Mexico furious at tough US law on migrants

Hey Vicente! Tell your band of illegals to go on strike for all we care. Better yet, tell them to go home and come back with a visa. Entienda?

By John Authers and Edward Alden, The Financial Times

May 13 2005

Mexico has reacted furiously to a bill signed into law by the US this week that would fund a border wall and prevent illegal Mexican migrants from obtaining US driving licenses.

President Vicente Fox said he would lodge a diplomatic complaint, and was considering complaints to multilateral bodies if Mexico could not unable to resolve the problem bilaterally.

In the US, leaders of the Mexican community threatened to strike to send a message to US employers that they could not survive without cheap Mexican labour.(The Full Story)

© Copyright The Financial Times Ltd 2005.

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