MEXICO CITY — President Felipe Calderón arrives in Washington this week for a two-day state visit that was supposed to be a celebration of US-Mexican cooperation in his drug war. Instead, it is likely to showcase Mexico’s frustration over Arizona’s tough new immigration law, which Calderón has described as anti-Mexican.This is pure hutzpa. Given Mexico's own laws with regard to illegal immigrants, the Arizona law is mild in comparison.
I would love to learn that our President had said to President Felipe Calderón during his upcoming visit that while he (Obama) deplores the Arizona law, it is not as bad as Mexico's own law, and if President Calderón is looking for Washington to play a role in the situation in Arizona, then he (Calderón) should butt out of this ongoing US internal discussion.
Even better, our President could point out that polling indicates that 64% of US Citizens♠ favor the Arizona law. That is a bigger percentage than elected Senator Obama President.
Regards — Cliff
♠ One assumes illegals duck polls.