Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray doesn’t want illegal immigrants entering into Mexico — via the United States. As part of Trump’s plan in dealing with illegal immigrants, any illegal migrant entering via Mexico will be sent back into Mexico, irrespective of whether he/she is a Mexican national. This small detail, which seems perfectly reasonable to any rational person, is driving Mexican officials insane.
Ironically, they don’t want any god damned illegals in their country.
A Mexican official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive diplomatic matters, said that Pena Nieto, Videgaray and other officials will make clear to Kelly and Tillerson that Mexico will not take deportees who are not Mexican nationals.
A second Mexican official emphasized that Mexico is not bound by a US presidential order and said there’s nothing the US can do to force the issue. This official pointed out that there is no bilateral agreement between the US and Mexico on having to take these immigrants.
This official said that for more than two years, Mexico has been stopping Central American migrants before they reach the US — and added that this is one of the pieces of leverage they have. If Trump doesn’t stop these “orders,” it will make it more difficult for Mexico to continue this cooperation, the official said.
CNN’s unnamed sources from deep within the bowels of the Mexican government are threatening to open the floodgates for Central American illegals to stream into the United States, if Trump doesn’t rescind his immigration deportation plans. In other words, Mexico believes it’s perfectly fine for the United States to accept an unlimited amount of illegals, but they don’t want any of them.
“I want to say clearly and emphatically that the government of Mexico and the Mexican people do not have to accept provisions that one government unilaterally wants to impose on the other,” he told reporters at the Foreign Ministry.
He said the issue would dominate the talks, taking place on Wednesday and Thursday. Mexico will insist that the United States proves the nationality of any person it wants to deport to Mexico, he said.
“We also have control of our borders and we will exercise it fully,” he said, adding that Mexico was prepared to go the United Nations to defend the freedoms and rights of Mexicans under international law.
Roberto Campa, who heads the human rights department of the Interior Ministry, said the plan to deport non-Mexicans to Mexico was “hostile” and “unacceptable.”
Hypocrisy at its finest.