...Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona told a Tea Party gathering in North Phoenix, Ariz., on Friday of his recent private meeting with Obama in the Oval Office. Kyl, the Senate's second-ranking GOP leader, said he pressed Obama to secure the border against illegal immigrants....
The Republicans are evasive in their commitment to citizens while they use power to benefit Wall Street. That is simply the truth. They apologize to oil companies that don't belong anywhere near the borders of the USA and now this. It never stops. They scream liar at the State of the Union Address and this is simply an extension of the same hatred of the Preasident.
Barack Obama meets Mexican leader
Page last updated at 01:45 GMT, Tuesday, 13 January 2009
Mexico's violent drugs war, immigration and trade have dominated talks between US President-elect Barack Obama and Mexico's President Felipe Calderon.
Monday's meeting in Washington DC was Mr Obama's first with a foreign leader since his election in November.
His transition office said the talks highlighted the importance of the relationship between the US and Mexico....
Obama: Mexico drug war ‘sowing chaos’
U.S. president signals he won't seek reinstatement of assault weapons ban
msnbc.com news services
updated 7:15 p.m. ET, Thurs., April 16, 2009
MEXICO CITY - Acknowledging a Mexican drug war that is "sowing chaos in our communities," President Barack Obama signaled Thursday he will not seek the reinstatement of a U.S. assault weapons ban but instead step up enforcement of existing laws against taking such weapons across the border....
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release August 10, 2009
PRESS CONFERENCE BY PRESIDENT OBAMA,
PRESIDENT CALDERÓN OF MEXICO,
AND PRIME MINISTER HARPER OF CANADA
Cabanas Cultural Center
11:15 A.M. (Local)
PRESIDENT CALDERÓN: (As translated.) Ladies and gentlemen, representatives of the media, national as well as international. The leaders from the United States, Canada and Mexico have completed two fruitful workdays for the benefit for our co-nationals. The leaders for North America share the vision and insight for the regional community that is safe, secure, and competitive, that can face successfully the challenges of the present and the future.
We coincide in pointing out that in an age marked by globalization, the challenges can only be overcome jointly -- thus the importance of keeping the dialogue, trust and cooperation amongst our three countries. Americans, Canadians, and Mexicans have reiterated that the values upon which our societies are founded are democracy, freedom, justice, and respect of human rights.
Our three nations have reiterated our decision to combat in the struggle of the transnational organized crime in order to bring about more security to our communities. The struggles we have led in Mexico for the rule of law and the security of our Mexican people forces us to stop the traffic of weapons and of money that go from north to south that strengthen and nourish organized crime gangs. The notion of responsibility, co-responsibility, accountability, the exchange of information, and the building of our institutions should be the guidelines for our cooperation....
Bomb Damages US Consulate in Mexico
04/10/10 08:27 PM
MEXICO CITY — An attacker threw an explosive device over the wall around the U.S. consulate in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, breaking windows and startling employees inside but causing no injuries, the U.S. Embassy said Saturday.
The attack, which took place about 11:30 p.m. Friday, is under investigation, embassy spokesman Claude Young said.
Young said the consulate and the consular agency in the border town of Piedras Negras would be closed Monday pending a review of security measures.
Mexican federal prosecutors in the capital said they were reviewing evidence from the scene, including video feeds from security cameras at the consulate.
Nuevo Laredo, across the Rio Grande River from Laredo, Texas, and other cities have seen increased violence in recent weeks as powerful Mexican drug cartels battle over control of lucrative trafficking along the border.
U.S. State Department employees in the area had not been victimized until last month. That's when gunmen separately chased down and killed an American woman who worked at the U.S. consulate in Ciudad Juarez along with her husband in their SUV and another man married to a Mexican consulate worker in a similar vehicle. All three had been at the same party....
Mexico gunmen kill three American consulate members
REUTERS, Mar 15, 2010, 03.01am IST
MEXICO: Gunmen in the drug war-plagued Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez killed two Americans and a Mexican linked to the local US consulate, an attack US President Barack Obama said "outraged" him.
An American woman working at the consulate in Ciudad Juarez, just over the border from El Paso, Texas, and her US husband were fatally shot by suspected drug gang hitmen in broad daylight on Saturday as they left a consulate social event, US and Mexican officials told Reuters.
A Mexican man married to another consulate employee was killed around the same time in another part of the city after he and his wife left the same event, a US official said....
President Obama to send more National Guard troops to U.S.-Mexico border
By Michael D. Shear and Spencer S. Hsu
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
...President Obama will deploy 1,200 National Guard troops and request an extra $500 million to secure the Mexican border, his administration said Tuesday, a move dismissed by Republicans as insufficient to win their cooperation on an overhaul of the nation's immigration system.
By reinforcing the 340 Guard members already monitoring border crossings and analyzing intelligence, the initiative echoes 2006's Operation Jump Start, in which President George W. Bush devoted 6,000 guardsmen to a two-year commitment in support of the Border Patrol....
Previous to the President's inauguration, President Obama has been sincerely concerned regarding the fluid border between Mexico and the USA. From before his inauguration he has sought a relationship with Mexican leadership to solve the problems of that border.
There is absolutely NO BASIS for the statements by Kyl from Arizona, whom's state currently is being reviewed by the US Justice Department for a suit against the laws they pass for the purpose of political fervor. Laws that violate human rights as well as citizens' civil rights.
It is completely obvious the Republicans are doing NOTHING to resolve the issues of the USA in regard to illegal immigration and the movement of weapons across the border from the USA into Mexico. They are USING the issue for NOTHING but political maneuvering and fiscal support of their cronies.
President Obama moved USA troops into place after the USA Consolates were attacked and had NOTHING to do with bargaining for comprehensive immigation reform, yet, the OUT OF TOUCH Republican Regime sought to ridicule the legitimate actions of a deeply concerned President.
They are adversarial to this President for all the "W"rong reasons and they are obstructing appropriate legislation the nation needs. They are hostile entities to the government and nothing sort of it. Their demeanors are OUT of LINE with the facts and their ethics are grossly out of step with reality.