The below letter appeared on the internet and was sent to me by a friend. It is NOT written by me. I made no changes. It is the words of a "stranger". This is the letter referenced in my Immigration Reform blog:


Dear President Obama:

I'm planning to move my family and extended family into Mexico for my health, and I would like to ask you to assist me.

We're planning to simply walk across the border from the U.S. Into Mexico, and we'll need your help to make a few arrangements.

We plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports, immigration quotas and laws.

I'm sure they handle those things the same way you do here. So, would you mind telling your buddy, President Calderon, that I'm on my way over?

Please let him know that I will be expecting the following:

  1. Free medical care for my entire family.

  2. English-speaking government bureaucrats for all services I might need, whether I use them or not.

  3. Please print all Mexican government forms in English.

  4. I want my grandkids to be taught Spanish by English-speaking (bi-lingual) teachers.

  5. Tell their schools they need to include classes on American culture and history.

  6. I want my grandkids to see the American flag on one of the flag poles at their school.

  7. Please plan to feed my grandkids at school for both breakfast and lunch.

  8. I will need a local Mexican driver's license so I can get easy access to government services.

  9. I do plan to get a car and drive in Mexico , but, I don't plan to purchase car insurance, and I probably won't make any special effort to learn local traffic laws.

  10. In case one of the Mexican police officers does not get the memo from their president to leave me alone, please be sure that every patrol car has at least one English-speaking officer.

  11. I plan to fly the U.S. Flag from my house top, put U S. Flag decals on my car, and have a gigantic celebration on July 4th. I do not want any complaints or negative comments from the locals.

  12. I would also like to have a nice job without paying any taxes, or have any labor or tax laws enforced on any business I may start.

  13. Please have the president tell all the Mexican people to be extremely nice and never say critical things about me or my family, or about the strain we might place on their economy.

  14. I want to receive free food stamps.

  15. Naturally, I'll expect free rent subsidies.

  16. I'll need Income tax credits so that although I don't pay Mexican Taxes, I'll receive money from the government.

  17. Please arrange it so that the Mexican Gov't pays $4,500 to help me buy a new car.

  18. Oh yes, I almost forgot, please enroll me free into the Mexican Social Security program so that I'll get a monthly income in retirement.

I know this is an easy request because you already do all these things for all his people who walk over to the U.S. From Mexico . I am sure that President Calderon won't mind returning the favor if you ask him nicely.

Thank you so much for your kind help. You're the man!!!


a2zresource July 9, 2010 @ 2:41 p.m.

I'm wondering if this person was attracted to Mexico's $5-a-day minimum wage...

Perhaps if OUR minimum wage was only $5 a day, then that would be the end of immigration to America, legal or not.


auntsandiegospeaks July 9, 2010 @ 3:42 p.m.

Mexico is a "third world country" that has had many, many years to get their act together. They are a corrupt government that does nothing to help the impoverished people who live there.

The letter is obviously tongue-in-cheek but designed to make people think. Have you read the Mexican Immigration laws?????

Thanks for reading.

I did write a great response to your other comment but it is currently residing in computer space. I always wonder what I did to make it disappear (it just happens to me!!!!!!!!)


nan shartel July 10, 2010 @ 4:04 p.m.

this is super interesting AuntieSanDiegospeaks...i had no idea

many years ago when i worked at what was then County hospital it was common for Mexican women never seen in the OB/GYN clinic before to just show up to have a baby...i always thought it was because the medical care there in Mexico was suspect...i'd been to the hospital in Tijuana and seen for myself some of the short cut practices

later i found out that the baby was an American citizen by birth here..a social security card was always obtained and entrance into the US was petitioned by the parents by reason of their childs citizenship

most of the County staff had a supportive attitude to those mums....and were sorry to see them have to go back below the border where their little one would have to be raised in poverty and squalor...we had a Infant Gift Pack especially put together which included 3x the amount of things given to a San Diego baby

we thought that was the least we could do to foster a friendly border relationship


auntsandiegospeaks July 10, 2010 @ 11:48 p.m.

I handled claims for El Centro & Brawley hospitals. The same thing with Mexican women coming across the border so their child would be a US citizen & they could stay here. There was also a network of lawyers who filed claims on behalf of many of these women (who often had no pre-natal care). Since litigation is so expensive, the claims were almost always settled, but the women got very little of the money.

I have no problem with a friendly border. But, somebody has to pay for the hospital care, education, etc. The reason for ILLEGAL immigration lies in the same trough as the bankers who caused the economic meltdown, GREED. If the laws had been enforced for the past 40 years, there would be fewer problems & a lot fewer ILLEGAL aliens. But, that did not happen. So, the problem is Huge. And, I believe it needs to be handled NOW.

Your first sentence ........i had no idea. I suppose you refer to my stand against ILLEGAL immigration??? My response is that I am against ILLEGAL anything.

Thanks nan, for your comments.


a2zresource July 11, 2010 @ 12:26 a.m.

RE #2:

I am not aware of Mexican immigration laws as I have never been interested in emigrating there.

On the other hand (if I remember correctly), my readings of the Mexican Constitution informed me decades ago that before the age of 21, I had the right to claim Mexican citizenship even though I am an American-born US citizen of US citizen parents, based on the citizenship of my grandparents. If I had done so before turning 21, then I imagine that I subsequently would have had the Mexican constitutional right to emigrate to Mexico.


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