Mexican President denounces SB-1070 before U.S. Congress

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Mexican President Felipe Calderón By Alicia Barron Mexican President Felipe Calderón By Alicia Barron

WASHINGTON D.C. - Did the United States Congress give the Mexican president a standing ovation for criticizing Arizona?

That has been discussed since President Felipe Calderón addressed a joint session of Congress Thursday.

He said, “I am convinced that comprehensive immigration reform is also crucial to securing our common border. However, I strongly disagree in recently adopted law in Arizona.”

The claims of a standing ovation ended up being a bit overblown. Congress acted divided as some stood up and applauded while others did not.

Critics have accused Congress of thumbing their noses at Arizona and siding with Mexico while doing nothing constructive to solve the illegal immigration problem.