Thursday, February 14, 2008

Mexican President Visits Sacramento, Discusses Immigration

On a visit to the United States, Mexican President Felipe Calderon was in Sacramento yesterday.  He acknowledged tensions between the United States and Mexico over undocumented immigration, but he stressed that both countries have an interest in ensuring their citizens can cross the border legally and safely. Calderon spoke Wednesday morning to a joint session of the California Legislature. The visit is his first to California since being elected president last year. He said the economies of the two countries are interdependent and, for that reason, there must be shared responsibility for immigration on both sides of the border. Calderon said Mexican and Mexican-American workers are a big reason for California's dynamic economy.

According to Ruben Navarette, President Calderon has been "getting flak [in Mexico] for not being vocal enough in protesting what many Mexicans see as the harsh and unfair treatment of their sons and daughters in the United States."

KJ

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"Calderon said Mexican and Mexican-American workers are a big reason for California's dynamic economy." Actually the M-A workers are far more responsible for the record number of hospital closures in CA. For the low testing scores and high rate of drop-outs in CA public schools. For wage-depressions, and for the insular nature of Mexican communities all across CA which foster suspicion between the cultures. Calderon promotes the idea of non-assimilation. He wants his people to freely come here, be serviced and cared for, but he does NOT want his people to come here to become AMERICANS!

Posted by: Jacqui | Feb 15, 2008 8:44:55 AM

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