With illegal immigration at the forefront in recent news headlines, it's only fair we analyze our neighbors' immigration policies.
So, what is Mexico's immigration policy? They protect their borders and find out who is coming into their country ... and they send them home if they're there illegally.
In one of Pat's favorite interviews, Felipe Calderón lectures Americans on how terrible states like Arizona are for cracking down on illegal immigration.
Several years ago, Calderón sat down with Wolf Blitzer to discuss illegal immigration in his country and the U.S.'s "mistreatment" of illegal immigrants, and the most poignant point of all made by Calderón was when Blitzer asked, "If somebody sneaks in from Nicaragua or some other country in Central America through the southern border of Mexico and they wind up in Mexico, they can go get a job? They can work?"
What's surprising is Calderón's candid admission to sending illegal immigrants home to their countries.
"If somebody do that, without permissions, we send back them," said Calderón.
He went on to share documentation is required by those entering into Mexico including some sort of assurance they aren't criminals.
What Calderón is saying here is the U.S. should allow everyone into this country and just let them be. "That is just mindnumbing," said Pat. "And no awareness that there's any problem with it, he's not even embarrassed to say it."