Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidate, has made immigration its hobby. Mexican and American newspapers react strongly to the release of its reform plan. In the migration plan published on its website Sunday, August 16, the candidate and the real estate billionaire Donald Trump provides for reference of Mexican undocumented immigrants in Mexico, construction of a wall south of the border, financed by Mexico and the end of the right to US citizenship for children of immigrants born in the United States, enshrined in the Constitution.
Faced with this drastic plan Mexicans do not know what reaction well to adopt. A professor from the center of International Studies at the University of Mexico, Gustavo Vega Canovas, compared his speech to that of Germany in the 1930s, tells The Washington Post, saying: “What he says makes me laugh, but a nervous laugh. “The Mexican daily Milenio quoted Roger Rocha Jr., president of the American Association Lulac (League of United Latin American Citizens), which describes the Trump speech” hate rhetoric “that” recycles old ideas [… to] draw attention to the extreme right. ”
Mexican authorities generally avoid reacting to statements by Donald Trump, they do not expect to see become president, says The Washington Post. But the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of countries recalled Monday, August 17 that the Mexican immigrant population in the US was an asset for the country and stated that the proposals “would be detrimental to the welfare of the two companies concerned.”
On the US side, Republican strategists are concerned about the impact of Trump phenomenon on the popularity of the party, as explained by The New York Times. Several other candidates have indeed adopted very tough stance on immigration, including Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin, who in turn delivered Aug. 17 to end the right to US citizenship for immigrant children . A bidding war that could cost dear to the Grand Old Party, which risks losing the votes of more and more Latinos.
Mitt Romney had learned the hard way in 2012, collecting a historically low share of the Hispanic vote after advocating “self-deportation” of illegal during the primaries.