Sunday, May 23, 2010

McClintock to Calderon: "Highly Inappropriate"

Mexican President Felipe Calderon addressed a joint session of Congress last Thursday, bashing Arizona's immigration law that clamps down on illegal immigrants. Said Calderon, "It's a law that not only ignores reality, but also introduces racial profiling as a basis for law enforcement."

Naturally there was the usual seal-clapping from Nancy Pelosi and her crew, with the Dimocrats in the room giving Calderon a standing-O. This would all be hilarious if it weren't so serious for the people on the unprotected U.S. border. Here's the transcript of a recent interview with Calderon by Wolf Blitzer:

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! The need to fulfill 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!" Then he goes on to say that if someone "sneaks in without permission," then "we send--we send them back."

But Calderon, at the invitation of Barack Obama, comes to this country and addresses a joint session of Congress, blaming the United States for all the problems in Mexico, telling us we shouldn't enforce our own laws, lecturing Arizona for trying to keep their own borders safe. And the Dims stand and applaud. Shame.

This is Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) giving his reply on the House floor to Calderon. He quotes Teddy Roosevelt on the need for controlled immigration and assimilation, and the American tradition of welcoming immigrants who want to become Americans.

And here's Mark Levin reading from the Mexican constitution. Not to be missed.

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