Since Donald Trump came down the escalator at Trump Tower in New York City in June 2015 to announce he was running for president and promised to do something about “rapists and murderers” coming into our country from Mexico, he’s been hammered by the far Left for his stance on immigration.
But the criticism hasn’t just come from the American Left. No shortage of Mexican officials and citizens have also been critical of POTUS Trump’s promises to prosecute all illegal border crossers and to build a “big, beautiful fence” all along the U.S. southwest border.
Mexico’s newly-elected president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, or AMLO, was also critical of the border wall. Yet now he’s committed to building a virtual border wall, so to speak, along his country’s southern and northern borders.
You can’t make this stuff up.
In an interview with Bloomberg, AMLO’s incoming security chief, Alfonso Durazo, said he and his boss will be building a new border police force aimed at interdicting illegal immigrants from Central and South America that have long used Mexico as a land corridor to the United States.
The idea is that the new force will act as a ‘wall’ to prevent illegal immigration, as well as drugs, weapons, and human trafficking into and through Mexico.
“We’re going to create a border police force that will be highly specialized,” Durazo said in an interview. “They need to apply the law.”
Yes, Left-wing America, even Mexico has laws against illegal immigration. Go figure. (Related: Majority of Americans side with TRUMP on border wall, illegal immigration.)
AMLO, who does not take power until Dec. 1, is set to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after the latter returns from Brussels, Belgium, where NATO held a summit this week. Immigration is expected to be on the agenda, of course.
Lopez Obrador will have a tightrope to walk as his country’s chief executive. He’s pledged to help protect his people from POTUS Trump’s ‘hardline’ (liberal code for “enforcing the law”) immigration policies but he runs the risk of being hammered by Mexican citizens if his own border force is seen as using similar tactics ICE and the U.S. Border Patrol employ (really radical stuff like arresting people who came into the U.S. illegally and then detaining them until they can be returned to their home country).
Durazo said part of the new strategy to control illegal immigration will be to work more closely with Central American countries to improve their citizens’ quality of life so they don’t seek employment and other opportunities elsewhere (Vice President Mike Pence took a trip to Central America last week with similar objectives in mind).
But he also did not rule out the use of force.
“The legitimate use of force by the state is a resource,” he said. “But it shouldn’t be the first resource, it should be the last one.”
One of the ways the incoming Mexican administration will act to combat corruption is by significantly increasing the salaries, benefits, and training for law enforcement personnel throughout the country. More training academies will be created so that double the current number of security personnel can receive training per year.
But for all intents and purposes, according to many experts, Mexico is a massive narco-state where cartels that once thrived only on drug trafficking have now branched out into illegal timber and resource mining and other semi-legitimate operations. And they employ local workers who would rather have a job than worry about morality.
Meantime, POTUS Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will head to Mexico soon to meet AMLO and work on improving relations. Certainly the virtual ‘border wall’ — the new Mexican border force — will be on the agenda.
Read more about the invasion along our southern border at InvasionUSA.news.
J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.