Mexican president-elect to Obama: “We fully support” your immigration plan

posted at 8:31 pm on November 27, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

President Obama met with Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto at the White House on Tuesday; looks like the sit-down amounted to pretty much what you’d expect:

In his first meeting in the Oval Office with Peña Nieto, which comes on the heels of the election in Mexico, Obama said he would be “sharing” ideas with his Mexican counterpart. Peña Nieto signaled that he would be in support of such a plan.

“We fully support your proposal,” Peña Nieto said, speaking through a translator. “We want to contribute. We want to be part of this.”

Obama, who was joined in the Oval Office by Vice President Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, signaled a strong bond with Mexico, saying that what happens in the neighboring country “has an impact on our society.” He commended outgoing Mexican President Felipe Calderón, for establishing an “excellent working relationship” with the U.S., and said he wanted to continue the “close personal and professional relationship” with Mexico.

One needn’t pause to wonder why Mexico would indeed care to be involved in the immigration-reform process, especially now that a wider immigration discussion is increasingly likely to go down in the wake of the GOP’s election defeat and all of the subsequent ‘soul-searching’ going on. Obama said ahead of the election that the “biggest failure” of his first term was not doing more on immigration reform when he had the unfettered opportunity during his first two years, but now that a few Republicans are making moves, he’ll have his big chance to demonstrate that he’s the great uniter he’s always told us he is — and as much as I think some Democrats won’t want to give credence to Republicans’ proposals, the chance to maybe accomplish something big on a more bipartisan basis has its appeal, too.

Anyhow, Nieto is our new neighbor to the south; here he is on CNN breaking down immigration, Fast & Furious, drug legalization, and etcetera, via the WFB:


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And while you’re down on your kneepads, Nieto, why don’t you ask for more guns to be walked across the border?

John the Libertarian on November 27, 2012 at 8:33 PM

lawbreaker!

KOOLAID2 on November 27, 2012 at 8:34 PM

…the whole country is a drug cartel

KOOLAID2 on November 27, 2012 at 8:36 PM

What is Bronco Bama’s immigration plan, anyway. Whatever it is, I’m sure it must include some new taxes to pay the plan. You know it’s true.

Curtiss on November 27, 2012 at 8:36 PM

at least now we know the latest a-hole from down there who’s gonna be dumping his problems across the border for us to pay for.

gsherin on November 27, 2012 at 8:36 PM

OT: Beck puts Our Lord and Savior in urine

faraway on November 27, 2012 at 8:36 PM

…choom for guns!

KOOLAID2 on November 27, 2012 at 8:36 PM

And which Cartel does Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto work for?

Curtiss on November 27, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Of course he’s cool with Obama’s plans. All those American dollars flooding Mexico and not a single resource was used to get them.

ButterflyDragon on November 27, 2012 at 8:38 PM

I though it was the Kyle-Hutchins plan now?

Guess thats a no.

wolly4321 on November 27, 2012 at 8:40 PM

I think we need the US military on our borders. Look at the severe violence in Mexico. I cant stop thinking about that poor lady, the Mayor who was dragged away from her daughter and brutally murdered. That place is a brutal, brutal place and the American people need assurances that the Mexican mafia are being kept out of the US.

TonyR on November 27, 2012 at 8:40 PM

AUTOPLAY SUX

faraway on November 27, 2012 at 8:40 PM

We are all Mexicans now.

Blacklake on November 27, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Obama has an immigration plan? I haven’t head it.

Mark1971 on November 27, 2012 at 8:42 PM

autoPlayback=TRUE

Why?

faraway on November 27, 2012 at 8:42 PM

AUTOPLAY SUX

faraway on November 27, 2012 at 8:40 PM

FireFox and the “Stop AutoPlay” plug-in…

After installing..

You can hear a pin drop…

Electrongod on November 27, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Still waiting for the dang fence.. Tucson sector. So was Agent Terry, I’m sure.

wolly4321 on November 27, 2012 at 8:47 PM

You can hear a pin drop…

Electrongod on November 27, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Repeated pins dropping is as bad as Chinese water torture. So there’s that.

platypus on November 27, 2012 at 8:49 PM

FireFox and the “Stop AutoPlay” plug-in…

After installing..

You can hear a pin drop…

Electrongod on November 27, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Looks like that add-on has been removed by its author…unless you have a link (pretty please?)

———> Nasty surprise, Hot Air, but I’m not too mad. It’s a RARE nasty surprise.

RushBaby on November 27, 2012 at 8:50 PM

DO YOU LIKE IT WHEN I START YELLING RANDOM STUFF?????

faraway on November 27, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Mexican president-elect to Obama: “We fully support” your immigration plan…

Whatever it is.

farsighted on November 27, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Anyhow, Nieto is our new neighbor to the south; here he is on CNN breaking down immigration,

Fast & Furious
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US Justice Dept, House Republican lawyers tell judge they are in talks to settle Fast and Furious lawsuit – @Reuters

10 hours ago from http://www.reuters.com by editor
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WASHINGTON | Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:55pm EST

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/27/us-usa-politics-fastandfurious-idUSBRE8AQ0TS20121127

canopfor on November 27, 2012 at 8:55 PM

I wonder if Honduras and Guatemala support Mexico’s immigration plan.

Bishop on November 27, 2012 at 8:56 PM

DO YOU LIKE IT WHEN I START YELLING RANDOM STUFF?????

faraway on November 27, 2012 at 8:52 PM

I don’t judge.

Curtiss on November 27, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Yeah, I bet it has nothing to do the money that gets sent back to Mexico. Nothing at all.

BobMbx on November 27, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Reciprical plans,, right?

wolly4321 on November 27, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Okay, I dislike this whole illegal immigration slide but the new president-elect is a very handsome man.

Fallon on November 27, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Mexican president-elect to Obama: “We fully support” your immigration plan

Is the new plan the same as the old plan….and Obama just by-passes Congress again?

lynncgb on November 27, 2012 at 9:04 PM

…for a politician.

Fallon on November 27, 2012 at 9:05 PM

———> Nasty surprise, Hot Air, but I’m not too mad. It’s a RARE nasty surprise.

RushBaby on November 27, 2012 at 8:50 PM

RushBaby:

Great Scott,RB,long time,no see————–:0

canopfor on November 27, 2012 at 9:07 PM

It’s a damn shame that America doesn’t have a benevolent country adjacent that it could eject its impoverished into.

tom daschle concerned on November 27, 2012 at 9:16 PM

“We want to contribute. We want to be part of this.”

Uh… your country has already “contributed” too much already – thanks.

Hill60 on November 27, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Mexican president-elect to Obama: “We fully support” your immigration plan

headline by Erika Johnsen

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Did the Mexican President have anything to say about “Fast And Furious”? (I didn’t watch the video)

listens2glenn on November 27, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Yep, autoplay sucks. No stop autoplay in Chrome that I’ve found and I’m not going back to FireFox just because HotAir puts up autoplay in some threads. I just don’t participate in those threads.

AZfederalist on November 27, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Money illegals send home comes in only behind oil as Mexico’s biggest source of cash. You might say they have a ‘vested interest’ in continuing “immigration reform”.

What’s to lose. Democrats get new voters, Mexico gets money.

GarandFan on November 27, 2012 at 9:33 PM

I’m strongly considering moving to MX in about a year or so. I would like to see better cooperation with the Mexicans on a number of issues. I would like to see our border with MX more like the one we share with our Northern neighbors.

MJBrutus on November 27, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Someone ask the president-elect if he’s willing to reciprocate and allow US citizens free entry to Mexico with the same rights to own property as Mexican citizens.

Nomas on November 27, 2012 at 10:15 PM

By the way, could you guys please not embed videos with autoplay turned on? Sometimes I like to read stuff while everyone else is in bed. When you’re not expecting it, it can be annoying.

ButterflyDragon on November 27, 2012 at 10:40 PM

I’m strongly considering moving to MX in about a year or so. I would like to see better cooperation with the Mexicans on a number of issues. I would like to see our border with MX more like the one we share with our Northern neighbors.

MJBrutus on November 27, 2012 at 10:09 PM

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Wow . . . . . are you really sure about this?

I know we’ve had our disagreements, but I didn’t wish to run you out of the country, let alone get yourself killed. : (

listens2glenn on November 27, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Do they have an immigration plan for those of us who feel our country has been stolen?

IlikedAUH2O on November 27, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Wouldn’t it nice if just once the politicians or the media consulted with unemployed, working-class citizens about flooding the country with illegal, low-wage foreign workers?

kd6rxl on November 27, 2012 at 11:05 PM

We should demand that Mexico opens its southern borders to their Central American cousins (and ours I guess)…yearning to get to Mexico…I mean get to the U.S….not much to do in Mexico unless you are part of the drug trade or work for Bimbo.

William Eaton on November 28, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Document all of them then TAX the baJEEEEzaus out of them. Immigration problem solved. France has gotten it right. Tax the rich and the undocumented at 75%, then we’ll see how the next election goes. Alas, it might be way too late to save our country.
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racquetballer on November 28, 2012 at 5:34 AM

Mexican president-elect to Obama: “We fully support” your immigration plan

headline by Erika Johnsen

Translation…we fully support the U.S. allowing our third world uneducated masses into your country so that they leave ours.

cajunpatriot on November 28, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Don’t know why Mexico isn’t suing the US in an international court over F&F and the murders that happened. Maybe the new prezzy is holding that ace up his sleeve.

Kissmygrits on November 28, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Here we go…. My own translation

We here in Mexico fully approve of sending ALL of our citizens (and surrounding countries citizens via Mexico’s territory smuggling routes), to America where the American citizenry can pay for the healthcare, Education and lifestyles we have grown accustomed to at no cost to us in any way shape and form…. We like this relationship, it works well for us to make everyone else pay for our citizen’s well being… plus America is guilty of stealing the US from us in the first place and reparations are fully and completely in order don’t you think?

Oh, and about the gun thingy debacle…. guns and gun running are nothing new and we appreciate that the President Mr. Obama is actively seeking to take away the second amendment right of the American citizens that may or may not be currently armed and therefore a threat to the immigrant population of our transition team of Hispanic dream people we have sent over the border…. it’s just too dangerous and we welcome the efforts although it could have been handled better. We also understand that Carlos Slim the richest man on the face of the planet and a Mexican citizen could actually pay for ALL the needs of every single solitary Mexican citizen… but… why should he?

ActinUpinTexas on November 28, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Quote from Pena Nieto re immigration reform;

“In terms of the reform for migration, the migration reform, we do have to tell you that we fully support your proposal, sir, for this migration reform. More than demanding what you should do or shouldn’t do, we do want to tell you that we want to contribute. We really want to participate with you. We want to contribute towards the accomplishment, so that of course we can participate in the betterment and the well-being of so many millions of people who live in your country and who are also participating.”

He consistently uses the word “migration”. Which does not mean exactly the same thing as “immigration”.

I suspect he sees the movement of “excess population” into the U.S. as a permanent one, ending with changes in, shall we say, the sovereignty situation of the states that keep being referred to as the “Stolen Territories” by the various groups who are obsessed with that worldview.

I don’t see this ending well for anybody concerned.

clear ether

eon

eon on November 28, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Por supuesto.

I believe that’s Spanish for ‘Give it up, Gringo.’

locomotivebreath1901 on November 28, 2012 at 11:02 AM