Friday, January 12, 2007

The Mexican Invasion

The number one issue that cost Republicans in last November's elections was obviously the war in Iraq. But perhaps the second biggest issue, among conservatives at least, was the government's refusal to seriously combat illegal immigration. The tremendous influx of illegals from Mexico has brought us to this point: Of everyone alive that was born in Mexico, more than 12% now live in the USA.

Government estimates show that during the 1970s, about 120,000 Mexicans illegally crossed the border into the US every year. During the '80s, that number jumped to 200,000 a year. In the '90s, about 350,000 a year. That figure now is approaching 500,000 illegals a year.

How much American money is winding up in Mexico? The L.A. Times reports that $39 billion was wired from the U.S. to Mexico during 2005, most of it from the 12 million illegal Mexican immigrants working in America.

If you know me, you know I don't buy into conspiracy theories. However, I believe 12 million people streaming across the border constitutes an invasion. Keep this in mind... Mexican President Ernesto Zedilla was in Chicago in July 1997, and told the National Council of LaRaza, "I have proudly affirmed that the Mexican nation extends beyond the territory enclosed by its borders." He announced a Mexican constitutional amendment that purports to allow Mexicans to retain their Mexican nationality even though they become U.S. citizens (which is contrary to the U.S. naturalization oath). In 2001, then President Vicente Fox came to the United States. He reiterated this line, proclaiming that "the Mexican nation extends beyond the territory enclosed by its borders" and includes migrants living in the United States. He called for open borders and endorsed Mexico's new dual citizenship law.

For more on the idea that the Southwestern United States should be returned to Mexico, do a Google search for "Republica del Norte".