First it was, "No illegals, no burritos". Now this:
Mexican government warns U.S. border fence will harm relations
(09-28) 20:08 PDT MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) Mexico's Foreign Relations Department warned Thursday that a U.S. proposal to build hundreds of miles of border fencing, which is working its way through the Senate, will damage the United States' relation with its southern neighbor.
The department said in a news release that it was "deeply worried" about the proposal, adding it will "increase tension in border communities."
"These measures will harm the bilateral relationship. They are against the spirit of co-operation that is needed to guarantee free passage on the common border," it said.
President Vicente Fox has rallied against the wall, calling it "shameful" and comparing it to the Berlin Wall, which divided Germany.
President-elect Felipe Calderon, who takes over from Fox on Dec.1, has also spoken out against the measure.
There are an estimated 11 million Mexicans in the United States, about half of whom are illegal. Last year, Mexican migrants sent home more than US$20 billion (euro15 billion) in remittances, providing Mexico with its second biggest source of foreign income after oil.