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President Fox is concerned about the rights of immigrants. Which immigrants is the part I don't understand? Are they the illegal immigrants fleeing his country and running across the US borders or is it the illegal immigrants fleeing our country and running across the Mexican borders?
There has been a lot of press about this topic lately and there will be much more to be sure. Discussion is important, conversation is grand, dissension has its place but ignorance is best when it comes to immigration policy here in the US. President Fox should be working on why Mexico cannot take care of its millions of citizens instead of showing indignation.
Read more here:
"Concerned about the huge numbers of illegal immigrants streaming across the border and worried it could be an entry point for terrorists, a U.S. lawmaker has proposed building two parallel steel and wire fences running from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Coast. But Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has said a wall running the length of a border would cost too much.
Mexico has expressed indignation at the idea.
Fox, speaking in Tamaulipas state across the border from Texas, said such extreme security measures would violate immigrants' rights.US News Article | Reuters.com