A newspaper in the border state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, called for a Donald Trump-style border wall along the southern part of the country.
El Manana published an editorial on July 26 entitled, "Yes to the Border Wall … but in Mexico’s South," notes Breitbart News.
The newspaper's editorial board wrote:
Along the Mexican border peace and quiet came to an end, Central Americans played a large influence ... Mexico’s southeast has two borders; one with Guatemala and one with Belize, that do not provide any benefit, but on the contrary only problems are brought by these crossing points that are being used for the new invasion. The one use by Central American’s looking for a way into the United States.
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The newspaper lamented immigrants crossing in from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, and the migrants deported from the U.S. to Mexico.
The Mexican government does not have the financial backing to send the immigrants to their own countries, according to El Manana.
The newspaper sounded like the Trump, the U.S. Republican presidential nominee, in one part of its editorial: "Many of these migrants when they are unable to find an honest way of life turn to robberies, kidnappings, extortion and in the worst cases join the ranks of organized crime."
El Manana asserted that a southern border wall would keep Central American immigrants from entering the U.S. and Mexico.
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However, the newspaper may not get its wish this year. The Barack Obama administration plans to assist families and children who want to legally immigrate from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, notes The Associated Press.
White House deputy Homeland Security adviser Amy Pope announced on July 26 that in-country refugee programs would be expanded, and a new program would be started to transport immigrant families to Costa Rica.
Deputy Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said an existing program will let some immigrants with a child come to the U.S. in an effort to reduce the number of unaccompanied kids and families who have been illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
Sources: Breitbart, The Associated Press / Photo Credit: Hillebrand Steve, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Public Domain Images