STRONG words from the Mexican President which are sure to outrage many Americans. President Bush has long pandered to the Mexican community. This seems like a slap in the face from the President Calderon to the US.
MEXICO CITY — President Felipe Calderon blasted U.S. immigration policies on Sunday and promised to fight harder to protect the rights of Mexicans in the U.S., saying “Mexico does not end at its borders.”
The criticism earned Calderon a standing ovation during his first state-of-the nation address.
“We strongly protest the unilateral measures taken by the U.S. Congress and government that have only persecuted and exacerbated the mistreatment of Mexican undocumented workers,” he said. “The insensitivity toward those who support the U.S. economy and society has only served as an impetus to reinforce the battle … for their rights.”
He also reached out to the millions of Mexicans living in the United States, many illegally, saying: “Where there is a Mexican, there is Mexico.”
This kind of talk is bold and dangerous.
Someone in Washington needs to fire back at Calderon and let him know that it is NOT the United States’ responsibility to accept and pander to all of Mexico’s illegal immigrants.
Mexico should take full responsibility for having an economy that can sustain itself or it’s people. They should be held FULLY responsible for this problem. Mexican Americans should be outraged by this kind of talk.
This SICKENS me to see this guy saying things like this, criticizing our government.
I just read this, so I’m a little hot, excuse the caps.