Memo From Middle America: Post-Election, Mexico Steps Up Meddling—But Trump Can Tromp On Them
The Mexican government has reluctantly accepted the Trump Triumph, but it has stepped up its meddling with a direct appeal to the “Mexican community”—MexGovSpeak for all Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in the U.S.—to further Mexican interests. Needless to say, this has gone virtually unreported in the U.S. Main Stream Media.
The Mexican foreign ministry (Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, or SRE) has just released a video message for illegal alien Mexicans in the U.S. delivered by the energetic Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu. She spoke forcefully and maternally, utilizing the familiar tú address, reassuring the illegals that the government of Mexico is with them. Here’s my translation and comments:
Foreign Minister’s Video Message to the Mexican Community in the U.S.
Paisano [Literally “Fellow countryman”, used frequently in Mexico to refer to Mexican illegal aliens in the U.S.].
These are uncertain times. Be calm. Don’t fall into provocations. Don’t be deceived. The government of President Pena and all Mexicans, estamos contigo [“we are with you”].
We want to inform you of the possible migratory actions or about your belongings, which as of February can affect you. [Confusing sentence, presumably the “your belongings” part is about illegal aliens protecting their possessions in case of deportation.] We are going to bring you this information and serve you wherever you are.
Also , you can go to the consulate or call us.
We are going to be closer than ever, to inform you, accompany you and to defend you. In these times the most important thing is to be united.
You are not alone.
Estamos contigo. Mensaje a la comunidad de #MéxicoEnEUA SRE video, Nov. 30, 2016
Then Claudia Ruiz Massieu, accompanied by Mexican ambassador Carlos Sada, went to Tucson, Arizona, and addressed Mexican consuls serving in San Diego and Calexico in California; Douglas, Nogales, Tucson and Yuma in Arizona; Brownsville, Del Rio, Eagle Pass, El Paso, Laredo, McAllen and Presidio in Texas. She ordered them to work on the eleven-point Estamos Contigo program announced on the SRE website on November 16th (see here and here) (Canciller Ruiz Massieu se reúne con Cónsules de México en la región fronteriza, SRE website, Dec. 2, 2016).
SRE’s English translation: Eleven measures to protect the Mexican community in the U.S. (SRE website, Nov. 18, 2016).
The document begins “These actions aim to provide Mexicans living in the U.S. with information from the Mexican government that help them avoid being victims of abuses and fraud.”
[Fraud? That’s ironic. Many Mexican illegal aliens are themselves perpetrators of identify fraud. But that’s OK by the SRE. It is concerned about Mexican illegals getting scammed, not them scamming other people].
The Foreign Ministry will take the following steps through its embassy and 50 consulates:
“Inform people about the Information and Assistance Center for Mexicans (CIAM)” [a toll-free number for Mexicans in the U.S. to call for] “assistance, information and consular protection from the Mexican government.”
[Establishes another toll-free number] “to report incidents and answer questions about immigration measures. “
[The Mexican consular network also has a] “free MiConsulmex mobile app” [for “the Mexican community” in the U.S. to use for] “important immigration information and contact information for the consulates and providers of immigration services.”
“Increase the presence of mobile consulates and consulates on wheels, to provide comprehensive protection and documentation services to a greater number of people in their communities.”
- ” In order to encourage all Mexicans to obtain official identification documents, the number of appointments for consular IDs, passports and birth certificates will be increased.”
[For years, Mexican consulates have been issuing “consular IDs”—the so-called matricula consular. Any Mexican legally resident in the U.S.—such as my wife, for example—has no need of a matricula consular. It is simply a ploy by the Mexican government to keep illegals in the U.S. from being inconvenienced. Of course, the real scandal is how many U.S. corporate and government entities accept it].
- “Boost the registration and issuance of birth certificates to the children of Mexican nationals born in the U.S.”
[Note that these U.S. born children are also American citizens even if their parents are illegal aliens, under the current misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment. Mexican consulates now even have a machine to dispense birth certificates to children born to Mexicans in the U.S. But there’s a silver lining: any such children born after the U.S. abolishes birthright citizenship will already have their Mexican birth certificates on hand when they are deported to Mexico!]
- “Extend the business hours of the consulates’ protection departments in order to expand the number of cases handled.”
[The more hours the consulates are open the more they can serve the “Mexican community” in the U.S.]
- “Speed up the opening of Financial Advisory modules and strengthen the banking campaign within the consulates.”
- “ Strengthen the dialogue with state and local authorities, with the understanding that local policies largely determine the course of the daily lives of Mexicans in the U.S.“
[This is a big one. The Mexican government has many collaborators among U.S. officials. For example two prominent mayors, Greg Stanton of Phoenix [Email him] and Obama crony Rahm Emanuel [Email him] of sanctuary city Chicago, met (separately) on December 2nd with the SRE’S Undersecretary for North America Paulo Carreno King [ Los Alcaldes de Phoenix y Chicago se reunieron con el Subsecretario para América del Norte, SRE, December 2, 2016]. You can see photos of the two mayors hamming it up with Carreno King at right.]
- “Strengthen the relationship with civil rights organizations.”
[More American Treason Lobbyists to fight against deportation and for Amnesty].
- “Urge communities to avoid any conflict and to avoid taking actions that could lead to administrative or criminal penalties.”
[In other words, keep a low profile so as not to attract the attention of American law enforcement, and especially those Trump voters].
The bottom line: the Mexican government plans to keep meddling in our internal affairs as long as we let them.
The Trump Administration, taking office next month, can tromp on this—with policies that will make Mexican meddling irrelevant.
Let’s hope it does.
American citizen Allan Wall (email him) moved back to the U.S.A. in 2008 after many years residing in Mexico. Allan`s wife is Mexican, and their two sons are bilingual. In 2005, Allan served a tour of duty in Iraq with the Texas Army National Guard. His VDARE.COM articles are archived here; his Mexidata.info articles are archived here ; his News With Views columns are archived here; and his website is here.