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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Mexico To Intervene In November Election Against Trump

by JASmius

Isaac Newton said it best: For every action, there's an equal and opposite reaction:

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.

i.e. Mexico is intervening in the November election to stop Trump.

"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 19th. 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.

So they're accomplices, since they don't need to organize these citizenship workshops.  But absent the community organizations, the consulates would be organizing them, everybody knows it, AND everybody knows why.  Which is why nobody can convince me that Trump wasn't trying to provoke this very massive reaction by trashing the reputation of and discrediting border hawkery all along with his loud-mouthed caricature of what liberals think are conservatives' "real" motivations for border enforcement - i.e. racism.  Indeed, The Donald is doing a lot of Barack Obama's Democrat voter registration padding for him using this masterful exercise in reverse-psychology.  In the end, all Trump's "I'm gonna deport all illegals/I'm gonna build a wall and make Mexico pay for it" carnival barking is going to accomplish is to add millions of Democrat Hispanic voters to the rolls and restore the Dems to unified control of the federal government, from which I'm pretty sure they're never going to build a wall, deport any illegals, or resume enforcing existing, atrophying U.S. immigration laws.

Mitt Romney's "self-deportation" idea - which, remember, Trump ridiculed after the 2012 election on the grounds that it alienated Hispanic voters - is looking better and better all the time.  As does Romney himself, actually.

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