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May 20, 2010

Mexican President Calderon to Address Congress & Push for Immigration Reform Today

Topics: Immigration and Border Issues, Political News and commentaries

051910_Calderon_monster_397x224.jpgOnly yesterday, Mexican President Calderon was slamming American law on the White House lawn (with our president standing beside him in full agreement - not once defending American law or condemning the illegals that pour across our border with Calderon's blessing and encouragement), and today he's given the privilege of speaking to a joint session of Congress where he's expected to push for US immigration reform (H/t - Jim Hoft).

And as Calderon speaks before Congress, both he and Barack Obama have completely disregarding the way Calderon's own country cracks down on immigrants along Mexico's southern border.

From the AP (emphasis added):

WASHINGTON -- Mexican President Felipe Calderon is taking his case for a fair and orderly overhaul of U.S. immigration policies to the people who can do something about it: members of Congress.

One day after private meetings with President Barack Obama and White House celebrations in his honor, Calderon pivots Thursday to Capitol Hill. He is addressing a joint meeting of Congress, where he is expected to push for immigration changes and emphasize the economic priorities linking the U.S. and Mexico.

Calderon's state visit comes at a time of renewed furor over the flawed immigration system from Mexico into the United States. From border security troubles to questions about how to deal with the millions of illegal migrants living in the U.S., the immigration debate remains politically vexing, frustrating and volatile.

Obama is lobbying lawmakers to get moving on legislation that would seek to deal with the security, employment and citizenship issues all at once. But he concedes he doesn't yet have the Republican support he would need to get such a complex deal done. Whether any progress will happen this year is unclear.

Stoking the matter is a new law approved by Arizona lawmakers and set to take effect July 29 unless derailed by legal challenges. It requires police, in the context of enforcing other laws, to question people about their immigration status if there's reason to suspect they are in the country illegally.

Calderon calls that discriminatory, and Obama agrees the Arizona law could well be applied that way. He has ordered a Justice Department review.

More ...

A commenter over at Gateway Pundit makes a couple of very salient points:

Since when do we allow the enemy ... the chief of state of a country responsible for an invasion that has left hundreds of thousands of Americans dead and victims of crimes, cost our country hundreds of billions of dollars, has prevented millions of Americans from obtaining jobs, has balkanized and fractured our culture ... since when do we allow such a socialist despot to address Congress and demand we legitimize and legalize the people of the invasion he sponsors?
The answer, of course, is that however bad things were before him, we now have our own socialist president and all of this is happening with the full cooperation of our own government.

Related:
Calderon Criticism of Arizona Law Overlooks Mexico's Tough Immigration Policy
Obama to Arizona: Drop Dead

Image credit - AP

Posted by Richard at May 20, 2010 8:40 AM



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