Mexican legislation would confiscate U.S. assets if Trump builds wall

The hypocrisy of the government of Mexico boggles the mind.

Mexico welcomes only foreigners who will be useful to Mexican society. Mexico guards its southern border with Guatemala and does not suffer illegal immigration: under Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony. Mexico annually deports more illegal aliens than the U.S. does. (Source: Human Events)

But woe be it that the United States should do what Mexico does, which is what President-elect Donald Trump vows to do, with which millions of Americans agree — including Hispanics! — and voted accordingly last November 8.

Now, to add injury upon injury, there is a proposed legislation in the Mexican Senate that seeks to ban the Mexican government from funding the construction of the Trump wall along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border, as well as confiscate U.S. assets in Mexico if Trump were to have the unmitigated gall as to actually build the wall.

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The UK Telegraph and Independent report that last September Mexican senator Armando Rios Piter from the leftist PRD party proposed legislation that would:

(1) Block any attempt by Trump to force Mexico to pay for a border wall by banning Mexico’s finance ministry from using public funds on any project that is “against the country’s interest”.

(2) If Trump were to abolish the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Mexico would retaliate by revoking all bilateral treaties and agreements between the US and Mexico, including the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

Note: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed by the US and Mexico in 1848 to end a two-year war between the two countries which Mexico lost. As part of the deal, Mexico handed to the US over half a million square miles of land that encompasses today’s Texas and California, as well as large parts of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. Mexican nationalists call these lost territories Aztlan and advocate Mexico’s “reconquest” (reconquista) of those lands.

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(3) If Trump were to finance border wall construction by blocking U.S. Mexicans’ remittance payments to Mexico, Mexico will retaliate by:

  • Levying an equivalent tax on the more than one million American citizens living in Mexico.
  • Confiscating American assets and properties in Mexico, which would include factories and businesses. In the language of the proposed bill: “in cases where the assets of our fellow citizens or companies are affected by a foreign government, as Donald Trump has threatened, the Mexican government should proportionally expropriate assets and properties of foreigners from that country on our territory.”

According to the Office of the United States Trade Representative, U.S. assets in the form of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Mexico — led by nonbank holding companies, manufacturing, and finance/insurance — totaled $107.8 billion in 2014.

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Rios Piter told the Telegraph he was in initial conversations with other senators about the legislation. He said:

“We can’t take a partisan view of this. All parties in the senate are in agreement that Mexico needs to stand up for itself and strengthen its relationship with the United States. We want to shut Trump’s mouth, which has been spewing this hateful speech.”

Lorne Matalon reports for Fronteras, Dec. 27, 2016, that Alejandro Hope, a former senior intelligence analyst at Mexico’s civilian intelligence agency CISEN who had worked in former Mexican president Vicente Fox’s transition team, said the Trump wall will likely lead to more unrest and bloodshed in Mexico as organized crime fight for control of smuggling routes into the U.S. — “The remaining routes for illicit trafficking will become far more valuable. And that probably means more conflict on the Mexican side.”

I say bring it on, Mexico!

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~Eowyn

19 responses to “Mexican legislation would confiscate U.S. assets if Trump builds wall

  1. Two can play that game! And they can scrap any financial or DEA assistance, too. They forget WHO needs WHOM.
    Still wanna play “steal the burrito”?

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  2. Kevin J Lankford

    Got nothing in mexico…..And would never be stupid enough to invest in a country whose only asset is illegal aliens.

    The mexican government ( I’m sure with plenty of outside help) has exploited their own people for all they can get. Now they sell them to the venal rogues of the U.S. government for their abuse and depletion of our property and values.

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    • Yep…Kev..that’s life down on the Mexican “”plantation, ” run by the Mexican government—farming out it’s people to bidders in the USA….who have not YET begun to charge taxes on wire-mailed money back to the Mexican economy—the LARGEST contribution to the Mexican economy on record ….here or there…….Trump will make them pay for the wall by charging taxes on these remittances ….

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  3. Truth be told, we have about 60 million Hispanics here illegally (that 11 million figure, which never changed, despite the constant human tide of illegals was BS), that, is suddenly reintroduced to Mexico would be such a boon to their economy, would it not?

    Particularly if we empty our prisons, as Castro did during the Boatlift, and ship them right back South O’ the Border — what ramifications would that have to Mexico?

    Loss of remittances?

    A new population, now acclimatized to American wealth and stability, now suddenly re-packed into Mexico’s Third World economy, which will now be suddenly missing REMITTANCES.

    Maybe Mexico should sit down and think for a moment how it should handle this impending set of circumstances. Being petulant, or acting like the No Stinkin Badges bandito is not going to be helpful.

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  4. If they do what they say -Declaring the Southwest United States as Aztlan, it is simply a renewal of war. At least it would be a public admission of their intended “Invasion”.
    We can then solve the Illegal Immigrant problem and the Cartel problem by moving the “Border” to an convenient location about a hundred miles south and declare the area between there and the “Old Border”, a Military Defense Zone under Military Law. All hostile and law breaking persons will be deported south of the New Border.
    Easy, peasy.

    This guy is an idiot playing to the ignorant. It’s like making Cher President of The Peoples Democratic Republic of California.
    The Mexican Military would surrender rather than be annihilated. Mexico would collapse. Every Mexican with the means would leave and it would collapse into civil war between the haves and have-nots like post-1917 Russia. It would certainly solve Mexico’s over-population problem if we didn’t stop it. And we shouldn’t. If they are stupid enough to try that, they need to suffer the result.

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    • I like your new border extension idea. Imagine what we/Trump could build there….

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      • Promise all the old Veterans that will “Re-up for the war” get 40 acres and a small John Deere tractor in the “New Territories” and the war and the Occupation would be guaranteed! Plenty of retirees would like to live in Mexico except for the Cartels, crooked cops, and no guns.

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  5. I can assure readers that Mexico and Mexicans will NEVER retaliate against the USofA; the price of doing so is far too high. And as well as I know Mexican culture, I’m certain the common people have no interest in doing that.

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    • Mexican kids are taught in public schools that Aztlan is part of Mexico that was stolen by the nasty Gringos, so all Mexicans have a “right” to move there. And suck off the Stupid Gringos’ Welfare State. It is their “Reparations”. Not all Mexicans believe this, but many pretend to to justify using the US as a dumping ground for excess population and criminals. They blame Americans for Drug Cartels not their crooked cops and their “Gun Control” that makes it impossible for the people to defend themselves.

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  6. So, Mexico actually likes all those folk from El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua invading their country so they can sneak into the U.S.? (Could’ve fooled me… )

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  8. That would be a huge mistake on Mexico’s part. But, say there arose a near shooting-war situation between America and Mexico as a result, and the US-based Left (I say “US-based” since “American Left” is an oxymoron), took the side of the Mexicans. Thus, it was out-and-out treason.

    I don’t think it would take long (if others did not intervene, but the Left might invite North Koreans, Chinese and whoever else to join it).

    At the end of the day, lives would be spared and America would benefit, by herding all like-minded Leftists from the Hillary Archipilago over to California, granting it independence, and toss in all the Illegals, Rapefugess and multi-generational welfare types as well.

    Let them reap the consequences of their own failed ideology (we’d best build a very big wall between us then).

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    • Sorry but I live in California and I don’t want to become part of Mexico. Not all out here are libtards. The only reason this state keeps getting more and more left is because of all the immigrants and illegals flooding in here from all over the world. Asians overwhelmingly The Dem too.

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      • The only reason they’re flowing in is because they’re ALLOWED. If the law was being enforced, they wouldn’t be there, tapping into the scant resources the residents so badly need, and the state wouldn’t be $2 billion in a hole.

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  9. Does Mexico really want to go there with this? We are forced into building a wall because Mexico refuses to keep their country safe.

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    • There are multiple reasons for the situation, here are a few that most gringos don’t know or have forgotten, in chronological order:

      The imposition in the 1960s by US mega-agribusinesses of industrial-scaled factory-farms onto campesino Mexican agriculture. The foods produced were less nutrient dense, needed higher chemical & fertiliser inputs, and designed for processing in US-financed packing houses that had Mexican “owners” as a screen [compradores].
      With the collapse of tens of thousands of fincas [traditional family-scaled Mexican agriculture] peasants were displaced from the far countryside and went to the urbs to find work. Problem was, they were less able to cope there than before, so a lot chose to go North, which wasn’t really a solution, only a stop-gap measure, starting in the early ’70s.
      Next came parts makers for Detroit car makers, in the notorious maquiladoras [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maquiladora] along the US border, US-financed w/Mexican front ownership. “In 1985, maquiladoras overtook tourism as the largest source of foreign exchange, and since 1996 they have been the second largest industry in Mexico behind the petroleum industry.[3]”
      Real estate laws in Mexico make it difficult for non-Mexicans to own property; what evolved is an ‘under the table’ realty ownership staged by lawyers who specialise in foreign non-resident investor-owners w/supplied front men [rarely a woman; it’s the culture]. You can lease a condo or house, however.
      After the success of the maquiladora set-ups, US car-makers took the next logigal step: why pay to have parts shipped here when we can get a Mexican to work in a car plant for US$5 a day, non-unionised, no pensions, and no nasty WCB or industrial safety rules to hamper us? So NAFTA was created to allow this to come about, and here we are.

      In Canada we commoners tired of this BS and FINALLY pressured Justin Time Trudeau to kill Broom Hilda’s latest nega-corporation scheme, the TPPA, which was NAFTA on steroids, to send what’s left of Canadian manufacturing to Vietnam and Indonesia, as China’s better workers now earn more than UDS$5 a day. Chinese billionaires stopped building plants in China and are outsourcing to Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, et al., as the Japanese did 30 years ago to become more competitive. If you look carefully, you’ll see that outside of cars, it’s a rare smaller product that’s actually ‘Made in Japan’ these days.

      IF Donald Trump can reverse these horrible practises he’ll save both the USA & Canada’s bacon, but few admit that; too damn many progressive airheads think he’s a threat and Broom Hilda wasn’t! Like the four senior women last Sunday at my Meeting for Worship. My tongue tried to strangle me as I kept silent, not wanting to get them more upset about gun-promoting me than they already are!

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  10. If Mexico were dealing with Carter, or Clinton, or Dole, or McCain, Bush and especially Obama (what a litany of losers), then all of Mexico’s bluff and bluster might have caused any one of the foregoing to back down, cave in, or fold like a cheap lawn chair.

    I really want to think (let us pray) that El Presidente Trump would say Mie-yerda! (and then add in a little teeth-gritting Callahanish “Make my day.”) I would like to think it would be a huge mistake militarily, but before it turned into a shooting match, a huge mistake economically:

    “Projecting $26 billion sent as tax-free remittances by illegal aliens to Mexico in 2014,44 the negative impacts of this loss on the American economy would be significant. That amount would purchase 1.5 million cars or 15-million computers, and $200 billion sent back to Mexico over the past 10 years would have purchased Americans an astounding number: 15 million cars along with 150 million additional computers.45 It well could have saved countless homeowners from foreclosure. Mexico received the largest amount of remittances in 2009). Of 10 countries receiving 40 percent of total remittances and related flows from the U.S., Mexico received about 61 percent of funds. Mexico’s central bank reported remittances totaling $21.27 billion in 2010. Remittances are indeed a significant source of income to Mexico. Remittance inflows of $25.3 billion to Mexico comprised approximately 3 percent of Mexico’s 2008 GDP. “

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  11. Let ’em try.

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