Loos like Mexican President Vincente Fox has stepped in it now…maybe.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Vicente Fox called recent U.S. measures to stem illegal immigration a step back for bilateral relations on Friday and said Mexican migrants do jobs “that not even blacks want to do.”
In comments likely to raise the temperature of the immigration debate, Fox defended the role of undocumented Mexican workers in the United States to a group of Texas business people meeting in Mexico.
“There is no doubt that Mexicans, filled with dignity, willingness and ability to work are doing jobs that not even blacks want to do there in the United States,” he said in a speech broadcast in part on local radio and reported on newspaper web sites.
I only say “maybe” here because I don’t think that groups like the NAACP are going to jump on Fox’s rather candid non-PC statement because it’ll put them on the same side as most conservatives in this country.
I just can’t see them putting aside their partisanship long enough to make a cogent statement on the difference between immigration and illegal illegal immigration.
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