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That's the president at the beginning of his three day visit to Mexico -- on their -- -- Costa Rica tomorrow.
Both President Obama and Mexico's president today stressed.
They want to focus on the economy this week.
Nothing but the economy and certainly it's understandable.
The United States is Mexico's largest trading partner in Mexico is our third largest trading partner behind -- China.
Nearly 500 billion dollars five and a half a trillion dollars.
Those across that border.
More than four times what it was twenty years ago -- via the advent of NAFTA.
Mexico's economy is also growing faster than ours they're nearly one point eight trillion dollar economy grew by.
Three point 9%.
Last year three point 9%.
And that compares to our 2.2.
Percent growth rate and it is important that we're.
We picked out there were ten times the size of Mexico our economy.
And that's the background for what the president and his Mexican counterpart today talked about.
But here's what they surely did not discuss and which we think they sure.
You've heard us talk tonight and report on Syria 70000 people have been killed there.
-- 70000 people have been killed in Mexico's drug wars over the past six years think about that seventy.
20000 people are missing.
Drug trafficking for Mexico is now estimated to be a 25.
The fifty billion dollar enterprise.
To that three billion.
Is it any wonder that people would wonder about corruption on that border when so much money is at stake.
So many lives are at risk.
Particularly in northern Mexico about six million Mexicans are currently living in this country illegally.
That's the estimate among the estimated eleven point one million illegal immigrants.
Think about that six million people.
From Mexico living here illegal.
Remittances to Mexico from these books to their families in the homeland.
Totaling 22 and a half billion.
When he two and a half billion dollars.
-- That's per year.
CBS news -- Border Patrol agents.
Border Patrol agents say illegal and we're gonna arrest has now tripled over the past several months as congress debates whether -- not to grant -- -- the citizenship.
-- -- -- -- And according to a new pew research poll 35% -- Mexican citizens in Mexico.
Would love to move to the United States if -- they cut.
Think about that a population of a 110 million people.
We can -- do that -- rather quickly.
Including 20% who say they would -- -- broad jump the fence in other words President Obama and Mexico's president.
Aren't talking about the most important issues that face Mexico.
And those living on the border of the United States.
That is the corruption that exists on both sides of that -- that allows all of this to take place.
And the president's of those two countries Mexico and the United States.
Well they can't find -- -- -- They found it several times in serious.
But I would argue the President Obama has a red line that stretches the entire length of the US Mexico border.
That is far more urgent.
And it is a shame that this country continues to refuse to treat Mexico.
Is a full partner in economics and foreign policy it's a shame.
President Obama continues to come to send.
When he should leave.
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