Members of a US-bound migrant caravan stand on a road after federal police briefly blocked their way outside the town of Arriaga, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Hundreds of Mexican federal officers carrying plastic shields had blocked the caravan from advancing toward the United States, after several thousand of the migrants turned down the chance to apply for refugee status and obtain a Mexican offer of benefits. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
The United States isn’t just having a migrant crisis. Mexico has a very serious problem with the number of people streaming through its country in order to try to get into the United States and frankly, they’re sick of it.
The latest poll by the Washington Post showed that six in ten Mexicans consider the migrants a burden on their country, and believes they are taking jobs that belong to them. What’s more, 55 percent believe that deporting migrants heading toward the United States is a good thing.
Stunning poll from @washingtonpost.
• 6 in 10 Mexicans say migrants are a burden on their country taking jobs that should belong to citizens.
• 55% of Mexicans support deporting migrants who go through Mexico to the United States.
Will Democrats say Mexicans are racist now? pic.twitter.com/yxwufVWAgJ
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) July 17, 2019
According to WaPo, the fact that Mexicans find themselves lining up more with Trump about immigration than originally perceived is surprising:
Those findings defy the perception that Mexico – a country that has sent millions of its own migrants to the United States, sending billions of dollars in remittances – is sympathetic to the surge of Central Americans. Instead, the data suggests Mexicans have turned against the migrants transiting through their own country, expressing antipathy that would be familiar to many supporters of President Donald Trump north of the border.
I don’t think I need to focus on the fact that Mexico is getting a taste of what it’s like to have a bunch of migrants come in and cause problems in your country. What’s more interesting is that WaPo is surprised by the fact that unchecked migration to the point of encouragement is causing more problems than they anticipated.
It’s also hilarious that in the face of these problems, WaPo is surprised that many people are beginning to understand what Trump has been talking about and are now more than ready to side with him against the issue.
The fun part will be watching how the left responds to this, if they choose to respond at all. It’s going to be difficult to pull the race card when speaking of the migrant crisis when the citizens of Mexico are also in line with deportation and border security. Racism is generally an accusation reserved for white people, but the left can’t call Mexicans racist. It would run contrary to their established narrative.
The undeniable fact is that a migrant crisis has nothing to do with race, and would be a problem no matter what color of skin a person has. Illegal immigration boils down to economic effects and crime, not what skin color a person has. Any accusation that concerns about illegal immigration is purely racial now has to answer to the fact that Mexicans are also on board with Trump’s policies.