Nena Arias | August 12, 2019Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. (Romans 13:1)
Illegal migration has become a very real problem in many parts of the world especially here in the United States. With so many wanting to come to the U.S. via Mexico it has not only impacted the U.S. but has also greatly impacted Mexico and its people are speaking out and expressing their discontent.
There is much understanding missing in the whole equation. People need to understand the difference between tourists, travelers, and those who enter a country illegally and want to stay long-term or permanently. The latter is what we are having so much trouble with that is causing so much havoc in our country. We are not to do injustice to the strangers, but we do not have to allow lawlessness when it comes to who enters our country.
On the other hand, Mexicans from Mexico say they want migrants to be deported back to their countries of origin in South America and elsewhere. That sentiment is being called racist here in the U.S., so, does this make the Mexicans racists?
A new poll of citizens in Mexico says that a majority are against migrants from Central America coming in to their country on their way to seek asylum in the United States.
The poll from the Washington Post and Reforma, which is a leading Mexican newspaper, found that Americans are not the only ones bothered by illegal foreigners using their country as a pathway in their trek to the U.S. The report says that nearly two thirds of Mexicans polled, said that migrants are a “burden” that take jobs and benefits away from their citizens.
The issue has become more burdensome for Mexican nationals after President Donald Trump began a new policy making asylum seekers wait in Mexico for the results of their request.
Through protests against migrants, Mexican citizens are loudly letting migrants know they are not welcome in their country.
The poll also reveals that 55 percent of Mexican citizens polled want the migrants to be deported back to their home countries.
Only 33 percent said that Mexico should give migrants temporary asylum or residency. A very small percentage said they wanted the country to give them permanent residency.
President Trump has recently made the demand that asylum seekers in the U.S. should only submit an application if their asylum request has been denied by another country before applying here. Only then would their request for asylum in the U.S. even be considered.
The Mexican government has responded to pressure from Trump by offering more migrants benefits if they agree to stay in Mexico and cease to attempt to seek asylum in the United States.
However, Mexico has said there’s a limit to how long the country can host those seeking asylum. They only want it to be short term, certainly no more than two years regardless of how long the process goes on.
This stance does not make the Mexicans or anyone else racists. They are just defending themselves from an illegal invasion of what rightfully belongs to them and what they have worked so hard to achieve.
The same is true of the United States; making migrants go through our legal process to live in this country is perfectly correct and should be enforced if we are going to retain our country.