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    The galling arrogance of Mexico

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    Rod Dreher: The galling arrogance of Mexico

    Domestic American politics is strictly out of bounds for diplomats
    09:06 AM CDT on Sunday, October 7, 2007

    An anti-defamation league for Mexican migrants to the United States? That's what the Mexican government is considering, taking a cue from American Jews in its latest effort to protect and defend the presence of its own citizens here illegally.

    In doing so, Mexican officials have appropriated another concept from Jewish culture: chutzpah.

    The Dallas Morning News reported last week that the Mexican government, anxious about increased deportations from el norte, plans to give its 47 consulates in the U.S. more authority and resources to fight for Mexican nationals living here – even if they're present in violation of the law.

    The gall of this government, inserting itself into American politics to aid and abet lawbreaking by its citizens. Really, it takes one's breath away. Would Mexico dare tolerate this sort of activity by U.S. diplomats? If the White House had any spine, it would call in the Mexican ambassador and demand that his government cease and desist this behavior incompatible with diplomatic status.

    As nervy as this new initiative is, it is by no means the first time Mexico has used its consulates to undermine American law and nationhood. As Heather Mac Donald reported in City Journal, "Mexican officials here and abroad are involved in a massive and almost daily interference in American sovereignty."

    You will recall that infamous comic-book guide, published by the Mexican government, showing its citizens how to enter the U.S. illegally and avoid detection once here. How is that substantially different from the Dallas consulate's recent advisory that Mexican citizens should stay out of Irving to avoid being deported? It's to be expected that a consulate would offer advice to its citizens on how to avoid danger when abroad. But what kind of low-rent government tells it's people how to break the law of the host country without getting caught?

    The idea that Mexican nationals here need an "anti-defamation league" entails the obnoxious notion that to oppose illegal immigration is, on its face, a racist position.

    That's precisely the stance Mexican consulates have taken in other cases, Ms. Mac Donald reports. The Mexican consul in Boston, for example, vigorously protested the arrest and criminal trespass trial of four illegals as "discriminatory and a violation of human rights."

    Can you imagine the outrage south of the border if an American ambassador shrieked that a Mexican trial of Americans charged with criminal activity was a racist and inhumane proceeding? The denunciations of American arrogance and yanqui imperialism would never cease. Nor would we hear the end of protests if the U.S. government directed its consuls in Mexico to work to shape the domestic political debate to Washington's advantage.

    It's no secret why Mexican officials are behaving so arrogantly: They're trying to keep their own people from turning on them. Primitivo Rodriguez, a Mexico City resident who supports the new diplomatic strategy, told The News that a "tsunami" of deported Mexicans is headed home in the future and that the government has no idea how to deal "with so many unhappy, desperate people."

    Here's an idea: How about undertaking political, economic and social reforms to make Mexico a place where hard-working men and women can make a decent living? Where a citizen can count on fair dealing and the rule of law, instead of corruption, exploitation and violence? It is a national disgrace that an estimated half-million Mexicans leave their own country for America every year – and last year sent back a record $23 billion to support families.

    The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas calls these remittances "an important source of income and stability." No doubt, but why should Americans enable the dysfunction of the Mexican government and allow it to evade doing right by its own people? What kind of stable status quo relies heavily on illegal activity? (That's a question that Americans addicted to cheap goods and services provided by illegal-alien labor should ask themselves, too.)

    Should we solve the illegal immigration crisis? Absolutely. Is racism a part of the debate? Of course, and it must be condemned wherever it shows its ugly face. Still, the Mexican government is playing a dangerous, demagogic game here and kindling a ferocious backlash from U.S. citizens sick and tired of being played for fools.

    You can't explain to ordinary Americans what business a foreign government has advocating for its citizens' "right" to break our laws, nor why they should feel guilty when officials finally decide to enforce that law.

    In the end, the Mexican government will do what it must to protect its own interests. What I can't figure out is why the American government doesn't feel the same way.

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    Because the American politicians are so high in their ivory towers they don't see what is going on. Or maybe they are so narcissistic that they simply do not care.
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    what hypocrates

    Mexicans should read their own immigration law....

    ...arrest and deport without the benefit of judicial process....

    ...foreigners don't have the right to change Mexican law...

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    We really need to start screaming loudly at our elected representatives regarding the nerve of these cesspool rulers. They seem determined to run over our laws and our sovereignty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhatMattersMost
    We really need to start screaming loudly at our elected representatives regarding the nerve of these cesspool rulers. They seem determined to run over our laws and our sovereignty.











    I could not agree more!!!

    Obviously we will be receiving no help from Georgie but there has to be some recourse.

    What Mexico is engaging in.......along with the increasing boldness.......is a blatant threat to this country and, to me anyway, an open act of aggression. They've also made no secret about what they are doing and, to all indications, have dropped any and all pretense of being a friendly neighbor.

    There definitely needs to be some focus on putting pressure on our government to act upon this. It can be done via trade sanctions or whatever, but I think if we all put our voices together we can accomplish it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azwreath
    Quote Originally Posted by WhatMattersMost
    We really need to start screaming loudly at our elected representatives regarding the nerve of these cesspool rulers. They seem determined to run over our laws and our sovereignty.


    ......There definitely needs to be some focus on putting pressure on our government to act upon this. It can be done via trade sanctions or whatever, but I think if we all put our voices together we can accomplish it.
    Honestly, you can't blame the loud mouths in Mexico for being so demanding and embolden. You MUST blame those elected officials, whether they are Senators, Governors, Reps, our 'Presdient', or even city mayors..they are the ones to blame. If NOBODY was listening to the loudmouths in Mexico, we wouldn't have a problem with this would we? Let them yell and demand..it won't mean a thing if no one is listening.
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    Like I keep telling you people here, and in a couple other boards I post at. This keeps up, and there will be a "political" revolt. You can't have the government of one country catering to the needs of another, and neglecting it's own citizens.

    Keep your hat one folks, things are going to start getting ugly.
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