Surprise: Mexican senate committee protests US sovereignty

posted at 4:32 pm on August 23, 2007 by Bryan

They really are tone-deaf to the US illegal immigration debate down in Mexico City, aren’t they. First, there was that whole business with the flags during the marches. Then it was St. Elvira slamming the US for enforcing its own laws, and now the Mexican senate has joined in.

Reconquista attitudes are a lot easier to dismiss when they’re not coming straight from the Mexican government.

A Mexican Senate committee passed a measure Wednesday urging President Felipe Calderon to send a diplomatic note to the United States protesting the deportation of an illegal migrant who took refuge in a Chicago church for a year.

The committee also approved a scholarship to help her 8-year-old U.S.-born son, Saul, who is an American citizen and stayed in the United States…

“We cannot remain quiet in view of this injustice and must ask for firm action from our authorities,” Mexican Sen. Humberto Zazue said.

What sort of “firm action,” amigo?

Arellano, who was at the committee’s session, said Saul is in Chicago in the care of his godmother and will attend a Sept. 12 rally for immigration reform in Washington. She said she would help organize a rally in Tijuana that same day to demand Mexican authorities do more to protect migrants.

“For me it is very important that our government take a strong stand to defend all of us who decide to migrate to another country,” she said.

She wants the Mexican government to protect Mexicans who illegally move to the US and commit Social Security fraud.

There are no (clean) words.


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