Friday, July 15, 2005

Huntsman to Mexico III

Huntsman tells Fox of plan to push immigration issue
"telling Mexican President Vicente Fox and other officials here that he'll take on the immigration issue with the help of America's Western governors.
As for immigration, Huntsman said he'll work through the Western Governors Association to search for a solution. That could involve organizing a task force, the governor said, that would consider a variety of proposals to speed up the process by which immigrants can become U.S. citizens."

Comment: speeding the process for legal immigrants is nice, but how does that solve the ILLEGAL alien problem.

"That just came out of discussions with senior officials," Huntsman said of his decision to tackle the issue. "I think there's a serious need to reinvigorate the whole discussion on immigration. It's falling victim to politics here in Mexico and maybe to some level of indifference at home. I think it's one of the most critical issues of our time and requires a good public policy solution."

"Indifference" in Utah???? Well, at least, he's right on "critical issue" - but what is critical the speed or the illegality?

"Immigration, he said, came up repeatedly throughout his four-day visit. "I don't think we had a conversation where it didn't come up in some form or fashion."

Sure, Mexico wants no restrictions and unlimited immigration to help solve their economic problems - by pawning off the costs to American taxpayers.

""We all need to pull together as nation-states."

Is Utah now a Nation-State?
Is Gov.Huntsman suggesting joining together in regional government? "In a world of near instant communications, the nation state is irrelevant. One of the outward symbols of its existence is the national border, staffed by uniformed officials checking papers and manning barricades. But what use are such border controls in the world of the Internet, for example?

Quite simply, the world has moved on. For many "statists," the concept of the national centralized government was — in its day — progressive and forward-looking."

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