Mexico braces for Trump’s deportation surge
Eduardo Sánchez, the spokesman for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, announced that preparations are already taking place south of the border.
“We will have to see how many of those deportations – usually done by the United States government to the countries where the illegal immigrants are from – are for Mexico,” Sánchez said, according to CNN.
Exodus up for discussion?
The spokesman implied that the government of Mexico is hopeful that Trump will be open to discussing alternatives to the planned mass deportations in the near future.
“Of course, this and other matters will be part of the agenda that Mexico brings to the table during the bilateral meetings that will take place with the government-elect of President[-elect] Donald Trump,” Sánchez added.
Sánchez also maintained that Mexican Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz is wasting no time to schedule a plan that will help Mexico handle a mass exodus of Mexican illegal aliens leaving the U.S. – a plan TheBlaze reports will have to be put into place if Trump makes good on his promise to deport all immigrants who entered America illegally.
First things first
After being questioned about his immigration policy over the weekend on primetime television, Trump indicated that his first priority as president of the United States would be to immediately deport every one of the 2 to 3 million illegal immigrants in the country who have committed crimes while in America.
“What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records – gang members, drug dealers, we have a lot of these people, probably 2 million, it could be even 3 million – we are getting them out of our country or we’re going to incarcerate,” Trump told CBS’ 60 Minutes in an interview on Sunday.
Trump stressed that as president and commander-in-chief, he is going to uphold the law of the United States.
“But we’re getting them out of our country,” Trump insisted. “They’re here illegally.”
No welcome wagon
Not very excited about welcoming millions of Mexicans back into Mexico who are in the U.S. illegally, Mexican Ambassador to the U.S., Carlos Sada, maintained that he is diligently attempting to “strengthen mechanisms” that would work to protect Mexican immigrants who currently reside in the U.S. – or in other words … keep them out of Mexico.
“We already have a series of meetings scheduled for the next few days to discuss this new platform – these new proposals he is making,” Sada expressed in an interview with Univision that was conducted on Monday, according to a translation.
Sada emphasized that not all of the criminal illegal aliens targeted by Trump are from Mexico, and insisted that those who are will be able to stay – due to tactics employed by the Mexican government.
“It doesn’t mean that these 2 or 3 million Mexicans will be processed for deportation,” Sada asserted. “The majority are not Mexican, and those who are … well, we have protection mechanisms in place.”