MEXICO CITY, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations
would hold a serious debate on the planned U.S. border wall with Mexico, Thierry
Lemaresquier, a top UN official in Mexico, said on Friday.
The United States plans to build a 1,126-km border wall to close off large parts of its 3,000-km border with
Speaking at the sidelines of a meeting at the
Ibero-Americana University in Mexico City, Lemaresquier said "The United Nations
must hold a deep and serious debate on migration... which has become a major
factor in international relations in the last 30 years, particularly in
countries like Mexico," Lemaresquier said.
U.S. President George W. Bush on Thursday signed the
Secure Fence Act of 2006, authorizing the construction of about 1,126 km of
fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Mexico's president-elect says U.S.
border fence shadows his upcoming visit
MEXICO CITY, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- Mexican President-elect
Felipe Calderon expressed his displeasure on Friday with the U.S. decision to
build a border fence, saying it would complicate his visit next month to
Mexico's northern neighbor.
Calling it "mistaken," Calderon said the fence served only
to undermine the bilateral relations of the two nations. <<Full Story
Bush signs U.S.-Mexico border fence
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President George W.
Bush signed a bill on Thursday that authorizes the construction of 700 miles
(1,126 km) of fence along the U.S.-Mexico border.
"This bill will help protect the American people. This
bill will make our borders more secure," Bush said at the signing ceremony. <<Full Story
Mexico condemns U.S. border wall
MEXICO CITY, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Mexico rebuked U.S.
President George W. Bush on Thursday for signing into law the building of a
fence along the Mexico-U.S. border.
Mexican President Vicente Fox, who was visiting the
Caribbean coast city of Cancun, described the plan as "shameful," saying it
demonstrated "the United States government's inability to understand the
migration problem in an integrated way." <<Full