Mexico City lawmakers vote to ban Donald Trump from entering country

In response to Donald Trump‘s hard-line stance on illegal immigration, elected officials in Mexico are now pushing back — even if it does result in an even taller wall.

Lawmakers in Mexico City have unanimously passed a proposal, albeit toothless, calling on the Mexican government to ban the Republican front-runner from entering their country, according to Fox 32 Chicago.

“The proposal, known as a ‘point of agreement,’ cannot be enforced by the local government and is meant as a symbolic move by Mexico City lawmakers,” the Fox affiliate reported.


Local deputy Mauricio Toledo told Mexican media outlet Milenio that the community is entitled to be “protected by the state.”

“Following xenophobic messages against Mexican migrants in the United States, we urge the federal government to suspend or prohibit U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump entry to Mexico,” Toledo said. “The principle of equality must be understood above all as equal treatment, without discrimination, and the issues that matter to the majority of a community are susceptible to be protected by the state.”

The reaction on social media was mixed and reflects the anger and hostility that has surfaced in the U.S. presidential election.

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:

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