Could Changes In Mexico Effect Our Immigration Problem?

2 05 2006

Check out what the NY Times is calling fair and balanced reporting with these photos from yesterday’s festivities.

Compare the anti-American google photo search with the pro-American. You get a lot more options for the anti-American search, including postings by Immigration Solidarity and United for Peace.

But check out these from the blogosphere…
Protest Warrior Chicago exposes Che:

Sharkjumper in Albuquerque exposes more Che:

Freeman Hunt in Springdale, AR. This is why learning English must be a priority:

And Slapstick Politics in Denver who shot this tells it better than Hallmark:

Mexico has a new front-runner in its presidential race, a conservative named Felipe de Jesús Calderón Hinojosa. Check out what he says about employment, labor, and immigration to the U.S.:

The self-appointed local Seabiscuit, Calderón surprised everyone by winning his party’s primary in October, and has been closing the gap between himself and former Mexico City mayor López Obrador ever since.

Calderón says he intends to extend the president’s free-market policies, open up the troubled energy sector, and fix tax and labor laws – all in order to create new jobs. “The President of Employment” read the white flags that his operatives hands out at rallies.

How many of you have family in the United States?” Calderón asks a crowd of thousands Saturday evening. Nearly every hand goes up. “I have a cousin and brother-in-law there too,” admits Calderón. “Our fathers, sons, sisters … we need to bring them back here,” he says. “A good economy rests on two legs: workers and jobs. We have the workers. Now let’s bring investment and jobs here,” he says.

I will remain firm in demanding fair rights for Mexicans in the US,” stresses Calderón. “If we build one kilometer of road here it will be better than 10 kilometers of a fence along the border.”

Calderón’s messages go down well not only in the dusty villages but also in the country’s boardrooms, with most of Mexico’s business community supporting him.

Still, with elections two months away, a large number of undecided voters, and López Obrador still exceedingly popular, a Calderón victory is far from guaranteed. “We have a lot of work ahead,” admits the candidate. “This is a tight race.”

Victor Florencio, an elderly man with a cowboy hat, walked slowly out of a Calderón rally in Yuriria on Saturday. “Not bad,” he says of the candidate’s platform. He believes Calderón can win, but has some advice: “Someone should tell him to yell more, that is what we expect from our politicians.”

Hey, maybe that last statement is a clue as to why so many illegals feel the need to be loud, obnoxious, and well…illegal.

Maybe, if Calderón even wins, there is a long shot of him preventing many from trying to get to the U.S. by creating more and better jobs. And maybe he can even coax a few back over the border. But it’s a long shot.

The statement about demanding fair rights is unfortunate. I wonder if he’ll continue President Fox’s strict enforcement of Mexico’s illegal laws. Probably. But he must promise to support his own people, no matter how many of them are illegally here. But what about our laws. Do other countries not think we need to look out for ourselves just a little?

And sure, one klick of road is better than 10 of a fence. For Mexico. Mexico doesn’t have thousands of people trying to get across its borders every day.

If America is truly to become a continent, not a country, I wonder if he’ll want to take over for Bush as President of Mex-erica. After all, he is Seabiscuit.

Michelle Malkin has more photos. And Michelle Malkin reader and photojournalist, Byron Dazey has quite a colletion of photos at his site, Creative Flashes. Bryan Preston posts at Hot Air about yesterday’s protesters. Jawa Report works the “immigration rights” irony and so does Stop The ACLU.

Chez Diva trackbacked with: What A Surprise
Webloggin trackbacked with: The Vilification of Anglo America

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