The Mexican government this Friday condemned the racism of the United States House of Representatives to approve on Thursday a law that resumes the construction of the border wall that Donald Trump started (2017-2021) and New anti-immigrant measures.
“It is organized because there are elections next year. So what is the cement of these ideas of its promoters? What is cement? racism against Mexicans, and all Spanish-speakers in general,” declared Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard.
At a morning government conference, Ebrard criticized a bill promoted by Republican Florida legislator Mario Díaz-Balart that would reactivate wall work, further restrict asylum procedures and impose a 24-hour border closure at the border with Mexico. Authorizes operating drone.
The initiative was approved by 219 Republican votes in favor and 213 against, but it is unlikely to come to fruition because the Senate is in the hands of Democrats and President Joe Biden has warned that he will veto it.
For this reason, Chancellor accused Republicans of pushing the legislation “to get political divisions” in the run-up to the 2024 election.
“We, of course, disapprove of this, but it is important for public opinion to clarify what it is about: getting a political crackdown on it, taking advantage of migrant flows, preparing its electoral political campaign Blaming Mexico, because the only cement of that party today is racism,” he said.
The secretary insisted that “there is a series of lies that Republicans handle,” such as that migrants traffic fentanyl.
He also reiterated that “the proposals are unacceptable to Mexico.”
«It will create a crisis between the two main partners. The United States is the main market in the world and Mexico is the main partner of the United States. It would be like shooting each other in the foot. Guess what: it’s absurd,” he said.
The Secretary of State also rejected statements by Republican Senator John Kennedy, who said that without the support of the United States, Mexico would “eat cat food” and demanded that the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) use the US military against Mexican cartels. pressure to use. ,
“This is a racist and false tactic against our country, and we will continue to say it clearly, because if nothing is said and we remain silent, we will be the first to acknowledge that our national pride will be trampled, Ebrard commented.
Meanwhile, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reiterated that he would ask Mexicans in the United States, where some 38 million live, not to vote for this type of politician.
López Obrador concluded, “Tell our countrymen, Hispanics, our American friends, not to vote for people with this mentality, very arrogant, very disrespectful, very stupid.”