FLASHBACK: Mexico’s Economy Minister Threatened To Allow Illegals To Flood U.S. Unless Given Favorable NAFTA Deal

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
By Paul Martin

by Joshua Caplan
April 3, 2018

As a caravan of illegal aliens moves toward the U.S. border, the Department of Homeland Security is readying a host of options to handle the inflow. Conflicting reports have emerged about what Mexican officials will or will not do to stop the caravan from reaching the southern border.

Amid the confusion, the question must be asked: Was America warned about Mexico’s unwillingness to stop illegal aliens from reaching the U.S.?

In August 2017, Mexico’s Economy Minister suggested it may allow illegal aliens to flood the U.S. unless it was given a favorable NAFTA agreement.

Reuters reported:

“Mexico could pull back on cooperation in migration and security matters if the United States walks away from talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Mexican economy minister said in a newspaper report published on Thursday.

Ildefonso Guajardo, who will take part in the first round of NAFTA talks with U.S. and Canadian officials in Washington on Wednesday, told the Reforma daily that new tariffs on Mexican exports to the United States were unacceptable.

“If they do not treat [us] well commercially, they should not expect us to treat them well by containing the migration that comes from other regions of the world and crosses Mexico,” Guajardo said. “Or they should not expect to be treated well in collaboration with security issues in the region.”

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