Mexico Retaliates for Border Wall Plan
By MARK STEVENSON
Associated Press Writer
Dec 20 3:23 PM US/Eastern
MEXICO CITY - The Mexican government, angered by a U.S. proposal to extend a wall along the border to keep out migrants, has struck back with radio ads urging Mexican workers to denounce rights violations in the United States. Facing a growing tide of anti-immigrant sentiment north of the border, the Mexican government is also hiring an American public relations firm to improve its image.
Take note how Mark describes it as Anti-immigrant, not Anti-ILLEGAL-immigrant sentiment. There's nothing like that nice, liberal PR firm approach to every problem. When that doesn't work, they will move on to the liberal courts and lawyers. Anything to keep out the actual voting citizens of the US.
It's hard to underestimate the ill-feeling the proposal has generated in Mexico, where editorial pages are dominated by cartoons of Uncle Sam putting up walls bearing anti-Mexican messages.
Uh... The ill feeling is coming from the editorial pages, spewing the same crap you are writing here Mark. I can understand why they would feel bad about the end of the chuck wagon. Maybe this is a call to fix the Mexican government, not the US government.
Many Mexicans, especially those who have spent time working in the U.S., feel the proposal is a slap in the face to those who work hard and contribute to the U.S. economy.Actually, the proposal is a well deserved, long overdue kick in the posterior. Hopefully the kick will bear enough friction breaking force, to eject their illegal carcasses out of our prisons and medical facilities.
Fernando Robledo, 42, of the western state of Zacatecas, says the proposals could stem migration and disrupt families by breaking cross- border ties.Bring out the scissors. I know one sure way of keeping those families together. Send them back to Mexico. Let them petition Vincente Fox to fix his own government and his own economy.
"When people heard this, it worried everybody, because this will affect everybody in some way, and their families," Robledo said. "They were incredulous. How could they do this, propose something like this?"Good fences mean good neighbors.
Robledo, whose son and mother are U.S. citizens, predicted the measure "would unleash conflict within the United States" as small businesses fail for lack of workers.Let them fail. Prosecute those businessmen. They are depending on lawbreakers to round out their books. The liberals always whine about minimum wage. End the labor surplus and wages will rise.
He said many Mexicans felt betrayed by the anti-immigrant sentiment.Once again, Mark tries to alias the term anti-immigrant into an argument over ILLEGAL immigration.
"We learned to believe in the United States. We have a binational life," he said of Zacatecas, a state that has been sending migrants north for more than a century. "It isn't just a feeling of rejection. It's against what we see as part of our life, our culture, our territory."Let illegals squat long enough, and they start declaring your home as their territory. Mark presents the proof above.
The government is scrambling to fight on two fronts. On Monday, it announced it had hired Allyn & Company, a Dallas-based public relations company to help improve Mexico's image and stem the immigration backlash.
ILLEGAL immigration backlash. If we pull the drill out and perforate their skulls enough, maybe the point will sink in.
Jose Luis Soberanes, head of the government's National Human Rights Commission, suggested Mexico go further.Yes. You just read that correctly. Jose Luis Soberanes is issuing a declaration of War on us.
"I would expect more energetic reactions from our authorities," Soberanes told local media. "It's preferable to have a more demanding government, more confrontation with the United States."
"Had a labor accident in the United State? You have rights ... Call," reads the ad, sponsored by Mexico's Foreign Relations Department, which has helped migrants bring compensation suits in the United States.
What did I say about fighting that war in the liberal court system, short circuiting our Constitution and voting process?
The sense of dread connected with the measures is hardly restricted to Mexico. Immigrant advocacy and aid groups in the United States are worried about provisions of the House bill that upgrade unlawful presence in the United States from a civil offense to a felony.It is a felony. It is a violation of federal law to be here illegally.
Mexicans are outraged by the proposed measures, especially the extension of the border wall, which many liken to the Berlin Wall. Some are urging their government to fight it fiercely.
"Our president should oppose that wall and make them stop it, at all costs," said Martin Vazquez, 26, at the Mexico City airport as he returned from his job as a hotel worker in Las Vegas. "More than just insulting, it's terrible."
There it is once again. A call for a declaration of war against us, for enforcing our law.