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Mexico’s Foreign Ministry rejects Greg Abbots announcement on border immigration

Mexico City, Mexico — The Government of Mexico rejects the measures announced by the Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, in relation to the involvement of state authorities in immigration and border control actions between Mexico and the United States of America.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Mexico responded to the measures announced by Abbot on Tuesday.

In the United States, the application of immigration laws, border control, and the negotiation of international agreements are exclusive powers of the federal government, so bilateral dialogue on these matters between our countries is carried out only at that level.

The measures announced by the governor, in any case, can be understood as measures of a political nature.

The Government of Mexico reiterates its commitment to the protection of Mexicans abroad, so the network of consulates in the state of Texas will be alert to the violation of their rights by any authority.

Similarly, Mexico will continue working permanently to achieve a more orderly, safe and humane migration.