[Guest post by DRJ]
From Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s first State of the Nation speech delivered today:
President Felipe Calderon blasted U.S. immigration policies on Sunday and promised to fight harder to protect the rights of Mexicans in the U.S., saying “Mexico does not end at its borders.” The criticism earned Calderon a standing ovation during his first state-of-the nation address.
“We strongly protest the unilateral measures taken by the U.S. Congress and government that have only persecuted and exacerbated the mistreatment of Mexican undocumented workers,” he said. “The insensitivity toward those who support the U.S. economy and society has only served as an impetus to reinforce the battle … for their rights.”
He also reached out to the millions of Mexicans living in the United States, many illegally, saying: “Where there is a Mexican, there is Mexico.”
Even though it’s tempting, I will not respond to this with sarcasm or anger. I will respond with logic (for all the good it will do):
I have some news that will undoubtedly shock you:
Mexico does end at its borders.