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Time To Go: New Polling Shows That Mexicans Are Adopting A More Trumpian View On Illegal Immigration

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The border crisis is still an ongoing debacle engulfing the Capitol Hill. House Democrats don’t want to work with the Trump White House, which led to the drastic lack of funds to deal with the hordes of illegal aliens apprehended at our southern border. The detention facilities are overcrowded and Democrats’ intransigence to give the Department of Homeland Security more money has led to deteriorating conditions; DHS had warned for weeks that they were running out of money to deal with this surge of migrants. So, while the Left continues to think that this is a manufactured crisis because ‘Orange man bad,’ let’s see how Mexicans feel about the horde of illegals that are pouring into their country to get to the United States. It’s a poll that liberals may not want you to see because even Mexicans want to throw out these Central Americans out (via WaPo):

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More than 6 in 10 Mexicans say migrants are a burden on their country because they take jobs and benefits that should belong to Mexicans. A 55 percent majority supports deporting migrants who travel through Mexico to reach the United States.

Those findings defy the perception that Mexico — a country that has sent millions of its own migrants to the United States, sending billions of dollars in remittances — is sympathetic to the surge of Central Americans. Instead, the data suggests Mexicans have turned against the migrants transiting through their own country, expressing antipathy that would be familiar to many supporters of President Trump north of the border.

The face-to-face survey among 1,200 Mexican adults was conducted after a sharp increase in immigration enforcement by Mexico following a June agreement with the Trump administration. Trump promised that deal would reduce the number of migrants crossing into the United States. He threatened to impose major tariffs on Mexico unless it complied.

For a year, Mexicans watched as a growing number of Central Americans moved through the country on their way to the U.S. border. Some of those migrants traveled by foot and bus in large caravans, sleeping in small-town plazas and relying on donations of food and clothes. Once they reached Mexico’s northern border, the migrants waited months for the United States to process their asylum claims, often overwhelming local shelters. 

While migration from Central America through Mexico has existed for years, the overall increase in migrants as well as their more visible modes of transit turned the phenomenon into a public lightning rod. The Trump administration’s immigration policy, which forces many asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for their hearings, increased the pool of migrants in northern Mexico and exacerbated the frustration felt by many Mexicans.

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When Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador agreed to step up Mexico’s immigration enforcement to avert U.S. tariffs, many analysts expected his base to be disillusioned. López Obrador had long advocated for migrants’ rights and the freedom of movement for asylum seekers. 

But 51 percent of Mexicans support using the country’s newly formed national guard to combat migration of undocumented immigrants in Mexico, a key provision of the agreement.

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In many ways, Mexico has done more to curb illegal immigration than the entire Democratic Party. So, are Mexicans now racist? Should they be canceled for wanting their government to curb and deport people who shouldn’t be there? It’s not that hard. If you’re here illegally, you go. You just can’t come here. And we all hear the sob stories about crime and poverty. Still doesn’t give you a pass to come here illegally. And now Mexico is starting to get tired of these illegals just pouring into their country. We have laws. The Trump administration will enforce those laws. And it looks like Mexico supports similar measures for their country. 

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