What in the world is Mexico going to do if all their citizens return to Mexico?
Consider the havoc wreaked by the arrival of 11 million unexpected people – the loss of jobs from our unskilled labor market, and the burden to our already crippled welfare system. The enormity of the impact is very difficult to measure, but we know it can be devastating. Which is why Mexico is terrified that the Trump administration is about to hasten the return of thousands of Mexican nationals back to their homeland.
On Thursday, an illegal immigrant and felon was deported back to Mexico amid a flurry of protests. The deportation was “run of the mill” and had been planned for years, nonetheless when it finally happened the woman’s community erupted in anger. They said it was unjust, unfair, and unAmerican. But the truth is that as a nation of laws, it was as American as it could have been.
Now, Mexico is warning their citizens living illegally in the United States to be careful and to keep an eye out for the American authorities.
Mexico warned its citizens living in the United States on Friday to “take precautions” and remain in contact with consular officials a day after the deportation of an undocumented mother following a routine visit with US immigration authorities.
Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, 35, was deported Thursday after she checked in with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Phoenix a day earlier.
Imagine the consternation, anger, and resentment that would accompany President Trump saying something similar to our citizens. “Hey Americans, be careful when you break the law in Canada. They might prosecute you… oh, but if you’re worried, keep in touch with us and we’ll tell you how to avoid getting caught.” An announcement like that from the Trump administration would cause mass chaos and the media would (rightly) crucify him for saying it. But when Mexico says it… no big deal. In fact, the media eats it up and regurgitates it for everyone to hear.
Meanwhile, the real reason that Mexico is so upset about the possibility of mass deportations is being revealed by local news stations along the border. In a recent report on KRGV 5 TV from Texas, we learn that officials in Mexico are terrified about what the “influx” of their own citizens might mean for their economy. (No duh.)
Tamaulipas President of the Chamber of Commerce, Julio Cesar Almanza Armas, said that neither Mexico, nor the cities and towns along the border, are prepared to deal with the repatriation of Mexican citizens. “We aren’t ready for it, but it has to be done. I know that they are already working on it, the local, state and federal government and the cities along the border,” Armas said. Armas went on to say that the economy would be dealt a severe blow if the United States moved forward with mass deportations.