Mexican diplomats meddle openly in U.S. immigration policy, while our own leaders do nothing to stop them.
So they continue to get away with it.
A new Mexican consul has arrived to his post in Dallas, and guess what he's talking about?
This week, the new top Mexican consul José Octavio Tripp arrived in Dallas, a region ranking among the top five for the Mexican government in a country where 11 percent of the population traces origins back to Mexico.
Today, la reforma migratoria —or immigration reform—dominated a press briefing. Will the Mexican government be ready should the U.S. Congress approve an overhaul of immigration laws that includes a pathway to U.S. citizenship?
Consul General Tripp acknowledged the challenge in supplying Mexican identification documents that might help in a U.S. legalization program. Planning is already taking place on how the Mexican government can scale up assistance, Tripp said.
“We need to construct bridges of collaboration with organizations,” Tripp said.
He cited the recent help the Mexican consulate received from teams of young immigrants and U.S. lawyers when the Obama administration rolled out a program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA for those who fell between the ages of 16 and 31. It halts deportations and provides work permits for those who qualify.
Huge lines began forming at the Mexican consulate as the undocumented tried to document themselves with Mexican identification. The consulate extended hours to meet demand from young immigrants trying to prove what they previously wanted to hide: They were in the U.S. unlawfully. Some spoke elegant English and fractured Spanish–a punctuation point on lives built in Texas.
...As for Consul Tripp, he most recently was posted in the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C., where he had a ringside seat on U.S. politics. He was in charge of the Mexican equivalent of the U.S. Agency for International Development.[Mexico’s new consul arrives in Dallas, discusses immigration reform’s potential challenges, By Dianne Solis, Dallas News.com, June 5, 2013]