Obama Promises Mexico Immigration Reform Including 'Family Unification'
11:35 AM, Jan 14, 2009 • By BRIAN FAUGHNAN
Yesterday the president-elect met with his Mexican counterpart, Felipe Calderon. While Obama's Nafta two-step has drawn the headlines, the Mexican press is reporting today that Obama committed to enacting immigration reform. My translation:
It's not entirely clear exactly what Obama is promising; a commitment to "family unification" is somewhat vague. In Mexico however, it will clearly be taken to indicate some form of legal status for Mexican workers in the U.S. illegally.
This commitment doesn't seem to appear in the U.S. media. Is it possible that Obama could have made such a promise without his team mentioning it to the U.S. media? If so, it would have been nice if the president-elect told the American people what he was promising to our neighbor to the south.