Mexico’s Foregin Minister Luis Vinegary said he would not accept the U.S.’ new immigration rules — referring to the memo issued by the Dept. of Homeland Security yesterday. There was one specific part of the memo that said the U.S. can deport undocumented immigrants from Central American countries to Mexico. Previously the U.S. would send them back via plane back to their original countries, but that’s changed after yesterday’s memo. It would require Mexican cooperation in order to arrange the deportation of Central American undocumented immigrants.
Mexico says the government of Mexico and the Mexican people do not have to accept what one government wants to impose (force) on another. He also said he might bring up the issue to the United Nations, saying immigrants had rights.
Mexico will also probably see a big increase in people coming from the U.S. into Mexico because of the new DHS memo yesterday that calls for an expedited deportation of any undocumented immigrant that DHS or ICE officers apprehend. Previously excited deportation only applied to people caught within 100 miles of the border — but now this applies to everywhere in the U.S.
The U.S. Sec. of State Tillerson and DHS Sec. Kelly are in Mexico today and tomorrow to meet with the Mexican administration. We’ll see what comes out of those meetings.