Mexican Presidente Vicente Fox was in the United States again last week. And he had a very successful time of it.
Fox visited several states, spoke to business and political leaders, and to Mexican colonist communities. And by a fortunate coincidence (for Fox that is) while he was visiting, the U.S. Senate approved S. 2611, which made Vicente VERY happy.
Fox's first destination was Utah, a state with laws that openly encourage illegal immigration. Not only is Utah the home of invasion-promoters like Orrin Hatch and Chris Cannon, but Utah also offers illegal aliens in-state tuition. If you're a lowly American citizen from Arizona, and you migrate to Utah, you'd have to pay out of state tuition. But if you illegally migrate there from Mexico, you can enjoy in-state tuition. What a deal!
Utah also has a special driver's license, called a 'driving privilege card' specifically designed for illegal aliens! [Utah's Embrace: No Documents, No Problem Michael Riley, Denver Post, April 2nd, 2006]
Joe Guzzardi has reported how the previous Utah governor traveled to Mexico and promised Fox that Utah would share the same school calendar and curriculum with Mexico! [Chris Cannon and the Betrayal of Utah]
Naturally, Fox was happy to visit Utah and tell folks to keep up the good work!
On May 23rd, Fox spoke in Spanish, in Utah's 'Great Hall' to members of the Mexican colonist community. He said that
'It is not with walls that this situation is remedied, it is not with fences that the problem is resolved, but in shaking hands and working together, with bridges of understanding and collaboration.' [Fox in U.S. says walls won't fix problem, by Brock Vergaris, AP, May 23rd, 2006] ('No es con muros como se remediará la situación; no es con vallas como se resolverá el problema, sino dándonos la mano y trabajando juntos, con puentes de entendimiento y de colaboración.' [Palabras del Presidente Vicente Fox Quesada durante la reunión con la Comunidad Mexicana, que tuvo lugar en el Utah Cultural Celebration Center, en esta ciudad.])
TRANSLATION: Open borders for Mexicans entering the U.S.
Fox was very appreciative of Utah's approach to illegal immigration, stating that it was a good example to the rest of the U.S.
Also speaking at the Great Hall Fox-Fest was a local Gringo Collaborator, Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. The state's highest law enforcement official delivered, with tears in his eyes, a gushing eulogy to Fox, Mexico in general, and Mexican immigrants in Utah, of whom he said "we need them."
For years, Shurtleff has supported amnesty, opposed English-only legislation and has been known to break Utah's Official English law by speaking in an official capacity in Spanish. [Shurtleff and Latinos Share a 'Pretend' Meeting, March 10, 200, By Frank Curreri, The Salt Lake Tribune]
Vicente Fox is so pleased with Shurtleff that he is planning to award the Utah Attorney General with the 'Aguila Azteca', Mexico's highest award for foreigners. [VDARE.COM NOTE: Order of the Aztec Eagle, a very different bird from the American one.] [Pedira Fox Condecorar a Procurador de Utah Por su Apoyo a Migrantes, Hector Alvarez Fernandez Notimex, May 24th, 2006]
If you would like to congratulate Attorney General Shurtleff for receiving the Orden de Aguila Azteca medal, and for his labors on behalf of a foreign government while serving as Utah Attorney General, you can email him right here.
ON July 24th, Fox gave a speech to at the Utah State Capitol to over 100 lawmakers and leaders in special session, where he had the unmitigated gall to claim that Mexico doesn't promote illegal immigration and that (U.S.) immigration is a shared responsibility.
So what does the Fox administration want? It wants
"the establishment of a new system that regulates the movement of people across our borders in a manner which is legal, safe and orderly." [Legal, segura y ordenada.]
That's Fox/Bush speak for open borders. By the way, the leaders of Utah gave Fox a standing ovation. [Mex. Pres. Construct Bridges of Understanding, by Julie Espinosa, Salt Lake Tribune]
With Utah and its future in such trustworthy hands, it was time to fly north, to apple country. Fox's next stop was Washington State, where governor Chris Gregoire, [send her mail] had insisted Fox visit the eastern part of the state, with its thousands of Mexicans , including illegal aliens. Fox was glad to comply. [Fox: U.S. Can't Fix Immigration Alone, by Shannon Diminny, ABC News, May 24th, 2006]
While Fox was in Washington, Oregon governor Ted Kulongoski [send him mail] flew there to pay homage to Fox. The two had a meeting at the Yakima air field. Kulongoski spoke of the importance of migrants for Oregon's economy, and joined with Fox in attacking American racism. Oregon's governor said
'Our state and the nation of Mexico have a long-standing relationship,…I wanted to come here to convey a message to (Fox) that we want to develop trade with Mexico, develop more air flights from Oregon to Mexico using Mexicana Airlines, and to talk about immigration.' [Kulongoski, Fox affirm policies for migrants, by Thelma Guerrero, Statesman Journal (Salem, Oregon) May 25th, 2006]
It seems to me that Governor Kulongoski is on shaky ground, constitutionally speaking, when he says things like this.
The U.S. Constitution states in Article I, Section 10:
'No State shall, without the consent of Congress….enter into any agreement or compact …with a foreign power…'
Yet today we have various state governors carrying on their own foreign policy dealings with Mexico.
The federal government would actually be within its rights to reprimand these governors. But then, our federal government doesn't pay much heed to the Constitution either, certainly not that part about protecting the states from invasion (Article IV, Section 4). In fact, Collaborator-in-Chief George W. Bush encourages the Mexican invasion of our territory.
In Seattle, Fox visited a clinic where he located a sick Mexican named "Diana" and offered to take her back to Mexico and have her treated there.
What a grand humanitarian gesture! An even bigger gesture would to offering to pay for Mexican illegal aliens who avail themselves of medical care at the expense of the U.S. taxpayer. But that wasn't on the agenda. [Descarta Fox Parar programas socials por comicios, by Jose Luis Ruiz, El Universal May 25th, 2006]
While flying from Seattle to Sacramento, Fox received some really great news.
He was informed that S. 2611 had passed the Senate. This bill provides an amnesty for illegal aliens, increases immigration to even higher levels, and requires that no border fences be constructed without consulting with the Mexican government first!
Naturally, Fox was ecstatic. I think his being in the U.S. made this victory even sweeter. He called the day of the bill's passage 'an historic day' (no doubt about that!), and said that 'It gives me enormous pleasure for the millions of 'paisanos' (fellow Mexicans) who worked hard for this to happen…'
Fox follows U.S. politics, so he knows the immigration surrender must still be approved by the U.S. House of Representatives. Of that he said 'certainly we must work harder' ['ciertamente nos obliga a trabajar más duro y con mucho más entusiasmo'] so that the House of Representatives will approve the amnesty. [ Dia histórica, califica Fox por aprobación de reforma, By Jose Luis Ruiz, El Universal, May25th, 2006]
Upon arrival in California, Fox was practically on his home turf. Armed with his victory in the U.S. Senate, the Presidente spoke to the California Legislature. The next day, May 26th, he met with two key LA allies. One was Man-of-the-Cloth Invasion Booster Cardinal Roger Mahony, who confuses lawlessness with charity. Mahony spoke to the media in Spanish after his meeting with Fox.
The other ally: was Antonio Villaraigosa, the unrepentant Mechista Mayor of Los Angeles. [Mexican president wraps up U.S. trip with visits to LA leaders, by Peter Prengaman, AP May 26th, 2006]
That, in a nutshell, was the triumphant Tour de Fox of his northern territories.
I suspect it must actually be a psychological letdown for the presidente to be back in Mexico, where Fox is treated with much less deference than in the United States.
In the U.S. Henhouse, Fox was treated like a conquering hero. He was wined and dined, lionized and celebrated, and carefully kept isolated from protestors and hostile questions from the media.
The U.S. has become Vicente Fox Land, and he's getting what he wants from us.
Why? Because our own leaders want the same thing Vicente Fox wants—open borders!
American citizen Allan Wall (email him) resides in Mexico, with a legal permit issued him by the Mexican government. Allan recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq with the Texas Army National Guard. His VDARE.COM articles are archived here; his FRONTPAGEMAG.COM articles are archived here his "Dispatches from Iraq" are archived here his website is here.