[Ed. – Do migrants from nations south of Mexico enjoy same right with respect to Mexico’s border?]
Mass immigration to the United States through an open border is a Mexican “human right”, according to Mexico’s newly elected socialist president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
The self-described “soft Marxist” made the comments during popular campaign speeches in the lead up to Sunday’s landslide Mexican presidential election victory.
“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, adding that Mexican migrants “must leave their towns and find a life in the United States.”
He then declared migration “a human right we will defend,” El Universal reports.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the silver-haired 64-year-old who is best known as “AMLO” and counted former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez as a friend, was elected with at least 53% of the vote, according to a quick count by Mexico’s electoral commission.
Obrador in April delivered a speech criticizing President Trump and promising that as Mexican president he will not become a “piñata” for the White House, Global News reports.