Mexico Is Not Really An American Friend

Article author: 
Victor Davis Hanson
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Article date: 
24 January 2023
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National News
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Left-wing Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador recently praised a visiting President Joe Biden: "Just imagine: There are 40 million Mexicans in the United States... "

Note that Mexico itself facilitates illegal transits across its southern border - as long as such Central American and other global migrants keep heading northward into the United States....

Even overwhelmed blue sanctuary cities that once boasted of nullifying federal immigration law are now beginning to object to Biden's complicity in Mexico's manipulation of the border....

Well aside from human trafficking and smuggling, cartel drugs indirectly earn the Mexican economy somewhere between $35-45 billion each year.

A hostile China profits by selling Mexicans the raw product....

Currently, Mexican nationals are sending nearly $60 billion a year in remittances from the United States to Mexico...

Illegal immigration to America exempts Mexico from covering the social welfare costs of its poorest....

Finally, Mexico is a left-wing nation. The more it sends its poor to the United States, the more it feels Democratic politicians who grant concessions to Mexico will gain valuable new political constituents - ensuring still further concessions.

One sure sign of historic national decline is the collective inability of a government and its people to defend their borders and national sovereignty....


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