Reflecting American sentiment regarding dealing with the immigration crisis, most Mexican citizens (55 percent polled) call for the deportation of illegal migrants back to Central America, while 64 percent call them a burden.
The latest survey conducted by the Washington Post and Mexico’s Reforma newspaper showed Mexicans are just as fed-up with illegal immigrants taking advantage of the system as Americans.
“Mexicans are deeply frustrated with immigrants after a year of heightened migration from Central America through the country,” the Washington Post reported from the poll. “More than 6 in 10 Mexicans say migrants are a burden on their country because they take jobs and benefits that should belong to Mexicans. A 55-percent majority supports deporting migrants who travel through Mexico to reach the United States.”
Dems were wrong
In the face of the Democrat Party’s insistence that illegal immigrants must unconditionally be welcomed and that most Americans and minorities agree, Mexican citizens see things eye to eye with President Donald Trump’s tough-on-immigration policy and don’t want to foot the bill for migrants to enjoy a free ride at their expense while taking jobs and benefits that otherwise would go to them.
“Those findings defy the perception that Mexico – a country that has sent millions of its own migrants to the United States, sending billions of dollars in remittances – is sympathetic to the surge of Central Americans,” the Post’s Kevin Sieff and Scott Clement pointed out. “Instead, the data suggests Mexicans have turned against the migrants transiting through their own country, expressing antipathy that would be familiar to many supporters of President Trump north of the border.”
Mexico no longer dishing its problems onto U.S.
Because Trump called Mexico’s government out on dumping its Central Americans on the U.S. after they freely break into Mexico at its southern border with Guatemala and Belize, Mexico now has to deal with illegals pooling up within its borders, just like the U.S.
“The face-to-face survey among 1,200 Mexican adults was conducted after a sharp increase in immigration enforcement by Mexico following a June agreement with the Trump administration,” Sieff and Clement noted. “Trump promised that deal would reduce the number of migrants crossing into the United States. He threatened to impose major tariffs on Mexico – unless it complied.”
The ongoing exodus of Central American migrants passing through Mexico to the U.S. has proved to be more than the two North American nations can take.
“For a year, Mexicans watched as a growing number of Central Americans moved through the country on their way to the U.S. border,” the Post recounted. “Some of those migrants traveled by foot and bus in large caravans, sleeping in small-town plazas and relying on donations of food and clothes. Once they reached Mexico’s northern border, the migrants waited months for the United States to process their asylum claims, often overwhelming local shelters.”
As Trump remains stalwart on not letting illegals slip through the cracks and remain in the U.S., Mexico is starting to see the catastrophic drain migrants are on its resources.
“While migration from Central America through Mexico has existed for years, the overall increase in migrants – as well as their more visible modes of transit – turned the phenomenon into a public lightning rod,” Sieff and Clement added. “The Trump administration’s immigration policy – which forces many asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for their hearings – increased the pool of migrants in northern Mexico and exacerbated the frustration felt by many Mexicans.”
A very minute few in Mexico embrace the extremist open borders pro-immigration stance Democratic leaders have in the U.S.
“The Post-Reforma survey finds 7 percent of Mexicans say their country should offer residency to Central American immigrants traveling through Mexico and trying to enter the United States,” the Post revealed. “Another 33 percent support allowing them to stay temporarily while the United States decides whether to admit them. But a 55 percent majority says they should be deported to their home countries.”
Even though Mexico’s president has a history of advocating immigration – when the U.S. paid the price for his problematic policies – he and his base shifted gears when their immigration tunnel backed up on them.
“When Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador agreed to step up Mexico’s immigration enforcement to avert U.S. tariffs, many analysts expected his base to be disillusioned – López Obrador had long advocated for migrants’ rights and the freedom of movement for asylum seekers,” Sieff and Clement informed. “But 51 percent of Mexicans support using the country’s newly formed national guard to combat migration of undocumented immigrants in Mexico – a key provision of the agreement. Just under half of Mexicans have heard about the June agreement, but among those who have, 59 percent favor it, while 34 percent are opposed.”
Send ‘em back
Mexicans are now realizing that besides draining pubic funds and rising crimes, diseases and other problems proliferate as a result of having open borders.
“Some dissatisfaction with the migration pact may come from López Obrador supporters who believe the agreement is unsympathetic toward Central Americans in search of refuge, but in parts of Mexico, the most vocal critique of the deal is that it has forced Mexican cities to contend with a growing pool of asylum seekers,” the report explained. “In some northern cities, rumors have spread that African migrants are carrying Ebola. In others, officials say they’ve simply run out of places for migrants to stay.”
For now, Mexico is relieving and sharing the burden the U.S. has suffered due to its negligence to secure its own southern border, but just like America, Mexico will soon reach its tipping point and will no longer be able to accommodate migrants – even temporarily.
“The Mexican government has responded to pressure from Trump by offering more migrants benefits if they agree to stay in Mexico and abandon their attempt to seek asylum from the United States,” TheBlaze pointed out.
Mexican Ambassador to the United States Martha Bárcena stressed how its only a matter of time before Mexico hits its limit on the number of asylum seekers it can host.
"So we're working with our Central American neighbors to see what we can do so that people do not come to the border," Bárcena explained, according to Newsy.com. "We maybe hold people for half a year – one year, but not two years … if the asylum process just goes on and on."
One Mexican woman clutching the Mexican flag expressed the same nationalist sentiments seen in the U.S. and other countries where citizens want to maintain their standard of life.
"Go already! Go with them!” a Mexican nationalist shouted, according to Newsy.com. “You are not welcome here!"