Daniel Halper | Mexican President Pretty Happy About Obama’s Amnesty Scheme

At a bilateral meeting in Los Cabos, Mexican president Felipe Calderón thanked President Obama for his Friday announcement not to prosecute young illegal immigrants:

I would like to thank personally, and on behalf of  the Mexican nation, President Barack Obama for his valuable  decision by executive order to give an opportunity for young people who  were not born in the United States but who arrived in that great nation  before they were 16 years of age, or who are studying in university, or  who have served in the United States armed  forces, for them not to be deported for at least a period of two years,  so this is a clear and certain situation for them.

We believe that this is  very just.  It’s a humanitarian action.  And it’s an unprecedented  action in our opinion.  And in this sense, Mr. President, we would like  to thank you for the valor and courage that you  had in implementing this action.  I am sure that many, many families in  the United States of America are thankful to you as well.


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