Out Of the Shadows

An estimated 4.5 million Mexicans live in America illegally. Vicente Fox is asking George W. Bush to free them from the need to hide

The last time Mexico tried invading the U.S., in 1916, Pancho Villa led a doomed horseback adventure that was quickly snuffed out by Uncle Sam. So you had to admire the stealthy 21st century raid Mexico launched last week: the way the invaders all wore business suits, the way they struck one by one at inland targets like Detroit, Chicago and Milwaukee, the fact that they came not to conquer but to lobby--and all with the tacit encouragement of the American President. As the Mexican Foreign Minister and three of his country's leading Senators traveled the U.S. recruiting allies, it fell...

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