By Agence France-Presse
Mexico condemned US President Donald Trump’s decision Tuesday to end an amnesty for 1000’s of individuals introduced illegally to the United States as youngsters, expressing “deep worry” for the uncertainty they now face.
“Mexico deeply regrets the cancellation” of this system often known as DACA, President Enrique Pena Nieto mentioned in a tweet.
“The Mexican government will urge US authorities to find a swift, permanent solution that gives legal certainty to the young people of DACA,” he wrote.
Trump introduced permits issued below this system could be regularly phased out as they expire over the following six to 24 months.
He left it up to Congress to draft an immigration reform to deal with the authorized state of affairs of some 800,00zero individuals previously shielded from deportation below this system, carried out by his predecessor, Barack Obama.
Some 625,00zero Mexicans are protected below DACA, in accordance to the Mexican overseas ministry.
Pena Nieto mentioned they’d be welcomed “with open arms” in Mexico in the event that they ended up being deported to the nation of their beginning, the place many have barely ever lived.
Mexico has a “moral imperative” to foyer the Trump administration and Congress to shortly resolve the authorized grey space, Mexico’s Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Sada instructed a press convention.
“There is no question that setting immigration policy in the United States is the exclusive role of the American people and their institutions,” the overseas ministry mentioned.
“However, our country cannot ignore the fact that thousands of young people born in Mexico will likely be affected by today’s decision.”
The subject of Mexican immigration to the United States has strained relations between the 2 neighbors since Trump took workplace, alongside together with his vows to make Mexico pay for a wall on the border.
Trump’s decision sparked protests in Mexico. On Monday evening, some 20 ladies held a prayer vigil within the northern metropolis of Tijuana in opposition to the upcoming end of DACA, gathering alongside the border at a spot the place there may be already a metallic barrier between the 2 nations.
Another small group protested outdoors the US embassy in Mexico City on Tuesday.
Among them was not too long ago deported mom Maria Jimenez, 40, whose daughter, Brenda Guadarrama, remained within the US below DACA.
Now 20 years previous, Guadarrama has lived within the United States since she was two. Since her mom was despatched again to Mexico 4 months in the past, she has had to assist her three youthful siblings.
“My daughter fought hard to study and get ahead…. She is one of millions of young people who have done nothing but fight for a better future,” Jimenez instructed AFP.
The authorized limbo, she mentioned, “is agony.”
“It’s as if they told you that tomorrow you were going to die.”(AFP)