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Mexican President riding for a big fall

Having a positive attitude toward Mexico does not prevent me and others from being highly critical of La Raza, the major Mexican-American pressure group with a racist name. Its only interest is gaining more political power, and every US development is interpreted in this light. I posted a highly critical comment of the meeting of the National Council of La Raza in Milwaukee at which President Fox addressed 2,300 people. Dwight Peterson has forwarded a vehement article (8/15/01) by Phyllis Schafly entitled "Is President Bush Being Outfoxed?" Here are a few extracts:

It is an insult when a foreign head of state comes to the heart of the United States and attacks our laws while his audience waves foreign flags. Attacking "current immigration policies," Fox demanded "an integrated Mexican-U.S. labor market." He demanded that U.S. laws be rewritten to bring about open borders between the U.S. and Mexico, that we give illegal aliens U.S. driver's licenses (even though they can't read the road signs and don't have insurance), and that we give Mexican illegals university education and other taxpayer-paid benefits. Fox called for full legalization of illegal aliens, exempting Mexico from U.S. limits on immigration and work visas, giving Mexicans a guest worker program that uses temporary work visas, and allowing illegal Mexican aliens to get U.S. driver's licenses and in-state college tuition rates. Fox also demanded that the United States increase foreign aid to Mexico. He didn't offer to give us anything in return except poor, uneducated, unemployed Mexicans who can't find jobs in Mexico.

Ronald Hilton - 8/22/01