Oh, I forgot to say it is the Mexican President.
According to Mexico’s National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH), 500,000 people from Central America cross into Mexico illegally every year. In addition, smugglers reportedly use the Suchiate River to move goods across the international border without paying duty taxes.
According to the head of customs for Mexico’s tax administration, Raul Diaz, the Mexican border state of Chiapas is constructing a wall along the country’s southern border with Guatemala, along the river Suchiate which divides the countries. Diaz says the purpose of the wall is to prevent the passage of contraband, but admits, “It could also prevent the free passage of illegal immigrants.”
Did he say "illegal immigrants?" Here in the US, we prefer to call them "new citizens". I think that is the term Obama wants us to use.
Mexico is now receiving a great deal of criticism from Guatemalan officials. Guatemalan civil and government organizations have called the move “senseless,” saying a border fence will not prevent undocumented migrants from crossing the border.
Despite eyewitness reports of Mexican border fence construction having commenced — including the mayor of the western Guatemalan municipality of Ayutla — Guatemalan authorities say the Mexican government has yet to comment on the project.
In 2010 alone, the United States has given $450 million to Mexico, for the expansion and development of it's security agencies.
How much does a fence cost to build if you don't have immigrants to do the work... wait...
Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has halted the construction of a fence on America’s own southern border and the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking to prevent the adoption of localized border state laws attempting to curb the flow of illegal immigrants and drug-related violence.
While the Obama administration condemns the efforts of Arizona and the calls from many Americans who insist on constructing a fence on the country’s southern border, will the U.S. government continue to funnel millions of taxpayer dollars to Mexico as they build their own border defenses?
I think we might have to look for help from Guatemala on this. Maybe their leader can visit Mexico and be treated like royalty. The Mexican lawmakers could give him a standing ovation. The President of Mexico could be moved enough by the voting power that he brings a law suit against Chiapas to stop building the fence and overturn laws aimed at curtailing illegal entry to Mexico.
Yeah, they might do that but they would have to be pretty damn dumb to do so, wouldn't they?
No offense, really!