Pena Nieto praises ‘very intelligent and audacious decision’
President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico with President Obama (White House photo)
NEW YORK – In a summit meeting at the White House Tuesday with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, President Obama took the opportunity to tout his executive action to grant amnesty to the parents of illegal-alien children.
“We very much appreciate Mexico’s commitment to work with us to send a very clear message around the executive actions that I’m taking that we are going to provide a mechanism so that families are not separated who have been here for a long time,” Obama said at their joint press availability.
Pena Nieto was equally effusive in his praise for Obama’s unilateral action on immigration.
“I have made acknowledgement of the very intelligent and audacious decision of your administration regarding the executive action for immigration, which is, of course, an act of justice for people who arrive from other parts of the world but are now part of the U.S. community,” the Mexican president agreed. “And among the population that will surely be benefited through your executive action, sir, there’s a very big majority of Mexican citizens.”
The summit, billed as the second meeting of the U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue, HLED, was overshadowed by continuing violence in Mexico, including the kidnapping of 43 students in the Mexican state of Guerrero Sept. 26. The incident prompted nationwide protests against Pena Nieto over suspicions of government complicity in the drug gang warfare, which was thought responsible for the students’ disappearance.
Advancing ’2 ocean’ globalist agenda
As WND has reported, the move toward North American integration reached a peak with the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, SPP, declared by President Bush in a 2005 summit meeting with Mexico and Canada. Bi-partite meetings between the U.S. and Mexico and between the U.S. and Canada replaced the tri-partite meetings after some conservatives protested the three nations were secretly pursuing a North American Union regional government under the guise of free trade agreements ing NAFTA.
Free trade agreements remained at the center of the White House-hosted HLED meeting with Mexico, as President Obama used the occasion to promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement the U.S. has been negotiating with 11 countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region, including Canada and Mexico. Critics see the TPP as part of globalist “two-ocean” plan designed to supersede the failed SPP initiative that Obama is pursuing in conjunction with continuing negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the European Union.
In a joint statement at the end of the summit, Obama and Pena Nieto said Mexico and the United States “also are close partners in the negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, an historic undertaking intended to boost economic growth, development, and prosperity, and support additional jobs in both countries.”
“We have made significant progress over the past year in setting the stage to finalize a high-standard and comprehensive agreement,” the joint statement continued. “With the end coming into focus, the United States, Mexico and the other 10 TPP countries are strongly committed to moving the negotiations forward to conclusion as soon as possible. The substantial new opportunities for U.S. and Mexican exporters that the TPP will offer will be enhanced by our work together in the HLED.”
As an indication of the serious scope of the HLED summit, Vice President Joe Biden hosted Mexican Finance Secretary Luis Videgaray in an all-day working session that included U.S. cabinet secretaries, joined by some 30 undersecretaries and staff, plus their Mexican counterparts: Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Director of the Office of Management and Budget Shaun Donovan and the U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman.
Written by JEROME R. CORSI
Read more at WND