None other than Dr. Juan Hernandez, an open-borders, put Mexico first fanatic. He’s a Texas born dual citizen who also served as Director of the Office for Mexicans Living Abroad in Vicente Fox’s administration. This is one of his quotes:
“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,” Hernandez, 45, said in a recent interview. (Associated Press article, 7/14/01, found on KIRO-TV website.)
What else does he believe? Tom Tancredo retells his argument with Juan Hernandez in which Juan expresses his views of American sovereignty (via Michelle Malkin) Emphasis mine:
TANCREDO: I had a great argument one time with a gentleman by the name of Juan Hernandez who was at that time the minister of that ministry that I just mentioned, the Ministry for Mexicans Living in the United States.
And I asked him that very question. What he told me the purpose of his ministry was to push people into the United States, it was to–by the way, it was also AFC work with them so that they did–he was with the community, he said. He was three days a week in the United States, four in Mexico.
By the way, he himself is a dual citizen born in Texas, university–teaching at the University of Texas and on the Vicente Fox cabinet. And he said, “I work with the community in the United States, the Mexican community because I don’t want them essentially going native on us. We want them continually tied emotionally, linguistically, politically to Mexico, because then they’ll continue to send money home.”
And I said to him, that does not sound like–you know, you’re doing something that’s actually the act of an unfriendly government.
CARLSON: Well, of course, it doesn’t in any way serve American interests. It undermines our country in a pretty direct and direct and obvious way.
TANCREDO: Tucker, his response. Let me tell you his response.
TANCREDO: At the end he goes, “Congressman,” in an incredibly condescending way. He goes, “Congressman, it’s not two countries; it’s just a region.”
CARLSON: That is not my view, to put it mildly.
TANCREDO: Not mine either.
The US isn’t a separate nation from Mexico? What the hell is that? And McCain chose this guy to be his Hispanic outreach director. I don’t like this one bit. Do we need to remind Senator McCain that he is running for president of the United States of America, not the North American region. See Hot Air, Michelle Malkin, Freedom Folks, Gateway Pundit for a lot more.