Mexican lawmakers will travel to Los Angeles to support immigrant protests

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    Can you believe this? And look who their meeting up with.

    By Ioan Grillo
    ASSOCIATED PRESS

    9:41 p.m. April 27, 2006

    MEXICO CITY – Mexican lawmakers issued a declaration of support for immigrant protests planned in the United States on Monday and said they will send a delegation to Los Angeles to show their solidarity.
    The declaration, issued late Thursday by all the political parties in the lower house of Congress, contrasts with the position of Mexico's Foreign Department, which has said it will discipline any consular officials who take part in the protests.


    The delegation of lawmakers will meet with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, it said in a news release from Congress.
    “The only thing we are looking for is to end this dehumanizing situation and get the recognition of the migrant labor force,” Federal Deputy Maria Garcia said. “People who go looking for work should not be treated like criminals with the risk of being tried in federal courts.”

    Activists are urging immigrants across the United States to skip work, avoid spending money and march in the streets to demonstrate their importance to the U.S. economy.

    The protest, dubbed “A Day Without Immigrants,” comes as the U.S. Congress debates immigration bills proposing everything from toughened border security to the legalization of all 11 million undocumented migrants in America.

    Activists south of border have called for a boycott of all U.S. businesses on Monday in support of the protests.

    Mexicans living in the United States sent back home about $20 billion in remittances last year.

    President Vicente Fox has lobbied relentlessly for an immigration reform in the United States. However, his administration has held back from getting involved the immigrant protests, saying it does not want to violate U.S. sovereignty.
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    Are they coming illegally? If so, let's throw them in jail.
     
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    Like the French did ....Kiss my arse thats what I say!
     
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    You know, I'm really kinda torn on this issue.

    On the one hand, Mexicans do work hard and I sympathize with them wanting to earn a decent living. And I do understand that getting your citizenship is (from what I understand) a red-tape nightmare. This part of me sees the problems of immigration as actually being problems of socialism: bankrupt schools, public hospitals, and clogged roads. Of course they're bankrupt and poorly run, the govenrment runs them.

    On the other hand, I see people waving the Mexican flag, demanding this or that, yapping about returning the southwest USA to a failed 3rd world country, and filthy corrupt Mexican swine/politicians encouraging the immigration that their terrible laws made necessary in the first place, so that they don't have to pass any reforms. This part of me wishes that they would have another million man march, only this time you have the largest sting operation in the history of the world, with officers checking green cards for every person in attendance. You either speak english fluently or have a green card or have legit ID, or we drop you off across the border.
     
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    Im not torn at all. Simply look at all the people that come here leaglly and fill out the ridiculous amounts of forms to do it the right way only to see a fence jumper cut in line and take a job they could have had.

    This is bullshit. Do our politicians go down to Mexico and protest in the streets about the horrible immigration laws of that shithole of a country? Fuck Mexico. Im begining to grow weary of their insolence. I wish the a-holes in Washington would grow a pair and declare War on mexico so we can end this nonsense.
     
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    Time to start recanting the old saying, "REMEMBER THE ALAMO". Get out the guns. Lets do it over. It appears they didn't learn the first time.
     
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    YEP
     
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    They better soon, I can see this whole thing getting violent.
     

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