President Calderon commits the diplomatic equivalent of relieving himself in the punchbowl and receives a standing ovation from the Democrats. Two actually. One for demanding the AZ law be repealed and another for demanding a new ban on assault weapons. The only appropriate response to a foreign official coming into the People’s House and bashing our country was stony silence, but the Democrats just couldn’t help themselves, the urge to blame America first was too great.
For the record this is how Mexico is accused of treating its illegal immigrants:
While the administration was fulminating about the horrific human-rights violation the Arizona law represents, Amnesty International was issuing a report about Mexico’s mistreatment of its own illegal migrants. “Migrants in Mexico are facing a major human rights crisis leaving them with virtually no access to justice, fearing reprisals and deportation if they complain of abuses,” said Rupert Knox, Mexico researcher at Amnesty International. “Persistent failure by the authorities to tackle abuses carried out against irregular migrants has made their journey through Mexico one of the most dangerous in the world.”
The migrants, who are usually attempting to make their way through Mexico to the United States, suffer kidnappings for ransom, robbery, and rape. Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission reports that nearly 10,000 were abducted over six months in 2009. Almost 50 percent of victims said that public officials were involved in their kidnapping. Amnesty estimates that six out of ten migrant women and girls experience sexual violence.
And this guy has the audacity to criticize the law that Arizona recently passed? Those here illegally shouldn’t fret too much about being deported. First because the law says the police can only ask for ID as part as a lawful stop ex. traffic violation; President Obama was flat out lying when he said a father could be harrassed while taking his kids out for an icecream. Secondly because the Obama administration just stated it will not comply with a federal law passed by Congress and signed by former President Clinton:
Arizona’s new law targeting illegal immigration is not “good government,” a top Department of Homeland Security official said in Chicago Wednesday.
John Morton, who heads U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said his agency will not necessarily process illegal immigrants referred to them by Arizona officials. The best way to reduce illegal immigration is through a comprehensive federal approach, not a patchwork of state laws, he said.
“I don’t think the Arizona law, or laws like it, are the solution,” Morton said during a visit to the Tribune editorial board.
Mr. Morton your job is to simply enforce our nation’s laws whether you like them or not. If you want to make the laws run for Congress, otherwise shut up and do your job.