Via Associated Press and King5.com:
Mexico said Friday it will try to persuade President Bush not to sign a bill that would extend a wall along the border in an effort to stop illegal immigrants.
Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez strongly criticized the legislation to build a 700-mile border fence, which the Senate approved Friday and sent to Bush to sign.
Derbez said Mexico will send a letter to the U.S. government strongly condemning the measure. Asked by a reporter if the government would try to "dissuade" Bush from signing the bill into law, he replied, "Without a doubt."
Derbez's remarks came a day after his office issued a statement saying the border fence would harm relations between Mexico and the United States. The Foreign Relations Department said that only comprehensive immigration reform would stop millions of Mexicans from sneaking across the border into the U.S.
There's Bush's favorite phrase again. "Comprehensive immigration reform." Whenever the word "comprehensive" is used ... what they mean is 'amnesty and open borders'.
Why does Mexico believe they can meddle in U.S. Security decisions?
The answer to that is ... because they've been successful! George Bush has spent the last six years pandering his North American Union and open borders dream with Canada and Mexico and you can bet this Senate vote violates many secret handshake agreements between the three countries.
A border fence simply doesn't fit in with the plan for open borders, and sleazy Vincente Fox is not happy at all to have something like this endanger his connections to the trillion dollar drug business.
My gut feeling is that he doesn't have much to worry about, and he probably knows it. Even if Bush does sign this bill, it's totally meaningless until the fence is actually built. I'll believe it when I see it.
Two years from now, the 2008 election debate will not be whether to sign these bills, but rather why construction is not completed.
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