Mexico’s attention focused on president’s visit to US

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El Universal (Mexico City) 5/20/10

Mexican senator calls for US to vote Democratic

Speaking from the US while part of President Calderon’s entourage, the president of the Mexican senate, Carlos Navarrete Ruiz, called on the Hispanic community to deliver a triumphant victory to the Democratic party in order to assist the White House in negotiating an immigration reform.  The senator of the left-leaning PRD party said, “I have no problem expressing that, as I see the circumstances in the US Congress, it would be useful and would serve Mexico if the migrants give a victory to the Democrats to increase the majority in congress and this will permit the reform that is needed to protect migrants.”  [Only five readers’ comments followed this story.  All accused their own politicians of meddling in US politics.]


El Financiero (Mexico City) 5/20/10

Republicans reject Calderon’s request

A request by Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon to re-establish prohibiting the sales of “automatic assault weapons” was rejected by US Republican legislators, although Democrats estimate they have the power to bring it about.  Republican Senator John Cornyn said, “I have much respect for President Calderon and his commitment to combat the cartels, but I don’t believe that US citizens should relinquish any of their liberties in answer to problems of another country.”


El Debate (Sinaloa) 5/20/10

Mexican Army frees 55 hostages

The Mexican Army liberated 55 Central and South Americans being held captive in  Reynosa, Tamaulipas.  Responding to a citizen report, the soldiers found and freed the undocumented migrants and arrested six of their captors.  Among the migrants were five minors and 12 women.


El Imparcial (Hermosillo, Sonora) 5/20/10

Increase in migrants deported

Despite Arizona’s disputed law SB 1070 which is not yet in effect, the number of deportations through Nogales, Sonora, has already increased nearly threefold, according to the city’s mayor, Jose Angel Hernandez Barajas.  “We don’t have to await SB 1070,” he said, “the problem is already here.”  [From the wording of the article, and its reference to Central Americans, it would appear that the “deportations” are simply those departing south voluntarily rather than by official means.]


El Sol de Mexico (Mexico City) 5/20/10

Providence, RI – The state of Rhode Island is considering legislation similar to Arizona’s SB 1070.  According to an official communique issued by the state, the law would authorize “competent authorities” to determine, “during legal contact with the individual,” a person’s immigration status if there was “suspicion” that the person could be illegal.  The law would also provide that if the person is illegal and is in convicted of a law violation, he would be turned over to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.  The bill was introduced by Peter G. Palumbo, a Democrat.


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5 Responses to “Mexico’s attention focused on president’s visit to US”

  1. Alan Says:

    It is patently illegal for foreigners in Mexico to advocate ANY kind of political activity, yet Mexico’s president and the leader of Mexico’s National Senate did just that this week during their visit to Washington, D.C.

    While I sympathize with the drug violence in Mexico whose root is the drug habit in the U.S., we should call out Mexico’s leaders for their hypocrisy by advocating a U.S. political position while in the U.S.

  2. Wayne Says:

    It is a shame individual states have to do the work of the Federal Government. States citizens are being portrayed as racist only for wanting to enforce the immigration laws. So be it. As we see it begin to work more and more states will join in hopefully encouraging D.C. to take it up. I only hope they don’t come up with some watered down amnesty BS to discourage states good work. Once Mexico realizes we mean business they should back off. Or not, who cares.

    • Michael Says:

      As an Independent I feel betrayed by both parties because for years neither party has done anything about the illegal immigration problem. We need to not only secure our border backed by the national guard but we also need to enforce our laws, go after those that give jobs to illegals and vote out anyone in office no matter what party they are in who has a history in Washington of doing nothing and supporting amnesty. I think we need to deport all illegals no matter what country they come with no pathway to citizenship because that only encourages more of the same bad behavior of having no respect for the U.S.A. I hope that Americans will turn out in record numbers to vote in November to vote those who are only looking for votes ahead of what is best for America. This is too much of a tax burden too on the American people. Americans need to continue keeping the pressure on congress of both parties. I found this website to be a good place to take such action.

    • pf Says:

      You notice how the politicians pander to the hispanics for their vote? Well…I truly wonder what percent of those ballots cast in 2008 were ineligible because those voting were illegal and committing voter fraud.

  3. pf Says:

    It never ceases to amaze me at how blatant Calderon and his Government have become in meddling in our affairs. – But then I probably would too, if I knew my second largest source of income – money sent home by illegal aliens – was about to be cut off. For all those who stood up and applauded Calderon’s condemnation of Arizona’s SB1070, I hope everyone remembers come November. They are traitors and need to be removed from office.

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