Mexican President-Elect Calderon Vows to Fight for Amnesty
"President-elect Felipe Calderon said Thursday that one of his top priorities will be trying to win an immigration accord before President Bush leaves office. In an interview with foreign journalists, Calderon said he will try to convince U.S. lawmakers that an accord is in both countries' interests. 'We will work intensely over the next two years to arrive at a concrete agreement with the Bush administration,' he said," according to the AP. "Outgoing President Vicente Fox spent much of his six-year term unsuccessfully pushing the United States for an immigration accord. Calderon has said Fox was held back by the diversion of U.S. attention and Washington's crackdown on immigration after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks."
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