Thank goodness there are some politicians out there with a little common sense. Why Fox would make such an offer when he knows the sensitive nature of the whole illegal immigrant situation can only make one wonder. Perhaps, he is not the sharpest tool in the shed, but then again maybe he's not as dumb as he sometimes sounds.
A Georgia Republican on Friday applauded the assistance Mexico has provided the United States in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, but rejected an offer by Mexican President Vicente Fox that Mexican nationals be allowed to participate in the rebuilding of the area.
"Rebuilding our Gulf Coast with labor from Mexico would divert a large part of the estimated $200 billion cost to rebuild -- paid for by American taxpayers -- out of our economy and into 'foreign remittances,' the monies sent back to Mexico from the U.S. by illegal immigrants," Rep. Charlie Norwood said.
"We should not allow our national tragedy to become Mexico's gain. The time for talk is over. The time for pleas for the administration to simply enforce the law is over," Mr. Norwood said. "Hardship has a way of bringing families together.
"If there is anything positive that can come from such an incomprehensible disaster as Hurricane Katrina, it could likely be in forcing us to come back together to help defend each other, instead of letting potential taxpayer-funded jobs for storm victims to be looted by illegal immigrant labor cheered on by Mexican President Vicente Fox."
From The Washington Times.