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Mexican President Blasts Arizona ID Law

APRIL 27, 2010 by SHELDON RICHMAN

“President Felipe Calderón on Monday vigorously condemned a tough new immigration law in Arizona that requires police to question anyone who appears to be in the country illegally — a measure Calderón said ‘opens the door to intolerance and hatred.’” (Washington Post, Tuesday)

When he’s right, he’s right.

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SHELDON RICHMAN

Sheldon Richman is the former editor of The Freeman and TheFreemanOnline.org, and a contributor to The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. He is the author of Separating School and State: How to Liberate America's Families.

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