Felipe Calderon gave Congress their marching orders in his speech before a fawning audience of senators and representatives on May 20, 2010. He even talked about continuing the integration of North America, the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) but without the name. Go here. NOTICE: The link to Calderon’s speech was broken. I have replaced that with another copy in PDF. Thanks. 05/24/10.
Calderon spoke on Arizona law SB 1070, aimed at identifying illegal aliens and taking the appropriate actions, either incarceration or returning them to their home country:
“I am convinced that comprehensive immigration reform is also crucial to secure a common border.
“However, I completely disagree with the recent adoption of the law in Arizona. It is a law that not only ignores a reality that can not be erased by decree, but also introduces a terrible idea: using racial features as a basis for applying the law.
“And so I agree. I agree with the President when he says that this new law carries a high risk when they violate the basic values…”
But take a look at Mexico’s system of dealing with illegals for the perfect example of hypocrisy:
CNN’s interview with President Calderon:
Blitzer: So if people want to come from Guatemala or Honduras or El Salvador or Nicaragua, they want to come into Mexico, they can just walk in?
Calderon: No. They need to fill out a form. They need to establish their right name. We analyze if they have not a criminal precedent. And they coming into Mexico. Actually… (Translation edited for clarity.)
Blitzer: Do Mexican police go around asking for papers of people they suspect are illegal immigrants?
Calderon: Of course. Of course, in the border, we are asking the people, who are you?
And if they explain…
Blitzer: At the border, I understand, when they come.
Blitzer: But once they’re in…
Calderon: But not-but not in-once they are inside the -inside the country, what the Mexican police do is, of course, enforce the law. More.
Calderon on the Assault Weapons Ban:
“…if you look closely, you may realize that violence in Mexico began to grow a couple of years before I took office in 2006. That coincides, at least, with the repeal of the Assault Weapons Ban in 2004.”
“I fully understand the political sensitivity of this issue. But I would ask Congress to help us, with all respect, and understand how important this is for us and that you apply the law to stop the supply of such weapons to criminals. And ask them to consider the return of the Assault Weapons Ban.
“By any legal means you deem appropriate, work together to stop this deadly trade…”
Calderon, a strong supporter of a North American Community (union), met with Obama and the Canadian prime minister at the annual (SPP) leaders summit on August 10, 2009 in Guadalajara . They agreed to continue the integration of North America and meet again later this year.
On the day before Calderon’s speech, “a senior administration official said Obama will reiterate his commitment to fixing the nation’s immigration system during his private meetings with Calderon. The official also said the administration plans to address security along the U.S. -Mexico border and build on work done this year to OPEN NEW BORDER CROSSINGS and invest in the modernization of EXISTING BORDER CROSSINGS.” See ‘Mexican Trucks will soon flow across America’s Open Borders…’
Calderon is also building infrastructure for North American integration:
‘”We have increased our investment in infrastructure of 3-5 percentage points of GDP per year, to build roads, ports, airports and power plants we need to modernize. This is the most important investment in infrastructure in decades.”
This, and the pending agreement to allow Mexican trucks to carry cargo on NAFTA super transportation corridors from Mexican ports , through upgraded border crossings and across North America, are more steps toward opening the mutual borders of Canada, Mexico and the United States. The result will be an integrated North American Community.
“Its boundaries will be defined by a common external tariff and an outer security perimeter within which the movement of people, products, and capital will be legal, orderly, and safe.” This comes directly from the Council on Foreign Relations plan for Building a North American Community and Calderon used the same terms in his speech to promote this continental integration. CFR plan, p.3
“It is time that the United States and Mexico work together on this issue. It is time to reduce the causes of migration and the transformation of this phenomenon in[to] a flow [that] is legal, orderly and safe for workers and visitors.” The Mexican president probably knows the CFR document by heart.
Calderon on a United North America:
“The world is becoming more global and more interconnected. It is also divided into MAJOR ECONOMIC REGIONS. Those regions that maximize their comparative advantages will succeed. And our two countries (don’t forget Canada) must compete with Asia and Europe.
“Mexico and the United States are stronger together than apart. Our economic ties have strengthened our economies and together we can renew our PARTNERSHIP to restore economic growth…”
“A stronger Mexico means a stronger America. Do not forget that Mexicans are the second largest importer of American goods in the world. And a stronger America, of course, means a stronger Mexico.
“So I invite you to work with Mexico and consolidate North America as the world’s most competitive region. I believe in it.”
(By consolidating, Calderon means integrating the three nations of North America into one community, a single economic and eventual political region, as in the European Union.)
“Our two great nations are bound together by geography and history, but more importantly, we are united by a shared bright future. I believe in the future of North America as the strongest and most prosperous region in the world.”
Calderon is pushing this integrated continent and Obama is fully onboard. Calderon is clear on the goal:
“Immigration is not solved by a wall. We’ll jump over it anyway.”
“In the coming two decades, I envision the whole North American region (union) with a ‘free market,’ not just in goods, services and investments, but a free labor market like the European Union.” (Everyone will be a citizen of North America and their movement across the continent will be “legal, orderly and safe.”)
I hope President Calderon wasn’t too vague in explaining his plans for North America.