Saturday, March 04, 2006

Mexico Calls Georgia and Arizona A Bunch of Haters

by tee bee

And it's all about the money, so you know it's true.

The Mexican government has denounced bills in Georgia and Arizona that would tack a surcharge on wire transfers from illegal immigrants, instructing its consulates to consider ''legal actions'' should the proposals become law.

The Mexican Foreign Relations Department's statement is the latest the country has lodged against legislation it deems ``discriminatory toward people of Hispanic origin in general, and Mexican nationality in particular.''

Mexico's Consul in Atlanta, Remedios Gomez-Arnau, said she has spoken to Georgia legislators about the impact the proposed legislation would have on Mexican immigrants -- legal and illegal.

''The Mexican government is very respectful of the legislative process, but that doesn't mean it doesn't follow it and promote dialogue,'' she said.

Mexico's basic stance is that illegal immigration wouldn't be the problem it is if the United States didn't have a strong demand for workers and if more visas existed for the kind of jobs -- in construction, agriculture, hospitality -- that illegal immigrants tend to fill.

So you can see that it's our own dollar-lovin' Mexican-hating fault.

Now go hug your maid, and give her some money to send the folks at home who haven't already snuck across the border and are living in your garage.

Seriously, it's called the Illegal Immigrant Fee Act. If we're dealing with illegal aliens, they need to be processed to determine their status and deport them if necessary, not penalized for banking arrangements.

Face it - taxing them is the method of soft bigotry designed to recoup healthcare and education costs presumably created by untaxed alien workers, and it requires some type of customer profiling by bottom-level employees. This renders it useless unless the teller or 7-11 clerk doesn't like the look or accent of the person they're helping.


At 7:03 AM, Blogger Cassandra said...

I can just feel the love.

Isn't it wunderbar the way the Mexican government welcomes, without any form of discrimination, hard-working American dollars when they slip across the border to seek a better life in Mejico? They just want to be free, pendejo...

Now why can't America take such an enlightened attitude?

At 10:02 AM, Anonymous beautifulatrocities said...

"The Mexican government is very respectful of the legislative process"

As long as it's not in Mexico

At 12:07 AM, Blogger camojack said...

¡Hola, señoras y señores! Quiero dinero para enviar a mí familia. Dolares, pesos, no me importa cual tipo. Puedes ayudarme, por favor...

At 5:12 PM, Anonymous Harden Stuhl said...

I live in Calmexico [L.A.]and usually don't have to say much more than that - But now that I think about it that has never stoped me before...Yesterday - I had my niece in law (second generation from Mexico)tell me that in her history class the (second generation)latino teacher blamed all the white "Euro" devils for stealing the state of California. I found it ironic - them being from Mexico themselves knew nothing about the fact before we Euro's got our grubby hands on it they stole it from the Indians who stole it from the burros before them. As far as I am concerned whoever wants to steal California can have it. Good grief I miss White Castle....

At 2:18 PM, Blogger Cassandra said...

I thought you lived in Azatlan, Harden.


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