Irony at its finest......"Mexican anger over US 'trespass'"

Mexican anger over US 'trespass'
A builder constructs a section of US-Mexico border fence - file photo
Many Mexicans see the border barrier as offensive
Mexico's Congress has condemned what it says is a border violation by US workers building a controversial barrier between the two countries.

Legislators say workers and equipment building a section of the barrier have gone 10 metres (yards) into Mexico.

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The issue is not trespass. The issue is the fence itself.

Mexico knows full well how many billions of US dollars are sent to Mexico from migrant/illegal labor in America. On top of that, Mexican nationals can get a quality of school and some health care that exceeds what's offered to them domestically -- which is at OUR cost. Mexico doesn't want to stop people flowing north over the border.

Some reading:

1 in 7 Mexican workers migrates :

I can totally agree that this is irony at it's finest but I'm guessing that Mexico wouldn't be very welcoming of being absorbed into the US either.

the irony is the situation is that Mexico is irate that uniformed U.S. personnel stepped several FEET over into Mexico while that country has been allowing, (many claim encouraging), free traffic across the border, including happily watching the backs of many of their criminals disappear into the U.S.

All of the above is well thought out, but kind of misses the point of this post :-)

If you're here to tell me it's my fault - you're right. I meant to do it. It was alot of fun. That's why I have this happy smile on my face.

Further border irony: The Mexican Gov't has military and militia stationed along the Guatamalan border to prevent illegal immigration.

MikeyA

MikeyA

What would our reaction be if the Mexican government appropriated for itself one INCH of U.S. soil?

Pete - are you saying these border agents are 'appropriating' Mexican soil? You're losing me in the connection here.

The article says they walked over the line, like with their feet. But if you read a part somewhere that they planted a flag or something let me know :-) I missed that part.

If you're here to tell me it's my fault - you're right. I meant to do it. It was alot of fun. That's why I have this happy smile on my face.

It's interesting though.

If you're here to tell me it's my fault - you're right. I meant to do it. It was alot of fun. That's why I have this happy smile on my face.

droves the mexicans are coming in...we can use the 10 foot head start...

kooz I cannot believe that I agree with you. My point of fact is that the open border creates two separate problems. One is creates a market for the smugglers that kill immigrants and two it opens a security risk.

heyhey - are you aware of something I am not? That Americans' are somewhere putting their and their childrens' lives at risk to sneak into Mexico?

I am not familiar with the concept. Enlighten me.

If you're here to tell me it's my fault - you're right. I meant to do it. It was alot of fun. That's why I have this happy smile on my face.

thought you were an asshole. Sorry, my mistake.

If you're here to tell me it's my fault - you're right. I meant to do it. It was alot of fun. That's why I have this happy smile on my face.

:-)

If you're here to tell me it's my fault - you're right. I meant to do it. It was alot of fun. That's why I have this happy smile on my face.

I heard on wspd that there is talk of combining all of N.America into one - Mexico, USA, Canada, into one country, govt., monetary system. I realize this has been brought up years ago - but it sounded like they were seriously considering doing it - the powers that be, that is. For purely economic reasons (to fatten the fat cat's wallets).

I believe that I covered one viable option here.

;-)

Hooda Thunkit

can you repost it?

Want to see what that evil lil' grin is all about.

Starling I heard a discussion about that also. Would Mexico be agreeable to that discussion - seeing the above reaction to border agents stepping over the boundary? (Of course, I don't think they are happy about the fence)

If you're here to tell me it's my fault - you're right. I meant to do it. It was alot of fun. That's why I have this happy smile on my face.

Sorry, misread it...scanning quickly. But still, I don't think we'd be happy if the Mexican government were doing work on our side of the border, either. Governments are jealously protective of their territory.

you surprised to agree with me kateb? What other issues have I not met your specifications?

You may be right, but the last time I checked the US government wasn't telling its poor how to get around the Mexican border patrol agents.

... because the US-based poor are better off in America, at least for now. When the US and state governments become more obviously aligned with the wealthy and against the working poor, then it might start to do things to "suggest" ways for the poor to emigrate to countries with more Socialist mechanisms. Come to think of it, the US is actively STOPPING people who try to obtain cheaper pharmaceuticals from Canada, so even though that's a pure act of defending Big Pharma, to some extent it is currently doing the opposite to what Mexico's doing.

Even so, Mexico is not a destination for Socialist programs and probably won't be such within our lifetimes. It's salivating over the heights of capital-accumulation that the American model provides.

Besides which, the US government is more than eager (through the US Dept of Commerce, and also from Congressional actions) to help domestic corporations and wealthy offshore their wealth and business operations. By telling its wealthy how to avoid American taxation, the US government is in effect telling the working poor to either pay more or get out themselves. So, who's really without sin, here?

The US government could put a serious damper on the flow of illegal immigrants no matter what Mexico unwisely tells its own people. Since the will to enforce the border hardly exists, then Mexico's international criminal behavior will go unpunished and largely unremarked. After all, have we seen definitive action in the US Congress about the issue of a neighboring nation telling its people how to violate our borders? No. Until the legal apparatus of the US government finally starts to react in all duty, then this can't be solved.

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