June 2, 2005
Yeh Ling Ling
are patriotic and most Mexican immigrants have no political agenda,
but they and their U.S.-born children can be mobilized by Mexico
to vote according to Mexico's interests. As Juan Hernandez, U.S.-born
member of Vicente Fox's cabinet, has stated: "We are betting
that the Mexican American population in the United States...
will think Mexico first."
Indeed, a number of Mexican Americans
have successfully run for political office in Mexico. Manuel
de la Cruz, the first American citizen elected to Mexico's Congress,
reportedly wanted to make the United States of America a Mexican