On Thursday Mexican leaders scolded American leaders for President Trump's new immigration policies, and demanded that the U.S. not increase the number of people deported to Mexico.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly promised to work with Mexico and vowed not to conduct "mass deportations" from within the United States.
"Listen to this: No, repeat, no use of military force in immigration operations. None.”
Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray and Mexican Interior Minister Osorio Chong were defiant, and said that they wouldn't let the U.S. unilaterally dictate immigration policies.
“We will insist [on] the need of maintaining the deportation schemes in an orderly fashion so as to guarantee the rights of all Mexicans in your country.”
Mexican officials admitted that their country has become the fast route for illegal immigrants coming from Central America into the U.S.
For example, Mexico has been giving temporary transit visas to Haitians at its southern border, which allows them just enough time to reach the U.S. border. Once there they either sneak in or demand entry.
In the last three months of 2016, more than 7,000 Haitians tried to claim entry.
Mexico's officials have no right to chide our immigration policies. Why is it wrong to protect our border, and why is it wrong to call out the Mexican government on its flaws?