Urbin Report

Friday, October 27, 2006

He has it backwards...

...but this is not a surprise. I am referring to the comments made by Mexican President Fox about a proposed wall to keep his citizens from fleeing the failed economy of his country to the Land of the Big PX (i.e. The United States of America).
President Fox claims that,

"It is an embarrassment for the United States. It is proof, perhaps, that the United States does not see immigration as a subject that corresponds to both countries."

The embarrassment is that Mexico can not support it's own population. The official Mexican government policy is to support the illegal invasion of its own citizens to America. Why such a bizarre policy? It's simple. The single largest source of income into Mexican economy is its citizens in other countries (mainly America) sending money to their families in Mexico. It is the American economic engine that is keeping the Mexican government afloat.

What is even more embarrassing is that Fox had the flat out gall to compare the American wall to the Berlin Wall.
Obviously history is not his strong point. The Berlin Wall was built by the East Germans to keep their own citizens from fleeing the failing Communist government for the Freedom of West Germany. The Americans are building a wall to force Mexico to deal with its own problems. The United States of America welcomes legal immigrants. The Mexican government needs to change its own policy of encouraging its citizens to illegally flee Mexico and look for solutions inside their own borders. Another solution would be to have the guts to come to the government of the United States of America, hat in hand, and admit the Mexico has a serious problems and needs help.