January 8th, 2009
06:28 PM ET
12 years ago

Obama to meet with Mexican president

(CNN) - President-elect Obama will meet with Mexican President Felipe Calderon in Washington on Monday, the Obama transition team said Thursday.

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soundoff (62 Responses)
  1. Joan

    Americans do have control of the situation, but it's easier to blame the Mexicans. Stop hiring them and they'll go home. Start blaming the employers and maybe things will change. And instead o wasting money on a wall, start buying Mexican instead of Chinese.

    January 8, 2009 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  2. No Incumbents 2010

    @ Joan
    Sounds good, but some liberal would say that those businesses are racially profiling people.

    January 8, 2009 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  3. Texas Latina

    Rick Roberts: you talk as though every Mexican you see is an illegal. To paraphrase your statement, my grandparents were Mexican immigrants, they entered the USA legally, and became citizens. Now all their grandchildren have degrees, some have Masters', and one has a PhD in physics. They are all productively employed.
    What's your level of education?
    It saddens me to see how the illegal immigrant issue brings to the fore the thinly disguised racism toward all perceived Latins.

    January 8, 2009 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  4. Joan


    Really?? Yes, Canada is important, but Mexico has a bigger population. How can you say they are all criminals ? do you know them all. I am a Canadian who lives htere and they are great people!!

    January 8, 2009 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  5. Chris in Va.

    @ Mike Syracuse NY......Mikey O, do you ever take a day off from being a arse? Don't you have some pictures to take or something?

    January 8, 2009 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  6. Maria

    It seems inappropriate for the President Elect to be meeting with any Foreign dignitarys prior to the Inauguration.

    What happened to ONE PRESIDENT AT A TIME?

    January 8, 2009 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  7. Joan


    Illegal immigrants don't go through Mexican border control either. How do you expect the Mexican gov't to stop them? Besides, they like the foreign income. The US has to do the dtopping.

    January 8, 2009 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  8. SMR

    Let Mexico use some of our Marines to go in and wipe out the scum-bag drug lords

    January 8, 2009 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  9. ME IN FL

    Texas Latina,

    Rick is talking about "illegals" he is in no way referring to the people like your parents that came legally into this country. His parents came the same way, legally.

    You have to admit that there are laws in this country which all of us have to respect and that in your parent's country, Mexico, you cannot work, study or take advantage of any welfare system if you are not legal. As a matter of fact, if you are an illegal alien in Mexico, they put you in jail and send you back to the country where you came from. So why can't the US do the same???? This country does not owe anything to Mexico or its people

    And please don't play the racism card??? This is matter of abiding and respecting the laws that we have. If these people come to this country illegally they should go back and do what is necessary to come to the US in a legal way like millions of others have done. Amnesty should not be given to any of them, because that will be like rewarding them for their lawless behavior and it wil be a mockery for legal immigrants.

    January 8, 2009 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  10. Larry in Houston TX

    You're right, Texas Teacher, they are coming to Houston, by an average of around 100 per day......and they will continue to do so....
    until they do something about the immigration problem......all they have to do is : pay about 100 bucks, and get a fake drivers license
    and a S.S. card......they're doin it, every day, down here.....That's why we can hire them to do our lawns for a couple of bucks, and everything else you can think of, just for a few bucks..

    January 8, 2009 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  11. No Incumbents 2010

    Let's see increasing unemployment, unavailable healthcare, terrorism, gang violence, failing economy, we've become a third world country. Wonder how we could fix this?

    January 8, 2009 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  12. Jason

    I hope Barack Obama reminds him of his racist comments against African-Americans when they meet tomorrow...

    January 8, 2009 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
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