Sunday, August 12, 2007

Don't Fence Me In Brownsville


A proposed fence along the Mexico-U.S. border could leave a portion of the University of Texas at Brownsville and a Texas Southmost College campus on the Mexican side of the fence, a university official said Monday.

"I don't think it would be appropriate to fence off the university on the Mexican side of the fence," Antonio D. Zavaleta, UTB-TSC vice president for external affairs, said he told a government official.

It seems like the International, Technology, Education and Commerce campus would be "affected" if a border fence were to be built. Rather inconvenient, that.

Maybe V.P. for External Affairs (WTF-ever that means) Zavaleta could have a chat with the Palestinians about this. They seem to have some experience with such things.


Ruth said...

Time for a return to the classics: "Mr. Gonzales, tear down that wall!!"

GingerJar said...

That is too funny. I live 20 miles from Brownsville and hadn't heard that one. Valley paper is complaining that the wall will cause "hardship for families to visit each other". Oh, does that mean they have to go to legal border crossings to come in instead of just running through the brush??? We had legal immigrant's here who call the illegal's "wet-backs" and the first time they were talking about "coyotes" I thought they were talking about wild dogs...ummmm did I get an eye-opening education or what.

The Platypus said...

What's the big deal? We used to call this studying abroad.