It appears that Mexico will ask the United Nations to intervene with the United States to protect the human rights of its citizens that are here, legally or not. How will that work, exactly? Will the United nations begin by shaming us for protecting our laws and borders? Will the UN require us to waive all our laws to protect Mexican ‘citizens’?
As Written by Susan Jones for CNS News:
Mexico’s foreign minister says his government will seek the intervention of the United Nations if necessary to defend the human rights of its citizens caught up in the Trump administration’s tough new approach to illegal immigration.
Speaking on the eve of Thursday’s meetings with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray said at a meeting with officials from the U.N. human rights office that Mexico “does not have to accept provisions that one government wants unilaterally to impose on another.”
“The government of Mexico will act by all means legally possible to defend the human rights of Mexicans abroad, particularly in the United States,” he said.
“The government will not hesitate to go to international organizations beginning with the United Nations to defend, in accordance with international law, human rights, freedoms and due process in favor of Mexicans abroad,” Videgaray added.
The foreign minister was speaking at the signing of an agreement of cooperation between Mexico and the office of U.N. human rights commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.
Zeid himself was not present, but in a video message from Geneva voiced concern about and support for illegal migrants – or what he called migrants in “irregular situations.”
“We are witnessing a very dangerous trend not only on the American continent but also in other parts of the world,” he said. “Migrants are increasingly scapegoated, and those in irregular situations are being criminalized, detained and deported, often without due process.”
“Families are being torn apart,” he continued. “Ever higher barriers to entry are being put in place to deter migrants, but we know that this only forces them into using more dangerous channels, putting their lives at an even greater risk.”
Zeid said the U.N. rights office was deeply concerned about the trend, “particularly as it is transformed from mere rhetoric into actual….
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