Mexican Ambassador Expresses Optimism Over Immigration Reform

"[The U.S. has] a culture and social dynamic that can actually embrace immigration and integrate immigration more effectively than anywhere else in the world," Medina-Mora said
Photo/Charlotte Gibson

Photo/Charlotte Gibson

By Charlotte Gibson

Eduardo Medina-Mora, the Ambassador of Mexico to the United States, expressed optimism Friday over American lawmakers’ efforts to reform the immigration system.

“The demographic performance moving forward is looking much better, precisely because [the U.S. has] a culture and social dynamic that can actually embrace immigration and integrate immigration more effectively than anywhere else in the world,” Medina-Mora said during a discussion hosted by the Migration Policy Institute on the future of U.S.-Mexican immigration policy. “You are a country of immigrants and this is what has really driven the greatness of this country.”

In May 2013, President Obama will visit Mexico. Medina-Mora said that he believes it will “set the tone for the next four years.”  During the visit, President Obama and Mexico’s foreign ministry will address border infrastructure, trade, immigration and citizen security.

Immigration reform is expected to take center stage when Congress reconvenes next week.

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2 Responses to “Mexican Ambassador Expresses Optimism Over Immigration Reform” Subscribe

  1. PostTosties April 6, 2013 at 12:56 am #

    Eduardo Medina-Mora knows that they are all still Mo Has!

  2. mobilebay April 6, 2013 at 1:13 am #

    I’m sure when Obama visits Mexico, he will take plenty of cash and a promise to look the other way while the rest of the third world sneaks in.

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