Ernesto Zedillo quotes

  • I have proudly affirmed that the Mexican nation extends beyond the territory enclosed by its borders and that Mexican migrants are an important - a very important - part of this.
    -- Ernesto Zedillo

    #Mexican #Important #Migrants

  • What we need to do first is to find out how big the migration problem is and what the economic consequences of it are for the United States and Mexico. We hear a lot of extravagant numbers and claims made, but very few hard facts. We don't really know what, if any, burdens illegal migrants impose on the US economy or the social welfare apparatus, and those issues must be clarified.
    -- Ernesto Zedillo

    #Numbers #Issues #What If

  • Fortunately, both governments have been in favor of studying the Mexican migration problem in greater depth. For the first time, I think, we will have something scientifically sound that says something about this phenomenon. The study is ongoing, and I hope that, with a push from both of us, it will provide a sound basis for serious public discussion on the migration issue.
    -- Ernesto Zedillo

    #Thinking #Government #Issues

  • The French equate intelligence with rational discourse, the Russians with intense soul-searching. For the Mexican, intelligence is inseparable from maliciousness.

  • For me, the most important thing is the element of chance that is built into a live performance. The very great drawback of recorded sound is the fact that it is always the same. No matter how wonderful a recording is, I know that I couldn't live with it--even of my own music--with the same nuances forever.

  • I think they are very important because westerns have a code and a symbolism.

  • It's important to remember that, first and foremost, if not only, this is entertainment. 'The West Wing' isn't meant to be good for you.

  • Once you get the right image the details aren't that important.

  • But I have always said that it's important we must make sure that justice is at all time be maintained.

  • Like a prisoner awaiting his release, like a schoolboy when the end of term is near, like a migrant bird ready to fly south ... I long to be gone.

  • I think there's a big misunderstanding on the value of migrants.

  • People are talking about immigration like it is a disease. In fact migrants pay more in than they get out.

  • Both my parents were migrant workers who came to the U.K. in the Fifties to better themselves. The culture I grew up in was to work hard, save hard and to look after your family.

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