Mexico's president praises Obama's immigration shift
June 18th, 2012
01:25 PM ET
3 years ago

Mexico's president praises Obama's immigration shift

Los Cabos, Mexico (CNN) - President Barack Obama received praise Monday from Mexico's president for the decision last week to stop deporting some young illegal immigrants.

After the two leaders met one-on-one before the start of the G-20 summit in Los Cabos, President Felipe Calderon thanked Obama for what he called an "unprecedented" move in halting the deportations.

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  1. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Women, children and babies were being bused and dumped on the other side of the border into Mexico where they have never lived. We are not NAZI GERMANY where Hitler did the same thing to the Jews and no one said nothing, we are better than that.

    June 18, 2012 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  2. Hamsta

    Mexico doesn't want them either is what that should tell you. these people are undesirables, they aren't even wanted in their own nation where they come from.

    June 18, 2012 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  3. Hamsta

    @Claudia Being as they are illegal immigrants that means they lived and were born somewhere other than here, more than likely in mexico.

    June 18, 2012 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  4. Fair is Fair

    Of course Mexico's president is happy.

    June 18, 2012 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  5. Showmeyerpapers

    Anything short of deportation is against the law! "no fault of their own" so who pays for mexicos illegal activity , WE do? Its destroying our neighborhoods. DEPORT EVERY ONE DEPORTABLE PERIOD NO DEBATE NO CONTROVERSY ENFORCE THE LAW!

    June 18, 2012 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  6. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    The Mexican president could give rats petutie about these people. It is the BILLIONS in dollars they send home that he loves. And all the while the US taxpayers are paying billions in healthcare and social services. Wasn't the Mexican government actually helping many of these illegals infiltrate the USA by bussing them to the border and giving them maps?

    Why doesn't the USA have the same reward for illegal aliens as Mexico? JAIL TIME in a very unpleasant Mexican jail!!
    We are suckers pure and simple. We're being invaded and taken over and paying to have it done to us.

    June 18, 2012 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  7. Reggiedw

    Because he wants more of his people to come into our country illegally so they can send back money to Mexico. Is it not strange that when an American goes to Mexico they have to show their documents but when Mexicans come over to the U.S. illegally they should not be asked for any type of documentation. That's why they keep coming because they can get away with it because the Justice Department do not have a backbone to stand up to illegal immigration. Holder wants to sue Arizona and other states that try to enforce the immigration laws. Holder is a wimp!!!!!!!

    June 18, 2012 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  8. Silence DoGood

    @claudia

    You are the shining example of what the American voter has become. Shallow analysis and tenuous grasp of both history and the spoken word make you an easy vote to sway. Both Obama and Romney send their thanks and each hope their 15-second commercial is the last you see before entering the voting booth.

    When did it become en vogue to compare other opinions to being "Nazi"? Read about what happened back then – this is a very grave accusation.

    June 18, 2012 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  9. obama victim

    wonder how the American un-employed feel about competeing with all these new folks..........you can't make this stuff up.

    June 18, 2012 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  10. Obama Mama

    Or are this Mexican immigrants fleeing from death of cartels?

    June 18, 2012 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  11. Dave

    It is a sad situation when our current president does not enforce our nation's laws. Very sad indeed.

    June 18, 2012 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  12. Obama - Protecting the rights of ILLEGAL ALIENS to invade our country while SUING states to make sure they can vote as well

    Obama is the best friend illegals have ever had in the Whitehouse. If he thought he could get away with granting blanket amnesty to all of them he would do it in an instant. Insted he's going to use this ruse to grant amnesty to small groups at a time. Obama has proven over and over he is a taxpaying US citizens worse nightmare. He truly does not believe we have any rights, especially to the money we work for.

    June 18, 2012 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  13. Padraig

    The question is what is the President of Mexico and their political leaders doing about stablizing their country so their citizens want to remain there. Just because you are born in this country and your mother or mother and father were illegals does not mean you are a US citizen The parent(s) came in illegaly.

    To resolve this matter, I would shutdown the border until Mexico resolves the issue of illegal crossings and there drug war. They have to be held accountable and stop shrugging their shoulders.

    June 18, 2012 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  14. The Funky Truth

    It is all part of the master plan, all people will be the same, working for the ruling elite. No coumtries, no borders, no nationlism. They started years ago with Press 2 for Spainish, slowly brainwashing citizens with electronic media, phones, tv mimd control, etc; Wake up zombies, break free from the electrical mind control waves, can you hear ne?

    June 18, 2012 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  15. Hamsta

    Not even mexico wants them. That should speak volumes. They are undesirables and criminals.

    June 18, 2012 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  16. Obama Mama

    @Dave it is sad the republicans had 8 years in the whitehouse, congress and senate and never addressed immigration, oh yeah, "build that wall" fence. He is having to address it in an executive order because congress lacks the nards. The do nothing congress will pay in November also. By the way President Obama has deported more illigal immigrants than any other president.

    June 18, 2012 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  17. Thomas

    @Hamsta
    Mexico doesn't want them either is what that should tell you. these people are undesirables, they aren't even wanted in their own nation where they come from.

    These people are undesirables ? No Sir , there just like your ancestors looking for a better life.Unless you ancestors were crimanals sent over by the King of England.

    @Showmeyerpapers
    DEPORT EVERY ONE DEPORTABLE PERIOD NO DEBATE NO CONTROVERSY ENFORCE THE LAW!

    Then stop hiring Illegals . Enforce the law by putting employers in jail for exploiting the law.

    June 18, 2012 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  18. Obama Mama

    @Obama – we are a country of immigrants.

    June 18, 2012 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  19. Obama Mama

    @Obama – immigrants pick your vegies, fruits, and do manual labor, something that is beneath most americans.

    June 18, 2012 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  20. Obama Mama

    @Hamsta -hello – I think they are more likely trying to escape death by cartels.

    June 18, 2012 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  21. Obama - Protecting the rights of ILLEGAL ALIENS to invade our country while SUING states to make sure they can vote as well

    I wish Obama would move south of the border and run for President of Mexico. He seems far more interested in protecting the imaginary rights of illegals to break our laws than he does in enfocring the laws of this nation and protecting our borders and citizenry from an invasion of illegals. Hopefully after November he'll be looking for another job and this is one he should consider.

    June 18, 2012 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  22. Eric in Denver

    Barry getting desperate for votes again. November is going to be a landslide victory for Romney. People are starting to figure out this clown who is in way over his head. @Claudia Nazi seriously? I don't recall the American citizens killing millions of people because they were illegal. In fact I think your commment may be one of the dumbest posts ever. Get out and vote people and get rid of this clueless president that we have before it is too late.

    June 18, 2012 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |