Friday, May 19, 2006

Is Entering a Nation Illegally a "Human Right"?

Yes, according to Mexico's president, Vicente Fox. Said Fox, in response to the US Senate's proposed 370 mile border fence:

"Building walls, constructing barriers on the border does not offer an efficient solution in a relationship of friends, neighbors and partners. We will go on defending the rights of our countrymen without rest or respite. With passion we will demand the full respect of their human rights."

Hey Vicente, how about demanding the full respect of the laws of the United States of America? And while you're at it, tell me when it became a "human right" to ignore a nation's sovereignty? And if you're really after "efficient solutions" to our immigration problem (let's be clear, this is America's problem, and Mexico's welfare solution), how about doing something in your own nation so that it's not such a miserable place to live for millions of Mexican people?

Seriously, think how out-of-touch Vicente Fox must be to stand there and criticize United States immigration policy, when it's his government's incompetence and corruption that are causing his citizens to evacuate Mexico by the millions.

Story here.

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