(SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE) Sacramento -- Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto told California's legislators Tuesday that the state's attitude toward immigration is a model for the rest of the country that "benefits and enriches society."
Hours after an outdoor luncheon where he praised Gov. Jerry Brown for promoting a "new vision" for neighbors linked by history and by millions of citizens with shared roots, Peña Nieto delivered a Capitol address that compared California favorably to the rest of the U.S. on immigration issues.
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The Mexican president called for comprehensive immigration reform and stressed the impact that 12 million state residents of Mexican descent have on the state's economy and culture.