Felipe Calderon, Mexico's president is scheduled to visit the US tomorrow, it is an official visit to Obama. So, I wonder what Felipe will demand the US to do this time around? If you remember on his last visit, Calderon seized the opportunity to blast Arizona’s controversial immigration law.
I for one am not surprised that Obama is allowing him back at the White House - Felipe should have had to apologize for his comments before he was allowed back. It's not right for anyone especially a president of another country to come to the US and severely criticize a state for a law it wants.
Calderon said, "It is a law that not only ignores a reality that cannot be erased by decree but also introduces a terrible idea using racial profiling as the basis for law enforcement." To which he received several standing ovations from congressional democrats. He also blamed violence in Mexico on the US (see George W Bush) because we allowed the assault weapons ban to expire.
Calderon's visit comes a little more than two weeks after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Jaime Zapata was killed. The AP reports the agent was killed on a highway in northern Mexico on Feb. 15 - with a gun that was smuggled in from the United States. If this is the case and Calderon wants to say that a ban on weapons should be enacted to stop all these killings - I would have to say secure the borders and a lot of all the trouble would cease. read more »