A new survey conducted by The Washington Post and Mexico’s Reforma newspaper shows that Mexicans are sick and tired of migrants traveling through their nation in an attempt to get to the United States. As people from Central America flood their nation, more than 6-in-10 Mexicanscomplain these migrants are stealing jobs and benefits from Mexicans. A majority wants to deport them.

As new U.S. policies have forced more asylum seekers to stay on the south side of our border as they wait for incredibly backlogged hearings, northern Mexico is indefinitely full of caravans of people sleeping in public spaces, and hoping for handouts of food and clothing.  

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will give these migrants work permits, but did not specify who was going to actually take care of their other needs.  This angered the governors of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas, who blamed the administration for not providing enough resources. They even signed a public statement saying they no longer could offer resources to the overwhelmed regions.  

“The number [of migrants] that the federal government is talking about is impossible for us to deal with,” said the governor of Coahuila, Miguel Angel Riquelme Solís.

Seems like the ruling elite of both countries are not willing to do as the people desire: to “secure our borders.” 

Please enjoy the rest of this article in the Washington Times.

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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