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Papers, Please

While the debate continues over Arizona's controversial immigration law, one thing is certain about how Mexico handles those they suspect to be illegal aliens. CNN's Wolf Blitzer asks Mexican President Calderon the tough question and gets a very frank answer. Transcript:

WOLF BLITZER: "Do Mexican police go around asking for papers of people who they suspect are illegal?"

FELIPE CALDERON: "Of course."

BLITZER: "If somebody sneaks in from Nicaragua or some other country in Central America through the southern border of Mexico, they wind up in Mexico, they can go get a job, they can work . . ."

CALDERON: "No, no. If somebody do that without permission, we send back them."

And Calderon says Arizona's law breeds intolerance and hate.

Video of the exchange here.