A leftist Mexican presidential candidate is calling for mass migration into the United States when he wins the election.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador declared it a “human right” for all North Americans during a speech this past week, eluniversal.com reported.
The Mexican nationalist, who is leading the presidential polls in Mexico, demanded that current President Enrique Peña Nieto send a note of protest to President Trump, condemning the now-rescinded policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S. border.
He vowed that he would be advocating for all migrants once he wins the July 1 election.
“And soon, very soon — after the victory of our movement — we are going to defend the migrants of the entire American continent and all the migrants of the world who, by necessity have to leave their villages to seek life in the United States,” Obrador said.
“It is a human right that we are going to defend,” he added.
The 64-year-old former mayor of Mexico City with progressive populist views has had two previously unsuccessful bids for president. The candidate, who ran for president unsuccessfully in 2006 and 2012, is no fan of Trump’s but has promised the U.S. president that he is going to end corruption in Mexico if he is elected, in a bid to rid the bad perception of his country.
He has been a vocal critic of Trump’s and has even proposed granting amnesty to Mexican drug cartels, according to Fox News’ Tucker Carlson.
“America is now Mexico’s social safety net, and that’s a very good deal for the Mexican ruling class,” Carlson said Thursday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
The Fox News host debated Obrador’s remarks with Mexican-American journalist Jorge Ramos, who warned that a victorious Obrador would introduce a “completely different relationship” with the United States than the current Mexican administration.
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