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Calderon Not Sure US Relatives Are Legal

This is a re-post of an article that we posted back in March of 2007 that seems timely again.

From the Washington Times:

Calderon can’t say whether U.S. relatives are ‘legal’

By Stephen Dinan
March 15, 2007

MERIDA, Mexico — Mexican President Felipe Calderon yesterday said he doesn’t know whether relatives, who he said work as vegetable pickers in the United States, are there legally.

“I do have family in the United States, and what I can tell you is that these are people who work and respect that country,” he said at a press conference with President Bush here yesterday. “They pay their taxes to the government. These are people who work in the fields with vegetables. They probably handle that which you eat, the lettuce.”

“I have not seen them in a long time and do not know their migratory status,” he said.

Mr. Calderon had mentioned his family as American vegetable pickers during his presidential campaign last year. “How many of you have family in the United States?” he asked at a campaign rally in April, as reported then by USA Today. Nearly every hand in the crowd of thousands went up. “I have a cousin and brother-in-law there, too.”

With one of every 10 living persons born in Mexico now in the United States, Mr. Calderon’s disclosure was not surprising. Speaking through an interpreter, Mr. Calderon said half of the 4 million people from his home state of Michoacan now live in the United States…

So when Mr. Calderon was talking about his concern for “his people” in the United States, he may have been speaking literally.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, May 22nd, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Calderon Not Sure US Relatives Are Legal”

  1. proreason says:

    Contempt for America isn’t the only thing our emperor shares with the Mexican emperor.

    They also share contempt for their relatives.

  2. bill says:

    Our dear reader is getting over the top with his boot on America’s throat and thinks people still care what he reads.

  3. Petronius says:

    “I have not seen them in a very long time . . . .”

    If I’m not mistaken, Calderon’s cousin and brother-in-law were picking vegetables in the San Joaquin Valley.

    At least they were picking vegetables there until the farms dried up. That happened when the water was diverted into the Pacific Ocean, in order that the California delta smelt might have room to flourish.

    Since then Calderon’s relatives have been living on the dole in Bakersfield and collecting disability checks.

  4. Liberals Demise says:

    Well …… at least dingleBarry knows his relatives are here illegally!!

    • JohnMG says:

      If he doesn’t know, it’s because Calderone didn’t wade the river with him. Calderone gets the VIP treatment. And if Obama does know, he ain’t tellin’. Such a conundrum.

      It’s obvious we need a new policy for immigration, and I’ve discovered that the solution is as simple as solving a word-game.
      Consider….that the words “race car” spelled backward still spell “race car”. And that “eat” is the only word that if you take the 1st letter and move it to the last, it spells its past tense “ate”.

      And if you rearrange the letters in “illegal immigrants”, and add just a few more letters, it spells out: “Go home you f^#cking, free-loading, benefit-grabbing, kid-producing, violent, non-English speaking assholes and take those other hairy-faced, sandal wearing, bomb making, goat loving, raggedy ass Muslim bastards with you.”

      How weird is that, huh????

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Ah …….. the Kings English.

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