According to recent reports, Mexico will not accept new “unilateral” U.S. immigration proposals. The country’s Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said on Wednesday that they would not hesitate to approach the United Nations in defense of immigrants.
Previous U.S. policy called for only Mexican citizens to be sent to Mexico. Migrants known as “OTMs” (Other Than Mexicans)got flown back to their homelands. Now, under the rewrite of enforcement policies announced Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, all migrants might be dumped over the border.
This resistance to US policy came to light on Wednesday, just prior to a meeting with senior U.S. officials. Mexico seems to be concerned about getting not only their own nationals back, but possibly receiving a mixed bag.
Via Reuters: “Videgaray said the new U.S. proposals would be the main point of discussion for upcoming meetings, which will take place between Mexican officials, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Wednesday and Thursday.”
While it’s unacceptable for any other country to threaten our sovereignty by opposing our domestic laws, this is especially troubling because if not dealt with, it means a strain on our economy or even a potential security threat to the U.S.
Mexico, however, is apparently “Not in any way, shape or form,” ready for even their own citizens to be delivered back to them en mass.
Via AP News: “Just look at the case of the Haitians in Tijuana, what were they, seven or eight thousand? And the situation was just out of control,” said Alejandro Hope, a Mexico City-based security analyst. “Now imagine a situation 10 or 15 times that size. There aren’t enough resources to maintain them.”