(Mexican) Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez strongly criticized the legislation to build a 700-mile border fence, which the Senate approved Friday and sent to Bush to sign.
Derbez said Mexico will send a letter to the U.S. government strongly condemning the measure. Asked by a reporter if the government would try to "dissuade" Bush from signing the bill into law, he replied, "Without a doubt."
"We have pointed out in a clear and unequivocal way that it seems unnecessary to us and seems wrong," Derbez added. "We think it is a gesture that doesn't reflect the friendship between nations of Latin America and the Caribbean and the United States."