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Old 01-09-2008, 12:04 AM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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These people have got some kind of nerve.....

Espinosa Accuses Presidential Hopefuls of Worsening Life for Migrants

Monday, January 7, 2008; 1:21 PM

MEXICO CITY, Jan. 7 -- Mexico's foreign minister accused U.S. presidential candidates Monday of worsening an already "adverse climate" for Mexican migrants and vowed to redouble efforts to protect the rights of her country's citizens now living and working in the United States.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of a conference for Mexican diplomats here, Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa Cantellano said "being effective in the defense and support of the migrants implies treating them the same way whether they are in Mexico or outside of the country." She did not specify what steps would be taken.

"Given the adverse climate that prevails for the Mexican community in the United States, aggravated by the electoral debate in that country, we also have to give particular attention to the problems confronted by our migrants," Espinosa Cantellano told an audience of hundreds of Mexican diplomats.

Espinosa Cantellano's remarks are the latest in a series of high-profile jabs taken at U.S. presidential candidates and lawmakers by top Mexican officials. In November, Mexican President Felipe Calderón called migrants "hostages" of the presidential campaign and urged candidates not to use them as talking points. Calderón also criticized the U.S. Senate in June, calling its rejection of an immigration reform measure "a grave error."

Calderón has said that his administration will finance a media campaign to highlight immigrant success stories as a way of improving the public image of Mexican migrants in the United States. Espinosa Cantellano seemed to reinforce that point Monday, saying that "part of our function is to emphasize and underline the great economic and social contributions of our fellow citizens to the communities in which they live and work."

In the past, it has been unusual for Mexican presidents and cabinet members to criticize U.S. political candidates. But Calderón and his top lieutenants have been increasingly willing to complain about U.S. politics, even as they push the U.S. Congress to approve President Bush's proposed aid package to help Mexico fight drug cartels, one of the largest bilateral proposals in history.

Calderón and Espinosa Cantellano were personally involved in negotiations for the $500 million aid package, known as the Merida Initiative. But the measure has stalled in the U.S. Congress, and Mexican officials privately have begun expressing concerns that it will fail.

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Old 01-09-2008, 07:46 AM
 
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Of course they want to preserve the status quo! It'd be he11 to train some other country to put up with their crap.

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"Times are changing," Lorenzo Meyer, a historian in Mexico City, said in an interview. "In the past, when Mexico's foreign policy was based on a principle of nonintervention, it was a taboo for Mexican leaders to talk about internal affairs of other countries, especially the United States."
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"For Calder¿n's government, it's extremely important that Mexicans are able to continue migrating -- it's the country's escape valve. There's no way Mexico can produce enough jobs for all its working-age residents," Meyer said.
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Old 01-09-2008, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Pa
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Hmmm Mexico's elitest gov doesn't like how we manage their illegals in our country? At the same time they have their hand out for our money in finacial aid? Okay fine. We'll keep our money and deport their citizens back to their own country. The money we kept will be used to beef up our border security.
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Old 01-09-2008, 08:42 AM
 
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I couldn't care less about what Mexico thinks about us or our political candidates. They can take a hike.
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Old 01-09-2008, 08:42 AM
 
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one big bomb outta do it...
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Old 01-09-2008, 08:43 AM
 
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Burns my butt when MEXICO (of all places on earth) says anything about how we run our country!! Who the "f" do they think they are?

Oh, we sure wouldn't DARE to tell them how to run THEIR immigration policies on THEIR southern border.
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Old 01-09-2008, 08:46 AM
 
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they do not like illegals entering mexico... they rob them, they beat them, and they send them packing! mr prez of mexico needs a little of his own medicine! I would love to shut his big mouth!
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Old 01-09-2008, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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Guess I'll be calling my reps again asking them to kill this aid package then. And asking them why we are taking marching orders from another country.
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:03 AM
 
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Why do we even publicize these jerks? Of course anyone form the Mexican government will criticize our procedures.

Perhaps this clown should read his own darn Constitution, especially the article about those who are not citizens interfering in political affairs of the country.
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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I guess that's something I should ask all my senators and reps to do. Next time the lobbyists for Mexico start talking, have people start spouting off parts of their constitution to them.
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