Mexico City lawmakers passed a proposal this week to prohibit Donald Trump from entering their country, in the wake of the GOP front-runner’s oft-repeated anti-Mexican rhetoric.
The unanimous proposal passed Wednesday, according to Deputy Jose Manuel Delgadillo of the conservative National Action Party. The document known as a “point of agreement” is chiefly a symbolic representation, since the local legislature cannot enforce federal legislature.
The city officials felt the need to push Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to confront the notorious GOP front-runner, who they rightly view as a racist and instrumental in kindling anti-Mexican sentiments. Also, the absurd intention of Trump’s to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexican border, and to make Mexicans pay for the wall, has done nothing to endear the country to him.
"What we're saying is that if he wants to build a wall so that Mexicans can't enter his country, then he is not welcome in our country," Delgadillo said. "What we need now is for President Peña Nieto to make a strong statement condemning Mr. Trump's anti-Mexican comments."
The dreaded Republican nominee has been running his presidential campaign on inflammatory rhetoric that labels Mexicans as drug runners and rapists and has shown his intention for a mass deportation of undocumented immigrants, once he becomes president.
Druggies, drug dealers, rapists and killers are coming across the southern border. When will the U.S. get smart and stop this travesty?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 20, 2015
Trump’s statements might actually fuel illegal immigration from Mexico. Between October 2015 and February 2016, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency reported a 24 percent increase in the number of migrants detained at the U.S.-Mexico border, who might be trying to enter the country while they can.
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