Mexican Response To US Election Season

In the 2012 US presidential election, Mexico or rather the concept of Mexico was not a major issue. Romney and Obama might have discussed it in discussions regarding immigration reform, bordering between the countries or the drug policy, but it was casually, in a non-sensical manner.

Mexico itself, as a nation was not the subject of discussion. At the time, a few of my fellow citizens complained about the lack of relevance to Mexico in the political agendas and debates in the public forums of their neighbor to the north I was sad to learn that Mexico and, in fact, the entire region in Latin America had simply been omitted from on the US radar. In retrospect, in 2016 it seems like maybe being irrelevant wasn’t as bad after all.

Anti-Mexican Sentiment Election

In the last year, Donald Trump has made Mexican-American sentiment the primary focus during his presidency. Trump has described Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals, and suggested that he construct a wall along the border that would block illegals from entering the US. The president has threatened to repeal this North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to stop Mexico and Mexicans from killing us on jobs and trade.

Trump’s claims aren’t only insulting they’re also scientifically false. In the context of criminality and immigration For instance it’s been proven that people who are immigrants have a lower chance to be involved in crimes than people that were raised in the US. Indeed, the process of immigration could actually help in decreasing crime rates and can positively impact economic growth.

Furthermore, the supposed never-ending stream of illegals across the border is actually decreasing over the past few years. Actually, the migration equilibrium among Mexico with that of the United States is now negative as more people are returning to Mexico instead of emigrating to US.

What about free trade? It’s not easy but in fact there isn’t a single benefit that has been attribute to Mexico. Also, not all US jobs lost in the last decade due to NAFTA however, it is more due to competition from China and other forces.

Vision Impairment Election

What Mexico is depict in and through people in and around the United States is, to me, a fascinating topic. Mexico and United States are profoundly integrate The strength and depth of the bonds that connect both countries is undisputed. But the reality of this relationship is against the ways in which many Mexicans and Americans continue to view one another, more so through their supposed civilisational differences than through their shared history.

North America might be many things a geographical representation, an economic block or a laboratory for culture. But it’s not the way that Walter Lippman described it as a picture inside our heads. The data on the reality of North America as real place however Mexico and America have no perspective to give it significance. And a narrative to convey it to the people living in both countries. Also, North America is a massive phenomenon that doesn’t have a story to explain it.

To the opposite side of the Atlantic there’s been as a component of their integration process the idea of Europe. However, on the other opposite side of Atlantic There hasn’t been any such initiative. We’ve lacked the knowledge and cultural resources to understand. What it means to consider us as part of an area bigger than its individual parts.

This absence from the North American narrative has paved the way for an individual such as Donald Trump to mobilise anti-Mexican. Attitudes among a segment of the American people who are frighten by the diversity of their country. And for whom Mexico and Mexicans have been portray as the cause of their cultural and economic angsts.

Vacuum Of Leadership In Politics Election

Beyond xenophobia, however, how Trump’s actions remain unchallenged for the most part indicates a shaky. Lack of leadership in the political arena on a subject of crucial significance to both countries. It appears that there is no one to champion the North American project has no person to advocate for it any more.

According to Roberto Suro observed recently at a binational conference in the Colegio de la Frontera Norte in Tijuana In the past. There hasn’t been a strong and clear reaction to publicly in support of NAFTA and its benefits not even in the Republican party. for sure and neither has Democrats as well as the Mexican government and civil society organizations on both sides of the border or the Mexican-American community, which has responded to the attack.

Trump’s falsehoods have generally met by silence. This is despite the fact that the majority of Americans do not seem to be in agreement. With his rants about free trade, or with his anti-Mexican stance. Although the public’s opinion of Mexico as the United States’ neighbor to the south experienced an overall. Decline in 2005 and 2013, over the last three years, Mexican image is rising.

November Donald

In this way, whatever happens in November Donald Trump has already won. The campaign of Donald Trump has effectively silenced the voices that might have spoken about the advantages of NAFTA.

In previous election cycles the immigration reform debate was something that was subject to proposals and debate. However, since Trump the issue has become an issue that is so tense that it’s not on the agenda. It’s likely that the standing that Mexico has earned Mexico within American popular. Opinion is likely to fall down the road, and so will NAFTA.

In the final analysis, Trump has brought anti-Mexican attitudes into mainstream. Politics and demonstrated how lucrative for electoral purposes it is

Don’t make up false hope that this trend is going to disappear following November. Even the event that Hillary Clinton is the next president of the United States. Trumpism regardless of Trump will remain an element to be reckon with for a long time to come.