Protect and Defend

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Mexico may take fence dispute to U.N.

Associated Press Mon, Oct 9, 4:59 PM ET

Mexico's foreign secretary said Monday the country may take a dispute over U.S. plans to build a fence on the Mexican border to the United Nations.
Luis Ernesto Derbez told reporters in Paris, his first stop on a European tour, that a legal investigation was under way to determine whether Mexico has a case.
The Mexican government last week sent a diplomatic note to Washington criticizing the plan for 700 miles of new fencing along the border. President-elect Felipe Calderon also denounced the plan, but said it was a bilateral issue that should not be put before the international community.
Derbez said Monday after meeting with French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy that it was a "shame" U.S. immigration policy had been used for what he claimed was a short-term political gain in the lead-up to midterm elections in the U.S. in November.
He said he discussed the issue with Douste-Blazy, and planned to bring it up in meetings with his Spanish and Italian counterparts during visits to Madrid and Rome. He vowed to work on the case until the "very last day" of President Vicente Fox's term, which ends Dec. 1.
The U.S. Senate approved the border fence bill last month and President Bush has said he will sign it into law — despite last-minute pleas from the Mexican government for a veto.
"What should be constructed is a bridge in relations between the two countries," Derbez said.

So Mexico wants France, Spain, Italy and the U.N to dictate American domestic policy? How about this instead, Derbez should go back to Mexico, and find work and jobs in that country so the Mexican people don’t have to look for work in the US. How about instead of taking a European vacation on the Mexican dime to complain about US domestic policy, that Derbez use that government money and put it into social services in Mexico like education, infrastructure, and fighting the Mexican drug cartels? How about Derbez fix his country rather that getting upset that the US wants to fix theirs?


Blogger Bobkatt said...

Yes it can be done. A 560 mile long border fence with electronic sensors and ultraviolet cameras is to be built in 5-6 years and expected to cost $12 million. This isn't the U.S. though, it's Saudi Arabia trying to protect its border from terrorist coming in from Iraq. Just shows it can be done if you have a lot of oil money, run a country and oh yea, have the will to do it.

Wed Oct 11, 05:02:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

I cant imagine it only costs $12 million. Where did they get the labor for that?

Wed Oct 11, 10:08:00 PM  
Blogger Bobkatt said...

Sorry, it's billion with a B.

Thu Oct 12, 04:36:00 AM  

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