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Old 04-06-2012, 06:34 PM
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Default Why shouldn’t Mexico compensate us for illegal aliens?

Why shouldn’t Mexico compensate us for illegal aliens?
One of the dirty little secrets on our southern border is that Mexico actually encourages its citizens to come here illegally. Not only does Mexico refuse to work with us to secure its side of the border, it’s actually put out comic books explaining to its citizens how to cross into our country illegally. To a barely functional, exploitive nation like Mexico, this is a win/win situation. The illegals who come to the United States send billions back home every year, plus Mexico uses them and their families in the States as a political wedge to try to manipulate our political process in its favor.
That may be all well and good for Mexico, but it’s an expensive proposition for the American taxpayers. So, why not ask Mexico to pay the bills for its own citizens?
A state legislator is taking the unusual step of corresponding directly with the leader of a foreign nation.
Republican Texas State Rep. Lyle Larson is calling on Mexican President Felipe Calderon to reimburse Texas for services used by illegal aliens.
In a letter he revealed Tuesday and sent in late March, the San Antonio legislator requests that Mexico pay Texas back for the annual $6 billion to $8 billion he said that Texas spends on health care, education and other public services for the estimated 1.6 million illegal immigrants in the state.
According to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Larson does not expect a response from Mexico. However, that did not stop him from offering Mexico suggestions for how to pay off the tab.
“If Mexico is unable to provide monetary compensation, we should be open to discussing other forms of payment,” Larson said, according to News 4 WOAI. “Mexico could provide payment for these services by allowing U.S. companies to develop mineral rich areas of northern Mexico and collect these resources as an in-kind payment.”
The real question isn’t why would Larson send that request to Felipe Calderon; it’s why haven’t we done this already?
Mexico is our third biggest trading partner behind Canada and China and we’ve given it billions of dollars in aid. What’s unreasonable about asking Mexico to either make a good faith effort to stop illegal immigration into our country or pay the tab for its citizens that are coming here illegally with its blessing?
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:24 AM
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It will never happen, it's a pipe dream to even contemplate the notion.

The late 19th - early 20th century Mexican President Porfirio Diaz (who re-elected himself a number of times, a virtual dictator) sold his country to foreigners who strip mined mineral wealth and left nothing behind for Mexico, one of the many causes for the 1910 Mexican revolution. It was said to the effect that Porfirio gave Mexico a bath and dressed her up - making her presentable to the world but still corrupt inside and stinking to the core.

In the 1930's, there were negotiations between the Mexican President Lazaro Cardenas and American oil corporations, much which had to do with poverty wages for Mexican employees of those companies, and other issues such as medical care and the like. The Americans insulted Cardenas to his face, in front of everyone (I believe it was something like "what'r you going to do about it, boy?). Cardenas kicked the Americans out and nationalized the Mexican oil industry. Pemex is now in ruins, embezzled and mismanaged nearly to death, but the important thing to Mexican nationalism is that it's Mexican owned - no foreigners involved.

And a Texas politician demanding compensation from Mexico?

Lots of derisive laughter from Mexico city. Part of the Mexican national identity sees Texas as torn from Mexico by invasive Gringos. There is little consideration that that the Canary Islanders dumped in Texas by Spain weren't a sufficient population buffer for the northern territorial claim, and that a faction of post independence Mexican government had invited foreigners to immigrate and be naturalized. There is little mention of 1830's Mexican centralists, royalists, liberals, conservatives, Santa Anna sniffing the political winds, abrogation of the 1824 Mexican constitution, and the fact that the Texas rebellion initially included both naturalized and natural born Mexican citizens is side stepped. Texas born Mexicans were described at the time as being Mexican by birth only, as their speech and mannerisms were greatly affected by the people with whom they traded and came into contact the most - which weren't people from central Mexico.

No compensation from Mexico for driving their citizens into the US.
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:50 PM
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It's still a great idea.
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Patriotic Army Mom View Post
It's still a great idea.
I agree!
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