Why did we let this guy berate us in front of Congress again? Are we so filled with self loathing as a country that we’d stand up and applaud someone metaphorically spitting on us as a nation? He appears to be another nit-wit spouting off about the Arizona Law that never bothered to read the thing. I would have booed his ass. If he cared so much for the Mexican people they wouldn’t be fleeing his country for ours. I guess they’re just trying to avoid Mexico’s immigration round-ups and multi-year imprisonments.
President Calderon of Mexico is visiting the USA, and spoke before Congress where he criticized and derided the Arizona immigration law as having, “racial profiling aspects that are attempting against what we consider human rights. It’s the principle of discrimination, which is against the values of this great nation.” . In in an interview afterwards with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, President Calderon was asked a few things about MEXICAN immigration laws:
BLITZER: So if people want to come from Guatemala or Honduras or El Salvador or Nicaragua, they want to just come into Mexico, they can just walk in?
CALDERON: No. They need to fulfill a form. They need to establish their right name. We analyze if they have not a criminal precedent. And they coming into Mexico. Actually…
BLITZER: Do Mexican police go around asking for papers of people they suspect are illegal immigrants?
CALDERON: Of course. Of course, in the border, we are asking the people, who are you?
BLITZER: At the border, I understand, when they come in.
BLITZER: But once they’re in…
CALDERON: But not — but not in — if — once they are inside the — inside the country, what the Mexican police do is, of course, enforce the law. But by any means, immigration is a crime anymore in Mexico.
BLITZER: Immigration is not a crime, you’re saying?
CALDERON: It’s not a crime.
BLITZER: So in other words, if somebody sneaks in from Nicaragua or some other country in Central America, through the southern border of Mexico, they wind up in Mexico, they can go get a job…
CALDERON: No, no.
BLITZER: They can work.
CALDERON: If — if somebody do that without permission, we send back — we send back them.
BLITZER: You find them and you send them back?
For a transcript of the interview, see CNN here.
H/T Ram Man