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Laura Bush confident in Mexico-U.S. immigration agreement
The News - Mexico City ^ | 9/26/02 | N/A

Posted on 09/26/2002 9:00:02 AM PDT by Tancredo Fan

Laura Bush confident in Mexico-U.S. immigration agreement

EFE - 9/26/2002

U.S. First Lady Laura Bush said she was convinced an immigration agreement could be reached between Mexico and the United States, because their leaders want it.

Mrs. Bush, who participated in the 11th Conference of the Wives of Heads of State and Government in Mexico City on Wednesday, said, "I do see a solution to this problem."

In statements to the Mexican press made in Washington and published Wednesday in Reforma daily, Laura Bush explained she and her husband had lived in Texas for many years and have a special sensitivity for the problems of the U.S. Hispanic community.

"There are so many stories about immigrants and the children of immigrants in the United States. Our whole country is made up of immigrants who were able to overcome poverty and obtain good jobs. There are many examples in my husband's administration," the first lady noted.

Mrs. Bush acknowledged that the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks had set back the agenda between Mexico and the United States, but insisted that Presidents Bush and Fox "are going to meet again to try to revitalize and refocus the issue of immigration."

The first lady said she felt "a special bond with Mexico" and recalled the couple had spent their honeymoon in Mexico City and the Caribbean resort of Cozumel. The first lady is expected to focus on childhood poverty as she participates in this summit.


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How sad. I don't recall having voted for this person.
1 posted on 09/26/2002 9:00:02 AM PDT by Tancredo Fan
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2 posted on 09/26/2002 9:01:05 AM PDT by Tancredo Fan
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To: Tancredo Fan
Our whole country is made up of immigrants

I am so sick of hearing this false rationalization. We are a country made up of LEGAL immigrants, not ILLEGALS.

There are many examples in my husband's administration," the first lady noted.

I doubt if there are many illegals working in the Bush administration. If true, they should be deported.

3 posted on 09/26/2002 9:03:54 AM PDT by gubamyster
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To: Tancredo Fan
With all due respect to Mrs. Bush, I wish she'd show a little more concern for the US Citizens who are directly affected by the invasion from the south. In certain places along the border, people are basicly prisoners within their own homes at night. Why don't the President or Laura realize some of the negative aspects of illegal immigration? Why don't they ask the Mexican government to stop it? Why do we not stop it?

I have not seen this President or any other even acknowledge the negative impacts illegal alliens make on this nation.

4 posted on 09/26/2002 9:06:34 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: gubamyster; Tancredo Fan; Cacique; rmlew; firebrand; Dutchy; StarFan; nutmeg; RaceBannon; Coleus
There *are* NO more good jobs in the US. We've exported them all. There is no work for millions of unskilled, uneducated people that our *own* unemployed can't do. Why are they shoving this agenda down our throats? MOST Americans are AGAINST 245(i). Why do they keep shoving it down our throats????? Aren't my taxes high enough already?????
5 posted on 09/26/2002 9:08:11 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Tancredo Fan
"...because their leaders want it."

Sadly, she is right. It matters not a bit, what we want. "

6 posted on 09/26/2002 9:10:57 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com
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To: gubamyster
I'm sick of it too...I am not an immigrant--I was born here.
There has never been, in our history, a mass immigration of foreigners that did not result in poverty, disease, increased crime, unemployment and the ruination of urban areas. Times have changed. We need to take a more realistic look at mass immigration, especially of the illegal sort.
We're all paying for it, and "cheap labor" isn't worth it.
7 posted on 09/26/2002 9:11:14 AM PDT by two23
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8 posted on 09/26/2002 9:12:06 AM PDT by madfly
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9 posted on 09/26/2002 9:12:43 AM PDT by madfly
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To: Black Agnes
I doesn't matter what you or I want. What matters is what the lobbyists who write fat checks to our "representatives" and what they want. The sad fact is that every congressman in Washington has to raise something like $10,000 a day in order to be considered a "viable candidate". Senators have to raise more, something like $20,000 to $30,000 a day.

So now you know the reason, and now you know why there is nothing "we the people" can do about it. Our government is totally and completely controlled by corrupt big money interests.

America - it was a nice idea while it lasted.
10 posted on 09/26/2002 9:13:19 AM PDT by Billy_bob_bob
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To: DoughtyOne
I'd like everyone to remember that Vicente Fox delivered an ultimatum on Sept. 8th at Pres. Bush's first State Dinner, that he wanted an immigration plan by the end of the year.

Then, 9/11 happened, and Bush realized that he couldn't push for the open borders that Fox wanted.

When will everyone realize that the problem with our Southern border is the incredible number of illegals - how they swarm over the border every night. I happen to think that Bush hasn't addressed the problem yet, and I continue to fear that some terrorist will come across the border, whether it is the Mexican or Canadian.

I wish that Laura and Pres. Bush realized that we don't want more illegals and that we want all those we are already here sent home. I'd like it if all immigration - legal and illegal were stopped for a year, so that the INS can catch up with who is here, and who has overstayed, and send the latter home.

As someone who sees their area being overtaken by recent arrivals from Mexico, I'm tired of having to speak Spanish just to get a stinking burger in McD's. And I live in No. VA. It's insane. We have to close our borders. NOW!
11 posted on 09/26/2002 9:15:32 AM PDT by TruthNtegrity
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To: Tancredo Fan
I've got your "immigration agreement", Laura. The Mexicans can stay on their side of the border, and we will stay on our side.
12 posted on 09/26/2002 9:17:23 AM PDT by FreeTally
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com
Yup. The leaders want it. The peasants can drop dead...as long as they keep paying taxes to support the leaders bad ideas...and treason...
13 posted on 09/26/2002 9:17:30 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: two23
This "nation of immigrants" baloney is just that. The vast majority of Americans are not immigrants. They were born here.

From Craig Nelsen:

The inference that "We are a nation of immigrants and, therefore, we must not limit immigration" is a classic example of CIRCULAR ARGUMENT.

What it says is this: Because we are a nation of immigrants, we have to allow for massive immigration which, in turn, makes us a nation of immigrants. Hence its circularity.

Circular arguments are invalid in the logical sense by virtue of HOW they are structured and not WHAT do they mean. They lead to a faulty (and, therefore, useless) reasoning in which the thesis (the very thing which is to be proved) is used as a premise in its proof.

The "nation of immigrants" drivel is rather idiotic and totally false. I don't know why people keep repeating it.

14 posted on 09/26/2002 9:18:43 AM PDT by Tancredo Fan
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To: gubamyster
We are a country made up of LEGAL immigrants, not ILLEGALS.

Speak for yourself but I'm not an immigrant. I'm one of the native born Americans and my parents and grandparents were also. We the native born are still a slight majority.

15 posted on 09/26/2002 9:20:13 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: TruthNtegrity
This is what law abiding American citizens, living along the borders have to deal with. Unfortunatly, those in Washington are well insulated from it.

http://www.washtimes.com/national/20020925-82886690.htm
16 posted on 09/26/2002 9:20:53 AM PDT by two23
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To: Tancredo Fan
EVERY nation is a nation of immigrants. It just depends on where you draw the 'here before' line. England is a nation of Immigrants, France is a nation of Immigrants, Saudi is a nation of immigrants...EVERY nation is a nation of immigrants.
18 posted on 09/26/2002 9:21:46 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: DoughtyOne
Laura Bush needs to come up with a plan then on how and who is going to pay for massive third world immigration. Why does Bush call himself an "education president" and insist that taxpayers should cough up billions more for education because it's so important and then turns around and imports tens of millions of people from Mexico and Guatemala with at best a 3rd grade foreign education, no reading skills, no language skills.
19 posted on 09/26/2002 9:23:28 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: Tancredo Fan
" The first lady said she felt "a special bond with Mexico" and recalled the couple had spent their honeymoon in Mexico City and the Caribbean resort of Cozumel. The first lady is expected to focus on childhood poverty as she participates in this summit. "

WOW!...a honeymoon and now she knows the problems of mexico.

God i get tired of her and other first Ladies ( and ladies is with a smirk , Hill)

There part is not her its to hold dinners and keep there kids out of trouble......those two responsibilities are damn hard as we review the lsat few years

20 posted on 09/26/2002 9:24:29 AM PDT by Kakaze
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To: FITZ
Because they're 'Compassionate Conservatives'. With my money to boot...
21 posted on 09/26/2002 9:24:40 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: TruthNtegrity
Vicente Fox delivered an ultimatum

Fox has unprecedented control over a US president. You have to wonder why he is calling all the shots here.

22 posted on 09/26/2002 9:24:42 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: Tancredo Fan
Mrs. Bush,

Ask your husband to read his Oath of Office again!

I think it is disgusting that the Democrat and the Republican politicians are catering to illegal alien, our illegal voters. These people should not even be in our borders. The current situation has us paying for their medical care, housing, and education. How can anyone suggest that we are fighting the war on terrorism when our borders are wide open? How can Americans believe that our political or justice system is functioning as intended when illegals are being catered to instead of arrested and removed from our country?

Just a side note. Did you know that illegal aliens that are captured by the Border Patrol are not "officially" deported. They are photographed, fingerprinted and returned to the border. Only after being captured 10 to 15 times are they brought before a judge and "officially " deported. What other criminal can commit a crime 10 to 15 times and be released rather than charged and sentenced? Where is the fear of committing a crime that you and I have. We would be arrested, charged and tried immediately. I think this allows for the influx of a culture into America that is based on deceit and lack of respect for our laws.

How can we expect a safer country to be formed under these circumstances?

23 posted on 09/26/2002 9:25:17 AM PDT by B4Ranch
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To: Black Agnes
BS- Want to enter this country. DO IT LEGALLY.

Sneak across, and you deserve to be Shot!
24 posted on 09/26/2002 9:25:48 AM PDT by Area51
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To: DoughtyOne
In statements to the Mexican press made in Washington and published Wednesday in Reforma daily, Laura Bush explained she and her husband had lived in Texas for many years and have a special sensitivity for the problems of the U.S. Hispanic community.

How sly. Remember soon after the election, when Laura Bush went on TV and said she supported Roe vs Wade? Now she goes to Mexico City and talks about the special sensitivity she and her husband feel for the US Hispanic community.

I guess those of us who believe it's only immigration if it's legal must be having an impact...GWB has to try to appease his Mexican buddies with soothing words from his wife.

25 posted on 09/26/2002 9:26:10 AM PDT by grania
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To: Black Agnes
Lady Agnes of Dunbar, what shall we do?

Personally, I have shrugged. I don't create wealth anymore because I refuse to pay the taxes and subsidize my own destruction. Most can not or will not do that.
26 posted on 09/26/2002 9:26:48 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com
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To: Area51
I was proving their argument 'we're a nation of immigrants' to be the bovine excrement it is. Every nation is, at some point, a natin of immigrants. That's no excuse to allow unfettered and continued immigration to harm those already there. I'm tired of paying more taxes. There's almost 8% unemployment in my area already. We can't give jobs to the people already HERE. Why do we need immigration? So we can have lower wages and more unemployed people?
27 posted on 09/26/2002 9:28:53 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com
I have shrugged also. It's like being in quicksand...the more you struggle, the faster you're sucked under. The more you make, the faster it's taxed away and used to ultimately harm you...*sigh*.
28 posted on 09/26/2002 9:29:58 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Tancredo Fan
The borders need to be lined with mines not water towers and safety beacon lights. You want in here, do it legally.
29 posted on 09/26/2002 9:32:00 AM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: Kakaze
" The first lady said she felt "a special bond with Mexico" and recalled the couple had spent their honeymoon in Mexico City and the Caribbean resort of Cozumel.

Just because she went to Mexico on her honeymoon doesn't mean the rest of us deserve to be screwed.

30 posted on 09/26/2002 9:33:03 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Tancredo Fan
I am so disappointed that the highest majority of Americans want a visable solution to the flow of illegals, but our leaders are not listening. In fact, the closer to elections, the more they seem to pander.
31 posted on 09/26/2002 9:33:18 AM PDT by two23
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To: Black Agnes
Cheer up Aggie, after a while there will be no one left in Mexico and we can take it over. :)

If you've got another twenty years to wait.
32 posted on 09/26/2002 9:33:30 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com
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To: Tancredo Fan
DEPORT ILLEGALS...WELCOME LEGALS...
33 posted on 09/26/2002 9:34:38 AM PDT by Bill Davis FR
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To: Black Agnes
You are correct. The Garden of Eden was not a "nation of immigrants". Everywhere else since has been.
34 posted on 09/26/2002 9:35:41 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Tancredo Fan
I love Mexico, I love Mexicans in general. I have lived there, I expect to live there again.

That has nothing to do with immigration policy.

Immigration policy must serve the interests of the citizens. It should never be a tool for managing wage rates, or managing voting patterns, or managing the ethnic mix.

Immigration rates must be set at a figure which can be easily assimilated. I would suggest the current rates are about 10 times that figure, if you include both legal and illegal entries. Which you must do.

Immigration should be limited to family members of citizens, and a few specialists. Thats it.

I would suggest a several year moratorium on immigration, except by exception.

I support Tancredo, and I am calling for immediate National Guard patrols along the border, particularly the rural areas where #1 illegals are dying and #2 Mexican soldiers are crossing and firing on Border Patrol agents.
35 posted on 09/26/2002 9:40:17 AM PDT by marron
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To: two23
Just look at the new antibiotic-resistant strain of TB that is being brought north from Mexico. These people, largely HIV carriers, cannot finish a course of government-supplied antibiotics to effectively kill the bacteria.
36 posted on 09/26/2002 9:40:29 AM PDT by reagent
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To: Tancredo Fan
I gotta defend the 1st lady here. She responded to a question asked of her at what can only be described as a ladies auxilliary meeting in Mexico.

She answered in a neutral and non-controversial way so as not to create a political problem.

Essentially said nothing.

Had she said something on either side of this issue, your concerns would be valid as to a non elected person making policy.

37 posted on 09/26/2002 9:41:15 AM PDT by Cold Heat
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To: Tancredo Fan
I like Laura Bush. I am happy that she has brought, for the frst time in the past 10 years, some class and dignity to the White House as First Lady.

But on this particular subject, I am done with discussing it. I am not going to compromise. I will shout at the top of my lungs that immigration has to slow, and illegal immigration has to stop.

This country is going to hell in a handbasket because of uncontrolled immigration and massive illegal immigration. Soon enough, it will be time for us to take this country back. If we cannot do it with our legal representatives, then we will have to do it ourselves. We had better all be ready to do it ourselves, because I see very little hope on the horizon that our representatives have the stomach for it.
38 posted on 09/26/2002 9:42:31 AM PDT by spodefly
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To: TruthNtegrity
I'm tired of having to speak Spanish just to get a stinking burger in McD's. And I live in No. VA.

It's nice to know that other people in this area have the same gripes. At first I didn't have a problem with it (came here in '99), but now I need to get the hell out of here! There are places I don't patronize any more because of the communication and cultural differences.

39 posted on 09/26/2002 9:43:24 AM PDT by reagent
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To: reagent
My neighborhood (in NE NJ) has gone completely to hell in the past 3-4 years. If communication problems in McD's were all we had I'd still be fine. The latest batch of illegals pee on the sidewalk in broad open daylight & if you say something you're labeled racist!
40 posted on 09/26/2002 9:45:14 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes
I do think that's a bit racist, though. You should be more open-minded about Urinating-Americans.
41 posted on 09/26/2002 9:49:29 AM PDT by reagent
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To: reagent
I was living in FL when the haitians were washing up on the beach in my town...talk about health hazard...no immunizations AT all...and resturant owners were putting them to work in the kitchens....
42 posted on 09/26/2002 9:51:27 AM PDT by two23
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To: reagent
Oh I'm sure. Especially when they pull their business out in front of G-d and everyone to take a whiz. Gosh, what was I thinking. The smell of urine baking on a sidewalk in the sun is just wonderful...
43 posted on 09/26/2002 9:51:39 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Tancredo Fan
Our whole country is made up of immigrants who were able to overcome poverty and obtain good jobs.

So, these people (the Bushes) are unable to distinguish between immigrants and invaders?

44 posted on 09/26/2002 9:52:06 AM PDT by Barnacle
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To: two23
MMMM, fries with a side order of Hepatitis...
45 posted on 09/26/2002 9:52:32 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: TruthNtegrity
Make that freeze for five years and I'm in full agreement. For five years we can do intensive background checks on middle eastern immigrants. When those are all cleared up, we can start to get back to normal at our airports. We can remove cameras in public places and our nation can get on with life as it should be.
46 posted on 09/26/2002 9:53:44 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne
Somehow I don't think that's part of the 'agenda'.
47 posted on 09/26/2002 10:01:49 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: reagent
I was in a Wendy's where the Hispanic workers were really "getting-off" by jabbering away in a foreign language. I could tell that other people in line were also offended by this "In your face" antic.

I'll go to a Mexican restaurant if I want that atmosphere, but not Wendy's.

48 posted on 09/26/2002 10:04:02 AM PDT by Barnacle
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To: DoughtyOne
Until Americans stop hiring the illegals and using them in their sweat shops and fields, we will continually have this problem.

Americans are as much a part of the problem, perhaps more so because we are so very hypocritical about it. On the one hand we want cheap labor and no responsibility to the labor force and on the other we don't want the very people who give us the cheap labor. If Americans were willing to work for less than minimum wage and follow the crops or work in the sweat shops for less than minimum wages, we might see a change. Though I doubt it.

Others see America as the land of opportunity with streets of gold - the media and the entertainment industry have done a good job of promoting it. So of course you are going to have people coming into the States in anyway that they can to snatch a part of that dream - legally or illegally.
49 posted on 09/26/2002 10:17:50 AM PDT by dixie sass
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To: Tancredo Fan
Great, now the first lady is even encouraging the illegals.

Think she'd let them live on the White House lawn or squat on their ranch in Crawford?

50 posted on 09/26/2002 10:20:44 AM PDT by Bikers4Bush
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