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President Obama official schedule and guidance, April 16, 2009. To Mexico.



Office of the Press Secretary



April 15, 2009



Tomorrow morning, the President will deliver remarks on efforts to transform travel in America with a system of high-speed rail that meets the transportation needs of the 21st century and lays a new foundation for our economic prosperity by connecting cities, untangling congestion on our roads and in our skies, and reducing our dependence on foreign oil. The event will be held in Room 450 of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Vice President Biden and Secretary LaHood will also attend. This event is pooled press.

Later, the President will travel to Mexico City. He will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing en route. The departure from the South Lawn and the arrival at Benito Juarez International Airport are open press.

In the afternoon, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with President Felipe Calderón at Los Pinos. Following the meeting, President Obama and President Calderón will hold a joint press availability.

Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with US Embassy employees at the Intercontinental Hotel. This event is closed press.

In the evening, the President will attend a reception and working dinner at the Museo Nacional de Antropología. There will be a pool spray at the top of the working dinner.

Intown Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: ABC

Print: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Radio: ABC

Magazine Photo: Newsweek

Out of Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: ABC

Print: Wall Street Journal

Magazine Print: Newsweek

Radio: NPR


9:00AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks

EEOB Room 450

Pooled Press (Pre-Set 7:30AM - Final Gather 8:45AM - Stakeout Location)

9:45AM THE PRESIDENT departs The White House en route Andrews Air Force Base

South Lawn

Open Press (Pre-Set 9:15AM - Final Gather 9:30AM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT departs Andrews Air Force Base en route Mexico City, Mexico

Out of Town Travel Pool


1:10PM THE PRESIDENT arrives in Mexico City, Mexico

Benito Juarez International Airport

Open Press

2:10PM THE PRESIDENT holds bilateral meeting with President Calderón

Los Pinos

Official Photos only

3:45PM THE PRESIDENT and President Calderón hold joint press availability

Los Pinos

Open Press

4:40PM THE PRESIDENT meets with US Embassy employees

Intercontinental Hotel

Closed Press

8:00PM THE PRESIDENT attends working dinner

Museo Nacional de Antropología

Pool spray at the top

Briefing Schedule

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs will gaggle on Air Force One



Obama is elusive.No one really cares about what he has to say anymore.His supporters have been duped and he will not keep a campaign pledge to return illegals to the line.He lets it pass through Congress without a Veto.The illegals who screw the system must think he's an idiot.I am sure Hispanic,Black,Asian and White voters want him to leave today.Mexico has always been a poor and troubled country and the U.S. has no jobs for them.

Lets get educated on the relationship between US and Mexico and realize the importance that exist between them. Are we ready to compete on the global stage? We now have the European Union - India - China as up and coming. Do we need to team up and create trading block too? You bet. Get yourself educated and well informed....many countries in Europe have realized the importance of immigrants and cheap labor....quit kidding yourself...if you are worried about an immigrant taking your really should be thinking of "retooling" yourself into a skilled trade. How? Education, specialization, etc...but most importantly its starts with the next generation. Parents take note and insist on high education standards and the importance of higher education. We will become a nation of knowledge workers, check out: The Next Society by Peter Drucker it will help you see where we are headed.
Mexico - US relationship see this video:

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