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You know what makes this illegal immigration issue so complicated? These damn tamales. Some of you know I am renovating my house. That calls for laborers and craftsmen –U.S. citizens because of my feelings on illegal immigration. I had a job set up with a local tile setter, but he had excessive earwax on the appointed day, then a pulled muscle the second day. Fernando could come right away. He did a beautiful job and by damn he brought me tamales the second day. You see how complicated this gets? I am from Texas and would sell my soul for a good, genuine Mexican tamale. Thank God I didn’t have to. Fernando is studying for his citizenship, so obviously a resident alien. So I’m off the hook—except for Ramona. Actually, it was my mother who rescued her from our garbage, trying to feed her children. After that day, she cleaned our home (and our friends’ homes) for over twenty years. When the time came, she insisted on sitting by my father’s casket all night. As I said, it is very complicated.
Most of us who lobby to enforce our borders are not bigots. We just believe in sovereignty, secure borders, and fair treatment of all who want to enter from whatever country.  And we want our our country to use its powers to pressure our neighbors to the south to treat their citizens right. We have no problem trying to rearrange priorities of countries on other continents. Mexicans live in a beautiful, bountiful country, rich in oil, tourism, precious metals, and history. Their people should be participating in the wealth that funnels to the elite. Why isn’t this a priority with our government? Why can’t Ramona and Fernando make a living in their beloved country? Why?

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When someone wanted to steal a jelly bean from my pile all they had to do was say, “Look over there!” Deflection worked great when I was a little girl. Now, not so much.

Has anybody seen or heard all but the barest reporting on the meeting between the heads of Canada, US and Mexico that was held this week in Canada? I was poised to learn what the three amigos had cooked up in the name of the SPP (Security and Prosperity Partnership) and what happens? Bush makes an “off-hand” disparaging remark about al-Maliki and the press is off and running with the emphasis shifted from whatever the three North American heads of states were cooking up for their citizens to the punctured ego of al-Maliki. I think someone just stole my jelly bean.

To find out what really resulted from the meeting I had to go to the SPP website  http://www.spp.gov/index.asp. You see, everything is right out in the open, the NAFTA Highway, Cinta-Zachry,  Kansas City inland port or SmartPort, etc. For instance, they tell us that goods coming from the Far East through Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico , will not be inspected until they get to Kansas City, so that should be no surprise. Don’t ask me what happens if they decide to take a side road somewhere in Texas. The information they aren’t hiding goes on and on. Yes, much of it is out there, but we as a nation are not being giving a cohesive picture.

But there are miscreants with mouses out here trying to pull the pieces together—and trying to keep an eye on our jelly beans.

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