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Mexico looks to assure Americans with new immigration campaign
Charlotte Observer ^ | March 26, 2006 | HUGH DELLIOS

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at charlotte.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 109th; illegalimmigration; mexico
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I hope Mexico isn't just doing something "to convince Americans" but will actually work on creating a better economic climate in Mexico and stop encouraging illegal immmigration to the US.
1 posted on 03/26/2006 3:55:49 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ..


I'm From Missouri (Show Me) Ping!

2 posted on 03/26/2006 3:57:13 PM PST by HiJinx (~ www.proudpatriots.org ~ Serving Those Who Serve Us ~ Operation Easter/Passover ~)
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To: FairOpinion

Or not...


3 posted on 03/26/2006 3:58:19 PM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: HiJinx

LESS TALK el ZORRO and more ACTION!!!


4 posted on 03/26/2006 3:58:21 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: FairOpinion

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...


5 posted on 03/26/2006 3:59:09 PM PST by rolling_stone (Question Authority!)
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To: FairOpinion

If you beleive that one....well you know the rest.


6 posted on 03/26/2006 4:00:10 PM PST by stopem (Call any co you deal with and insist they not let any illegal work on or near your property, we did!)
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To: FairOpinion
We have to speak out loud and clear that there is another side to the story - by the people who can actually vote in this country. The Senate Judiciary Committee will meet on Tuesday (I think) to make a mockery of their constituents' desires and of the Sensenbrenner bill waiting for them.

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7 posted on 03/26/2006 4:01:51 PM PST by Serenissima Venezia (U.S. a 3rd world soon: not educating enough scientists/engineers and being invaded by illegals)
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To: HiJinx

I'm from Missouri also.


8 posted on 03/26/2006 4:04:05 PM PST by Lobbyist (I want my American dream!)
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To: FairOpinion

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"?


9 posted on 03/26/2006 4:04:48 PM PST by afz400
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To: FairOpinion

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.


10 posted on 03/26/2006 4:05:24 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Jack Bauer: "By the time I'm finished with you you're going to wish you felt this good again".)
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To: FairOpinion
Mexico sits on an ocean of oil with more yet to be discovered.

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.

11 posted on 03/26/2006 4:05:41 PM PST by spectre
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To: FairOpinion

12 posted on 03/26/2006 4:06:20 PM PST by Ladycalif (She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain. -- Louisa May Alcott)
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To: FairOpinion

The Mexican government cannot be trusted.


13 posted on 03/26/2006 4:06:23 PM PST by Lobbyist (I want my American dream!)
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To: FairOpinion

undocumented workers

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!


14 posted on 03/26/2006 4:07:19 PM PST by Isabelle
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To: Lobbyist
I'm from Missouri also.

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.

15 posted on 03/26/2006 4:07:37 PM PST by HiJinx (~ www.proudpatriots.org ~ Serving Those Who Serve Us ~ Operation Easter/Passover ~)
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To: FairOpinion

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.


16 posted on 03/26/2006 4:08:22 PM PST by marron
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To: afz400
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"?

Because they're too busy asking their citizens to "please send your MONEY back".

17 posted on 03/26/2006 4:08:30 PM PST by just deserts
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To: FairOpinion

Even this CBS poll is showing how Americans feel:

Do You Support A Congressional Bill That Would Make Illegal Immigrants Felons?

Yes 69%
No 31%

http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_084102644.html


18 posted on 03/26/2006 4:08:34 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: FairOpinion

The Mexican guv is lying thru their teeth!


19 posted on 03/26/2006 4:09:22 PM PST by rrrod
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To: HiJinx

Literally


20 posted on 03/26/2006 4:09:30 PM PST by Lobbyist (I want my American dream!)
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To: Lobbyist

Glad to have ya' aboard!

I'm in Arizona, just beyond spittin' distance from the International Border.


21 posted on 03/26/2006 4:10:31 PM PST by HiJinx (~ www.proudpatriots.org ~ Serving Those Who Serve Us ~ Operation Easter/Passover ~)
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To: afz400
"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."

Quaestion is how real this is.

22 posted on 03/26/2006 4:10:40 PM PST by FairOpinion (Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: Ladycalif
Please have pity on those of us stuck in 56K dialup HELL and either post small, linked thumbnails or just links.

Thanks!

23 posted on 03/26/2006 4:11:59 PM PST by upchuck (Wikipedia.com - the most unbelievable web site in the world.)
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To: FairOpinion

Someone ping the traitor lobby that thinks this open borders is a great idea. 500,000 insurgents wanting "their land back" and we have people on a conservative web-site actively championing a third world kleptocracy over America. We want Dane to explain why he supports these marchers.


24 posted on 03/26/2006 4:12:28 PM PST by junta (It's Jihad stupid! Liberals, Jihadis and the Mexican elite all deserving of "preemption.")
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To: FairOpinion

It's a cover story for Bush to cite as "proof" Mexico maybe will do something sometime in the future adverse to its financial interests as interpreted by its ruling Blanco elite. And if you suggest this you will be labeled as "uncivil."


just a guess...


25 posted on 03/26/2006 4:14:20 PM PST by Shermy
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To: HiJinx
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.

AMEN!

26 posted on 03/26/2006 4:14:25 PM PST by upchuck (Wikipedia.com - the most unbelievable web site in the world.)
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To: FairOpinion

And why should we believe the Mexican government about anything?


27 posted on 03/26/2006 4:15:41 PM PST by Americanexpat (A strong democracy through citizen oversight.)
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To: FairOpinion
Mexico can just send oil for 10 years or so, and then we'll reconsider their intentions.
28 posted on 03/26/2006 4:16:18 PM PST by Paladin2 (If the political indictment's from Fitz, the jury always acquits.)
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To: junta
"we have people on a conservative web-site actively championing a third world kleptocracy over America"

This bears repeating. Doesn't give me much hope either.

29 posted on 03/26/2006 4:18:15 PM PST by just deserts
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To: FairOpinion
It'll never happen
....too little real $$$$ goin' to the peons and with the Illegals' remittances comin' in from USA (see: "a Gringo Safty Valve" :^)
there's no real social reason / pressure to change
....and too much $$$$ in graft in high places in Mexico City.
30 posted on 03/26/2006 4:18:18 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: FairOpinion

If the mexicans wanna tell US something, next time someone please tell them to "SPEAK ENGLISH"!~}


31 posted on 03/26/2006 4:18:20 PM PST by funkywbr
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To: FairOpinion

Wouldn't Mexico's economy improve if its govt. stopped being so anti-foreigner? Here's a potentially astonishing related thread which details how FLAGRANTLY anti-gringo Mexico's immigration laws are compared to our own:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1602610/posts

Can you believe it? Why doesn't the media cover this information (yet)? That would set the race-baiters still in their tracks! Couldn't we stop the amnesty juggernaut if we figured out how to expose how racist MEXICO's own immigration laws are, maybe through a massive letters to the editor campaign and calls to talk show hosts and our politicians?


32 posted on 03/26/2006 4:20:52 PM PST by Shuttle Shucker
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To: junta

Ping to GWB!


33 posted on 03/26/2006 4:23:08 PM PST by Fawn (Need advice on speeding ticket.....)
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To: TomGuy
Even this CBS poll is showing how Americans feel:
Do You Support A Congressional Bill That Would Make Illegal Immigrants Felons?

That Would Make The Illegal's Immigrants Employers Felons?

(MUCHO) BETTER. :^/

34 posted on 03/26/2006 4:25:15 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: junta
"web-site actively championing a third world kleptocracy over America

URL of that website please.Thanks.

35 posted on 03/26/2006 4:31:25 PM PST by stopem (Call any co you deal with and insist they not let any illegal work on or near your property, we did!)
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To: FairOpinion
"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."

Hate to sound cynical, but consider the source. A former Mexican Consulate is one of the main agitators involved in the recent parades extolling the virtues of criminal immigrants.

They're just creating PR spin to try and keep HB 4437 from passing the Senate. They know that it will cut-off two of their biggest income streams: illegal narcotics and illegal aliens sending money back home.

36 posted on 03/26/2006 4:33:10 PM PST by CowboyJay (Rough Riders! Tancredo '08)
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To: FairOpinion
I'll try and read the article again when I stop laughing.
37 posted on 03/26/2006 4:34:44 PM PST by Uncle Vlad
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To: FairOpinion

You're dreaming, the spanish that run Mexico will never let any mexicsn have anything or attain a position of prominance.


38 posted on 03/26/2006 4:40:28 PM PST by dalereed
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To: marron
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.

I won't trust anyone on immigration reform until I see Illegal Mexicans being deported back to Mexico in mass.

39 posted on 03/26/2006 4:45:07 PM PST by jerry639
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To: Lobbyist
The Mexican government cannot be trusted.

That is probably the understatement of the year!!

40 posted on 03/26/2006 4:46:40 PM PST by Tammy8 (Build a Real Border Fence, and enforce Immigration Laws!!!)
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To: FairOpinion
"...undocumented workers..."

God, I hate that expression. W uses it too. I'd like to be a fly on the wall when Rummy and Dick discuss the topic.

41 posted on 03/26/2006 4:56:52 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: FairOpinion
Mexico looks to assure Americans with new immigration campaign"

What are they going to do, print their how to pamphlet in English for illegal entry into the US?
42 posted on 03/26/2006 5:11:55 PM PST by Ursus arctos horribilis
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To: skinkinthegrass
"That Would Make The Illegal's Immigrants Employers Felons?"

The simple solution that noone seems to want to talk about - Punishing the American traitors who jeopardize our National Security for Cash.
43 posted on 03/26/2006 5:14:43 PM PST by RS ("I took the drugs because I liked them and I found excuses to take them, so I'm not weaseling.")
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To: spectre
Mexico sits on an ocean of oil with more yet to be discovered.

There's an important difference between Mexico and the US. If oil is discovered in my back yard, I'll be rich. If oil is discovered behind a Mexican's house, he gets nothing. The government owns the oil and doesn't have to pay the householder a cent.

With incentives like that, who would even want to have oil discovered near them?

44 posted on 03/26/2006 5:36:26 PM PST by JoeFromSidney (My book is out. Read excerpts at www.thejusticecooperative.com)
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To: FairOpinion
Mexico looks to assure invade Americans with new immigration campaign

There. I fixed the title.
45 posted on 03/26/2006 5:40:44 PM PST by djf (Young man! Take your pill! There are geezers in Miami without Viagra!)
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To: RS
the Illegal Immigrant's Employer a Felon?"...The simple solution that none seems to want to talk about....

Yup...maybe this HB (if fully funded w / teeth) might address the problem on our side of the border...
Of course; the best solution is (and most painful) is prompt economic / social reforms in Mexico City....or there'll be a (sooner, not if later) violent / bloody revolution in Mexico.

46 posted on 03/26/2006 5:41:56 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: FairOpinion

I wonder if the new immigration campaign includes rallies of thousands of illegals waving mexican flags and demanding "their civil rights?"--or maybe informing the American public of plans by some of their esteemed citizens to assasinate border patrol?


47 posted on 03/26/2006 5:42:01 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Lobbyist
"The Mexican government cannot be trusted."

Neither can ours!

48 posted on 03/26/2006 5:53:22 PM PST by B4Ranch (Immigration Control and Border Security -The jobs George W. Bush doesn't want to do.)
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To: Ladycalif

How does waving Mexican flags reassure anyone? If they ditched them and took up American ones, then maybe these protesters would have a point.


49 posted on 03/26/2006 6:27:00 PM PST by Frank T
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To: FairOpinion
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.

Enough of your lies.

50 posted on 03/26/2006 6:29:38 PM PST by who knows what evil? (New England...the Sodom and Gomorrah of the 21st Century, and they're proud of it!)
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