I guess this would be considered the second part in my series of ramblings on Immigration. In the next few months, Mexican citizens will be voting on a new president (I will save my rejoicing on Vincente Fox leaving office for later). During his campaigning for his party, he has toned down his rhetoric attacking the United States on how we have been dealing with the immigration issue. One of his comments took me aback. He stated we shouldn't be racist against Mexicans. On this I will agree; however, we should not just open our borders up and say come on in nor have a policy lacking border security.
Mr Fox, here is my open comments to you and your party: Shut the hell up! Until your country is attacked and over 3000 people lose their lives, don't tell us why we should not protect American citizens first. Mexico one of the most corrupt countries in this hemisphere. Your citizens live below the poverty level, your citizens gain no comfort from your local governments and your citizens deserve more than what they are getting. No wonder they are leaving in great numbers, who would blame them. But sir, this is YOUR problem and the United States is not responsible for taking care of YOUR people. Where the blame lies is twofold: Mexico not embracing its own people and the United States for not calling you on it.
If Mexico gets its act together and find ways to provide for all of its citizens, then Mexico would be a better place for it. So here is my call to arms: Citizens of Mexico, demand good jobs, demand better health-care, demand an honest government and demand a future for your children!