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“Mexico does not end at its borders.”

Posted by Rob Longenecker on September 3rd, 2007

This blast by the Mexican President illuminates the context that much of Mexico operates from – the notion that the U.S. has no business controlling its borders and keeping illegals out. No wonder the Mexican government is no help. (Our own government is not much help either.)

Mexican Pres. Blasts U.S. Immigration Policy. Traci Carl, AP. 09/02/07.

MEXICO CITY — President Felipe Calderon blasted U.S. immigration policies on Sunday and promised to fight harder to protect the rights of Mexicans in the U.S., saying “Mexico does not end at its borders.”

The criticism earned Calderon a standing ovation during his first state-of-the nation address.

“We strongly protest the unilateral measures taken by the U.S. Congress and government that have only persecuted and exacerbated the mistreatment of Mexican undocumented workers,” he said. “The insensitivity toward those who support the U.S. economy and society has only served as an impetus to reinforce the battle … for their rights.”

He also reached out to the millions of Mexicans living in the United States, many illegally, saying: “Where there is a Mexican, there is Mexico.”

Since taking office in December, Calderon has maintained strong ties with the United States, but he has often denounced U.S. immigration policy, including more deportations that have divided many families, sometimes forcing U.S.-born children to build new lives in Mexico…..

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