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Hamlin - 2004, May 21 Annex Mexico?

Hamlin - 2004, May 21

May 21, 2004


Immigration and the Mexican Border
Sheryl Hamlin

Billions of dollars for fences and guards have not kept the masses from rushing across the US-Mexican border in search of a better life here in the U.S. The coyotes profit and the lucky ones arrive to a new life, while others die in flight -- all paid for by the U.S. taxpayer.

Here is another idea worth considering: Annex Mexico. Look at the history of the U.S. and Mexico. Attached once, a series of wars in the 1900’s drew modern day boundaries.

Mexico is predominantly a Christian nation governed by laws. Its language is in use by a large segment of the population of the United States. If we annexed Mexico, making it first a protectorate like Guam, with the intention of full statehood in the future, we could change the dynamics of the Northern Hemisphere.

Mexican citizens could pass freely between the countries. Criminals could be tried under U.S. law without deportation to Mexico. Workers without criminal records could work. Money would be taxed and collected by the U.S. Government to pay for their services. The U.S. could divert the border wars money into country building efforts.

The relationship between Mexican law and U.S.law would be that of a state and federal law. The current leaders would be equivalent to the leaders of California.

Does this sound far-fetched and impossible? Possibly the benefits to both countries would outweigh the momentary loss of power and sovereignty. This is a diplomatic effort worthy of consideration.

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