Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto let loose with an indignant rant about U.S. immigration policy. As reported by Reuters:
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said he is "indignant" at the United States' deportation of Mexican migrants and described U.S. lawmakers as demonstrating a "lack of conscience" in failing to pass immigration reform.
The United States has a lower than 1% deportation rate,thus most illegal alien Mexicans in the U.S. are quite unlikely to be deported. But until 100% of illegal alien Mexicans are legalized, the Mexican government won't be satisfied.
In a television interview aired late on Wednesday Pena Nieto said he and U.S. President Barack Obama discussed the issue during their meeting at a North American leaders' summit held last week in Mexico.
His emboldened comments to Mexico's Univision channel followed days after his administration announced it had captured Mexico's most wanted man, drug lord Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman.
The Univision network, by the way, is based in the U.S.
"Yes it makes me indignant, and it makes Mexicans indignant," Pena Nieto said in the interview, when asked whether deportations angered him.
"There's a lack of conscience, something which shouldn't only alert and worry Mexicans, it should also worry the American government and they should take up the issue," said Pena Nieto.
Oh, I agree there is a lack of conscience in the U.S. government. The lack of conscience is exemplified by a government that won't enforce the law and by lawmakers who support amnesty.
Pena Nieto added that he sees a willingness on the part of the Obama administration to change immigration laws, and that reform which provides a path to citizenship should "have the backing and aid of the various political forces" in the United States.
Mexican president 'indignant' at U.S. deportations, by Julia Symmes Cobb, Reuters, Feb. 27, 2014
Well, what do you expect? This is typical rhetoric from a Mexican president about U.S. immigration policy.
But when is the last time you heard a GOP congressman or senator criticize Mexican officials for such rhetoric? We have lawmakers who go on and on about international affairs, but when it comes to the belligerent rhetoric coming from our southern neighbor, they are nowhere to be found.