Santa Barbara, CA – March 4, 2010 – Out-of-control immigration and lax border policies have been devastating for Arizona and other border states, according to CAPS (Concerned Americans for Population Stabilization).
Sen. John McCain and his advisor, Juan Hernandez—who sees Mexico and the U.S. not as two separate countries, but just one region—are a big part of the problem, the group maintains.
“Environmentally-sensitive border lands have been trampled by illegal immigrants. Wildlife refuges and national parks have become trash-strewn, no-go areas. Millions of Americans have lost their jobs and a record number have lost their homes while the government ignores the flood of illegal workers,” said Diana Hull, the President of CAPS.
Referring to Mexican immigrants in the U.S., Hernandez said, “I want the third generation, the seventh generation, I want them all to think ‘Mexico first.’” Hernandez is a dual-citizen who was born in the U.S., but served in the cabinet of former Mexican President Vicente Fox as head of the Institute for Mexicans Abroad.
Hernandez, who was Hispanic outreach director for McCain, also stated, “I never knew the border as a limitation. I'd be delighted if all of us could come and go between these two marvelous countries.”
Hull warned of the implications of that proposal, “The lack of border enforcement has been instrumental in destroying our environment and decimating our economy. Ultimately, a nation than cannot or will not control its border, will lose its sovereignty. McCain should renounce these dangerous ideas.”