RUSH: President Obama's headed to Mexico, folks, with a domestic ambition at the top of his travel agenda. President Obama is gonna go to Mexico to sell his immigration plan in America.
It says here in the AP story that Obama "needs a growing economy in Mexico and a Mexican president willing to help him secure the border. Obama was to fly to Mexico City on Thursday to meet with President Enrique Pena Nieto, eager to promote Mexico's economic success and the neighboring country's place as the second largest export market for US goods and services. Mexicans," it says here, "will be hanging on the president's words, but Obama also has in mind an important audience back in the United States."
So Obama is in Mexico selling amnesty.
He has gone to Mexico to make a speech on immigration reform, which in his world is amnesty. Ostensibly his goal is to go down there and tell them, "You guys gotta your economy up here so that my people in America are not as threatened by immigration. You gotta make it look like people will not want to leave your country. (whispering) When in fact I want as many of your countrymen as I can! I'm gonna need 'em as voters, my party will."
AP: "Though the role played by Latino voters in last year's US presidential election gets much credit for the current momentum for changing immigration laws and providing a path to citizenship for 11 million immigrants in the US illegally, another reason for the change in attitudes is that stronger border protections and the recession have been disincentives to cross into the US. As a result, illegal immigration has declined," and we can't have that! Obama has gone to Mexico to ratchet up immigration, essentially.
Why else go?
Why else worry about a path to citizenship if illegals are coming in fewer numbers 'cause their economy's getting better and ours isn't?