During his speech, the governor indicated that he would seek to resume measures of the “Stay in Mexico” program as well as insist on the construction of the border wall
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Republican Greg Abbott won, for the third consecutive time, the midterm elections in Texas, United States (USA). To celebrate, from an event in Rio Grande Valley, reaffirmed his anti-immigration policy in front of his supporters on the night of November 8th.
And it is that in his speech, in addition to endorsing his commitment to go against “the war” against oil and gas production —supposedly led by the Democrat and current US president, Joe Biden— Abbott reiterated his political position regarding the entry of Central and South American migrants.
< p class="paragraph">During the ceremony, he assured that the Texas government will demand greater security in the borders between Mexico and the United States. He also pointed out that he will demand more elements of the Mexican and US border police in the region.
In his speech, he took up two of the measures proposed by the former US president, Donald Trum , since he indicated that he would seek to resume the measures of the “Stay in Mexico” program as well as make the construction of a border wall a reality.
It should be added that, regarding the entry of drugs (especially fentanyl), Abbott maintained that he would continue with the process so that the drug cartels are classified and prosecuted as terrorist organizations by the US authorities.
After his presentation, today's governor crowned his victory celebration with a group of mariachis. It should be noted that the Republican and party partner of Donald Trump was re-elected as leader of Texas. With these results he prevailed with 54.84% over his Democratic opponent Beto O'Rourke.
Mexico's relationship with Greg Abbott
Abbott's position on the immigration issue is not new, in fact, it has already generated accusations from the Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who even came to ask fellow nationals on the other side of the border not to vote for candidates who promote anti-immigrant policies such as those promoted by the Republican.
“If there is a candidate from a party that mistreats migrants and mistreats Mexicans, We are going to ask our countrymen to help us there so that they are not voted for. Let them not forget what is said in the Rubén Blades song: 'he who does not love his country, does not love his mother,'” he said.
Abbott, was endorsed by former President Donald Trump (Photo: REUTERS/Marco Bello)
This statement was issued on July 8, that is, four months before the US elections, so The president assured that it was a measure in favor of the Republican's political campaign. It should be added that the accusations also occurred after Greg Abbott issued an executive order to the United States National Guard (USA) and Texas Public Security, so that both security institutions could return undocumented migrants to the border.
With this fact, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE >) of Mexico also issued its statement. Through a communiqué, the agency rejected the executive order, stating that immigration security measures in the United States correspond to the federal government, led by President Joe Biden.