According to a letter from Mexico’s President to U.S. President Donald Trump, poor migrants from 3rd world countries have the moral right make the United States their home.
In the angry letter, Mexico’s President Andrés López Obrador also excused Trump of turning the United States into an anti-immigrant country ‘overnight’.
The letter comes on the heels of President Trump’s announcement that he would levy a five percent blanket tariff on Mexican goods beginning in early June – a tariff that would gradually increase until the Mexican government takes action to stop the sustained illegal immigration spike.
“If Mexico still has not taken action to dramatically reduce or eliminate the number of illegal aliens crossing its territory into the United States, Tariffs will be increased to 15 percent on August 1, 2019, to 20 percent on September 1, 2019, and to 25 percent on October 1, 2019,” Trump said in a statement.
Obrador’s letter, which he posted to Twitter, asserted a migrant’s ‘right for justice,’ saying, “President Trump. Social problems are not resolved by taxes or coercive measures. How do you transform the country of fraternity for the world’s migrants into a ghetto, a closed space, where migrants are stigmatized, mistreated, persecuted, expelled and the right for justice is canceled to those who tirelessly seek to live free of misery?”
The scathing letter also seemed to assert that impoverished Mexicans also have the moral right to make the United States their home.
“It is worth remembering that, within a short period of time, Mexicans will not need to migrate into the United States and that migration will become optional, not compulsory,” Obrador wrote.
Instead of formally accepting or rejecting President Trump’s demand that the Mexican government takes action to block the vast numbers of Central Americans migrating into the U.S., the Mexican president repeatedly claimed the poor people simply have the right to move into the U.S. The letter also failed to denounce Trump’s threat to impose new tariffs on Mexico.
In one portion of the letter, Obrador appropriates the Statue of Liberty as an apparent symbol of both legal and illegal migration, saying, “The Statue of Liberty is not an empty symbol.”
In actuality, the Statue of Liberty was constructed to display to other nations how America’s culture and its Constitution has helped to develop flourishing democratic society. Regardless of that fact, progressive neoliberals continue to argue that the statue should be viewed as a symbolic invitation to migrants from all over the world.
Since the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 was instituted – a law which drastically loosened the country’s immigration laws – the U.S. population of citizens with Mexican ancestry and illegal immigrants has exploded to 30 million. That enormous population delivers roughly $30 billion in remittances to Mexico every single year.
But it’s not just foreign heads of state who would like to see the United States continue to be weakened via mass immigration from the third world. Unfortunately, there are many influential voices within the United States who make the claim that Americans’ homeland is a nation of and for immigrants – not a homeland for 280 million American-born citizens and their children.
In 2018, when speaking to an Indian audience, Republican in Name Only Nikki Haley had this to say: “The one thing about America and what I have always loved is America is a country of immigrants. It’s the fabric of America to have multiple cultures. Multiple populations. Multiple heritages that do come into America that make it what it is.”
From the other side of the aisle, Senator Dick Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate asserted in February of last year that “rejecting the notion that we are a nation of immigrants [is] to deny our birthright as a nation … to really defy who we are, what we are and what we will be.”
Durbin also regurgitated the age-old lie globalists continue to propagate to the detriment of the societies in which they rule over when he declared, “We have a diverse nation, and that is our strength as far as I’m concerned.”
In contrast to globalist Democrat and Republican politicians, President Trump has continually argued that America is for Americans. In his letter which announced the new tariff threat, he said:
“As everyone knows, the United States of America has been invaded by hundreds of thousands of people coming through Mexico and entering our country illegally. This sustained influx of illegal aliens has profound consequences on every aspect of our national life—overwhelming our schools, overcrowding our hospitals, draining our welfare system, and causing untold amounts of crime. Gang members, smugglers, human traffickers, and illegal drugs and narcotics of all kinds are pouring across the Southern Border and directly into our communities. Thousands of innocent lives are taken every year as a result of this lawless chaos. It must end NOW!”
The current situation is deeply unfair and immoral to the American worker and taxpayer, who end up bearing the extraordinary financial cost imposed via mass immigration.
Each year, the federal government imports around 1.1 million legal immigrants and renew a resident population of about 1.5 million white-collar visa workers and approximately half a million blue-collar visa workers.
In addition to that, the government hands out over a million work permits for foreign nationals, tolerates around eight million illegal workers, and fails to punish business who employ illegal migrants.
Policies like these not only decrease wages by flooding the labor market with cheap, foreign-born, white-collar workers and blue-collar laborers, but also transfers vast amounts of wealth from young employees to older investors. As a result, wealth gaps are widened, state and local tax burdens are increased, and college educations become less valuable.
Something must be done.