Mexican President Issues Ultimatum To U.S.: Meet THESE Demands Or Face Continuing Migrant Surge (WATCH)

By Tommy Wilson | Wednesday, 27 March 2024 01:00 AM
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In a recent interview with "60 Minutes", Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador issued a stark warning to the United States.

He stated that unless the U.S. meets Latin America's aid requests, the influx of migrants will persist.

Earlier this year, President Obrador outlined a list of conditions that the U.S. must fulfill to stem the tide of migrants at the border. These included a yearly aid of $20 billion to Latin American nations and some form of amnesty for illegal immigrant workers residing in the U.S.

Despite Mexico's efforts to reduce mass migration at the behest of President Biden, leading to a temporary decline in crossings, the numbers began to ascend again in February. Border Patrol is bracing for another surge in the spring.

When questioned by "60 Minutes" correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi about his plans to slow down migration, Obrador responded via a translator, "We do, and want to continue doing it. But we do want for the root causes to be attended to, for them to be seriously looked at."

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Alfonsi highlighted Obrador's demands for the U.S., which include sending $20 billion annually to Latin American countries, lifting sanctions on Venezuela, ending the Cuban embargo, and legalizing millions of Mexicans living in the U.S. When asked about the consequences if these demands were not met, Obrador stated, "The flow of migrants will continue."

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Alfonsi then addressed criticisms of Obrador's approach, labeling it as "diplomatic blackmail". Obrador defended his stance, stating, "I’m speaking frankly. We have to say things as they are. And I always say what I feel, I always say what I think."

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When asked if he would continue to aid in securing the border if his conditions were not met, Obrador affirmed, "Yes, because our relationship is very important. It is fundamental."

Alfonsi concluded the segment by noting that while immigration, the border, and the economy are pivotal issues in the 2024 election, "the person who could tip the scales for either candidate is another President [Obrador]."

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