Mexico president slams US immigration rules Jaime Jansen at 7:52 AM ET
[JURIST] Mexican President Felipe Calderon [official website; BBC profile] denounced US immigration policies during his first state of the union address [text] Sunday, promising to fight for the rights of Mexicans living in the US and protesting the "unilateral measures" taken by the US to make "the persecution and humiliating treatment of undocumented Mexican workers worse." Calderon added that Mexican workers in the US contribute a "great deal" to the US economy, and chided the US government for its "insensitivity" to the "enormous contribution" Mexicans make. Calderon also insisted that Mexico will continue to advocate comprehensive immigration reform [JURIST news archive] that is favorable to Mexico and will continue to "categorically reject construction" of a 700-mile fence [JURIST news archive] on the US-Mexico border.
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