Calderon pressures Bush on immigration

Calderon pressures Bush on immigration

There are 32 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 14, 2007, titled Calderon pressures Bush on immigration. In it, Newsday reports that:

Mexican President Felipe Calderon chastised President Bush on Tuesday for doing too little to stem the causes of illegal immigration and for failing to curb the U.S. appetite for illegal drugs.

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David Rosenberg

AOL

#23 Mar 15, 2007
Mexican president was out of line, making America the bad guy on immigration. How long and how many years has Mexican presidents promised to create jobs, in Mexico, keeping the people from going across the border? They have always first, blamed America for not doing enough to keep Mexicans in Mexico. Americans, all of us, are Drug Addicts, we will do anything to keep the flow of illegal drugs, coming to America.
When will Mexico do more to keep the drugs from coming into Mexico, from their southern border.
The president could kill two birds with one stone, hire more Mexicans to guard the southern border, keeping the drugs from entering.
That would be much easier to do then getting Americans off the habit of drug taking. If there are no drugs to take, they are forced to stop.
Tenn hillbilly

Cottageville, SC

#24 Mar 15, 2007
the fence dont matter..fact is if the usa dont care for millions of mexicans..there goverment would have to...there money comes from selling crude oil...if mexico steps up production of crude oil the world price of crude oil would be less ...just one dollar a barrel cost american politicans millions in oil money..cant americans see every time we got an immigration problem it is durring a time of rising oil prices...the 2 go hand in hand...dont be fooled...bush is tradeing american jobs and medical care..so mexico dont cut oil price..look at history..both immigration and oil price go togather..mexico has some of the largest oil reserves on earth..research it..and you will see what i am trying to say..also immigration is caused by the usa farming industry..which at this time is destorying mexico farming..thru unfair means..

Since: Jan 07

Flushing

#25 Mar 15, 2007
Mwxico was the first country getting American firms to move there. When other foreign countries started to woo American companies, they offered cheaper labor even if the company had to pay the frieght charges. Mexico chose not to compete so, companies that had moved to Mexico, picked up and moved overseas. The Mexicans that had been working for those companies now, needed to find other work. Some started to go across their border to the USA, they found work, went home, told their other out of work friends what he did and the revolving door opened.
In the mean time, Mexico did nothing to replace those companies that left. Since their population was again working, in America, no one bothered to do anything. Their people would return home, with American dollars, spending it in Mexico. There was no reason for the Mexican government to do anything.
Now, America is starting to do somehing about the illegals, of course it is our fault to begin with. Something should have been done, when it first started.
We should build a wall like China has, only make it 20 feet high with Razor wire along the top. Hire more Americans to guard the wall every 20-50 feet, with whatever means that will keep anyone from coming in, Illegal Immigration from Mexico, stopped. It will keep the drugs out also. The two areas that the Mexican president complained to bush, are now solved. Now, it will force Mexico to do what they have been saying, for too many years, they will have to find work for their own people.
AMNESTY NOW

Oceanside, NY

#26 Mar 15, 2007
AMNESTY NOW!! for all those boys who won't fight. The rest of you can go mow my lawn.
Tenn hillbilly

Cottageville, SC

#27 Mar 15, 2007
David Rosenberg wrote:
Mwxico was the first country getting American firms to move there. When other foreign countries started to woo American companies, they offered cheaper labor even if the company had to pay the frieght charges. Mexico chose not to compete so, companies that had moved to Mexico, picked up and moved overseas. The Mexicans that had been working for those companies now, needed to find other work. Some started to go across their border to the USA, they found work, went home, told their other out of work friends what he did and the revolving door opened.
In the mean time, Mexico did nothing to replace those companies that left. Since their population was again working, in America, no one bothered to do anything. Their people would return home, with American dollars, spending it in Mexico. There was no reason for the Mexican government to do anything.
Now, America is starting to do somehing about the illegals, of course it is our fault to begin with. Something should have been done, when it first started.
We should build a wall like China has, only make it 20 feet high with Razor wire along the top. Hire more Americans to guard the wall every 20-50 feet, with whatever means that will keep anyone from coming in, Illegal Immigration from Mexico, stopped. It will keep the drugs out also. The two areas that the Mexican president complained to bush, are now solved. Now, it will force Mexico to do what they have been saying, for too many years, they will have to find work for their own people.
in return mexico will need to sell oil that would drive down price...we would not need that middle east oil that bush.blair.chenny and other oil men in england and america depend on...just because the oil is in the middle east..dont mean arabs own it...they just get the royatly off the wells..and mexico has enough oil to flood the market...
Stoneman

Colorado Springs, CO

#28 Mar 15, 2007
WE DON'T NEED A WALL OR FENCE.

Stop paying for medical care, schooling, etc. etc. etc. for illegals and their children. If you show up at a hospital emergency room with no insurance and can't prove citizenship, you are out of luck.

Start prosecuting any company that employs an illegal. I'm thinking an agency with teeth like the IRS.

The illegals go away. They won't come back. Why is this such a tough question?

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#29 Mar 15, 2007
Patricia Barbaro wrote:
I agree, It seems .that the problen keeps getting worse, as bush talks out of both sides of his mouth...These people should be sent home at .their own expense, but then who would do the cheap labor????
Who was doing the cheap labor before they came here?

Oh that's right, Americans.
Military Man

United States

#30 Mar 15, 2007
AMNESTY NOW wrote:
AMNESTY NOW!! for all those boys who won't fight. The rest of you can go mow my lawn.
Folks! here's another "One Who flew over the koo-koo nest"
eljefejesus

Los Angeles, CA

#31 Mar 16, 2007
pgl wrote:
It is true that the solution to world poverty is creating jobs where people live and building hope within community's. The millions of immigrants that did come into this country are sending money home to there family's, many of them that I know personally are having new houses built. I know a young lady that will be returning to her country shortly and she is going to try and start a business there. If it doesn't work out she said she will have to come back to the USA to make more money again. I think the solution is to increase money to sponsorship organizations not to trust the government to solve the problem.
You are correct.
The solution is for the Mexican government to stop crowing own investment and growth with the overbloated government debt, to increase tax collection so as to pay debt and provide services for the very poor, and to make the country more competitive internationally.
The challenge is making this politically feasable. Plenty of populist politicians in mexico would rather promise to increase more government spending to assist the poor, provide services on borrowed money, provide government jobs, etc.
To make reform popular, there should be connections made between pay collection and patriotism, with increased auditing and posting of tax cheats and patriotic payers on the internet and show people who is and who is not paying their taxes (including businesses). The auditing will not pay for itself right away, but it will eventually reduce the habits of tax evasion.
The reforms to labor should be tied to a goal to reduce poverty by 10% in 10 years.
Competitition versus the performance of Brazil and Venezuela in terms of goals of growth and job creation should be touted and also be fueld by national pride and performance of the countries' comparative effectiveness in caring for its citizens.
As other have noted, a wall is just a political tool that ignores the visa overstays.
Oh, and the cutting of benefits for immigrants is just a simpleton's solution that ignore that people come for jobs, not services. All the millions of immigrants pay sales tax, but undocumented migrants don't always have the courage to use any government services that are not true emergencies.
who cares

United States

#32 Mar 20, 2007
Bill wrote:
What the hell part of "illegal" don't they understand? ICE did a raid in this city last week, and now we have politicians decrying the raids, saying that children were left stranded. What crap! So what? We're being sold out. There is absolutely nothing wrong with preserving America! Period. NO AMNESTY! DEPORT! You broke the friggin' law, so out you go. No argument! How do we raise our children to know right from wrong, when our own elected officials decide what laws that will or wont enforce for the sake of political agrondizement? NO MORE ILLEGALS!
When you go to Mexico and visit for a vacation do they treat you like an illegal. Dont think so they treat you like you like to be treated.So i think that they should be treated the same way. You white people dont like to do the hard work anyways so why are you compailing.

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#33 Mar 20, 2007
who cares wrote:
<quoted text>When you go to Mexico and visit for a vacation do they treat you like an illegal. Dont think so they treat you like you like to be treated.So i think that they should be treated the same way. You white people dont like to do the hard work anyways so why are you compailing.
1. I don't go to Mexico and the ones that do actually pay for their service unlike an illegal immigrant that pays nothing for schools and health care and lets the taxpayers foot the bill.

2. I don't work hard? Where do these illegals think they're getting their free health care from? I've taken care of more of their sick anchor babies than you'll ever know. Must be nice to jump the border have an anchor baby and then shove them in our schools all at our expense.

What makes you think your better than all the immigrants that came to this country the correct way?

The United States of America does not need 20 million unskilled workers.

What makes you think us taxpayers owe illegals anything? Please answer.
Stoneman

Colorado Springs, CO

#34 Mar 20, 2007
who cares wrote:
<quoted text>When you go to Mexico and visit for a vacation do they treat you like an illegal. Dont think so they treat you like you like to be treated.So i think that they should be treated the same way. You white people dont like to do the hard work anyways so why are you compailing.
You are adorable. If I broke the law going to Mexico I would expect to be prosecuted. If a Mexican came to the US as a tourist, FINE! No problemo, to use a little lingo on you.

I especially like the little racist jab at the end. Tell me-- my grandfather picked corn in Iowa for years. Does that mean I'm part Mexican?

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