Mexico upset over the Fence

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico pleaded with President Bush on Monday to veto a Senate proposal to build a fence to keep illegal immigrants out, saying it could backfire by making the border less secure.

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly backed a bill on Friday to put up about 700 miles of fence, a project Republicans hope will impress voters calling for tougher immigration control ahead of November 7 congressional elections.

“The Mexican government strongly opposes the building of walls in the border area between Mexico and the United States,” President Vicente Fox’s spokesman Ruben Aguilar told reporters.

“This decision hurts bilateral relations, goes against the spirit of cooperation needed to guarantee security on the common border, creates a climate of tension in border communities,” he said.

Fox is likely more concerned about the loss of revenue since remittances from illegals provide 10 -15 Billion annually to the Mexican Economy.   

Bush had hoped for broad immigration legislation that would create a guest-worker program, which would match workers with jobs Americans are unwilling to do. But House Republicans had pushed for greater emphasis on sealing the porous frontier.

Border Security is the Necessary first step in dealing with the illegal immigration and associated problems.  Any other measure enacted by congress would be absolutely meaningless unless we establish control of our border. 

Mexicans are livid about the fence plan, which is seen as a slap in the face to efforts during Fox’s near-completed six-year term to come to an agreement with Washington on immigration.

President-elect Felipe Calderon, who takes office December 1, also has lambasted the fence plan and the issue promises to prickle his relationship with Washington from the outset.

Hundreds of Latin Americans, mostly Mexicans, die each year crossing perilous rivers and deserts separating the two countries, and tougher control has increased fatalities.

“Partial measures focused exclusively on security ignore reality and represent … a political answer rather than a viable solution to this problem,” Aguilar said.

The real solution to the immigration problem rests in Mexico not the U.S.  When the Mexican Economy is capable of supporting its population, the problem will cease to exist. To do that Mexico needs to install policies that allow its citizens to capitalize on the vast natural resources that Mexico is blessed with and build individual wealth.  Of course that would mean moving away from the quasi socialized economy that has done nothing but create a class system with virtually no chance of upward mobility.

Some other illegal immigration posts from the CAII:

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