UNBELIEVABLE!!! Mexican President Calderon to Address Joint Session of Congress to Push for Immigration Reform
Welcome to Obamaland or is it Alice in Obamaland where we have foreign leaders tell us how to handle illegal immigration. What has this country come to?
One day after bashing Arizona law for its efforts to deal with illegal immigration, Mexican President Felipe Calderon will be addressing a joint session of Congress to push his agenda for United States immigration reform. Is this what happens when one becomes beholden on a country like Mexico for oil? They get to dictate to US Congress their agenda for immigration reform when Mexico has one of the most intolerant immigration policies?
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.
“A prosperous North America that benefits both Americans and Mexicans is only feasible if we work shoulder to shoulder and if we confront these challenges decisively and courageously,” Calderon said at the White House on Wednesday, pushing for cooperation on the economy, immigration and security.
Mexico does nothing to prevent their people from coming to America illegally and a majority of Americans think Mexico does not want to prevent illegal immigration to the US. The United States has become Mexico’s social welfare state. I would ask the President of Mexico to clean up his own house first before you dare tell us what we should do.
Hmm, this sounds discriminatory doesn’t it? What is that from, Arizona’s new immigration law? No, that would be Mexico’s.
Mexicans have priority over foreigners under equality of circumstances for all classes of concessions and for all employment, positions, or commissions of the Government in which the status of citizenship is not indispensable. Foreigners can serve in the military only during wartime.