Mexico’s President Calderon blasts Arizona immigration law, seeks assault weapons ban.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon addressed two of America's most contentious…

Mexican President Felipe Calderon addressed two of America’s most contentious political issues during a speech to the U.S. Congress Thursday, asking for a return of the assault weapons ban and blasting Arizona’s controversial new immigration law as a “terrible” endorsement of racial profiling.

Calderon also reminded Americans of their role in the recent eruption of drug-fueled violence along the U.S.-Mexican border, noting the high demand for illegal drugs in the United States. At the same time, he highlighted a series of economic reforms undertaken by his administration, arguing that they are helping to position Mexico for a period of greater growth and social stability.

“Mexico and the United States are stronger together than they are apart,” he told a joint meeting of Congress. “Our economic ties have made both economies stronger. … A stronger Mexico means a stronger United States.”

Calderon is the second Mexican head of state to address Congress in the past decade, following President Vicente Fox in 2001. His appearance came on the heels of Wednesday’s high-profile meeting and state dinner with President Obama at the White House.

The contentious issue of Arizona’s immigration law has been a key issue for Calderon during his U.S. visit. The measure, which will allow law enforcement officers to ask for proof of legal residency of anyone who is being investigated for a crime or a possible legal infraction, has drawn widespread criticism in Mexico.

“I strongly disagree” with the measure, Calderon told members of the House and Senate. “It is a law that not only ignores a reality that cannot be erased by decree,” but also introduces the “terrible idea” that racial profiling is acceptable.

Source: CNN

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  • Jerry

    Mexicans here and in Mexico are rather upset by the recent enactment of stricter anti-illegal alien laws by Arizona’s governor.

    In light of the following, that position demonstrates the typical double standard used by race-hustlers and assorted something-for-nothings. Read on, and read it to the end.

    New Immigration Laws: Read to the bottom or you will miss the message…

    1 There will be no special bilingual programs in the schools.
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    2. All ballots will be in this nation’s language.
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    3. All government business will be conducted in our language.
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    4. Non-residents will NOT have the right to vote no matter how long they are here.
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    5. Non-citizens will NEVER be able to hold political office
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    6 Foreigners will not be a burden to the taxpayers. No welfare, no food stamps, no health care, or other government assistance programs. Any burden will be deported.
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    7. Foreigners can invest in this country, but it must be an amount at least equal to 40,000 times the daily minimum wage.
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    8. If foreigners come here and buy land.. options will be restricted. Certain parcels including waterfront property are reserved for citizens naturally born into this country.
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    9.. Foreigners may have no protests; no demonstrations, no waving of a foreign flag, no political organizing, no bad-mouthing our president or his policies. These will lead to deportation.
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    10. If you do come to this country illegally, you will be actively hunted &, when caught, sent to jail until your deportation can be arranged. All assets will be taken from you.
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    Too strict?……
    The above laws are the current immigration laws of MEXICO !!!

  • way to speak up wilki! i friend who lived in mexico city,its no wonder nobody wants to be there
    if Calderon wants to step up to the plate, he can stop being a coward and make his own country a place people our proud to be! but no they just wanna come here and make america just as bad! that reminds me of the kids in school who were to lazy to try hard and do well on their own merits,so instead they would try to insight a good kid to do some bad thing so they could rat them out to get some praise from pea brained so called teachers…hey wilki check out my thread on troops being sent to border

  • Wilki

    Someone please tell that puke-face to put a sock in it! Clean up your own house!