Marcela Guerra Castillo, president of the Foreign Relations Commission, North America, of the Mexican Senate, stated that the strident and xenophobic rhetoric of Republican nominee Donald Trump demanded of the Mexican government the immediate implementation of a new strategy of empowerment for Mexicans.
The senator from the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) declared that the magnate has taken advantage of the unrest of the American electorate, to verbally attack fellow nationals that work and live in that country, an attitude that is not accepted by all citizens.
Guerra Castillo insisted that Mexico and the United States have been working intensely to advance towards a partnership, with the commitment of generating shared prosperity for their people, these being mechanisms that tend to institutionalize and endure beyond whoever wins the next presidential election.
The senator explained that empowerment implies reverting the vulnerability of Mexicans, through legal tools, documents, training, supporting bi-nationality to defend their properties, works, social benefits and political rights.
She said that, with this aim, the senate has given impulse to an agenda of accompaniment with the Chancellory in favor of the empowerment of Mexicans, which develops through the consular network and demands spreading the impossibility of realizing Donald Trump’s proposals, for the value chains of both nations cannot be separated by the decision of one character that does not comprehend the real interdependence of both economies.
Guerra Castillo concluded that the border cannot be completely closed by building a wall, both because it would impinge on six million jobs that depend on the commercial exchange and because remittances cannot finance its construction without harming the United State’s own financial system.