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Mexican President Rebukes U.S. Law at White House: Arizona Immigration Law ‘Is Forcing Our People to Face Discrimination’

Posted By admin On May 19, 2010 @ 8:21 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Jake Tapper
ABC News [1]
Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mexican President Felipe Calderon took the unusual step Wednesday morning of criticizing an American law while visiting the White House, saying cooperation is needed to fix the US-Mexican immigration issue but “such laws as the Arizona law that is forcing our people to face discrimination. If we are divided, we cannot overcome these problems.”

President Obama welcomed Calderon and Mexican First Lady Margarita Zavala this morning with a hearty, “bienvenidos” [2] during a ceremony on the South Lawn marking the start of a full day’s worth of events culminating in a formal state dinner this evening, President Obama’s second.

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Mexican President Rebukes U.S. Law at White House: Arizona Immigration Law Is Forcing Our People to Face Discrimination 130510banner3 [3]

The Arizona law has not yet taken effect, but the president has voiced repeated opposition to hit and Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department is looking into how it will be implemented [4] to ensure against racial profiling, though last week Holder told a congressional committee that he had not yet read the law. (A Justice Department spokesman later said that Holder had been “thoroughly briefed” on the law, which has since been amended.)

President Obama did not specifically mention his opposition to the Arizona law, though White House officials say it will be a topic of discussion during the two leaders closed-door meetings throughout the day at the White House.

Full story here. [1]


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[1] ABC News: http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/05/mexican-president-rebukes-us-law-at-white-house-arizona-immigration-law-is-forcing-our-people-to-fac.html

[2] “bienvenidos”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R-JnIkC6Sg

[3] Image: http://www.homegain.com/media-center/featured-videos/homegain-exposed-by-alex-jones

[4] Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department is looking into how it will be implemented: http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/05/holder-az-immigration-law-not-racist.html

[5] Mexico Issues Travel Warning Over New Arizona Immigration Law: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mexico-issues-travel-warning-over-new-arizona-immigration-law.html

[6] Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to President Barack Obama on illegal immigration: ‘Do your job!’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/arizona-gov-jan-brewer-to-president-barack-obama-on-illegal-immigration-do-your-job.html

[7] Justice Department considers suing Arizona to block immigration law: http://www.prisonplanet.com/justice-department-considers-suing-arizona-to-block-immigration-law.html

[8] Clinton: Administration Will File Suit Over Arizona Immigration Law: http://www.prisonplanet.com/clinton-administration-will-file-suit-over-arizona-immigration-law.html

[9] Feds moving closer to challenge of Arizona immigration law: http://www.prisonplanet.com/feds-moving-closer-to-challenge-of-arizona-immigration-law.html

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