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From: Dave Martin [e-mail him]
Illinois and Chicago will be celebrating the "2nd Annual Mexican Skyline Tribute", beginning September 12 and lasting for six days. This is "in honor" of Mexican Independence Day. [VDARE.COM note: Great timing…the day after 9/11 and lasting for nearly a week!]
Treasonous Lt. Governor Pat Quinn enthusiastically promotes the festivity by comparing it to St. Patrick`s Day and Breast Cancer Awareness Day! And Quinn appeared on Univision Radio to talk it up. [Contact Quinn here, see Chicago-Mexico website for other similar events here and contact its office here. Read more about Univision Radio Chicago here.]
According to organizers, prominent Chicago buildings like the Sears Tower and the Wrigley Building will be "bathed in red, white and green."
All this is to laud Mexican independence. But I see no signs that Mexico is independent from anything…most especially the U.S.
Mexico receives almost $20 billion in remittances annually from their relatives who reside stateside.
According to the Inter-American Development Bank, six states will send more than $1 billion each—including Illinois, California, New York, Florida, Texas and New Jersey.
U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Tony Garza announced on April 22, 2005 that the Environmental Protection Agency will send $57 million dollars to Mexico for various projects
Garza also introduced Training, Internships, Exchanges and Scholarships, T.I.E.S., a program with an initial funding of $50 million to bring Mexican nationals to the U.S. to study at our universities.
Again I ask, where is the evidence of Mexican independence?
If Mexico were truly self-sufficient, it wouldn`t need so much financial assistance just to stay afloat.
Mexico, an oil-rich nation that has virtually no environmental barriers on drilling, should have a booming economy. But alas the oil money never finds it way south to the poor Mexican states that need it most.
Martin is a truck driver and a member of the Illinois Minutemen.