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May 14, 2005

Vincente Fox is Going to Really Annoy the NAACP today

Posted in: General,Homeland Security

I am going to let this one stand on itself. All I can ask is, what would the NAACP say to this?

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Vicente Fox called recent U.S. measures to stem illegal immigration a step back for bilateral relations on Friday and said Mexican migrants do jobs “that not even blacks want to do.”

In comments likely to raise the temperature of the immigration debate, Fox defended the role of undocumented Mexican workers in the United States to a group of Texas business people meeting in Mexico.

“There is no doubt that Mexicans, filled with dignity, willingness and ability to work are doing jobs that not even blacks want to do there in the United States,” he said in a speech broadcast in part on local radio and reported on newspaper web sites.

Fox said recent, tougher measures against immigrants do not represent “the road we should be building between friends and partners.”

Mexico has been seeking an accord with Washington for years to make it easier for millions of illegal Mexican immigrants to live and work in the United States. The country expects to repatriate this year more than 250,000 foreigners, mostly Central Americans headed for the U.S. border.

Update: Upon further reflection, this story may put a huge roadblock between Vincente Fox and George W. Bush. They have had a cozy relationship over the past few years and the only thing that has kept the borders from opening up further is the Republicans in Congress. Now that the racial angle has been brought up, and I guess we still have to see if the mainstream media covers it, there is no way the blacks can let such a slap in the face go unnoticed. This will force the Democrats to also get on the closed border side of the issue. Thus taking away a political tool that they would have otherwised used in 2008.

Very interesting.

Hat Tip Drudge

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