Demands open borders without pretense
In a show of unbridled hubris, Mexican President Felipe Calderon told U.S. border state governors meeting in Puerto Penasco, (Rocky Point) Mexico, that immigration is an inevitable, natural phenomenon. He called upon the U.S. Congress to approve reforms that would allow more Mexicans to work legally north of the border, saying his countrymen have the right to be treated with dignity, regardless of their illegal status.
Calderon demanded that the United States respect “the right to work wherever one can make the greatest contribution.” This is pure “open borders” rhetoric. Mexico’s economy is reliant upon the remittances sent home by those working in the states. Apparently Calderon doesn’t think sovereign nations are entitled to have enforceable borders.
`Immigration is a natural phenomenon that is economically and socially inevitable,” he brashly stated at the seaside resort meeting.
The Bush administration, responding to citizen demands, recently announced plans to erect approximately 370 miles of fencing and 200 miles of vehicle barriers by the end of 2008.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, outspokenly opposed to border fencing, praised Mexico and its cooperation with its northern neighbor, ensuring votes for his reelection bid.
“The relationship has become stronger and stronger each year,” he said. “We have become more than just good neighbors. We have become great friends.” Would Schwarzenegger be as welcoming to someone violating the sanctity of his home without his permission to enter?
Since Schwarzenegger came to America legally, his lackadaisical stance on illegal immigration is curious. California is straining under the burdens of unrestrained human traffic in violation of U.S. laws.
Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano spoke about installing a “virtual fence.” This provides her with the ability to use the word “fence,” but to continue to do “virtually” nothing to secure the border.
Read the excellent NewsMax coverage: We are coming! Unspoken but implied are the words. Try to stop us.