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Americans are extremely naive if they do not understand that their authorities at the very highest levels have de facto abandoned their national borders in favor of a regional economic bloc in North America. The EU is the model:
Mexican official urges North American Union
At a Denver conference on intercontinental trade corridors, a Mexican mayor called for a swift move toward a European Union-style merger of the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Referring to Europe, Evaristo Lenin Perez of Ciudad Acuna – a sister city of Del Rio, Texas – told the Great Plains International Conference, “It’s a model we need to follow quickly.”
Perez later told WND, “If only people know the benefits of opening the borders and working together, improving the quality of life for all, then no one would be opposed to the idea of a North American Union.”
Perez also affirmed the Ports to Plains Corridor is basically a NAFTA Superhighway and needs to be developed as such.
“We need to begin by building the infrastructure in the three countries, investing in Mexico, and then we can sell the main idea that Mexicans should stay in Mexico. We just need to create an equal level for all,” Perez said.
Del Rio, Texas, Mayor Efrain Valdes told conferees he came to build relationships he hopes will last for decades to come.
“We are all North Americans,” he said. “Three countries, but we are all North Americans.”
We’re Losing A War We Don’t Even Know We’re In
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The United States is perfectly prepared to fight the last war: if any enemy tried to drive tanks across our borders, fly bombers into our airspace, or sail warships into our harbors, we would easily prevail.
Unfortunately, we are in a new kind war that most of us don’t even know is in underway. It is the most innovative and successful war ever waged in history. And we’re losing it, badly.
I’m not talking about the war with Islamic terrorists.
I’m talking about the war with Mexico.
On September 3, 2007, Mexico’s President stated, “I have said that Mexico does not stop at its border, that wherever there is a Mexican, there is Mexico.”
Mexico’s strategy is brilliant. Mexico is effectively taking control of our territory simply by having its citizens walk across our undefended border. Their only “weapon” is shoes. You still think the Maginot Line was dumb? At least the French tried to keep out foreign invaders, and at least the Germans had to go around it.
Although certain gangs of illegal aliens have used violence to engage in “ethnic cleansing” in certain L.A. neighborhoods -- a la Croatia and Darfur -- Mexico’s war against us is for the most part non- violent, waged with nothing more than money and words.
Our vulnerability isn’t military. Rather, our Achilles’ Heel is “political correctness.” As a nation, we’d rather silently endure the invasion than subject ourselves to the embarrassment of being called “racist.” Can you think of any other nation in history that would be so easily defeated? Defeated by name-calling? Criminy!
Mexico’s word-weapon is more effective than any neutron bomb.
Mexicans pour into Canada from U.S
Every single day this month, Mexican nationals who have been living illegally in Florida -- some for a dozen years or more -- are turning up at the Windsor-Detroit border seeking refugee status…
“They’ve been coming steadily ever since,” said Jacquie Rumiel, director of programs for new Canadians at the YMCA.
The Ortegas left Naples, Fla. and say all they ask for in Canada is “a chance,” said the father.
When his American neighbour threatened to report him to authorities, he told his family to pack-up. They simply couldn’t risk returning to Mexico, where he says he fears the powerful drug cartels, corrupt government and poor living conditions.
“We don’t have a future in Mexico,” Ortega’s 36-year-old wife said, noting her brother and his family also fled to Windsor fearing deportation. “We can’t go back.”
Salvation Army hostel supervisor Marlene Dufault said she believes the U.S. crackdown on illegal immigrants has led to the influx of Mexicans at our border. She said a church group in Naples has been charging the asylum seekers $400 a head, promising them there will be jobs awaiting them here. The Canadian Council for Refugees sent out an alert Tuesday in response to what it calls an “urgent” situation.
Salvation Army hostel supervisor Marlene Dufault said she believes the U.S. crackdown on illegal immigrants has led to the influx of Mexicans at our border. She said a church group in Naples has been charging the asylum seekers $400 a head, promising them there will be jobs awaiting them here.
The Canadian Council for Refugees sent out an alert Tuesday in response to what it calls an “urgent” situation.
Mexican curriculum in Oregon schools stirs debate
Some Oregon high schools are adopting Mexico’s public school curriculum to help educate Spanish-speaking students with textbooks, an online Web site, DVDs and CDs provided free by Mexico to teach math, science and even U.S. history.
The Oregon Department of Education and Mexico’s Secretariat of Public Education are discussing aligning their curricula so courses will be valid in both countries.
Until now, Oregon school districts generally have relied on bilingual aides or used Spanish material different from the English material others are studying.
“That’s not enough,” said Patrick Burk, chief policy officer with the superintendent’s office of the Oregon Department of Education. He said the idea is minimal disruption for immigrant Latinos.
Mexico has made its national curriculum available to communities across the U.S. since 2001 to encourage Mexican adults and youths to continue an education often abandoned back home due to limited resources.
To stem nursing shortage, state plans to send bilingual students to Mexico, but some say money would be better spent in California
With nursing schools in California falling several thousand graduates short of meeting demand each year, state labor officials are seeking help in an unlikely place.
If all goes as planned, as many as 40 bilingual Californians now stuck on nursing school waiting lists will begin classes in January at a college in Guadalajara, Mexico – apparently the first attempt by any state to outsource nursing education to another country.
Program supporters say it’s a reasonable way to train more Californians, especially those who can work in communities that need more Spanish-speaking health care workers.