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Give me a freaking break.
Mexico’s foreign secretary said the country may take to the United Nations a dispute over the United States’ plans to build a fence on the Mexican border.
The Mexican government last week sent a diplomatic note to Washington, criticizing the plan for 700 miles of new fencing along the border. President-elect Felipe Calderon also denounced the plan, but said it was a bilateral issue that should not be put before the international community.
Derbez said Monday after meeting with French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy that it was a “shame” U.S. immigration policy had been used for what he claimed was a short-term political gain in the lead-up to midterm elections in the United States in November.
The U.S. Senate approved the border fence bill last month and President Bush has said he will sign it into law — despite last-minute pleas from the Mexican government for a veto.
“What should be constructed is a bridge in relations between the two countries,” Derbez said.
It’s our country and we’ll do what we want with it. I’m sick of hearing how bad of an economic situation Mexico is in, and how they need the cash flow from jobs here in America. What they need is for some politicians with cajones to fix their country rather than demanding a “bridge” to have Uncle Sam finance their corruption and poverty. Grow up.
Disclaimer: I love the latin people. Serving in Honduras I grew even closer to them, and living in San Diego I saw firsthand what the immigration issue is like. My beef is not with the workers themselves. I understand what poverty drives people to do. My beef is with the corrupt politicians and officials in their country that don’t take matters into their own hands and instead try to pass the buck and look for an easy solution to their difficult problem. We need the fence.