And members of Congress cheer him for it.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Thursday strongly denounced Arizona’s new law clamping down on illegal immigrants and urged members of Congress to pass “comprehensive immigration reform.”
“I’m convinced comprehensive immigration reform is crucial to securing our border,” Calderon said in the first address to Congress by a foreign national leader this year. “But I strongly disagree with the recently adopted law in Arizona.”
“It’s a law that not only ignores reality, but also introduces racial profiling as a basis for law enforcement,” he said.
What did Congress do when Calderon was falsely smearing the state of Arizona and her citizens?
“It is a law that not only ignores a reality that cannot be erased by decree but also introduced a terrible idea using racial profiling,” he said to cheers, mainly from the Democratic side of the chamber.
A foreign head of state comes and craps on America and Democrats in Congress cheer… led I’m sure by head cheerleader Barack Hussein Obama.
At what point do Americans decide this bullsh*t will no longer be tolerated?
And when I say bullsh*t, I do mean bullsh*t:
Mexican President Felipe Calderon has been ripping into Arizona’s immigration law as he tours Washington — while appearing to disregard the way his own country cracks down on immigrants along Mexico’s southern border.
Mexico repeatedly has been cited by human rights groups for abusing or turning a blind eye to the abuse of migrants from Central America. Until recently, Mexican law made illegal immigration a criminal offense — anyone arrested for the violation could be fined, imprisoned for up to two years and deported. Mexican lawmakers changed that in 2008 to make illegal immigration a civil violation like it is in the United States, but their law still reads an awful lot like Arizona’s.
Arizona’s policy, which Calderon derided on Wednesday as “discriminatory” and assailed again on Thursday, requires law enforcement to try to determine the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant — provided they are already in contact with that person. They can’t randomly stop people and demand papers and the law prohibits racial profiling.
The Mexican law also states that law enforcement officials are “required to demand that foreigners prove their legal presence in the country before attending to any issues.”
Utter and plain idiocy and hypocrisy.
Again I ask, at what point do Americans decide this bullsh*t will no longer be tolerated?
Crossposted at Brutally Honest.