Mexican President Criticizes U.S. Border Wall
Mexico's president on Wednesday criticized the U.S. decision to complete a wall along the border and use drones to increase security, calling it "disgraceful and shameful."
"This situation we're seeing, a disgraceful and shameful moment where walls are being built, security systems are being reinforced, and human and labor rights are being violated more and more, won't protect the economy of the United States," President Vicente Fox said.
"It would be hard to know what would happen to the economy of the United States if it wasn't for the enormous contribution, the productivity, the quality of work of our countrymen in that country," Fox added.
Of all the things that are "disgraceful" and "shameful" about our immigration situation, the border wall and increased security is not one of them.
What's disgraceful is that the president of Mexico can still hold his head up when it's clear that there is a mass exodus of his citizens to a better country. That condidtions in his own country are so bad that his main job seems to be encouraging illegal migration. Mexican citizens are voting with their feet, obviously they don't think too highly of Mexico and by extension, you Mr. Fox.
What's shameful is that our president allows a foreign government to encourage the invasion of our country, the violation of our laws and then claim that it's neccessary for our economic viability. President Bush should rebuke Fox's statements that our society is dependent on illegal labor. The point should be made that Mexico's economy is dependent on illegal labor as their second largest source of (documented) income is remittance from America. I say "documented" because they make quite a bit off of narcotics as well.