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Mexican President Lobbies in Sacramento For Immigration Reform

Mexican President Felipe Calderon addressed both houses of the state legislature today and immigration was a major focus of his message. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.

Mexican President Lobbies in Sacramento For Immigration Reform

Mexican President Felipe Calderon addressed both houses of the state legislature today and immigration was a major focus of his message. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.

In his roughly 20-minute speech, Calderon acknowledged tensions between the United States and Mexico over illegal immigration. But he said it was in the best interest of both to make migration legal, safe, and organized.

At the same time, he talked of his efforts to modernize and improve Mexico -- and to limit immigration to the U.S.  Mexico does not encourage its citizens to migrate.

Calderon : I am a president who is not glad to see Mexicans migrating to the United States.

Governor Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders met with the President while he was here. Officials from both Mexico and California also signed an agreement to work together on environmental protection and sustainable natural resources.