The Mexican government disagrees with the efforts taken by Texas Governor- Greg Abbott to include state officials in immigration and border control operations between Mexico and the United States of America. The Mexican Ministry of Foreign Relations responded to the actions announced by Abbott on Tuesday in a statement.
A personal debate on these issues between our countries is only conducted at that level since, in the United States, the federal government has full power over the implementation of immigration laws, negotiation of international agreements, and border control.
In any event, it is possible to take the governor’s measures as political actions. The Mexican government confirms its dedication to protecting Mexicans living abroad, and the network of consulates in Texas will remain alert for any violation of their rights by any authority.
In a similar manner, Mexico will never stop working for a more manageable, safe, and humanitarian migration.
Mexico’s foreign minister said on Sunday that Texas’ urge on neighboring Mexican states to strengthen border security last month was tantamount to “extortion.” Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, reached agreements with the leaders of the bordering states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Tamaulipas, and Nuevo Leon after increased security measures in Texas to prevent trade between the two countries.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the president of Mexico, responded angrily to the incident, calling Texas’ actions “despicable,” This past weekend, Marcelo Ebrard, the foreign minister of Mexico, added his own criticism. “It’s an extortion scheme or to be more precise, it is extortion, where I seal the border and you are forced to sign anything I demand. A deal is when you and I agree on something, thus that is not a deal “During a visit to Nuevo Leon, Ebrard was quoted as stating by the news network Milenio.
Ebrard stated that the Mexican governors had no choice and didn’t respond to their actions. “But we’re not ready for a Governor to blackmail Mexico. I will never agree to that ” he said.