October 20, 2007
U.S. Citizens: Expect Delays at the U.S./Mexican Border
The N.Y. Times reports that U.S. border agents have stepped up scrutiny of U.S. citizens returning from Mexico, creating delays at border crossings not seen since the months after Sept. 11, 2001. According to the report, "The increased enforcement is in part a dress rehearsal for new rules, scheduled to take effect in January, that will require Americans to show a passport or other proof of citizenship to enter the United States."
Note that the European Union has no border delays with the EU member nations. Labor and commerce are generally permitted to flow freely within the EU. Not so in North America under NAFTA.
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"Note that the European Union has no border delays with the EU member nations. Labor and commerce are generally permitted to flow freely within the EU. Not so in North America under NAFTA."
Note that the vast majority of Americans are extremely hostile towards the concept of a North American Union that would include Mexico. And NAFTA has nothing to do with it. The desire for our continued sovereignty as a nation is the the most inhibiting factor. Note that European nations do not have the socioeconomic injustice and corruption of Mexico, anti-foreign real estate laws, and nasty anti-immigrant (your term) punitive laws (read mistreatment of illegal aliens). The differences in economies between the European nations is not nearly as great as that as between the U.S. and Mexico, and our differences would be a huge factor in any proposal for an economic union. In order for Mexico to enter an economic union with the U.S., Mexico's culture of corruption and social injustice would require radical reform, and a great deal of sacrifice on the part of our taxpayers. Even then, the citizens of this country would resist such a union. This pipe dream of your's professor, really shows just how out of touch you are with the American pulse.
Posted by: Horace | Oct 21, 2007 3:31:34 PM
The technicians at my company travel state to state.
now we are getting jobs in mexico. what is the law
for travling to mexico without a passport and returning to the united states. can someone give a
plan simple answer.
Posted by: David L. Pearson | Oct 22, 2007 8:19:20 PM