While writing in the New York Times last week, Univision host Jorge Ramos spoke out on President Trump’s border wall, admitting that the President had gotten his wish.
The article, which was titled “Trump Got His Wish. Mexico Is Now the Wall,” went into detail about President Trump’s border policy.
Mexico has effectively turned into an extension of Mr. Trump’s immigration police beyond American territory. And this is the case on multiple fronts: On the southern border with Guatemala, they prevent Central American migrants from coming into Mexico; on the northern one, they block those seeking entry to the United States from leaving. The decision of Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, also known as AMLO, to follow this approach is misguided. He should let migrants continue their journey north.
These comments by Ramos are quite shocking considering he is practically admitting defeat considering he is a vocal advocate for open borders.
Back in 2015, President Trump made the now infamous statement when he claimed that Mexico was going to pay for the border wall.
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“I would build a great wall. And nobody builds walls better than me, believe me,” then-candidate Trump said at the time. “And I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great great wall on our southern border and I’ll have Mexico pay for that wall.”
While the United States is technically paying for the wall at the moment, Mexico is saving the United States a ton of money considering they are blocking migrants from coming into the country.
Ramos grudgingly continues by giving President Trump credit for the situation at the southern border:
Everything changed because of Donald Trump. By mid-2019, a number of Central American caravans were traveling across Mexico. The president, comparing them to an invasion, warned Mexico that they should do something to stop them, and that he would slap tariffs on all Mexican imports if it didn’t.
Ramos then states that citizens of Mexico also deserve credit because they also support anti-migration legislation:
That’s why I am surprised by the indifference shown by so many Mexicans over the abuses of the National Guard and the vicious attacks on social media aimed at Central Americans. Those xenophobic comments remind me of those I have been hearing for decades here in the United States, and of the appalling mistreatment of Mexican immigrants in recent years. Such abuses should not be forgotten or used to justify a similar treatment of migrants in Mexico.
Check out what Breitbart reported:
In front of the border wall, Trump has also created a wall of asylum reforms that stretch several hundred miles southward to Central America.
The reforms allow U.S. officials to return Central American migrants to Guatemala, even before they get asylum hearings with U.S. judges. The return policy means that U.S. officials do not have to release migrants into the United States — which means the migrants know they will not be able to earn U.S. dollars to repay their smuggling debts to the cartels.
Trump’s legal wall is not complete. So far, he has not developed a mechanism that would allow the easy return of economic migrants from India and Africa.
His border wall is also behind schedule — but is slated to reach 500 miles in early 2021.
Trump’s network of border defenses is reducing the inflow of foreign workers into the U.S. economy, so helping to bump up wages for Americans.
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