Looking at Mexican policy and actions, President Trump was right way back during the campaign: Mexico does use the United States as a bit of a dumping ground for their least desirable citizens.
Like everything he says, this claim was immediately misrepresented and castigated in the media. Sinister motives were ascribed.
But it can be proven through the briefest of Socratic methods: Why do Mexican leaders risk angering the United States and flaring relations to ensure that some of their residents can illegally cross into America?
Is it because these are the brightest and best Mexico has to offer? Is it because these are the generally educated class? Is it because these are the middle class? Is it because these are entrepreneurs? Is it because these are wealthy Mexicans? The obvious answer to all of these questions is, No.
There’s really only one reason why Mexican government leaders fight so hard for open borders on the north, while maintaining draconian security procedures along their own southern border: They want their least desirable citizens to leave to the north, while at the same time blocking their southern neighbors least desirable citizens from slipping into Mexico. (The exception is if the people from Mexico’s southern neighbors are shepherded all the way through to the United States, such as the caravan that has been traipsing its way northward.)
Yes, the terminology sounds harsh. But “least desirable” is not to say they are bad people (criminals excepted) but to say that the Mexican government sees them as being of little to no value to the state. Worse probably, they perceive them to be a burden, a drain and a potential cauldron of trouble. Large masses of uneducated, unskilled, poverty-stricken residents is a recipe for large-scale unrest. As a country with a long history of corruption and a lack of rights for its people, it is continually generating new generations of such masses. The steam is released from these boilers through the open border to the United States.
This is the not-so-secret explanation for why Mexican policy over multiple presidents has been to push full-out for open borders — with the United States.
Recall the rhetorical lengths Mexican presidents have gone to in order to keep some of their citizens flowing out.
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox publicly referred to it as Trump’s “f**king wall” and called it an insult to Mexicans. A few years earlier, during the open-border Obama administration, speaking to Mexicans in America during a speech to Congress, Fox said, “we are working hard for your rights” — in America, not in Mexico. Because in America is where Mexican leaders clearly want them to be.
“Good collaboration between governments is a safer way to protect the United States than any stupid wall,” former Mexican President Felipe Calderón said. “We won’t pay a single cent for that stupid wall. It’s pathetic. . . . Trump is completely demagogical.” To be clear, Calderón has no interest in protecting the United States. He cares about keeping the status quo of some Mexicans being allowed to escape to the U.S.
Now a lot of these Mexicans who are apparently not really wanted in their own country can thrive in America because, to put it bluntly, America is a far better nation for a full range of people to thrive. I can hear the uproar over that statement now. But the evidence demonstrating the point is clear just from the direction of legal and illegal immigration across the Mexican-American border. Millions flood north, legally and illegally. Almost no one immigrates south.
As to Trump getting it wrong, he did not. He said it inartfully when referring to “rapists” and so on (although obviously we do get some of those.) This was another instance where Trump’s instincts were better than the isolated intelligentsia’s talking points. And it shows again when this caravan marching north through Mexico and picking up people along the way was confronted with Trump’s statement that he will reinforce the southern border with the U.S. military until the wall is built and may dump the North American Free Trade Agreement that Mexico relies on so strongly.
“Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military,” Trump said during a news conference with Baltic leaders in Washington.
That finally got the attention of Mexican leadership. The caravan has stopped. Because real border security works and is necessary for national security in the short and long term.
We should be straightforward about this. Mexico is not interested in American national security. They have an entirely different agenda. It is what is good for Mexico. This is reasonable. It’s clear what the agenda is and it’s just as clear that this agenda is not in the best interests of the United States. Supposedly, that’s what an American president should be looking out for. From 2008 to 2016 we did not have that. Today, we do.
Rod Thomson is an author, TV talking head and former journalist, and is Founder of The Revolutionary Act. Rod is co-host of Right Talk America With Julio and Rod on the Salem Radio Network.
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