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Cornyn Statement On Mexico President Calderon’s Address To Congress
Today, I issued the following statement after Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress:
President Calderon said a few things Congress and the American people needed to hear. Mexico has gone all in against the drug cartels. Mexico is one of America’s best trade partners, thanks in large part to NAFTA. Mexico has lowered its budget deficit to just one percent of GDP, a record of fiscal discipline that should shame Washington. And President Calderon has acknowledged that a lack of economic opportunities south of the border is a primary cause of illegal immigration north of it.
But it was inappropriate for President Calderon to lecture Americans on our own state and federal laws. Arizona’s immigration law has been amended to make clear it does not authorize racial profiling by law enforcement. Moreover, the Second Amendment is not a subject open for diplomatic negotiation, with Mexico or any other nation.