration reform would stop millions of Mexicans sneaking across its northern desert and swimming over the Rio Grande into the United States.

"A partial measure that is exclusively focused on security does not deal with reality and represents a political answer rather than a viable solution," it said in the statement.

President Vicente Fox has rallied against the wall, calling it "shameful" and comparing it to the Berlin Wall, which divided Germany.

President-elect Felipe Calderon, who takes over from Fox on Dec.1, has also spoken out against the measure.

There are an estimated 11 million Mexicans in the United States, about half of whom are illegal. Last year, Mexican migrants sent home more than $20 billion in remittances, providing Mexico with its second biggest source of foreign income after oil.


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Well, that settles that.
1 posted on 09/28/2006 7:52:38 PM PDT by Cagey
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To: Cagey
Mexico warned Thursday that the U.S. proposal to build miles of border fence will damage relations between the two countries.
How could they get any worse?
2 posted on 09/28/2006 7:54:07 PM PDT by peyton randolph (No man knows the day nor the hour of The Coming of The Great White Handkerchief.)
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To: Cagey

In other news: "Water is found to be wet. Film at 11."


3 posted on 09/28/2006 7:54:27 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Cant get a drivers license so you can vote for Democrats? Go Greyhound, bitches!)
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To: Cagey

How about criminals opposed to prisons?


4 posted on 09/28/2006 7:55:32 PM PDT by tomzz
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To: Cagey

Yeah, I for one will run and hide.....SCREW MEXICO!!!!


5 posted on 09/28/2006 7:56:16 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Our troops will send all of the worlds terrorists to hell in a handbasket with no virgins!)
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To: Pukin Dog

: )


6 posted on 09/28/2006 7:56:38 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Our troops will send all of the worlds terrorists to hell in a handbasket with no virgins!)
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To: Cagey
"Mexico Opposed to U.S. Border Fence "

No kidding!

7 posted on 09/28/2006 7:57:00 PM PDT by davisfh
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To: Cagey
Mexico Opposed to U.S. Border Fence

So are Jihadists.

8 posted on 09/28/2006 7:57:07 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Cagey

I don't care about WHAT Mexico thinks. If they'd control their citizenry we wouldn't be having to put up a wall.

We can do whatever the heck we please on our own border.


9 posted on 09/28/2006 7:57:08 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Cagey

Honestly, only Mexico would be upset about being told that they need to keep their own citizens in their country and if they want to come here they have to do so legally. How pathetic.


10 posted on 09/28/2006 7:57:51 PM PDT by phatus maximus (John 6:29...Learn it, love it, live it...)
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To: Cagey

They can get off to a good start on this and try dropping dead.


11 posted on 09/28/2006 7:58:27 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Remember the Alamo.

There are immigration laws, SCREW MEXICO.


12 posted on 09/28/2006 7:58:30 PM PDT by Hilltop
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To: Cagey
President-elect Felipe Calderon, who takes over from Fox on Dec.1, has also spoken out against the measure.

So much for Calderon being a conservative and championing reform. Same things were said about Fox six years ago.

No matters who's the President of Mexico the corrupt, stagnant, violent country will remain. The only country in the world besides NK that doesn't allow foreign investment. The same country who's own immigration policies are the toughest in the Western Hemisphere.

13 posted on 09/28/2006 7:58:30 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: stephenjohnbanker

You took the words right out of my mouth. lol


14 posted on 09/28/2006 7:58:35 PM PDT by pandoraou812 ( barbaric with zero tolerance and dilligaf?)
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Fence...? We dont need no stinkin fence gringo.


15 posted on 09/28/2006 7:58:37 PM PDT by roughman ( roughmen stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm (orwell))
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To: Cagey
Mexico Opposed to U.S. Border Fence


16 posted on 09/28/2006 7:59:00 PM PDT by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: Cagey

Let's name the fence after Houston Police officer Rodney Johnson.


17 posted on 09/28/2006 7:59:03 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Don't worry, everything will be OK. Or maybe it won't.)
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To: Cagey

I say one weekend we all get together at the border and rush it. A few hundred Freepers. Maybe organize a small vollyball game stretching the net across the virtual border.

Better yet, build a damn fence.


18 posted on 09/28/2006 7:59:44 PM PDT by Borian (Don't mess with Texas...)
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To: cgk
Faster than the speed of stupid.

Thanks, I needed that!

19 posted on 09/28/2006 7:59:59 PM PDT by dirtboy (This tagline has been photoshopped)
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To: Cagey

Let's propose a deal: we'll build a wall on our southern border AND one on YOUR southern border. That'll benefit both of us.


20 posted on 09/28/2006 8:00:13 PM PDT by Buck W. (If you push something hard enough, it will fall over.)
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To: Cagey

Opposed?? Duh, how come?


21 posted on 09/28/2006 8:00:34 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Cagey
...and comparing it to the Berlin Wall, which divided Germany.

Hey Fox, the Berlin wall divided a single country! Our border wall would divide two separate countries!!

22 posted on 09/28/2006 8:01:54 PM PDT by rivercat (Welcome to California. Now go home.)
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To: Cagey

I'm opposed to it too. Damn thing is a waste of money, an election year boondoggle.


23 posted on 09/28/2006 8:02:39 PM PDT by Zeroisanumber (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Cagey
"Mexico Opposed to U.S. Border Fence"

Of course Vicente Fox opposes the fence, it will prevent him from dumping millions of his unemployed, criminals, mentally ill, drug dealers and gangbangers into America. But not to worry Vicente, President Bush is on YOUR side; so the fences will take forever to build and they'll be undermanned, so there'll be lots of time to dump your riffraff into America so the big-spender Bush can use them to sure up the Social Security program that is going bankrupt under his watch.

24 posted on 09/28/2006 8:04:38 PM PDT by TheCrusader
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To: Cagey
AP with another scoop.

How do they do it?

25 posted on 09/28/2006 8:06:32 PM PDT by ILS21R
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To: Cagey

The fence is going to go up. Good fences make good neighbors, I believe our relations contrary to what they say in Mexico will improve.


26 posted on 09/28/2006 8:07:07 PM PDT by YdontUleaveLibs
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To: Cagey

How 'bout we make a deal. The United States gets to ship all of OUR poverty to Mexico for the next decade. Maybe then Mexico will understand. Until then, they need to shut up. It's OUR country. We'll put up a fence if we want to.


27 posted on 09/28/2006 8:08:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (You can't defeat your enemy unless you are willing to get down in the mud with him.)
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To: Cagey

Too bad Mexico. You have already damaged relations with the US.


28 posted on 09/28/2006 8:09:14 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: TheCrusader
so there'll be lots of time to dump your riffraff into America so the big-spender Bush can use them to sure up the Social Security program that is going bankrupt under his watch.

Looks like one of the "Log Cabin" Freepers got kicked out of bed today.

29 posted on 09/28/2006 8:09:24 PM PDT by zarf
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To: Cagey

AMLO wants to destroy the wall with force if he gets power.


30 posted on 09/28/2006 8:09:30 PM PDT by Thunder90
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To: phatus maximus
Honestly, only Mexico would be upset about being told that they need to keep their own citizens in their country and if they want to come here they have to do so legally. How pathetic.

Blunt honest, sir. In Mexico's case arguments against their opinion usually have to be backed by a threat of blunt instrument or they refuse to take you seriously. They're playing American opinion against the fact of their brutalization of their own illegal invaders (many of whom don't live to return to their countries) seems to be a non-issue when Mexico's humanitarianism is compared to ours.

31 posted on 09/28/2006 8:09:44 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus (Israeli-style security for our Southern border - all 1,980 miles of it)
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To: Cagey

I don't trust the Senate to honor their word to build a fence. They will promise anything now, but after the election, expect ALL enforcement plans to be put on hold.


32 posted on 09/28/2006 8:09:46 PM PDT by NRA2BFree
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To: Cagey

Hurt relations in border communities? What? The citizens won't be targets for your drug runners and coyotes anymore? Perhaps the wall might slow down the random shooting across the border too.

Morons. Like any sane person gives a rip what Mexico thinks. Oh, did you guys settle that election yet?


33 posted on 09/28/2006 8:09:50 PM PDT by kingu (No, I don't use sarcasm tags - it confuses people.)
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To: dcam

I think the major disconnect in his comparison is that the Berlin Wall was built to keep people IN, not OUT.

Big difference.


34 posted on 09/28/2006 8:10:15 PM PDT by Timothy
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To: Cagey

Fences make good neighbors.


35 posted on 09/28/2006 8:10:25 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Democrats. French, but more cowardly.)
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To: Cagey
Who'da thought?????

I for one think the fence should also included Canada!

36 posted on 09/28/2006 8:11:06 PM PDT by Repub4bush (Tony is the Best Press Secretary Ever!!!!! (Sorry Ari, I liked you too, but you ain't Tony!))
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To: gubamyster

Ping!


37 posted on 09/28/2006 8:11:09 PM PDT by TheLion
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To: FlingWingFlyer
How 'bout we make a deal. The United States gets to ship all of OUR poverty to Mexico for the next decade.

We can start with the NOLA relocatees getting free housing and Debit Cards in Houston.

38 posted on 09/28/2006 8:11:30 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ("Critical Thinking"="I don't understand it so it must be wrong.")
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To: Cagey

Mexico opposed?

Just confirms that it is a good idea!


39 posted on 09/28/2006 8:11:33 PM PDT by Richard-SIA ("The natural progress of things is for government to gain ground and for liberty to yield" JEFFERSON)
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To: madison10

They should be lucky my proposal never made the house floor. My fence was to be electrified with a saltwater moat on both sides filled with saltwater crocodiles and landmines before and after that. Oh ya, I almost forgot the sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to thier heads.


40 posted on 09/28/2006 8:12:11 PM PDT by diverteach
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To: Pukin Dog

"Prisoners opposed to bars. More at 11."


41 posted on 09/28/2006 8:12:28 PM PDT by Zeppelin (You've been Zarqed !)
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Yeah, if Mexico doesn't want it, I guess it's a dumb idea.
42 posted on 09/28/2006 8:12:51 PM PDT by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: Cagey

We, either take Mexico, or, they take us....


43 posted on 09/28/2006 8:13:11 PM PDT by onyx eyes ( .....scientists found a seemingly-live, bacteria type, in rocks- (Discovery Science channel))
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To: Buck W.

Why, they already have a fence on their southern border and use the army to patrol it.


44 posted on 09/28/2006 8:14:27 PM PDT by art_rocks
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To: stephenjohnbanker

My thought is "WHO THE HELL CARES WHAT YOU THINK!!!!!!"


45 posted on 09/28/2006 8:15:01 PM PDT by fishbabe
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To: dcam
Hey Fox, the Berlin wall divided a single country! Our border wall would divide two separate countries!!

Not only that -- the Berlin wall was to keep people IN; the proposed wall here is to keep people OUT. There is a HUGE moral difference.

46 posted on 09/28/2006 8:15:51 PM PDT by Migraine (...diversity is great (until it happens to you)...)
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To: diverteach

Gosh,don't you think the laser beams are overkill????


47 posted on 09/28/2006 8:16:20 PM PDT by fishbabe
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To: Cagey

Okay, how about a quarter-mile deep minefield if they don't like the fence?


48 posted on 09/28/2006 8:17:31 PM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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[President Vicente Fox has rallied against the wall, calling it "shameful" and comparing it to the Berlin Wall, which divided Germany. ]

Hey Vicente, do you have a lock on the back door of your house? If so, why?

49 posted on 09/28/2006 8:18:28 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Democrats. French, but more cowardly.)
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To: Cagey

Well, I'm pissed that they don't speak the Queen's English, so I guess we're even.


50 posted on 09/28/2006 8:18:44 PM PDT by Boiler Plate (Mom always said why be difficult, when with just a little more effort you can be impossible.)
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