Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Fox Called Eager To Tackle Border Issues.(New Mexico)

Byline: Juliet V. Casey Journal Staff Writer

Senator Wants Mexico Leader, Bush To Meet

Mexican President Vicente Fox is ready to tackle a slew of border issues besides immigration and labor, Sen. Pete Domenici said Thursday.

"(Fox) is a doer, and he's ready to get on with the business of Mexico and certainly does not want delays," he said.

Domenici, R-N.M., met Fox in Mexico City this week with a bipartisan Senate delegation to discuss the drug war, trade and development along the border and immigration and labor.

The group of senators, led by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Phil Gramm, R-Texas, focused on a work-permit proposal that would give up to 8 million undocumented Mexicans the legal right to work in the United States. …

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