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Mexico is Actively Trying to Influence The U.S. Presidential Election

The country is trying to influence the election by helping residents in the U.S. become citizens

According to The Washington Post and Bloomberg, Mexico is trying to influence the U.S. presidential election to defeat Donald Trump.

Mexico is mounting an unprecedented effort to turn its permanent residents in the U.S. into citizens, a status that would enable them to vote — presumably against Donald Trump.

Officially, Mexico says it respects U.S. sovereignty and has no strategy to influence the result of the presidential race. Yet Mexican diplomats are mobilizing for the first time to assist immigrants in gaining U.S. citizenship, hosting free workshops on naturalization.

“This is a historic moment where the Mexican consulate will open its doors to carry out these types of events in favor of the Mexican community,” Adrian Sosa, a spokesman for the consulate in Chicago, said before an event on March 19. In Dallas, about 250 permanent residents attended the consulate’s first “citizenship clinic” in February and another 150 in its second in March. In Las Vegas, the turnout topped 500.

Underscoring the fine line that separates participation from interfering in another country’s election, Sosa noted that the consulate only hosts the event but it’s community organizations who offer the advice.

That “fine line” that differentiates “participation” from “interference,” has been obliterated rather than underscored. People who immigrate are supposed to do so to become Americans, not agents of a foreign power influencing government policy according to the wishes of the foreign government. These residents are only interested in citizenship as a way to makes them more effective lobbyists for Mexico—and are receiving aid in doing so from the Mexican government solely because that government want a hand in deciding who the next U.S. President is.

Both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz should use this story as part of their campaigns. It really demonstrates why Americans are concerned for their government and their country. What is the point of “democracy” if other nations can work so openly to acquire votes?

This Fox News interview shows how important are the issues of immigration and trade to this election.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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