On Feb. 8th, 2007, the Mexican congressmen joined with representatives from Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua, and several Democratic congressional representatives, in a Capitol Hill press conference, calling for a moratorium on deportation of illegal aliens.
According to this article :
"The foreign delegates …pledged to work with their U.S. counterparts to fix the immigration system, which they said has led to a "family crisis" in Mexico and a staggering loss of life along the border. They also promised to help improve security, which they said was of paramount importance, especially after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks."[ Mexican and U.S. Lawmakers Call for Deportation Moratorium Feb. 8th, 2007 Dallas News.com]Oh, so they're going to "fix" our immigration system, are they? By "fixing" it though, they mean keeping the border as wide open as possible.
One member of the Mexican Congress in the delegation, Jose Edmundo Ramirez, shed some crocodile tears over the fact that
"About 550 Mexicans are dying (each year) in their effort to cross the border — 1.5 each day, an alarming number."
So tell them not to cross!
Then Ramirez brought up a topic I have written about :
"In addition, (Ramirez) said that 'one Mexican per minute is leaving his family' to go the United States, which disintegrates families and leads to other problems such as alcoholism and drug addiction."
So your solution is, of course, more emigration !
The leader of the Mexican congressional delegation was Jose Jacques, who lived about 30 years in the United States, and even started running for office in Mexico while living in the United States, made his ultimate goal clear:
"(Jose Jacques)….said that the immigration crisis is a human problem that begs a human solution and that the U.S., Mexico and other nations should work together to become 'one America on one continent.'
But some in Congress spoke out against it. Tom Tancredo, the article reports, criticized both the Mexican meddling and the participation of some congressional members of the Black and Hispanic Caucuses:
"What is discouraging is the apparent willingness of those two groups to put other countries' interest above our own."
If Mexican congressmen can get away with this in our Congress, how about sending Tom Tancredo and Virgil Goode to the Mexican Congress to negotiate the privatization of PEMEX ?