Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Mexico May Take Fence Issue to the UN?

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President-elect Calderon says no, but there's a push to take it to the world body:

PARIS -- Mexico's foreign secretary said Monday the country may take a dispute over U.S. plans to build a fence on the Mexican border to the United Nations.

Luis Ernesto Derbez told reporters in Paris, his first stop on a European tour, that a legal investigation was under way to determine whether Mexico has a case.

The Mexican government last week sent a diplomatic note to Washington criticizing the plan for 700 miles of new fencing along the border. President-elect Felipe Calderon also denounced the plan, but said it was a bilateral issue that should not be put before the international community.

Derbez said Monday after meeting with French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy that it was a "shame" U.S. immigration policy had been used for what he claimed was a short-term political gain in the lead-up to midterm elections in the U.S. in November.

Short-term? This has been an ongoing problem for decades, one we've asked Mexico to handleand they've not.

On the bright side, we will see the Democrats fawning over the UN, a body they think should dictate some US law.

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