Obama-Calderon talks to focus on Mexican drug war
Mexico is lucky to have a President that sees the importance of making sure that his citizens are treated well outside of Mexico since he has no way of making life better for anyone in Mexico. I am sure if he can keep the focus on the U.S. side of the problem nobody will ever notice that all the money the U.S. is providing for the Drug War is nothing more then a shakedown. Mexican's deserve better then this! On both sides of the border.
Calderon's office said Sunday in a statement that he will press for "better conditions for Mexicans in the United States, based on respect for their rights," and may express concerns over stepped-up migrant raids.
He might expect a friendly reception from Obama, who last year supported an unsuccessful immigration reform bill that would have given millions of undocumented migrants a path to citizenship.
Yet Obama's administration won't likely rush to overhaul immigration law while joblessness and foreclosures climb in the U.S., said George Grayson, a Mexico expert at the College of William & Mary in Virginia. If anything, the flagging U.S. economy will pile pressure on Obama to emphasize border security and keep illegal immigrants out.
"The chance of having immigration reform is like having it snow in the dessert," Grayson said. "With the unemployment rate surging in the United States and the economy expected to shrink this year, it is not a hospitable time to invite more workers into the country."