The Mexican government has allocated $50 Million dollars toward opening legal aid centers in fifty consulates for illegal immigrants whom the AP generously calls “migrants” that fear deportation according to TheBlaze.com/AP.
“MIAMI (AP) — Not only is the Mexican government not building a wall; it’s spending $50 million to beef up its legal aid to migrants who fear deportation, a response to President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration.”
This affront is the latest in a long series of unanswered insults to American territorial sovereignty at the hands of the current Mexican regime. While the duty of any government is to serve its people, it seems obvious that the United Mexican States can better serve its citizens if the Mexico City authorities instead incentivized repatriation and stigmatized the dangerous and illegal crossing of “La Frontera.”
But that would simply make too much sense.
Rather than showing their utter disdain for US laws by helping their people to flout them (yet again), Mexico could redirect the same funds toward the enforcement of the law. Alas, the Mexican government has a long and ignominious history of such misguided ventures, whether providing material support to “migrants” in the form of an illustrated guide to penetrating our border and hiding here, or defiantly expressing their derision for the long overdue enforcement of decades-old laws. As Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray did February 22nd:
“I want to make clear, in the most emphatic way, that the government of Mexico and the Mexican people do not have to accept measures that, in a unilateral way, one government wants to impose on another,”
Minister Videgary was also quoted in the same USA Today article saying: “We are not going to accept it because we don’t have to accept it and because it is not in the interests of Mexico,” adding that our southern neighbor would seek relief for their “migrant” citizens from the United Nations, an empty threat given the United States’ veto power as a permanent member of the UN Security Council.
What we see here is the diplomatic equivalent of stamping one’s feet and holding his breath. None of this is surprising given the level of statesmen-like conduct shown by former Mexican President Vincente Fox via Twitter (*Caution Strong Language*)
It seems clear that the Mexican Government is fundamentally incapable of opening or maintaining a meaningful dialog on equal standing with the United States with even the most basic decorum expected of a middle school debate team let alone a sovereign nation. As such, the Trump administration would do well to continue in a leading fashion and largely turn a blind eye to what amounts to little more than an international temper tantrum from our southern neighbor. And Mexico should find more productive use of its $50 million, such as purchasing bus tickets home for its’ illegal expatriates.
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