Earlier this week President Bush signed the Secure Fence Act which would build 700 miles of fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. In response, Mexican President Vicente Fox said:
It is an embarrassment for Mexico. The fact that our northern neighbor has to build a fence to try to keep our people out is a sign of our failure.
We have driven our people northward into the United States in search of economic opportunity that we should be providing here at home.
Of course, I might have gotten that wrong.
“It is an embarrassment for the United States,” Fox said. “It is proof, perhaps, that the United States does not see immigration as a subject that corresponds to both countries.”