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Many thrilled to see their president (Vicente Fox in WA State)
YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC ^ | Thursday, May 25, 2006 | JESSICA WAMBACH

Posted on 05/25/2006 8:46:27 AM PDT by zlala

When...Mexican President Vicente Fox stepped out of a green Chevy Suburban...about 200 local immigrants remembered where they came from.

Mexico.

"I feel so emotional because it is my president," said 62-year-old Catalina Fernandez, who moved to Pasco 31 years ago. "To meet him, to see him — it gives me such pleasure."

But Fidel Marquez..."We want to say hi to the president,"

When the speakers had all taken their turns at the microphone and the audience stood to watch Fox leave, Marquez said he enjoyed Fox's comments, but was a bit alarmed to learn that factories in Mexican border towns are short 100,000 workers.

"That was a surprise for me to know that in some places there are more jobs than people who want to work," he said.

It surprised Ariana Hernandez as well.

She was 5 years old when she, her two brothers and her parents moved to Washington illegally from Veracruz to join other illegal workers picking apples in Wenatchee.

Still, the 16-year-old Wenatchee High School junior feels connected to the place she was born.

So Wednesday, she and her father, 52-year-old Valentín Hernandez, hopped on the bus to Yakima to hear what more Fox can do for the people living in Mexico before he leaves office at the end of the year.

And Hernandez said she was pleased to hear that if she chooses to return to Mexico, she will find a stronger economy and better health care and education systems.

Because when the mariachis play their brass tunes and the president promises that Mexico misses the millions of its people who now live here, it's a possibility she considers.

"I miss you, too," she said softly. Then she boarded her bus back to Wenatchee.

(Excerpt) Read more at yakima-herald.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: fox; mexico
Funny...I thought the President in this country was Pres. Bush. Period. Like him or not. Fox is just what his name says...he's a fox.
1 posted on 05/25/2006 8:46:30 AM PDT by zlala
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To: zlala
I guess they felt no need to report about the vocal protesters?
2 posted on 05/25/2006 8:48:00 AM PDT by Andy from Beaverton (I only vote Republican to stop the Democrats)
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To: zlala
"I feel so emotional because it is my president," said 62-year-old Catalina Fernandez, who moved to Pasco 31 years ago.

How about hitching a ride home with your president?

31 one years here and George W. Bush isn't YOUR president?

You could be a FReeper, Catalina. ;)

3 posted on 05/25/2006 8:48:13 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (What would Thomas Pynchon do?)
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To: zlala
she will find a stronger economy and better health care and education systems.

And Santa comes every day...
4 posted on 05/25/2006 8:48:25 AM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: zlala
"I feel so emotional because it is my president," said 62-year-old Catalina Fernandez, who moved to Pasco 31 years ago. "To meet him, to see him — it gives me such pleasure."

Then go home so you can see more of him

5 posted on 05/25/2006 8:49:31 AM PDT by Mo1 (DEMOCRATS: A CULTURE OF TREASON)
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To: zlala

Attended by illegal aliens but no ICE agents.


6 posted on 05/25/2006 8:49:58 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: zlala
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7 posted on 05/25/2006 8:51:31 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: zlala
I feel so emotional because it is my president," said 62-year-old Catalina Fernandez, who moved to Pasco 31 years ago. "To meet him, to see him — it gives me such pleasure."

He's not your President anymore because YOU NO LONGER LIVE IN MEXICO, IDIOT!

Do us all a favor - pack your damned bags and go back home to Mexico.
8 posted on 05/25/2006 8:51:37 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Support American sovereignty - boycott employers of illegal aliens)
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To: zlala

If they're so thrilled to see him, why don't they go home with him?


9 posted on 05/25/2006 8:52:19 AM PDT by LIConFem (A fronte praecipitium, a tergo lupi.)
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To: zlala
Hispanic Group: Fox Should Spend Time in Office Fixing Mexico, not Meddling in US Immigration Policy
10 posted on 05/25/2006 8:52:38 AM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Don't fall for the soft bigotry of assuming all Hispanics are pro-amnesty. www.dontspeakforme.org)
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To: Andy from Beaverton
I guess they felt no need to report about the vocal protesters?

I'm working on making that post. I was just shocked (silly me) by this headline & article.

11 posted on 05/25/2006 8:55:01 AM PDT by zlala ("History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." -Dwight D. Eisenhower)
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To: zlala

When a foreign can lecture us on OUR immigration laws, it's allthe justificaton we need to sut it ALL off for 8 years. Extension option of Congress. Inform ALL Nations to come to binding treaty agreements with the U.S. Most would have little problem with doing this. It's likely covered in diplomatic treaty already. And some nations don't want their brainpower moving out of country anyway.


12 posted on 05/25/2006 8:56:34 AM PDT by Waco
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To: zlala

We look at America and see a homogenous nation. Fox looks at America and he sees 10 per cent of his country and growing everyday.


13 posted on 05/25/2006 8:57:14 AM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: Mo1

My exact thought before I even scrolled down to read the posts! Perhaps a fund can be started to buy airline tickets to send Catalina and the rest of the 'immigrants' that miss Fox back to Mexico permanently.

I think Glenn Beck did something similar last yr for Alec Baldwin and a few other wack-a-do's that were expressing interest in moving to Europe after Presidnet Bushes reelection...


14 posted on 05/25/2006 8:58:39 AM PDT by BigTom85 (Proud Gun Owner and Member of NRA)
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To: Darkwolf377
31 one years here and George W. Bush isn't YOUR president?

Sssh! She's still assimilating.

15 posted on 05/25/2006 8:59:14 AM PDT by blaquebyrd (American sovereignty is worth more than cheap lettuce)
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To: zlala

If they'd go home, they'd see him more often. I suggest they return to "their" president forthwith.


16 posted on 05/25/2006 8:59:15 AM PDT by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: zlala

I wonder how many of the guys have wives back in Mexico.....too....


17 posted on 05/25/2006 8:59:35 AM PDT by goodnesswins ( "the left can only take power through deception." (and it seems Hillary & Company are the masters)
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To: blaquebyrd
Sssh! She's still assimilating.

How insensitive of me.

I guess I didn't read her comments carefully enough; I was too busy responding to a post accusing me of being a Bushbot and pro-illegal immigration.

I wish this lady would drop by and we could both discuss her status, so as we discussed how much I support illegals, I could slip into the next room and call INS. ;)

18 posted on 05/25/2006 9:02:14 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (What would Thomas Pynchon do?)
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To: zlala

Here in Washington, we call Pasco "El Pasco" for a reason.


19 posted on 05/25/2006 9:05:17 AM PDT by nightdriver
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To: zlala

"I feel so emotional because it is my president,"

Then go home!!!!


20 posted on 05/25/2006 9:07:26 AM PDT by imskylark
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To: zlala

Still, the 16-year-old Wenatchee High School junior feels connected to the place she was born.



Good. Go home.


21 posted on 05/25/2006 9:07:49 AM PDT by trubluolyguy (When Ted Kennedy and HRC support you Mr. President, it's time for some soul searching)
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To: zlala

Maybe Fox is preparing for '08!


22 posted on 05/25/2006 9:07:58 AM PDT by Fruitbat
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To: zlala

"And Hernandez said she was pleased to hear that if she chooses to return to Mexico, she will find a stronger economy and better health care and education systems. "

I wonder why. /sarc


23 posted on 05/25/2006 9:08:23 AM PDT by imskylark
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To: Darkwolf377
How about hitching a ride home with your president?

Yep. Then you can see your presidenti every day!

24 posted on 05/25/2006 9:13:14 AM PDT by b4its2late (If it's treason, there's no doubt a democrat is standing behind it.)
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To: zlala
re: "I feel so emotional because it is my president," said 62-year-old Catalina Fernandez, who moved to Pasco 31 years ago. "To meet him, to see him — it gives me such pleasure.")))

Speechless bump.

25 posted on 05/25/2006 9:15:09 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Darkwolf377

Presidente Coyote!


26 posted on 05/25/2006 9:23:33 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Terroristas-beyond your expectations!)
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To: All; zlala
When the speakers had all taken their turns at the microphone and the audience stood to watch Fox leave, Marquez said he enjoyed Fox's comments, but was a bit alarmed to learn that factories in Mexican border towns are short 100,000 workers.

Import Americans after all it is work that Mexicans won't do, but Americans will.

27 posted on 05/25/2006 9:35:58 AM PDT by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: Libertina; Bobsvainbabblings; moneypenny; Kaylee Frye; Clintonfatigued; wallcrawlr; Lucky2; ...

Say WA? Evergreen State ping

FReepmail sionnsar if you want on or off this ping list.

Ping sionnsar if you see a Washington state related thread.

28 posted on 05/25/2006 9:36:08 AM PDT by sionnsar (†trad-anglican.faithweb.com† | Iran Azadi | SONY: 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0urs)
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To: zlala
" . . .it is my president," said 62-year-old Catalina Fernandez, who moved to Pasco 31 years ago.

If there is anyone out there who disagreed when I said they are not coming here to become Americans . . . now do you believe me?

29 posted on 05/25/2006 9:37:26 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: zlala

Mr. Fox is an elected President of a republic with whom the U.S. does not have hostile relations [1]; it would be discourteous unreasonably not to address him with his proper title.

I was thinking, however, many of these Mexicans would never get a chance to see President Fox in Mexico, D.F.

[1] Strained relations, but not troops on the border shooting at each other yet.


30 posted on 05/25/2006 9:49:27 AM PDT by GAB-1955 (being dragged, kicking and screaming, into the Kingdom of Heaven....)
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To: zlala

Would Teddy Roosevelt have put up with this humiliation?


31 posted on 05/25/2006 10:24:37 AM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Americans need to remember Osama's "strong horse" -"weak horse" analogy. Let's stop acting weak.)
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To: zlala
Victor Castro owns 40 acres in Tonasket, Wash., near the Canadian border. He leases another 40 and grows apples, pears and cherries, but says he has trouble finding people to buy his apples locally and believes he could sell them to Mexico.

I just don't buy this.

32 posted on 05/25/2006 5:02:36 PM PDT by MarMema
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To: BenLurkin

31 years is a long time.


33 posted on 05/25/2006 5:03:23 PM PDT by MarMema
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To: MarMema
I just don't buy this.

I didn't either, it didn't ring true to me.

34 posted on 05/25/2006 8:07:14 PM PDT by zlala ("History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." -Dwight D. Eisenhower)
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To: Hodar

ping


35 posted on 05/25/2006 8:07:58 PM PDT by zlala ("History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." -Dwight D. Eisenhower)
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To: Finalapproach29er
Would Teddy Roosevelt have put up with this humiliation?

No, but apparently George W. Bush feels that a way to show his manliness is to let the tinhorn oppressor from a pathetic disaster area of a country run around in this country and puff up his chest and act like a conquering hero. Guess being upstaged and hectored by this guy is just a butt kicking little Boy Blue is willing to take.

In addition to the weakling U.S. Senate bowing to his demands. Maybe Fox threatened to take away their lipstick so they'd have to be on television without it. Oh The Horror.

Gotta hand it to Fox. He knows girly men when he sees them, and how to hold them down.

Pretty funny. In Mexico, they all get the symbolism. Right now, they're looking at each other with those knowing grins....these gringos are Butt Boys who can be had.

One thing about Mexico and Mexicans. They won't let an opportunity like that walk by them.

36 posted on 05/25/2006 8:19:30 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: zlala
Yeah, these criminal invaders are JUST like all those 19th century era immigrants who came here to work hard and live the American dream. I mean, Irish-Americans still wave the Irish flag, right?

Likewise, our friendly undocumented guest workers still refer to Vicente Fox as "our President" even if they haven't lived in his country for decades. I'm sure you'll find lots of Irish Americans who proclaim "I"m soooo excited to see Mary McAleese, she is MY president." For example, ummmm, eh... well... ah... nevermind.

37 posted on 05/25/2006 11:49:28 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Judy Baar is Too-pinka! Vote Stufflebeam!)
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To: zlala
Many thrilled to see their president (Vicente Fox in WA State)

I bet anytime the Mexicans see their President out of the country, that they do indeed thank God!

38 posted on 05/25/2006 11:51:21 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: zlala
"I feel so emotional because it is my president," said 62-year-old Catalina Fernandez, who moved to Pasco 31 years ago

This guy's really a slow learner.

39 posted on 05/25/2006 11:53:01 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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