What with Donald Trump’s calls to wall off the Mexican border, and his controversial statements about illegal immigrants, it’s no surprise that the Mexican government is not looking forward to a Trump presidency. When asked about Trump’s plan to make our southern neighbor pay for the wall, former president Vicente Fox went so far as to say “I’m not going to pay for that f***ing wall.”
So clearly the leadership in Mexico is vehemently opposed to Trump, but how far would they go to stop him? Officially they’ve claimed that they have no plan to influence the US presidential election, but the actions of their diplomats speak louder than their assurances. For the very first time in history, consulates across the country are hosting free workshops for Mexican immigrants, that will teach them how to become U.S. citizens. Are they trying to trying to influence the election by turning Mexican immigrants into eligible voters?
The timing couldn’t be more perfect, as millions of legal residents are eligible for citizenship, and many of them are concerned about Donald Trump. Bloomberg interviewed some of the immigrants who attended these workshops, and found that many of them were motivated to achieve citizenship, just so they can vote against Trump.
However, the consulates are denying the accusation that they’re trying to influence the election. According to Laura Espinosa, a staffer at Mexico’s consulate in Las Vegas, “We don’t have any opinion on that, because that would be totally interfering in internal affairs of the country.”
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