“Forcing our people to face discrimination.”
Mexican President Felipe Calderon visited the White House this morning to discuss, amongst other things, illegal immigration. He also took the opportunity to spout nonsense about the Arizona law. He stated,
“…the Arizona law…is forcing our people to face discrimination. If we are divided, we cannot overcome these problems.”
Let me get this straight. Arizona, a state in the United States of America, is forcing your people to face discrimination? The last time I looked, Arizona wasn’t forcing anybody to jump the border and live there illegally. Quite the opposite actually: it’s trying to keep them out. In fact Felipe, if you and your government weren’t so disgustingly corrupt, your citizens may actually be able to make a living in their own country.
Of course, this is the same guy who felt he had the right to criticize our building of a fence in our own country. Instead of a fence, Felipe believes improving Mexico’s economy would be more effective at stemming the flow of illegal immigrants, and he’s probably right. The problem, though, is that his idea of economic improvement is having workers in America send money to Mexico. As of 2007, approximately $20 billion had been sent by workers in America, many of whom are here illegally, to their families in Mexico. So, there is a method to his madness.