As mainstream media figures attack the Trump administration as being anti-immigrant and racist, the administration’s concerns about immigrants from Central America entering the country illegally are shared by a majority of the Mexican people, according to a Washington Post survey.
“Mexicans are deeply frustrated with immigrants after a year of heightened migration from Central America through the country, according to a survey conducted by The Washington Post and Mexico’s Reforma newspaper,” reported the Post’s Kevin Sieff and Scott Clement. “More than 6 in 10 Mexicans say migrants are a burden on their country because they take jobs and benefits that should belong to Mexicans.
Many mainstream media figures have decried Trump’s call for deporting undocumented immigrants, yet his sentiment is shared by a majority of the Mexican people, according to the Post.
“A 55 percent majority supports deporting migrants who travel through Mexico to reach the United States,” the Post continued. “Those findings defy the perception that Mexico — a country that has sent millions of its own migrants to the United States, sending billions of dollars in remittances — is sympathetic to the surge of Central Americans. Instead, the data suggests Mexicans have turned against the migrants transiting through their own country, expressing antipathy that would be familiar to many supporters of President Trump north of the border.”