Skip to comments.Mexico looks to assure Americans with new immigration campaign
Posted on 03/26/2006 3:55:47 PM PST by FairOpinion
MEXICO CITY - As the U.S. Senate focuses this week on the issue of illegal immigration, Mexico has launched a campaign to convince Americans that it will do more to stop the flow of undocumented workers into the United States and prevent violence along the border.
U.S. officials have praised the Mexican overtures, which include the adoption and publishing of a new immigration policy that calls for creation of economic and housing programs that would lure Mexican workers back home and an accord to better cooperate with U.S. officials on quickly responding to border crime.
While skeptics note that some of the promises clash with Mexico's long-held positions and actions, U.S. and Mexican officials say the moves reflect a rare public commitment by Mexican authorities to accept responsibility for the root causes of illegal immigration and take steps to prevent it.
The Mexican government is working toward the same goal as the Bush administration: a guest-worker program that would regulate the undocumented immigrants already in the United States and the half-million Mexicans who cross the border illegally each year. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote Monday whether to approve such a bill and send it to the full Senate.
Many congressional Republicans instead favor legislation approved in the House in December that focuses only on tougher border enforcement. That legislation would extend border fences, speed deportations, make illegal immigration a felony and crack down on those who employ illegal immigrants and assist them.
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LESS TALK el ZORRO and more ACTION!!!
this is funny....what have they been waiting for the last 30 years? Their leaders seem to care as much (little)about their people as ours do about us...
If you beleive that one....well you know the rest.
I'm from Missouri also.
If they're so serious about helping us out, then why aren't the Mexicans asking their citizens who are in America illegally to "please come home we want you back"?
Mexico can pay me back for all the extra tax I've had to pay in Texas to pay for the bums that have left their country.
Their tourism industry generates billions a year. All that money is looted by less than 5% of the population (Elites, and politicians).
Nothing will change. You know why? They don't have to.
The Mexican government cannot be trusted.
It's ILLEGAL ALIENS!!!!If you can't trust the Mexican government to get that name right---why trust them to do anything else---corrupt bunch of idiots!
Literally? Or, as in, "Show me"? A whole bunch of us are neither ready nor willing to believe what we're being told by the folks in DC and Mexico City.
I won't trust anyone on immigration reform until the border is secure. Anyone who starts with the assumption that it can't be done, can't be trusted on immigration reform.
Secure the border, and then we'll talk.
As for Mexico, they don't open their borders to Honduran immigrants, they aren't looking to the miracle of "cheap Honduran labor" to kick start their economy, so I see no reason to listen to their prescriptions for us.
Mexico is one of the great oil producers in the world. It is a manufacturing powerhouse, and it sells most of its goods for dollars. Mexico should not be a poor country.
Its poverty is a direct result of lawlessness, a lack of clear, enforceable law, a lack of personal security, a lack of judicial clarity. Contrary to popular reasoning, poverty does not cause crime, rather crime causes poverty. The lack of legal clarity, the lack of personal security, the lack of clear property rights, makes it difficult to invest and protect your investment. Solve that, and Mexico will become a labor importer, rather than an exporter of its people.
Because they're too busy asking their citizens to "please send your MONEY back".
Even this CBS poll is showing how Americans feel:
Do You Support A Congressional Bill That Would Make Illegal Immigrants Felons?
The Mexican guv is lying thru their teeth!