Mexican Cabinet Member: If US Doesn't Take Illegals, They'll Be a Burden on Mexico

Imagine people that Mexico thinks are a burden.


Imagine people that Mexico, a country that closely resembles a train that went off the rails into an exploding volcano filled with cocaine, thinks are a burden. Does taking them in really sound like a great plan?

A former Mexican cabinet member says the U.S. should accept more low-skill migrants from Central America, because otherwise the migrants would stay in Mexico.

If they can’t get into the United States, “they’re going to stay in Mexico, creating a burden for us that we have to carry,” Jorge Castañeda said on “Al Punto,” a Spanish-language show on Univision.

Immigrants hoping to enter the United States, legally or illegally, will invariably pass through Mexico to get there, Castañeda said. Assuming they can’t get into the country, with the heightened border security, he predicted that they will just stay in Mexico.

The U.S. needs to provide more temporary work visas to ensure that these illegal immigrants become U.S. citizens, rather than a “burden” that Mexico will have to deal with.

“I think Mexico should raise its voice much more clearly and forcefully to say that if the United States wants a wall, it needs to have more doors in this wall, with more bells at these doors so that Mexicans and Central Americans can enter the United States with papers,” he said, as translated.

Sure. Let's have our immigration policy set by a neighboring country based on the number of people it wants to get rid of.