Behind the Other Border: The Truth about Mexico’s Hypocrisy

Donald Trump has unleashed a fury among Hispanics (most specifically Mexicans) with his provocative rhetoric, policies, and his stance on immigration.  In his first speech of the Republican presidential race, he stated “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They bring drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

This, of course, angered the Mexican people here and those across the border in Mexico, all the way to Mexico’s President Vicente who statedI’m not going to pay for that f****** wall,” when Trump suggests Mexicans are responsible for the cost.

President Fox did later apologize to Trump, saying “Forgiveness is one of the greatest qualities that human beings have, is the quality of a compassionate leader. You have to be humble. You have to be compassionate. You have to love your thy neighbor,” Fox explained to Breitbart news.

While some people may think Trump is radical for suggesting border control, the Washington Times reports 2.5 million illegal immigrants have settled in the U.S. during President Obama’s tenure. To cross the U.S. border, however, Central Americans have to cross the Mexican border with Guatemala.

According to Breitbart News, between October and April, Mexico detained 92,889 Central Americans while the United States detained 70,226 “other than Mexican” migrants, the majority of which being from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. The United States also detained 159,103 unaccompanied minors “other than Mexicans, and Mexico detained three times the 49,893 Central American unaccompanied minors.

That being said, why isn’t this Mexico not racist for detaining and deporting illegal immigrants, but America is? Why are there no rallies protesting against President Fox and the Mexican government like there are here against President Obama and Donald Trump.

Breitbart states that the “difference in Mexico’s new Southern Border Program, an initiative that included sending 5,000 federal police to the border with Guatemala and more border and highway checkpoints. Raids on migrants increased and authorities focused on keeping migrants off the northbound freight train known as “La Bestia” or “The Beast.”

They call for ‘open borders,’ ‘no walls,’ and for reducing border security or at least not making it any tighter. The same people rallying for behind these talking points are the same people chanting that this is a waste of money that could have been used for the children or health care.

Ramping up security in the Mexico/ Guatemala border, however, does not make sense. Illegal Central Americans don’t wake up one day and decide, “I am going to move to Mexico today because their situation seems to be better than our country’s”

NO! They wake up one day and decide to move to the United States to try to achieve the American Dream. So, if these Central Americans are just passing through with no desire to stay in Mexico, why is Mexico detaining them? Does Mexico only want its people to have a shot at the American Dream? Are they perhaps being racist because they are deporting Central Americans back to their countries, yet they throw tantrums when Mexicans are deported by the U.S. government? Is Mexico being a hypocrite? These propositions are just as foolish as those that claim Americans are racist for wanting to secure our homeland.

Mexico expertly deports illegal immigrants; are they not racist as well?


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