Sunday, January 28, 2007

Calderón hopeful that new congress will enact immigration reform

During his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Mexican President Felipe Calderón stated that he is hopeful that the new U.S. congress with enact comprehensive immigration reform, “With the new composition of the U.S. Congress there are greater opportunities and more potential for making progress on the immigration issue.” The Mexican President stated that it is essential to convince Americans that Mexico and the United States have “complementary” economies. “Mexico has manpower, and America has much capital,” Calderón said.

Speaking from the Institute of the Americas in San Diego on Thursday night, Doris Meissner, the former Immigration and Naturalization Service Commissioner, said she would put the chances of getting an immigration bill passed during President Bush's term at “slightly more than 50-50."

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