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11 Countries Plan to Lobby 'Against U.S. Immigration Law'
AP ^ | Feb. 14, 2006 | SERGIO DE LEON

Posted on 02/14/2006 9:58:04 AM PST by VU4G10

Latin American foreign ministers have decided to increase their lobbying efforts against a U.S. immigration law that would build a wall on the Mexico-U.S. border.

BY SERGIO DE LEON
Associated Press

Latin American diplomats teamed up Monday to lobby Washington against a tough immigration plan that would include a large wall along the Mexico-U.S. border to keep out illegal immigrants.

Foreign ministers from 11 Latin American countries gathered in the seaside resort city of Cartagena, where they decided to send a scouting mission to Washington next week to identify key U.S. lawmakers on the immigration debate, Salvadoran Foreign Minister Francisco Lainez announced.

The region will urge those lawmakers in coming weeks to change or defeat altogether a bill making its way through the U.S. Congress that would make it harder for undocumented immigrants to get jobs and would authorize construction of a fence along parts of the 2,000-mile Mexico-U.S. border.

Carolina Barco, Colombia's foreign minister, said immigrants' contribution to U.S. development ``has been fundamental . . . but due to Sept. 11, the pendulum seems to have shifted in the opposite direction and migration is looked upon with a distrusting eye.''

''The point we have made with clarity is that [the border wall] doesn't seem to us to be the solution,'' said Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez.

The countries meeting in Cartagena -- Mexico, Central American nations, Colombia, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic -- met in January in Mexico City to discuss the same issue, demanding the United States to implement guest-worker programs and legalize undocumented migrants. At that meeting, they also condemned proposals for tougher border enforcement.

The U.S. House of Representatives already approved the bill in December, and the Senate will consider a version of the law next month.

Authorities estimate there are about 11 million undocumented migrants in the United States, the majority of them coming from Latin America -- mostly Mexico, but also countries as far away as Colombia and Ecuador.

These workers have come to play an important part in Latin American economies, sending billions of dollars home to their families each year.

Separately, Mexican lawmakers announced Sunday they were sending a congressional delegation to Washington this week to push for a migration accord and lobby against the border wall.

The foreign ministers plan to meet again in March, Barco said.

The one-day meeting was being held in Cartagena's Convention Center, just a few yards away from elaborate, thick walls that encircle Cartagena's old town. The walls, thicker than the length of a car and topped by cannons, were built in the 16th century to protect this Caribbean port city from marauding pirates and other foreign intruders.



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; borders; illegal; immigrantlist; immigration; invasion; nationalsecurity
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1 posted on 02/14/2006 9:58:07 AM PST by VU4G10
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To: VU4G10

I suggest that we tell them to go pound sand, someplace.


2 posted on 02/14/2006 9:59:51 AM PST by ANGGAPO (LayteGulfBeachClub)
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To: VU4G10; HiJinx; gubamyster


U.S. Constitution Article 4 Section 4:

"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government,

and shall protect each of them against Invasion;"


Invasion: \In*va"sion\, n. [L. invasio: cf. F. invasion. See Invade.] [1913 Webster]

1. The act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass.


3 posted on 02/14/2006 10:00:15 AM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: VU4G10

What makes it any of their GD business?


4 posted on 02/14/2006 10:01:00 AM PST by Constitution Day (Anger is an energy)
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To: ANGGAPO
I suggest that we tell them to go pound sand, someplace.

Ditto that !!!

5 posted on 02/14/2006 10:01:26 AM PST by Dustbunny (Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans)
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To: VU4G10; Owl_Eagle; Sam's Army; Lazamataz; Darksheare; pissant; Dashing Dasher; najida; ...

Build the Wall/Deport all Illegals, PING!!!!


6 posted on 02/14/2006 10:01:42 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: VU4G10

What immigration law? The one we're not enforcing?


7 posted on 02/14/2006 10:01:43 AM PST by LIConFem (A fronte praecipitium, a tergo lupi.)
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To: VU4G10

Yeah but those 11 countries arent the US so they can go to hell.


8 posted on 02/14/2006 10:02:12 AM PST by MARKUSPRIME
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To: VU4G10
lobbying efforts against a U.S. immigration law
Since when do foreign nations have any business lobbying our Congress?
9 posted on 02/14/2006 10:02:19 AM PST by GrandEagle
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To: VU4G10

Latin American diplomats teamed up Monday to lobby Washington against a tough immigration plan that would include a large wall along the Mexico-U.S. border to keep out illegal immigrants.



File this in the same file titled SHOCKED! That the stories about gays molesting kids are in.


10 posted on 02/14/2006 10:02:28 AM PST by trubluolyguy (Where did they get those ref's, the WWE?)
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To: TXBSAFH

I'll bet!


12 posted on 02/14/2006 10:03:38 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: VU4G10

Oh, I think perhaps we should adopt the same "enforcement" that these same ministers enforce in their own countries.


13 posted on 02/14/2006 10:04:01 AM PST by saveliberty ( :-) I am a Snowflake and Bushbot.)
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To: VU4G10

11 countries that do not need our foreign aid.


14 posted on 02/14/2006 10:06:03 AM PST by afnamvet
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To: VU4G10

Remember the Alamo. General Santayana - wherever he is - is no doubt laughing gleefully as his modern-day compatriots slowly take possession of the Southwest.


15 posted on 02/14/2006 10:08:58 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Travis McGee

Actually Alberto Gonzales, you have the responsibility to the citizens of the USA to make sure the USA is not over run with illegal immigrants. A job that you are not doing at all well.


16 posted on 02/14/2006 10:09:09 AM PST by Dustbunny (Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans)
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To: trubluolyguy
Latin American diplomats teamed up Monday with the Bush administration to lobby Washington against a tough immigration plan that would include a large wall along the Mexico-U.S. border to keep out illegal immigrants.

They left out a piece...
17 posted on 02/14/2006 10:09:14 AM PST by GrandEagle
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To: Jack Hammer
go visit!
18 posted on 02/14/2006 10:10:53 AM PST by VU4G10 (Have You Forgotten?)
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To: GrandEagle

Yep....I wonder if they flew in or jumped the border on foot?


19 posted on 02/14/2006 10:10:58 AM PST by trubluolyguy (Where did they get those ref's, the WWE?)
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To: VU4G10
''The point we have made with clarity is that [the border wall] doesn't seem to us to be the solution,'' said Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez.

Honestly, I can't make this stuff up. It is too freaking funny! What would be the solution then Senor Derbez? Apparently you don;t mind your countrymen working like slaves while the elite with the help of the Mexican military smuggles tons of drugs across the border? You are a disgrace. Good day sir. I said Good day!
20 posted on 02/14/2006 10:12:24 AM PST by steel_resolve
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To: VU4G10

They object to "a fence".

a fence...


These political OLIGARCHIES of south america are worried they will have people suddenly turn on them instead of fleeing to the USA. They are just doing what castro did with the mariel boat lift only slower.


21 posted on 02/14/2006 10:14:23 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: GrandEagle

I guarantee you that our leaders in Washington will to these Latin American foreign ministers before they listen to the American people.

The folks down south of the border have far more say in what goes on in this country than we do.


22 posted on 02/14/2006 10:16:49 AM PST by Carbonsteel
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To: GrandEagle

I guarantee you that our leaders in Washington will to these Latin American foreign ministers before they listen to the American people.

The folks down south of the border have far more say in what goes on in this country than we do.


23 posted on 02/14/2006 10:17:12 AM PST by Carbonsteel
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To: afnamvet

Colombia is our best friend in Latin America, with a conservative president who has always supported Bush (and been supported by him in turn). If this were just Mexico and the Central American countries, that would be one thing, but with Colombia it's a different story.


24 posted on 02/14/2006 10:19:23 AM PST by King of Florida (A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.)
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To: Carbonsteel
The folks down south of the border have far more say in what goes on in this country than we do.
Agreed - that is why we need to keep replacing them until they do listen to us.
Unfortunately that will never happen.
25 posted on 02/14/2006 10:19:34 AM PST by GrandEagle
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To: Jack Hammer

General Santa Anna


26 posted on 02/14/2006 10:23:07 AM PST by Calico Cat (tagline!)
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To: GrandEagle

Since the Chinese paved the way to power in DC with their vast buckets of cash.

Now, every tird world country that wants something just follows their lead, including Jihadis.


27 posted on 02/14/2006 10:25:09 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com ("If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth!")
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To: Calico Cat

Whoops! Thanks for the correction.


28 posted on 02/14/2006 10:32:14 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: VU4G10
That should pretty much nail down the wimps who claim that our border problems are not serious enough to make serious changes.

The countries who are engaged in active invasion by their hordes and drugs are complaining about our putting a stop to it!!

29 posted on 02/14/2006 10:35:50 AM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: VU4G10

BTTT


30 posted on 02/14/2006 10:35:56 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Deport ALL criminal invaders ~ Bump!


31 posted on 02/14/2006 10:37:31 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Woodstock

Latin America: The Lady Doth Protest Too Much!


34 posted on 02/14/2006 10:48:43 AM PST by Woodstock
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To: VU4G10
I'm for a wall , a high tech wall and fencing combo. We need it . We will need it more in the future too. Start now , don't dilly-dally. And I hope they don't forget the ground penetrating radar sensors to detect tunneling attempts.
35 posted on 02/14/2006 11:05:20 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick
Protect our borders and coastlines from all foreign invaders!

Support our Minutemen Patriots!

Be Ever Vigilant!


36 posted on 02/14/2006 11:10:34 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: VU4G10

If they think that then can intimdate us into silence and then steal our country, then they are crazy. US citizens will retaliate with all means possible since the federal government won't do it.


37 posted on 02/14/2006 11:14:10 AM PST by Buffettfan
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To: VU4G10
Latin American foreign ministers

Latin America? Oh ya, that's those countries on the wrong side of our southern wall. Let them suck rocks

Build the wall. Put a minefield on the outside of it. Put automated machine guns about every 100 yds or so. Leave the bodies to rot in the sun as a sign to other trespassers

38 posted on 02/14/2006 11:33:30 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: All
YOU GUYS GOT TO SEE THIS!!

Mexican Government Joins U.S. Revolutionaries

 

 

 

 

http://www.americanpatrol.com/WMV/060213-Dobbs-ReconScumRIV_56K.wmv

39 posted on 02/14/2006 12:22:14 PM PST by VU4G10 (Have You Forgotten?)
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To: VU4G10
demanding the United States to implement guest-worker programs and legalize undocumented migrants.

I'm beyond words... too disgusted.

This is just wrong on SOOOOOOO many levels, I'm sorry...

"Demand" they "legalize" these people? WHY, when college-educated people from... *ahem*... say, Australia, have to jump through interminable hoops? What makes them so darned entitled?
40 posted on 02/14/2006 1:01:08 PM PST by FriendDownUnder
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To: ANGGAPO
I suggest that we tell them to go pound sand, someplace.

I'm sure "We" will. I'm not so sure that our elected crooks will though. Blackbird.

41 posted on 02/14/2006 2:59:57 PM PST by BlackbirdSST (Diapers, like Politicians, need regular changing for the same reason!)
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To: LIConFem

we have immigration laws????


42 posted on 02/14/2006 3:13:15 PM PST by Stellar Dendrite (There's nothing "Mainstream" about the Orwellian Media!!!)
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To: VU4G10

Hey, LATAM - Kiss my North American A@@!


43 posted on 02/14/2006 3:15:18 PM PST by roaddog727 (P=3/8 A. or, P=plenty...............)
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To: VU4G10
OK, don't build a wall. Build a tough electric fence with razor wire in front and rear with small leg buster mines underneath. First make sure that all US employers of illegals are fined or jailed for breaking existing laws. That will stop the invasion. The find and deport all those law-breakers still in the country.

Any questions? As a final convincing argument and a massive signal to Latin America, send the Marines to Venezuela and eliminate the commies leading that country.

44 posted on 02/14/2006 3:15:32 PM PST by Paulus Invictus
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To: VU4G10

What immigration law?
The one that American politicians refuse to enforce?


45 posted on 02/14/2006 3:25:45 PM PST by Pelham ("Borders? We don' need no stinking borders!")
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To: longtermmemmory

Slower? I don't have the figures for the boat lift so you may be right about the speed factor. Immigration officials estimate 3 MILLION illegals enter this country every year and they are only able to apprehend 1/3 or about 1 million of the illegals entering. Might be a slower method, but the numbers are scary to say the least.


47 posted on 02/14/2006 3:49:05 PM PST by Tammy8 (Build a Real Border Fence, and enforce Immigration Laws!!!)
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To: King of Florida

If Colombia's President is such a conservative he should be more understanding of the situation, especially with Colombia's drug war history. Mexico is the new Colombia, many of the Colombian drug lords went to Mexico when the heat was on them. The government of Mexico has lost control of the country, the drug lords and Mexican "mafia" gangs are now in charge.


48 posted on 02/14/2006 3:54:11 PM PST by Tammy8 (Build a Real Border Fence, and enforce Immigration Laws!!!)
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To: Tammy8

I was thinking how fast castro was able to empty his prisons via the use of a rifle end.

South american countries must print maps and make signs, and hire lobbyists....


49 posted on 02/14/2006 7:47:37 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: Stellar Dendrite
Theoretically, yes.
50 posted on 02/15/2006 3:00:02 AM PST by LIConFem (A fronte praecipitium, a tergo lupi.)
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