Mexican gov’t offers citizens help with sanctions law

Mexican gov’t offers citizens help with sanctions law

In an interview on Telemundo Wednesday, a spokesman for the Mexican consulate in Tucson assured Mexicans working here that the consulate will help them with difficulties they encounter as a result of Arizona’s new employer sanctions law.
Alejandro Ramos Cardoso told viewers the consulate will provide the services of several lawyers, experts in immigration and employment law, to advise Mexican citizens affected by the state law.

Ramos said Mexican citizens working in Tucson without legal work papers are frightened by the law. It requires employers to make sure an employee has the legal right to work in the United States.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have said they will be more aggressive in their efforts to deport illegal workers here.

The law punishes employers for knowingly hiring illegal immigrants.

Hiring illegal aliens is a federal offense; Arizona’s law now holds employers accountable. The law is being challenged in federal court.

Former Mexican safety director arrested on drug charges in Texas

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A Mexican city’s former safety director has been arrested on drug and bribery charges.

Saulo Reyes Gamboa, the former director of public safety in Ciudad Juarez, was arrested Wednesday night across the border in El Paso, Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Carl Rusnok said.

He is charged with possession with intent to distribute, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and bribery of a public official. Reyes was to make his initial court appearance Thursday.

Mexican police commander was active in cartel

News for Dallas, Texas

A former Mexican police commander played an active role in guiding drug shipments as second in command of the Gulf cartel, a witness testified Thursday in his federal drug smuggling case.

Carlos Landin-Martinez also was heavily involved in enforcing cartel dominance, said Daniel Zamarano, a Chilean restaurant manager who once smuggled marijuana and methamphetamine for the cartel.

But like all of the government’s witnesses in four days of testimony, Zamarano could not say he ever witnessed Landin commit a crime, The (McAllen) Monitor reported.

Mexican Government Passes a Resolution Condemning Anti-Immigrant Actions

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Mexican Government Passes a Resolution Condemning “Xenophobic” Anti-Immigrant Actions in the U.S. and Construction of a Border Fence

Mexican Government should keep their dumb assess out of U.S. affairs!

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FORMER BORDER PATROL OFFICERS

The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO) extracts and condenses the material that follows from Mexican and Central and South American on-line media sources on a daily basis. You are free to disseminate this information, but we request that you credit NAFBPO as being the provider.La Prensa (Mexico City) (“O.E.M.”: large nationwide newspaper chain) 1/18/08

The “Permanent Commission” of the Mexican Senate “expressed its most energetic repudiation concerning the xenophobic actions materialized in the United States against Mexican emigrants.”

A resolution approved by senators of all political parties “also stated its opposition to round-ups and massive deportations of Mexicans carried out by American immigration authorities.”

The accord exhorts the Executive Branch to use all diplomatic and consular channels for the purpose of emphasizing protective and defensive activities for those countrymen victims of human rights violations in the neighboring country. It also condemned the construction by the United States of a fence on the northern border and pointed out that neither fences nor restrictive walls are what is needed to stimulate the integration and cooperation between the two nations.

The legislators stated they were for an “integral migratory reform” which supports a framework of shared responsibility, aids family reunification and preserves human rights and international law.

Ex-Mexico President Fox has his head up his ass!

NEW YORK (AP) – Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said Monday that the United States is letting racism dictate its policies, especially when it comes to immigration. “The xenophobics, the racists, those who feel they are a superior race … they are deciding the future of this nation,” he said, without naming names, in an interview with The Associated Press.

In his first interview to promote his new book, “Revolution of Hope,” Fox applauded President Bush’s desire to pass an immigration accord that would allow more Mexicans to work legally in the U.S.

But he criticized Bush for failing to pass the promised reform.

Vicente Fox Admits Plan For Single NAFTA Currency

CNN.com – Transcripts

Interview with Vicente Fox

Aired October 8, 2007 – 21:00 ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

LARRY KING, HOST: Tonight, Mexico’s former president, Vicente Fox. He takes aim in his just published highly personal tell-all and targets President Bush as the most cockiest guy he ever met, calling him “a windshield cowboy.”
And that’s not the half of it. Castro, Chavez and Clinton are in the crosshairs, too. He spares no one, including himself, revealing why his wife walked out on him and their marriage.

Meet the controversial and candid Vicente Fox next on LARRY KING LIVE.

He has written an extraordinary book. It is just published. The memoir is titled “Revolution of Hope”. There you see its cover.

He is the former president of Mexico. He served from 2000 to 2006. You can only serve six years. It’s a six year term, the presidency in Mexico, and you cannot run for re-election.

Why the book now?

VICENTE FOX, FORMER PRESIDENT OF MEXICO: Larry, first of all, thank you.

KING: OK.

FOX: It’s an honor for me to be here for the second time.

KING: It’s my honor.

FOX: And I’m very pleased and thank you.

Ex-Mexican prez: ‘Amero’ on the way

Ex-Mexican prez: ‘Amero’ on the way
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox confirmed the existence of a plan conceived with President Bush to create a new regional currency in the Americas, in an interview last night on CNN’s “Larry King Live.”

It possibly was the first time a leader of Mexico, Canada or the U.S. openly confirmed a plan for a regional currency. Fox explained the current regional trade agreement that encompasses the Western Hemisphere is intended to evolve into other previously hidden aspects of integration.

Mexico’s Claim to California Islands – A Never-ending Story

By Barnard R. Thompson

This is a story I get to rewrite every triennial or so, about modern day claims that California’s Channel Islands should still belong to Mexico. This insofar as during most Mexican congressional periods some legislator laments the loss of territory to the United States following the Mexican-American War (1846-48), and cites the fact that the eight Channel Islands were not specifically named in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the war ending peace contract that also delineated the United States-Mexico boundary.

Vicente Fox Should Be Arrested And Thrown Out Of U.S. For Good.

Vicente Fox Should Be Arrested And Thrown Out Of U.S. For Good.

While President Bush was explaining why Americans must export democracy to the rest of the planet last week, Mexico’s President Vicente Fox was practicing his own version of democracy inside the United States.

Virtually unreported in the national media, Mr. Fox’s brazen lobbying of American elected leaders to advance his own agenda for amnesty of illegal Mexican aliens comes very close to constituting an act of aggression.

In the first week of November, Mr. Fox arrived in this country to busy himself with visits to three southwestern states and their political elites—New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas. His business in these states was to put pressure on their political leaders for amnesty.

Then, after being wined and dined by the submissive governors and lawmakers, Mr. Fox proceeded to harangue the aliens in New Mexico to push for amnesty themselves.

There are a couple of little problems here. The most obvious is that the head of state of a foreign government, which is about to enter negotiations with the United States over the issue of immigration, is actively and openly seeking to apply political pressures within this country to influence both the negotiations and the internal politics of the nation. Back in the Cold War, when foreign nations did this sort of thing, it was called “subversion,” and foreign agents who engaged in it were either kicked out or locked up.

Then there is yet another little problem. The U.S. Constitution explicitly states (Article I, section 10), “No state shall enter into any treaty, alliance, or confederation.” OK, no state has, but the point of the constitutional language is to prevent states from conducting their own foreign policies and reserve to the federal government—rightly—the authority to conduct relations with foreign countries.

Merely by meeting with the president of Mexico, the southwestern governors violated at least the spirit of the Constitution. The president of the United States ought to have something to say about this, but he doesn’t.

Then there is a third problem, perhaps the most serious of all, in what Mr. Fox has been doing and what the governors, lawmakers and the Bush administration have let him get away with.

It is the pretense of the Mexican government, at least slyly and covertly, that the territory of the states Mr. Fox visited this month really belong to Mexico, that the United States stole the territory during the Mexican-American War in 1848. Today, the migration of millions of Mexicans into these states—Mexicans who are able to vote in Mexican elections—makes the absorption of these territories by Mexico a real possibility.

By parading around these states as the president of Mexico and visiting the state governors, legislators, and local bigwigs, Mr. Fox engaged in a not-very subtle propaganda campaign to suggest—to Mexicans, to the states he visited and to this country—that he was merely touring the states of his own nation.

He was furthering the myth that these states really belong to Mexico—and the political leaders of the states and the nation stupidly allowed him to do it and get away with it.

Indeed, Mr. Fox was almost explicit in what he was doing. Addressing the legislature of the state of New Mexico, he stated that the United States and Mexico are really united “by nation and language.”

Huh?

Mexico and the United States are two separate nations and speak two different languages. How can they be united by “nation and language?”

They are united by language because millions of people who live in this country now speak the language of Mexicans.

And they are united by “nation” because it is Mr. Fox’s conceit that they are really the same nation—his.

And why should he not entertain that conceit? The 3.5 million Mexicans who now live—illegally—in the United States are in process of disengaging from this nation and joining the territory they occupy with that of the Mexican nation.

Nations are not created by borders, laws, treaties and maps. They are defined and created by peoples, and what the mass movement of one people into the territory of a different people has accomplished is to fracture one nation and expand another.

Mr. Fox should have been arrested, dragged to the borders of his own nation, thrown over them and told not to come back. That is also what should be done to the millions of illegal aliens from his nation who have invited themselves into ours.

But the mere fact that neither was done or is even thinkable by our own leaders means that Mr. Fox’s vision of a Greater Mexico consisting of whatever parts of our country he can grab may be on the road to reality.

Mexico is Key to U.S. Immigration Woes

Mexico is Key to U.S. Immigration Woes

With a flood of Mexican migrants entering the United States, many of them illegally, Americans and Congressional lawmakers are asking why Mexico doesn’t improve conditions for its people so they don’t feel compelled to leave.

Every sundown, the open desert between Mexico and the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona becomes a northbound highway for illegal migrants. So do the hills to the east of San Diego, California and barren parts of Texas along the Rio Grande River. All along the more than 3,500 kilometer border, there are people pouring out of Mexico into the United States seeking better jobs and a new life. And nothing seems to be able to stop them.

Most estimates put the number of illegal migrants in the United States at more than ten million people, the majority coming from Mexico.

Mexicans Belong in Mexico

Robert Lindsay: Mexicans Belong in Mexico

The illegal ones, anyway.

The legal resident alien green card holders can stay. The Mexican-Americans obviously can stay. Is that radical, arrogant or racist? Fine, call me names. Scream and yell.

Let’s look at some other arguments:

Argentinians belong in Argentina. Haitians belong in Haiti. Russians belong in Russia. Chinese belong in China. Indians belong in India. The illegal ones, anyway. If they want to jump through the hoops and become resident aliens and from there citizens, all the power to them. It may take 15 years.

Presidente Jorge Boosh wants to give illegals one day to automagically turn into some kind of Z-card legal citizens. What a slap in the face to all the green card holders, legal immigrants and others who spent so much money, filled out so many forms, and waited so long to secure their dream.

Why would anyone do it the legal way ever again when they can just go illegal and do it on the easy and cheap?

Suppose we had 12 million Argentines, or Chileans, or Indonesians, or Costa Ricans, or Uruguayans, or Dominicans, or Albanians, or Egyptians, or Angolans, or Bangladeshis, or Nepalis, or Laotians, or New Guineans, all illegals, invading our shores? Would it make any difference? Regardless of their plights, they belong in their own countries.

Arizona Takes Immigration Action

While immigration issues continue to bog down at the federal level, states continue to try to address the issue of illegal immigration, with some success.

In one of the latest developments, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona on Friday upheld an Arizona law that gives the state the authority to seek to suspend and revoke the business licenses of employers that intentionally or knowingly hire workers who are not authorized to work in the United States. That law had gone into effect on Jan. 1, 2008.

The state law requires employers in the state to verify employment eligibility through E-Verify (formerly called the Basic Pilot Program) administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration.

And, it’s NOT “illegal immigrants.” Rather, it’s “illegal aliens” or, to put it more bluntly, criminal trespassers to the United States.