waxing political

I don't know where this came from beyond my grandfather, but if it's true, it's very interesting...

---State of Sonora ( Mexican State ) is angry at Influx of Mexicans into Mexico Nine state legislators from the Mexican state of Sonora traveled to Tucson, Arizona, USA, to complain about Arizona 's newemployer crackdown on illegals from Mexico.

It seems that many Mexican illegals are now returning to their hometowns and the officials in the Sonora state government are ticked off about it.

The delegation of nine state legislators from Sonora was in Tucson on Tuesday to say Arizona 's new employer sanctions law will have a devastating effect on the Mexican state. At a news conference, the legislators said Sonora--Arizona 's southern neighbor, made up of mostly small towns--cannot handle the demand for housing, jobs and schools it will face as illegal Mexican worker here return to their hometowns without jobs or money.

The law, which took effect January 1, 2008, punishes employers who knowingly hire individuals who don't have valid legal documents to work in the United States. Penalties include suspension of, or loss of, their business license.

The Mexican legislators are angry because their own citizens are returning to their hometowns, placing a burden on their state government. "How can they pass a law like this?" asked Mexican Rep. Leticia Amparano-Gamez, who represents Nogales. "There is not one person living in Sonora who does not have a friend or relative working in Arizona," she said, speaking only in Spanish. Mexico is not prepared for this, for the tremendous problems it will face as more and more Mexicans working in Arizona and sending money to their families return to home towns in Sonora without jobs," she said. "We are one family, socially and economically," she said of the people of Sonora and Arizona. Wrong! The United States is a sovereign nation, not a subsidiary of Mexico, and United States TAXPAYERS are not responsible for the welfare of Mexico's citizens.

It's time for the Mexican government, and its citizens, to stop parasitically feeding off of the United States and to start taking care of its/their own needs. Too bad all the United States don't pass a law just like it. Maybe that's the answer, since our own Congress will not do anything!

1 comment:

The Hokanson Family said...

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