A Mexican Presidential candidate has called on his fellow Mexicans to rush to the United States. He has describe the mass exodus he is calling for as a “human right.”
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) said the people of his own country should flee to find a better life in the United States, according to a report from Eluniversal. Imagine if President Trump called on our citizens to head to Canada.
“And soon, very soon — after the victory of our movement — we will defend all the migrants in the American continent and all the migrants in the world,” Obrador said on Tuesday while suggesting his people “leave their towns and find a life in the United States.”
AMLO said that fleeing to the United States would be “a human right we will defend.”
With less than two weeks until the election, Obrador is considered the frontrunner. His ticket has focused on opposing the policies of President Trump toward Mexico. Per the New York Times:
After 18 years of trying, and trying again, Mr. López Obrador, widely known as AMLO, may have a historic opportunity. He has said that his presidency will signal the start of Mexico’s fourth revolution, following independence from Spain in the early 19th century, the liberal reforms later that century, and the Mexican Revolution in the early 20th century.
He promises an austere, nationalist government that will fight corruption and inequality. He has said he will push constitutional amendments to change Mexico’s energy policy, eliminate immunity for government employees and allow for mechanisms of direct democracy, such as presidential referendums. He has repeatedly compared himself to Mexican leaders like Benito Juárez, Francisco Madero and Lázaro Cárdenas, which is like an American candidate comparing himself to George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
A candidate suggesting his country’s people to flee to the United States is the leading candidate to become their next president. That tells you all you need to know about the state of Mexico.