Skip to comments.Mexico to lobby aggressively for immigration reform
Posted on 02/20/2007 9:02:14 PM PST by Kitten Festival
MEXICO CITY Mexico plans to begin an aggressive lobbying effort in the United States to secure an immigration reform agreement, the country's new ambassador in Washington said Tuesday. Mexican consulates in the United States will talk with state and federal lawmakers, business chambers, civic organizations and all actors of U.S. society who support comprehensive immigration reform, Arturo Sarukhan said.
There are few matters so important to the future of this country, Sarukhan told reporters in Mexico City before departing for Washington.
The ambassador said Mexico has a brief window to convince Washington to approve immigration reforms before campaigning begins for the 2008 U.S. presidential election.
We are going to put into place the same kind of diplomatic and lobbying effort that we did in the early 1990s when NAFTA was being decided, said Sarukhan, referring to the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Mexico wants Washington to usher in reforms to create a guest worker program, provide a legal path for millions of Mexicans living in the United States and allow for the reunification of families split by immigration laws.
President Bush supports giving Mexican migrants temporary work visas he has failed to win support in Congress.
During his six-year term, former President Vicente Fox campaigned unsuccessfully for an expansion of temporary U.S. work visas, frustrating many Mexicans.
Sarukhan said the government's lobbying effort would not overshadow its promise to speak out to protect the rights of Mexicans living in the United States, which he said forms the backbone of our diplomacy in the U.S.
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Coulda summarized the whole thing with one sentence: Open the gate and let us come in legally!! ALL of us! To heck with the consequences!!
Heck, why not just annex Mexico...
The "vacancy" sign is back on outside the Lincoln bedroom!
...why do I get the feeling these guys will be taken more seriously by our government than American voters? :(
ARTICLE..."Mexico plans to begin an aggressive lobbying effort in the United States to secure an immigration reform agreement"
They PLAN to BEGIN??
If you believe this sentence...please contact my agent in Nigeria.
It seems I have inherited a very large sum of money, which I am willing to split with a savy investor who.....
Where does a foreign government get off trying to tell us how to run our country for their benefit?
How about they concentrate on establishing a decent, prosperous government and economy in their own stinking, corrupt country first before they start trying to run our government?
I hate to break the bad news to you, but that hasn't changed. The flow slowed in the areas where there are National Guard stationed, but it is increasing, they've figgured out that they are dealing with a paper tiger. The other night three IAs got passed the BP, and a NG post, 100 yards from where they crossed undetected, two of our guys sat the IAs on the ground to wait for the BP, the NGs are prevented from telling them to sit down.
This is progress.
Smoke and mirrors isn't progress.
It's worth looking up because their hypocrisy in this is monumental.
Mexico is like Canada, you are welcome to stay if you have enough money.
I think we really need to worry about what is best for our own country. Mexico needs to take care of Mexicans.
"...why do I get the feeling these guys will be taken more seriously by our government than American voters? :( "
MARCH TO TAKE BACK AMERICA
Here's an idea. Go fix your own broken, corrupt, sh$thole country and stop sending us your misfits to take care of.
If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.
Why lobby? Mexico runs our federal government already!
This will happen under the open borders agenda of GWBush, who signed agreements with Fox behind the backs and against the wishes of American citizens. We have been sold out.
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