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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Monday, March 27, 2006

Call me cynical, but I don't believe it

Mexico pledges to control flow of illegal immigrants
Overtures made as Senate takes up issue

MEXICO CITY -- As the U.S. Senate focuses this week on the issue of illegal immigration, Mexico has launched a campaign to convince Americans that it will do more to stop the flow of undocumented workers into the U.S. and prevent violence along the border.

While skeptics note that some of the promises clash with Mexico's long-held positions and actions, U.S. and Mexican officials say the moves reflect a rare public commitment by Mexican authorities to accept responsibility for the root causes of illegal immigration and take steps to prevent it.

[But] Bush administration officials say they have made it clear that Mexico needs to show it is doing more to address the border and immigration problems.

"We've talked a lot about that," a senior Bush administration official said. "What the American people will be listening for . . . is measures to enhance protection of the border. We are looking for some concrete steps . . . that our partners in the hemisphere take the situation seriously."

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