This week Mexican President Felipe Calderon visited the U.S. and decided to take the opportunity to weigh in on the new Arizona immigration law.
“It is a law that not only ignores a reality that cannot be erased by decree but also introduces a terrible idea using racial profiling as a basis for law enforcement,” he said
Calderon says Mexico rejects efforts “to criminalize migration so that people (who) work and provide things to this nation will be treated as criminals.” He went on to say “We oppose firmly” the Arizona law, which is “partial and discriminatory.” Adding, (we) “need to fix a broken and inefficient system … the time has come to reduce the causes of migration and to turn this phenomenon into a legal, ordered and secure flow of workers and visitors.”
Watch excerpts from his speech and other comments:
Calderon went on to say, “we cannot ignore the fact that the challenge to our security has roots on both sides of the border.” As evidence he cited the high demand for drugs by Americans as a driving factor for the border problems and violence. He also called on Congress to reinstate the ban on assault weapons which expired during the Bush presidency, blaming the availability of high-powered weapons for increasing drug-related violence along the border.
Calderon said Mexico planned to have universal health care by 2012 which he claimed would give Mexicans “one less reason” to migrate to the United States.
During his speech to Congress, Calderon addressed Mexicans living here in Spanish saying, “Mexicans (in Mexico) admire and miss them and are working to protect their rights”. Really? They are going to work to protect their rights. Really? Newsflash – if you are here illegally the only right you have is to be deported!
Notice he doesn’t offer the Mexican Immigration Law as a model for us to emulate. Wonder why? It’s tougher than ours, that’s why! Here is a quick snap shot of Mexican Immigration Rules, go to:
Are you ready to throw up yet?! Enough is enough. This a travesty. Calderon is the president of a crime ridden, impoverished, train wreck of a country. He and his government are not do anything to help with the problem.
Why should they when it is estimated that illegal workers in the U.S. send back to Mexico between $15-22 billion a year. That influx of cash helps to make up for a lack of a national economy.
Furthermore, he had the nerve to suggest our gun laws and the American appetite for drugs are our contributions to the overall problem. What happened to diplomacy and decorum? Even if this guy believes this – shouldn’t it have been a private discussion between two leaders? To stand on the lawn of our White House and on the floor of our Capitol then proceed to tell us that he supports the rights of his citizens, who are here in our country illegally is unbelievable. Even more unbelievable is that the Democrats applauded him and the Republicans didn’t get up and walk out. Where is our patriotism?
Through all of this “our” President never disagreed or even addressed that Mexico needed to do more. Worse yet, this is what he did say, (the law) “has the potential of being applied in a discriminatory fashion. … A fair reading of the language of the statute indicates that it gives the possibility of individuals who are deemed suspicious of being illegal immigrants from being harassed or arrested. The judgments that are going to be made in applying this law are troublesome.” He went on to promise a full review by the Justice Dept.
So clearly the President hasn’t read the bill yet. The bill is clear on how the law is to be applied. It provides for punishment of officers who use it improperly. Ironically, the law is almost a mirror image of the federal law that is not being enforced. Also any law has the potential to abused by its’ enforcers without appropriate oversight. Also at the end of the day this is a state’s rights issue.
Read the bill: http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb1070s.pdfThe 10th Amendment allows state’s to make their own laws to protect the interests of their citizens. Arizona is tired of the crime, the murders, kidnappings, drugs and the drain on the state’s finances. The federal government wasn’t helping so what other choice did they have? The only one showing any real leadership in this situation is AZ Gov. Brewer.
Gov. Brewer has support too. 71% of Arizona voters support the new law as do 69% nationwide according to Rasmussen Reports. Rasmussen also says that 55% of all voters would favor similar laws in their states and 67% say Mexico is not interested in stopping the flow of illegal immigrants into the U.S.
I am running out of new things to say about what is going on. America – this is wrong! What has happened to our country in just over a year? Where is our nationl pride? This my friends is not how it is supposed to be in America. Stand up, Fight back and Make your voice heard!
Restore the Republic, Reject the Progressive Left!
“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.” – Mark Twain