(Guadalajara, Mexico) — President Obama is pledging that the U.S. will be a full partner with Mexico in combating drug trafficking. He made the statement at a news conference with the leaders of Mexico and Canada as a North American leadership summit ended in Guadalajara, Mexico Monday. Obama also said it is important to “curb the power of the drug cartels in a way that is consistent with human rights.” He and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper praised Mexican President Felipe Calderon for his courageous stand against violent drug traffickers. Obama also said he thinks immigration reform can be accomplished early next year. He calls the current system broken and something that must be repaired.

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