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Letters: Mexico's hypocrisy on border security

May 02, 2013

Re "Congress, rethink that wall," Opinion, April 29

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox has spent much of his political career trying to convince us that shipping the poor from Mexico to the United States is a good thing. I wonder what would have happened if he had spent his six-year presidency improving the Mexican economy so that his citizens did not feel the need to flee their country.

Additionally, it is hypocritical to condemn our security measures while Mexico stations law enforcement and military personnel on its southern border to prevent illegal immigration from Central and South America.

Jim Toomey

Reseda

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