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Government of Mexico rejects Texas approved anti-immigrant laws

Mexico City, Mexico — The Government of Mexico, through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, rejects the anti-immigration laws approved in Texas.

In relation to Bill SB4 approved by the Congress of the state of Texas, the Government of Mexico, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, expresses its rejection of these anti-immigrant measures that seek to stop the flow of migrants, through their criminalization, which will result in family separation, racial discrimination and profiling.

The Government of Mexico recognizes the sovereign right of any country to decide the public policies that should be implemented in its territory. However, it respectfully expresses its legitimate right to protect the rights of its nationals in the United States as well as to establish its own immigration policies into its territory.

In this sense, the Government of Mexico categorically rejects any measure that allows state or local authorities to detain and return nationals or foreigners to Mexican territory.

Mexico recognizes the importance of a uniform and consistent policy on immigration matters. Consequently, it supports joint work with the Federal Government of the United States to ensure that migration happens in an orderly, safe, orderly, regular manner and with respect for the human rights of people in situations of mobility.

Mexico also expresses its concern about the package of legislative measures that will affect the human rights of the more than 10 million people of Mexican origin who reside in Texas by fostering hostile environments that can lead to hate acts or crimes against the communities. migrants.

Furthermore, the Government of Mexico reiterates its rejection of any measure that contemplates the involuntary return of migrants without respect for due process.  

Upon learning of the presentation of these legislations that violate the rights of the Mexican population, the Foreign Ministry, through the North American Unit and the General Directorate of Consular Protection and Strategic Planning, have provided instructions to the eleven consular representations in Texas.

The Government of Mexico will maintain its efforts with the Government of the United States of America to respond to migratory phenomena and reiterates its commitment to protecting the rights of Mexican people who are abroad.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through its network of consulates in the state of Texas, will be attentive to respond to any violation by the authorities and will explore supporting strategic litigation to safeguard your human rights.