Mexican Government Suing US?

So I am toodling around the blogs and I see that Mexico is a little upset with President Bush’s plan to send the National Guard to the border. Last Night on the O’Reilly Factor, Bill said:

After hearing President Bush order 6,000 National Guard troops to the southern border earlier this week, Mexico’s Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez, went on a radio program in Mexico and said, “If there is a real wave of rights abuses, if we see the National Guard starting to directly participate in detaining people, we would immediately start filing lawsuits through our consulates.”

Where does the Foreign Secretary get off? Does anyone else think that they would have no right to walk into our courts and sue our government? One of the biggest miscommunications of our system is that rights are for noncitizens. This is a constant issue. Who all has a right to a license, education, free health care (which I don’t get), etc? Now because we, as a nation, are trying to secure our borders the Mexican government is going to sue us. Now I don’t take quite as a hard line as Bill O’Reilly, who says if they sue boycott anything from Mexico. But I do think that something has to be done. According to a news story from KFOXTV in El Paso, the Mexican government has sent armed soldiers over the border. Some claim it is to investigated what we are doing but others fear for the safety of the people living on the US side of the border. Given all this, I think that if the Mexican government doesn’t help to secure the border and deal with illegal immigration, we should seal the border. What all would that entail, I am not sure. But, something has to happen. When one nation decides to violate another country’s border we call that declaring war. This is no longer just individuals wanting for a better life but it appears to a nation trying to invade our space and way of life. What are we going to do about it?

(HT: Two Babes and A Brain)

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