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  • Judi Lynn (4060 posts)
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    Mexico Preps for Immigration Under President Trump: 'Migrant Defense Centers' Ap

    Mexico Preps for Immigration Under President Trump: ‘Migrant Defense Centers’ Appear at US Consulates
    BY KARA PENDLETON
    3 HOURS AGO

     

     
    While he was campaigning for the office of president, Donald Trump announced he’d build a wall along the southern border of the United States and make Mexico pay for it. Mexico has said they won’t. And now our neighbor to the south is upping the ante in the immigration battle with the U.S., as indicated by their latest action.

    Reuters reported that now all 50 Mexican consulates in the United States have opened legal aid centers to “defend its citizens.” It went on to write that “Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray exhorted the U.S. government to respect the rights of Mexicans and called for the United States to allow a path to legality for undocumented migrants.”

    More:
    http://ijr.com/2017/03/817330-mexico-preps-for-immigration-under-president-trump-migrant-defense-centers-appear-at-us-consulates/

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  • FanBoy (6388 posts)
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    1. if mexico is worried about its citizens, why not improve conditions for its

    citizens rather than call for the us to do so?

    people migrate mainly for economic reasons.

    • Judi Lynn (4060 posts)
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      2. For sure, not forgetting what NAFTA did, when it bankrupted so many farm owners

      and farm workers by underselling corn, beans, rice with US-taxpayer-subsidized corn, beans, rice, and forcing them to leave land which had been home to them and their ancesters.

      That story doesn’t ever seem to get out very often, never used as a bragging point for NAFTA.

      Shameful ignorance on the part of apathetic, ignorant US Americans who can get fired up enough to hate immigrants but not fired up enough to know what has caused them to be desperate enough to have to leave their own homes.

      • FanBoy (6388 posts)
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        3. I'm not ignorant of NAFTA and its effects on Mexico. But that was a joint

        project of Mexican and US elites, and Mexico is as capable of improving the lives of its owns citizens as the US is.  The real problem is both countries are invested in cheap labor and low/non-existent work protections.