Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"PRESIDENT FELIPE CALDERON (MEXICO): ...I don't want to see Mexico as a permanent provider of workers to the United States. I want to build the conditions in Mexico to provide the opportunities here in our land...[I]n the future, I can imagine a Mexico with enough economic growth in order to provide for all of them, enough conditions for prosperity...
DIANE SAWYER (ABC NEWS): Do you still feel the fence is deplorable?
PRESIDENT FELIPE CALDERON (MEXICO): I think so, yes."
Interview with Good Morning America, Anchor Diane Sawyer, Oct. 8, 2007
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Involvement and Affiliations:
President of the United States of Mexico, 2006-present
Former President and Member, National Action Party
Secretary of Energy, 2003-2004
President, Board of Political Coordination, 2002
Federal Deputy, 58th Legislature, 2000
Member, Municipal Assembly, Mexico City
Vice President, Christian Democrat Organization of America (CDOA)
Member, "World Leaders of the Future,” World Economic Forum, 1997-2000
Former General Director, National Bank of Public Works and Services (BANOBRAS)
Recipient, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Congressional Leadership Award from the Mexico-US Chamber of Commerce
Recipient, Cámara Nacional de la Industria de Transformación (CANACINTRA) Eagle Award for Legislative Merit award from the National Chamber of the Manufacturing Industry
Has written as an editorialist for Mexico’s main newspapers
MPA, Public Administration, John F. Kennedy School, Harvard University
Master's degree, Economics, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
Bachelor's degree, Law, Escuela Libre de Derecho
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Legal name: Felipe Calderón Hinojosa
He is the son of Luis Calderón Vega, a school teacher who helped found the National Action Party in 1939