The latest proposal of the Department for the US National Security regarding the repatriation of Mexican illegal immigrants is to separate families who try to cross the border. This idea is due to the current American legislation does not allow the authorities to hold in custody for a long period, families with children, the new proposal provides for the repatriation of the parents and the custody of children to the Department of Health and Humanitarian Services.
According to estimates of the National Institute of Geography and Statistics in 2015 91.2% of US citizens who resided in Mexico did not do it on a regular basis, only 65,000 out of a total of 739,000. According to to the latest surveys this condition has not improved rather has worsened, now US citizens in Mexico are about 1,000,000 of which approximately 934,000 are irregular, according to data provided by the US Department of State. Despite the high number of illegal immigrants Mexico maintains a softer line on the issuewhereas across the border the new administration led by Trump already has repatriated almost 12,000 people of which only 723 were involved in crimes such as drug trafficking or weapons.
About the trip of US Secretary of State Tillerson and the Secretary of Homeland Security Kelly in Mexico, President Trump said during a meeting with managers of different companies that for the first time the United States is expelling from the national territory drug traffickers and other criminals in an operation that Trump has called “military”. The President’s words have troubled the Mexican government that immediately requested clarification at Tillerson and at Kelly, both were forced to deny the Trump statements, especially Kelly ensured that the will not be used military in the operations and that there will be no mass expulsions.
The INCB (International Narcotics Control Board) has published a document, which suggests that the eventual construction of the wall on the border between Mexico and the United States would not solve the problem of drug trafficking, in fact, the INCB notes that the Mexican drug cartels operating a turnover of about $ 3.2 billion annually and that take advantage of very technological means such as drones or remote controlled submarines to carry the loads of drugs across the border, considering that according to data of the Secretariat for the National Defense there are today at least 60 airstrips not registered only in the Baja California region.
Luis Videgaray, Mexican Foreign Minister, met informally the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Bonn, Germans, where both are attending the G20. Videgaray said that Mexico will not change his mind about the financing of the wall on the border between the US and Mexico that the US President Trump wants to build, however, also stated that the US has every right to defend their borders and on this issue Mexico is willing to talk, finally he hinted that other Ministers of foreign Affairs are pushing so that the two countries work together as much as possible.
President Trump, from his residence in Florida, has admitted that the calculations, made earlier by his staff during the election campaign and then his by Cabinet, about the costs of the border wall that he would like to build with Mexico have been wrong, the work should costing $ 21.6 billion against $ 12 billion, which is the amount that Trump had declared during the election campaign. The President did not give up and announces that it will treat the price, infact, seems quite sure to get a discount,lke he had do for the 90 F-35 jets fighter, Lockheed Martin in that case would make to the administration a discount of $ 600 million, which according to defense analysts is similar to that done to other countries.