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Mexico ‘will not accept’ Trump’s new immigration policy

February 24, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Mexico ‘will not accept’ Trump’s new immigration policy

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On Wednesday, a defiant Mexican official said the country “will not accept” a new immigration policy from the White House and will even take the matter to the UN.

“I want to make it clear in the most emphatic way that the Mexican government and the people do not have to accept provisions that one government wants to impose on another,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Luis Videgaray said, according to his translated remarks published by Reuters.

“We will not accept that because we do not have to. It is not in the interest of Mexico,” he added, as the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Director of Homeland Security John Kelly traveled to Mexico City for meetings.

The official also said that, if necessary, he would go to the UN to protect immigrants’ rights.

Washington’s new immigration proposals are expected to be the primary purpose of the meetings.

“This is inevitably and by conviction the first point on the agenda,” he stated.

On Tuesday, The Trump administration revealed sweeping changes to its immigration policies that would allow the U.S. to deport close to every illegal in the country.

The new immigration policy would also get rid of President Obama’s “catch and release” policy that allowed non-violent illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S. after being apprehended.

Tillerson and Kelly were set to meet with Videgaray, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and other officials on Wednesday night and Thursday.

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