You’d think Mexico owes us an apology for all the problems created by the influx of illegal immigrants across the border, but statements from its politicians show they aren’t apologetic at all. A new report by the Independent Sentinel will sure make you hope Trump makes Mexico pay for the border, should he get elected.
President Pèna-Nieto of Mexico, echoed his disingenuous predecessor Philipe Calderon when he came into office, saying he thinks Americans who aren’t fully supportive of illegal immigration from Mexico are racists and are discriminating against Mexicans and other migrants. It’s what Barack Obama wants him to say and nothing has changed as we heard from Mexico’s foreign minister this week.
Mexico’s Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu said in a Monday speech to the leftist Migration Policy Institute, with the most unmitigated gall, said that the US is experiencing an influx of all sorts of migrants but we are struggling “to understand the diversity complexity that comes with each flow of newcomers. You will immediately be thinking of Europe but the Americans have been experiencing this reality for decades now. This condition unfortunately has been met with an irresponsible and dangerous narrative of xenophobia and exclusion that wrongly portrays immigrants as security concerns.”
It’s particularly galling to hear her say these things considering Mexico has incredibly strict measures against illegal immigration.
For instance, they will:
- Bar foreigners if they upset “the equilibrium of the national demographics.”
- Not welcome outsiders that “do not enhance the country’s economic or national interests or not found to be physically or mentally healthy.”
- Refuse those who “show contempt against national sovereignty of security.
Illegal immigration into Mexico is a felony punishable by two years imprisonment, and illegal re-entry after deportation is punishable by ten years imprisonment. By a national mandate, law enforcement officials of all levels must enforce immigration laws.
So it would seem that Mexico’s immigration laws are acrually stricter than ours – and that’s because they are. As reported by Western Journalism, Mexico deports more illegal immigrants than the United States.
Mexico deported 92,889 Central American individuals between October 2014 and April 2015. That is the number of “other than Mexican” illegals that Mexico sent back to their homelands. The U.S. only detained 70,226 “other than Mexican” illegals trying to get across our borders.
Mexico is attacking our policies on immigration – but they’re beating us at our own game. If Mexico is going to denounce our immigration policy, it should be for not learning enough from theirs.
[Note: This article was written by The Analytical Economist]