Mexican Wives Tell U.S. To Close Border

26 02 2007

Cross posted from   Common Sense America

new website is getting a lot of attention this morning. It seems the women of Tecalpulco, Mexico are tired of running their village alone. They are asking the government of the United States to uphold our immigration laws and send their men back home. The women of Tecalpulco started a website named Wetback Wives to send their pleas to our government and to their absent husbands, sons, and brothers.

The Washington Times reports:

It’s a stark reminder of an often forgotten voice in the U.S. immigration debate — the wives, children, parents and villages left behind as millions of workers come to the U.S., many of them illegally. The plea also underscores the dual effects of migration on Mexico: Its economy needs American jobs as an outlet for workers, but determined, able-bodied workers get siphoned out of Mexico.

More than 10 million Mexican-born people, or nearly one out of every 10, was living in the United States in 2005. And as a percentage of the work force it’s even higher: One in seven, or 14 percent, were here, according to the Migration Policy Institute. The institute said 77 percent of Mexican workers in the U.S. were younger than 45, and 70 percent were men.

Villages devoid of men between 20 and 50 are common in many parts of the country. The stories of single mothers struggling to raise their children are just as frequent.

The women of Tecalpulco have come up with one way to cope. They run an artists’ cooperative to sell traditional-style jewelry, including through the Internet. The page where they make their personal pleas, http://www.artcamp.com.mx/venga/, is a part of their Web site.

But our elected officials, who frequently give sappy speeches about reuniting families – and compassion – when they talk about handing out their blanket amnesty to the millions of illegal aliens in our nation, couldn’t care less about the American or the Mexican family. No. The bottom line is this;

Mexican officials are aware of the social and economic consequences to their towns and villages. But businesses and government officials on both sides of the border also acknowledge a sort of grand bargain — the U.S. gets cheap labor, while Mexico has an outlet for its unemployed, who in turn send cash back home.

A “grand bargain” for everyone but the citizens of both nations. It’s all about the money – as usual. You can view the women of Tecalpulco’s heartfelt letters here.


For more news on the issue of illegal immigration see:

Surrendering our Sovereignty, Add BP Agent Gary Brugman to Suttons list, and Don’t need no stinkin’ Social Security Number from Bear Creek Ledger

Imaginary Friend – Real Credit at Bank of America and Mexico Condemns U.S. Trespassing from Liberally Conservative

Boycott Banks Dealing with Illegal Aliens from The Uncooperative Blogger

Bodies Found, Huge Drug Busts and Murder for Hire from GA CrimeWatch

North American Community Becoming Reality from Right Truth


**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email stiknstein-at-gmail-dot-com and let us know at what level you would like to participate.

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