What the heck, we're already crawling with leftists! Having them at the doorstep wouldn't be anything new.
And besides, what better time to crank up the border security? It's definitely time to seal off the leaks.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Uneasy at election victories by leftists in Latin America, the United States may soon feel the region's wave of change lapping up against its southern border if a former indigenous welfare officer wins Mexico's presidential election on July 2.
"At stake is the future course of America's influential southern neighbor at a time when Mexico and the U.S. wrangle over border security and immigration issues, and as other Latin American nations turn to left-leaning leaders," U.S. opinion pollster John Zogby said.
Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is slightly ahead in opinion polls but concerns in Washington that he may join an anti-U.S. axis led by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez if he becomes president are unfounded, aides say.
"He is focused primarily on Mexico. He has no plans to seek alliances with other countries to try to confront the U.S. empire," said Ricardo Monreal, a senior aide to the leftist.
Focus on Mexico, good. Quit making your country such a crap-hole that your people keep coming over here.
U.S. empire? Right. Whatever. You're just jealous.