Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard says that Mexico's government doesn't agree with a U.S. Supreme Court order that would block migrants from countries other than Mexico and Canada from applying for asylum at U.S. borders.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Thursday that Mexico's government doesn't agree with an 'astonishing' U.S. Supreme Court order that would block migrants from...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Thursday that Mexico’s government doesn’t agree with an “astonishing” U.S. Supreme Court order that would block migrants from countries other than Mexico and Canada from applying for asylum at U.S. borders.
Speaking at President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s daily news conference, Ebrard said that Mexico has a different policy when it comes to asylum seekers and would never implement such a rule.“Our policy of refuge, of asylum is a tradition in Mexico,” he said.
“The United States has a very hardline immigration policy,” Ebrard continued. “The court’s decision is astonishing in the impact that it is going to have.”Ebrard declined to explain that impact, saying that he had various meetings scheduled Thursday to try to evaluate what effects the court’s decision will have on Mexico. But the ruling is likely to drive more Central American migrants to try to illegally enter the U.S. with the help of smugglers or move them to apply for asylum in Mexico, which is already swamped with applications.
Mexico has long resisted a so-called safe third country agreement with the U.S. that would require migrants to request asylum there first, but the court’s decision appears to have unilaterally brought about the same result.On Thursday, López Obrador said that he spoke by phone with President Donald Trump a day prior, noting the U.S. president recognized Mexico’s efforts and relations between the two countries were very good.
He also said things were looking better for the ratification of a new free trade agreement between U.S., Mexico and Canada.“There are no deep differences, there’s no discrepancy, nothing that could lead them to take measures or apply measures that affect the economy, the development of our country,” López Obrador said. “On the contrary, there’s a very favorable environment for the United States Congress... unbeatable conditions to approve the free trade treaty.”
His conciliatory approach contrasts sharply with a tack taken earlier this year by Trump, who tied immigration to economic policy by threatening crippling tariffs on all Mexican imports.Following Trump’s threat, Mexico cracked down on migrants crossing the country, deployed the National Guard to the southern and northern borders, and tried to contain migrants to the southern part of the country.
It also accepted the expansion of the “Remain in Mexico” policy, under which the U.S. has sent more than 40,000 asylum applicants back across the border to wait in Mexico.Mexico announced Friday that it had reduced the flow of migrants arriving at its northern border by 56% in three months, and it has said that it’s beginning to invest in the Central American countries responsible for the majority of the migrants.
But leftist López Obrador’s increasingly hardline immigration policies have attracted criticism at home and abroad.United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said this week she was concerned that immigration policies implemented in Mexico, the U.S. and some Central American countries “are putting migrants at heightened risk of human rights violations and abuses.”
Asked about her comments Thursday, Ebrard said Mexico also had concerns and requested a meeting with her office to exchange information.The foreign minister also explained that in return for its work on immigration, Mexico has asked the U.S. government to help stem the tide of guns flowing into Mexico. The country currently has more murders than at any point in at least the past 20 years.
Ebrard said that 70% of the crimes committed with guns in Mexico between January and June involved guns purchased in the U.S.“Mexico put on the table in this meeting that control of arms trafficking at the border for us is of the same priority ranking as the immigration issue is for them,” Ebrard said, referring to Tuesday talks. The two sides agreed to form a binational commission to track progress on the issue.
Ebrard said Mexico had proposed that the U.S. begin operations at border crossings in San Diego, as well as the Texan cities of El Paso, Laredo, McAllen and Brownsville. He said 41% of the guns used in crimes and recovered in Mexico have been traced back to Texas. Mexico wants the U.S. to do more to inspect whether vehicles leaving the country have guns and to investigate gun sales.
“Mexico’s objective would be to freeze arms traffic at the border,” he said. “For that we need the participation of North American authorities.” Read more: The Associated Press »
Who cares if the Mexicans don’t agree. Is not like people at the border are applying to become Mexican refugees anyway. So dumb Tough shit! If they don’t like it, they should block these people from entering their country. Pretty much says a boatload about their countries. Then they should pay for each immigrant for life that passes through and is given asylum
I totally support Donald Trump on this issue. It's not many things that I support Trump on but this is one I strongly support. 🤣🤣🤣 So do a lot of Americans. That's too bad. That's how that's how asylum works. It is their responsibility to take in these people. They need to stop letting cartels run both of their borders and crossings will drop dramatically and people with genuine asylum claims will have a better chance.
Oh your so astonished!! You don’t welcome Americans in your third world country! We can’t illegally cross your border and seek asylum, you’d stick us in a jail for years! This door is hinged and Shut! Thank God for our President! Tough shitshy Tuff buddy Of course he disagrees. Hes trying to Unload as many Poverty Stricken Ppl as he can. This guy is so Corrupt, that he belongs back on the 'Santa Maria' heading 4- 15th Century Spain. I wish I could give him a Lie Detector Test & ask how much Cartel $ he has accepted.
Since more than half of all illegals come here by plane and overstay their visas, what is being done about them? Call trump and, let him know it by, letting him have it! What... scared? It's only fair...they walk across your lawn b4 ours! Let'em knock on your door 1st! Then, show how much better U R than America. U still have leverage...impose tariffs! He can't fight U & China, simulta...
Mexico has to be accountable for what is happening in their borders and stop sending people north. How long did they think this would continue? The U.S supreme court violates international law. Which in itself isn't surprising since U.S is after all a rogue state. Well, it’s a good thing Mexico doesn’t control the US Supreme Court.
Waiting for Trump tweet saying he demands that Mexico comply with SCOTUS order. Ok. This is the result of Moscow Mitch STEALING a seat on the court that President Obama should have filled and it wouldn’t have that political hack Kavenaugh on it. Not caring about other people’s suffering is the hallmark of Trump and his supporters. Ignorant insecure, hateful.
And we care .. why? I think they are out of place there. Looking at the matter in a logical way SCOTUS is right! How can they cross another country to then ask for asylum another country. It's like crossing Germany to request asylum in Belgium. And? Think why Mexico doesn't agree; they don't want these people applying for asylum in their country either. Not our problem they're poor or their country sucks, we're not going to be the ones taking care of them. They want to come to USA to abuse the system.
Big bad Mexico weighing in. Just shut up and supply us with our drugs. Too bad!!! Call somebody who gives a shit!! Independents for Trump... 2020!! Deuteronomy 24:17: 'You shall not pervert the justice due an alien or an orphan, nor take a widow's garment in pledge. Deuteronomy 27:19: 'Cursed is he who distorts the justice due an alien, orphan, and widow.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.
Makes jokes about trump's tiny hands. Too bad. They will adhere to that rule and they will like it. Otherwise, they will be sanctioned into oblivion. We are not the world's daycare center, and Americans are fed up with the nonsense coming in from our southern border. I’ll bet he does disagree. All that money lost to the coyotes is going to hurt political pockets
Lol So Mexico doesn't want asylum seekers in their country sounds pretty racist to me Who care America doesn’t belong to Mexico, or have they forgotten they lost that battle! who cares what the source of the problem thinks about our judicial system and the manner in which it deals with the problem the source has created
We already have it with Canada snapper head.
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