It looks like some Americans along the Mexican border are going to build an immigration-slowing fence on their own. Well, I can't blame them. I did notice this comment in the news article, however:
Congress has been debating immigration reform for several months. One bill, approved by the U.S. House in December, calls for nearly 700 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border. The fence proposal has angered Mexicans, with President Vicente Fox calling it "shameful."In response, a family member e-mailed this comment:
Yes, that fence plan can rightfully be called shameful. It is shameful that Mexico does not recognize our sovereignty, our responsibility to maintain the integrity of our borders. It is shameful that Mexico has a reputation, among both its own people and foreigners, for corruption in its law enforcement and other civil servants. It is shameful that a country with vast natural resources has not opened the way to development which would provide good jobs and prosperity to its people. It is shameful that Mexico doesn't provide better education to its youth. Presidente Fox, you are right; it is shameful.I could not agree more.