5/21/2010

Calderon's disasterous attempt to explain the differences between US and Mexican immigration enforcement

A transcript from CNN's Situation Room:

Wolf Blitzer says, "What's wrong with the folks in Arizona wanting to protect their border?"

CALDERON: In Arizona, there is some racial profiling criteria in order to enforce the law that it's against any sense of human rights; and, of course, is provoking very disappointing, uh, things -- or very disappointing opinion -- in Mexico and around the world, even here in America. So to introduce this kind of elements, especially racial profiling aspect that are attempting against what we consider human rights, it's the principle of discrimination which is against the values of this great nation.

Blitzer: "So if people want to come from Guatemala or Honduras or El Salvador or Nicaragua, they want to just come into Mexico, can they just walk in?"

CALDERON: No! They need to fulfill, uh, a form. They need to establish their right name. We analyze if they have not a criminal precedence.

BLITZER: Do Mexican police go around asking for papers of people they suspect are illegal immigrants?

CALDERON: Of course! Of course!

BLITZER: If somebody sneaks in from Nicaragua or some other country in Central America through the southern border of Mexico and they wind up in Mexico, they can going get a job?

CALDERON: No, no, no.

BLITZER: They can work?

CALDERON: If somebody do that without permissions, we send -- we send back them.


OK so how does that compare to Arizona? A final copy of the law is here. And what does Calderon say?

CALDERON: In Arizona, there is some racial profiling criteria in order to enforce the law that it's against any sense of human rights; and, of course, is provoking very disappointing, uh, things -- or very disappointing opinion -- in Mexico and around the world, even here in America. So to introduce this kind of elements, especially racial profiling aspect that are attempting against what we consider human rights, it's the principle of discrimination which is against the values of this great nation.

Blitzer says: So somebody outside your country wants to come into Mexico, can they just walk into your country?

CALDERON: No! They need to fulfill, uh, a form. They need to establish their right name. We analyze if they have not a criminal precedence.

BLITZER: Do Mexican police go around asking for papers of people they suspect are illegal immigrants?

CALDERON: Of course! Of course!

BLITZER: If somebody sneaks in from Nicaragua or some other country in Central America through the southern border of Mexico and they wind up in Mexico, they can going get a job?

CALDERON: No, no, no.

BLITZER: They can work?

CALDERON: If somebody do that without permissions, we send -- we send back them. . .

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5 Comments:

Blogger OldSouth said...

This story may deserve a read, brought to us by a US citizen who resided in Mexico for years.


http://tinyurl.com/MexImmigrationPolicy

5/21/2010 1:50 AM  
Blogger Chas said...

Markie Marxist sez: "Sometimes people confuse political correctness with hypocrisy, but they're different, even when they're the same. Immigration policy in Arizona and Mexico are two totally different things, even though they're the same. It's a political correctness thing that non-Marxists sometimes have difficulty understanding. You see, what's good for the goose is not always good for the gander, especially if the goose is a Marxist goose."

5/21/2010 6:56 AM  
Blogger Lazy Bike Commuter said...

I think you pasted the wrong thing the second time....the first bit is just repeated.

5/21/2010 9:00 AM  
Blogger dWj said...

I'm surprised this was on CNN. My opinion of CNN and Wolf Blitzer just went up.

5/21/2010 10:51 AM  
Blogger John A said...

"CALDERON: In Arizona, there is some racial profiling criteria in order to enforce the law..."

So, someone with a strong Cockney or Russian accent who is stopped for running a red light or holding up a store will not fit the racial profile, and thus will not be asked to provide some sort of proof of legal presence?

5/22/2010 12:08 AM  

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