Monday, June 14, 2010

Dodd chairs congressional delegation to Mexico - U.S. Interparliamentary Group

Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) will lead a Congressional delegation to the 49th annual Mexico-U.S. Interparliamentary Group (IPG), which will be held this weekend in Campeche, Mexico. Dodd will deliver remarks at the meeting's opening ceremony on Saturday.

"What binds our two nations is moe than a border, but a common history and common set of interests for our people - democracy, opportunity, prosperity, security," said Dodd. "We also share challenges - from threats posed by drug traffickers, gangs and criminals to climate change. But most important of all--we share a future. And to secure our collective future, we must work in partnership."

The Mexico-U.S. Interparliamentary Group is an annual meeting of legislators from Mexico and the United States to discuss bilateral issues of importance to each nation. At this weekend's session, members of the IPG will discuss issues related to immigration, trade, prosperity and competitiveness, and national security.

Dodd, a member of the IPG since 1984, has long been a supporter of strengthening U.S. ties with Mexico. Dodd is a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and chair of its subcommittee on Latin America.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does the good Senator have a ready solution to the 12 to 15 million Mexican ILLEGAL ALIENS that are within our borders right now?
Other than a feel good gesture towards the Mexicans at the expense of taxpaying LEGAL American citizens, I would say not based solely upon his past studied inaction of the violation of our soveriegn rights to security.
Since he is not running again except away from his current duties I would also suggest that he pretty much doesn't give a hoot either!

August 14, 2010 at 12:32 PM 

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