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Old 03-03-2009, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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MEXICO CITY President Felipe Calderon said Thursday he knows Barack Obama is committed to immigration reform, but that the best thing the American president can do even for Mexicans is to fix the U.S. economy.

"The American economy has abundant capital, and the Mexican economy is abundant in labor. One is a large economy, the other is a small economy. We are sharing 3,000 kilometers of border," he said. "So it's impossible to try to stop some kind of integration between these factors of production."

"I don't want to be a president watching, everyday, Mexican people trying to cross the border. I don't want to see in the future my country losing, everyday, the best of our people,"
Calderon said. "And I say the best of our people, because migrants to the U.S. are the youngest people, the bravest people, the hardest workers, and we need all of them here."


Mexico president to Obama: Economy trumps immigration | Immigration | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/chronicle/6283512.html - broken link)
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:11 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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The youngest, bravest, hardest working and the most illiterate and poor with little chance of more than a hope of using social services to their maximum extent and working under the table.

I read that paragraph as take take take take take and send back to Mexico the max you can.
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:13 PM
 
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Mexico president to Obama: Economy trumps immigration | Immigration | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/chronicle/6283512.html - broken link)
I will refrain from commenting. To do so would surely result in my being permanently banned.
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:23 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Doesn't sound like someone impartial does it?
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Calderon is merely grasping at straws IMHO.
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:32 PM
 
Location: SW Kansas
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I think he can keep his suggestions to himself. We didn't elect Calderon to run our country. He needs to focus his energy on running his own country. Seems to me if he was doing a better job then we wouldn't have such a huge illegal alien problem.
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I will refrain from commenting. To do so would surely result in my being permanently banned.
If it hasn't happened before, what makes you think it'll happen now? Shoot away.
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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You guys disagree?
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Let's see if I'm summarizing this correctly. Calderon says:
--Obama needs to focus on fixing the American economy so Mexico can benefit.
--America's "abundant economy" should be spent on giving Mexicans jobs.
--It's impossible to stop "integration" (read, illegal immigration) so we should just go for it!
--Mexico is sad, VERY sad, to lose its young, brave, strong citizens but OH WELL! Mexico has no plans to change any of its economic policies so they can find jobs there. (In other words, it's perfectly good and just for Mexico to have protectionist policies that shun foreign investment and job growth but the U.S. should let every foreigner who wants to work here run across our Border!)

Well, at least Mexico's president looks out for his country's own interests. That's better than what we have!
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:42 PM
 
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More proof that both countries depend on each other. It is convinient for the U.S. to hire for cheap labor and for Mexico to get immigrant U.S. income for its own economy.

I still have a hard time wondering why the border is not closed. I dont really believe in conspiracy theories but it makes one wonder if it is in the plans to make all of Northern America, one huge country with the Amerinero currency in place. Frankly, I dont think either side of this immigration issue will win.
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