The duplicitous nature of the Mexican Government

Mexico's new President, Enrique Pena Nieto, was elected in July of 2012 and took office in December 2012. He will serve a six-year term - until 2818.

The article Memo From Middle America| Why Do We Put Up With This? Mexico’s New President Enrique Pena Nieto Openly Plans To Meddle In U.S. by Alan Wall (, January 26, 2013) addresses the ongoing duplicity of the Mexican government. Wall reminds us of what Pena Nieto said in his Washington Post opinion piece (U.S., Mexico should build on their economic ties, November 23, 2012):

Both Mexico and the United States held presidential races this year, and the results offer an opportunity to redirect our countries’ bilateral relationship. The U.S. election demonstrated the growing demographic bonds that connect our countries’ futures. The election in Mexico heralded a new era of change and reform, as much as a new style of governing, based on pragmatism and results...

To build a more prosperous future for our two countries, we must continue strengthening and expanding our deep economic, social and cultural ties...

Above all, our mutual interest lies in our intertwined peoples. More than 1 million U.S. citizens live in Mexico, and my country remains the largest source of immigrants to the United States. Some analysts detect new momentum for comprehensive immigration reform [a.k.a. amnesty] since the U.S. presidential election. All Mexicans would welcome such a development.

Wall notes that Milenio interviewed Arnulfo Valdivia, responsible for migratory matters in Pena Nieto’s transitional cabinet (Peña quiere 'patrulla fronteriza' mexicana, by Miriam Castillo, Milenio, October 9, 2012). Wall writes that "Most of the illegal aliens who enter Mexico are intending to pass through to the United States. According to Mexican immigration authorities, about 400,000 illegal aliens enter Mexico through its southern border annually. Of this 400,000 total, 80,000 are sent back to their countries, while 70,000 manage to cross the northern border into the U.S. The other 250,000 wind up staying in Mexico. And the Mexican government doesn’t want that."

Valdivia wants:

 “to create the necessary filters so that those who cross by the southern border [of Mexico] do not stay stranded in their attempt to cross to the United States. ...
[to]  diminish the number of indocumentados [illegal aliens] who are concentrated on the northern border [of Mexico] without possibilities of crossing it, forming belts of poverty [in Mexico]...
“To have a border respectful of human rights does not necessarily imply that everybody can pass, but that the passage of anyone who will not be in danger on the northern border is permitted.”

Valdivia is clearly stating that Mexico has the right to control its own immigration policy - which is that Central Americans are welcome to enter Mexico if and only if they continue to pass through Mexico and sneak into the United States.

Valdivia states that:

...At this point there are 35 million Mexicans in other countries [e.g., the United States]. Not for having left the country [Mexico] do they [the emigrants] lose all their rights…The intention is to continue having links, they still have roots in the country [Mexico]. There is no reason to exclude them nor to leave them out of the rights of their country [Mexico].”

In other words, Mexicans living in the United States - including those who were actually born in the United States - are considered Mexicans and owe allegiance to Mexico.

It's the same tripe we've heard repeatedly from Mexico's recent Presidents. It's deja vu all over again.


Read Undue Influence -- the Government of Mexico and U.S. Immigration Policies by Alan Wall, The Social Contract, Winter 2002.