El Presidente Calderon doesn't like the border fence

The new president of Mexico Felipe Calderon does not approve of the United States building a fence along portions of the our mutual border. For him, apparently, we have no right to control who enters our country. Perhaps he feels it is an insult.

"We are worried ... about the actions that the United States is discussing concerning building a border wall and tightening restrictions on migrants," Calderon said after meeting with Mexico's foreign secretary.

I am worried about the economic stagnation and political corruption which keeps Mexico mired in poverty, so that its own people want to flee to the United States.

Perhaps he is insulted that we wish to control the number of people who enter our country from the south. But of course Mexico controls the number of psople who enter Mexico from the south, though apparently Mexico is reconsidering its strict immigration controls there, now that many Americans are aware that Mexico is flagrantly applying a double standard to immigration control.

Most of all, I suspect Presidente Calderon is doing what he thinks the Mexican people want: complaining aboutthe United States instead of taking steps to make Mexico more prosperous and secure in the rule of law.

Hat tip: Joseph Crowley

Thomas Lifson   9 26 06

The new president of Mexico Felipe Calderon does not approve of the United States building a fence along portions of the our mutual border. For him, apparently, we have no right to control who enters our country. Perhaps he feels it is an insult.

"We are worried ... about the actions that the United States is discussing concerning building a border wall and tightening restrictions on migrants," Calderon said after meeting with Mexico's foreign secretary.

I am worried about the economic stagnation and political corruption which keeps Mexico mired in poverty, so that its own people want to flee to the United States.

Perhaps he is insulted that we wish to control the number of people who enter our country from the south. But of course Mexico controls the number of psople who enter Mexico from the south, though apparently Mexico is reconsidering its strict immigration controls there, now that many Americans are aware that Mexico is flagrantly applying a double standard to immigration control.

Most of all, I suspect Presidente Calderon is doing what he thinks the Mexican people want: complaining aboutthe United States instead of taking steps to make Mexico more prosperous and secure in the rule of law.

Hat tip: Joseph Crowley

Thomas Lifson   9 26 06