Mexican President assails Arizona

And members of Congress cheer him for it.

What has happened to my country?

Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Thursday strongly denounced Arizona’s new law clamping down on illegal immigrants and urged members of Congress to pass “comprehensive immigration reform.”

“I’m convinced comprehensive immigration reform is crucial to securing our border,” Calderon said in the first address to Congress by a foreign national leader this year. “But I strongly disagree with the recently adopted law in Arizona.” 

“It’s a law that not only ignores reality, but also introduces racial profiling as a basis for law enforcement,” he said.

What did Congress do when Calderon was falsely smearing the state of Arizona and her citizens?

“It is a law that not only ignores a reality that cannot be erased by decree but also introduced a terrible idea using racial profiling,” he said to cheers, mainly from the Democratic side of the chamber.

A foreign head of state comes and craps on America and Democrats in Congress cheer…  led I’m sure by head cheerleader Barack Hussein Obama.

At what point do Americans decide this bullsh*t will no longer be tolerated?

And when I say bullsh*t, I do mean bullsh*t:

Mexican President Felipe Calderon has been ripping into Arizona’s immigration law as he tours Washington — while appearing to disregard the way his own country cracks down on immigrants along Mexico’s southern border. 

Mexico repeatedly has been cited by human rights groups for abusing or turning a blind eye to the abuse of migrants from Central America. Until recently, Mexican law made illegal immigration a criminal offense — anyone arrested for the violation could be fined, imprisoned for up to two years and deported. Mexican lawmakers changed that in 2008 to make illegal immigration a civil violation like it is in the United States, but their law still reads an awful lot like Arizona’s. 

Arizona’s policy, which Calderon derided on Wednesday as “discriminatory” and assailed again on Thursday, requires law enforcement to try to determine the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant — provided they are already in contact with that person. They can’t randomly stop people and demand papers and the law prohibits racial profiling. 

The Mexican law also states that law enforcement officials are “required to demand that foreigners prove their legal presence in the country before attending to any issues.” 

Utter and plain idiocy and hypocrisy.

Again I ask, at what point do Americans decide this bullsh*t will no longer be tolerated?

Crossposted at Brutally Honest.

Why is this being downplayed?
Arizona, The Thoughtful State
  • GarandFan

    Congressman McClintock responds to Felipe:



  • Justrand

    Watch this video
    http://www.youtube.com/user/McClintockCA04#p/u/0/Ldx8gZDwZWs

    McClintock ROCKS!!

    Watch the whole thing…but especially the last 90 seconds!!!

  • Justrand

    GarandFan 🙂

  • Jay Guevara

    Keep the Mexicans.

    Deport Lee Ward.

  • Justrand

    take the Tom McClintock video VIRAL folks…please!

    Copy and paste it EVERYWHERE!

  • Ryan

    Foreigners are admitted into Mexico “according to their possibilities of contributing to national progress.” (Article 32)
    Immigration officials must “ensure” that “immigrants will be useful elements for the country and that they have the necessary funds for their sustenance” and for their dependents. (Article 34)
    Foreigners may be barred from the country if their presence upsets “the equilibrium of the national demographics,” when foreigners are deemed detrimental to “economic or national interests,” when they do not behave like good citizens in their own country, when they have broken Mexican laws, and when “they are not found to be physically or mentally healthy.” (Article 37)
    The Secretary of Governance may “suspend or prohibit the admission of foreigners when he determines it to be in the national interest.” (Article 38)
    Mexican authorities must keep track of every single person in the country:

    Federal, local and municipal police must cooperate with federal immigration authorities upon request, i.e., to assist in the arrests of illegal immigrants. (Article 73)
    A National Population Registry keeps track of “every single individual who comprises the population of the country,” and verifies each individual’s identity. (Articles 85 and 86)
    A national Catalog of Foreigners tracks foreign tourists and immigrants (Article 87), and assigns each individual with a unique tracking number (Article 91).
    Foreigners with fake papers, or who enter the country under false pretenses, may be imprisoned:

    Foreigners with fake immigration papers may be fined or imprisoned. (Article 116)
    Foreigners who sign government documents “with a signature that is false or different from that which he normally uses” are subject to fine and imprisonment. (Article 116)
    Foreigners who fail to obey the rules will be fined, deported, and/or imprisoned as felons:

    Foreigners who fail to obey a deportation order are to be punished. (Article 117)
    Foreigners who are deported from Mexico and attempt to re-enter the country without authorization can be imprisoned for up to 10 years. (Article 118)
    Foreigners who violate the terms of their visa may be sentenced to up to six years in prison (Articles 119, 120 and 121). Foreigners who misrepresent the terms of their visa while in Mexico — such as working with out a permit — can also be imprisoned.
    Under Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony. The General Law on Population says,

    “A penalty of up to two years in prison and a fine of three hundred to five thousand pesos will be imposed on the foreigner who enters the country illegally.” (Article 123)
    Foreigners with legal immigration problems may be deported from Mexico instead of being imprisoned. (Article 125)
    Foreigners who “attempt against national sovereignty or security” will be deported. (Article 126)
    Mexicans who help illegal aliens enter the country are themselves considered criminals under the law:

    A Mexican who marries a foreigner with the sole objective of helping the foreigner live in the country is subject to up to five years in prison. (Article 127)
    Shipping and airline companies that bring undocumented foreigners into Mexico will be fined. (Article 132)

  • GarandFan

    “Foreigners may be barred from the country if their presence upsets “the equilibrium of the national demographics.””

    What a bunch of RACISTS!

  • Ryan

    “A national Catalog of Foreigners tracks foreign tourists and immigrants (Article 87), and assigns each individual with a unique tracking number (Article 91).
    Foreigners with fake papers, or who enter the country under false pretenses, may be imprisoned:

    Foreigners with fake immigration papers may be fined or imprisoned. (Article 116)”

    FASCISTS!!!!

  • Ryan

    Playing the LEE game is easy, isn’t it? Ignore reality and pretend its what you want it to be then call people names. Rinse and repeat.

  • Oyster

    “Which is precisely what I said above, Oyster. I said this law may not survive as-applied challenges. I have also said that this law will likely survive a facial challenge.”

    James, you also said you do not like the law. With every comment you’ve offered on the subject you’re careful to make sure we understand you do not like it.

    I don’t need finger puppets. I’m a fairly intelligent person, altough maybe not always quite so articulate. So let me make it a little clearer for you with my crayons. I fully understand your stance. I just think you’re being a little too touchy feelie on the issue.

    Cops are human. There will be errors. While you are quick to point out aberrant behavior by a few bad cops, I would like to offer that the vast majority do the right thing and while I entrust them with much already, I also entrust them with this one.

    Newsflash here though; I would venture to guess that 95% of illegals in Arizona look Mexican and another 4% have a differnt skin hue than your basic lily-white caucasion. Every case is going to look like profiling to someone.

    You seem to base your opposition on a distinct minority of bad behaviors by a few cops without committing to whether you think Arizona has the right to enforce this law or whether they even should. One gets the distinct impression that if you had your say, you would deny them this ability to protect their state and its citizens because someone mightprofile.

    Tell me I’m wrong and tell me why.

  • 914

    “Hey, if the person has been arrested for a crime I’ve got no problem requiring proof they’re in the country legally, but AZ has gone too far. In Arizona no arrest is required”

    Then just stay the fuck out!

  • GarandFan

    Yesterday an adjacent town had it’s PD conduct a “DUI checkpoint”. Guess what? They ARRESTED 6 people for DUI!

    THAT’S PROFILING, AND THAT’S AGAINST THE LAW!

  • 914

    Would that Barry would assail or jobzz deficit with the same vigor.

  • Ryan

    If he tried for a balanced budget as stridently as he supports violations of immigration law, the deficit woudl be gone by tomorrow. . .

  • just bob

    I may not be a racist now but by Nov 2012 I can not promise.
    And Lee we used to be a nation of laws but your pc police have turned us into a nation of lawless.I despise pretenders such as you and in every day life I crudely tell them to f off and stay away from me.

  • 914

    “I may not be a racist now but by Nov 2012 I can not promise.”

    I can promise you I am one and will vote that way come November. and if they are lilly white in an obnoxious skinhead way, they may even get some cash.

  • Flu-Bird

    So he treats his own people like dirt then denounches arizona for its law? Someone needs to give him a kick in the rear

  • GarandFan

    It appears that most of the city’s backing a ‘boycott’ are “Amnesty Havens”.

    Bet their prime motivation is the portion of the Arizona law that calls BULLSHIT! on this and requires every municipality to enforce immigration laws.

    They don’t want other states (like their own) getting any ideas.