The fact the President Calderon is bashing the new immigration law really doesn't come as a surprise. After all, his country's economy would be in even worse shape if it not were for the billions of dollars that are sent back to Mexico from illegal aliens. He is trying to protect his own in manner of speaking.
What I find so offensive about this is the standing ovation. Especially when two of the people who were applauding, we none other than Janet Napolitano and Eric Holder. Both of which have admitted that they have not bothered to read the bill.
I have an idea, let's adopt Mexico's immigration laws:
“Having traveled into Mexico last year to various cities on the Baja Peninsula, a distance of more than 1,000 miles round-trip, we were stopped more than 20 times at various checkpoints. At most of those stops, we were told to exit the vehicle and we were subjected to rigorous inspections. Where does Mexican President Felipe Calderón get off with his hypocritical outrage at our Senate Bill 1070?”
The Mexican government will bar foreigners if they upset “the equilibrium of the national demographics.”
If outsiders do not enhance the country’s “economic or national interests” or are “not found to be physically or mentally healthy,” they are not welcome. Neither are those who show “contempt against national sovereignty or security.” They must not be economic burdens on society and must have clean criminal histories. Those seeking to obtain Mexican citizenship must show a birth certificate, provide a bank statement proving economic independence, pass an exam and prove they can provide their own health care.