Mexico President Praises Obama’s ‘Courage’ on Suspending Deportations

How do you say “gutsy call” in Spanish?

Mexico’s president is praising President Barack Obama for having the “courage” to limit the deportation of some young illegal immigrants living in the U.S.

President Felipe Calderon thanked Obama on behalf of the Mexican people for what he called a “valuable decision.”

Translation: Thanks pal, we didn’t want ’em back anyway.

A “valuable decision”? Yeah — Valuable for Mexico in that they won’t have the extra burden, and valuable for Obama in that if things work out right he’ll have a lot of extra votes in November.

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