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.”

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I say bring it on, Mexico!

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~Eowyn

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  • Do they realize the treaty was after the US owned ALL of Mexico? Technically the treaty was us saying, “Okay, now that we own Mexico, here’s half of it back so you can still have a country.”

    If they back out of it, it means we’re back to owning all of Mexico… Or we start the fight up again, and… well… I wouldn’t expect the Mexican Army to do all that well against the US Army. Let alone how they would handle the Marines….

  • William Dinwiddie

    I think we should give CA back to mexico with moonbeam.

  • Ward Damon Hubbard

    Only goes to shows just what kind of an allie Mexico really is. They can sniffle and whine just like every snowflake in this nation have done. And just like those snowflakes, it won’t make a bit of difference whatsoever. In fact it’s laughable. The ‘wall’ is coming and Mexico will pay, and they can’t do anything about it. NAFTA is gone nothing they can do about that either.

  • SgtShitBag

    Why don’t you come and shut this mouth you pimple faced Bitch. Im getting tired of these no-good fucks from stinkin ass mexico talkin all the shit they do. Been nothin but fleas on the ass of the uncle Sam for a hundred years. Don’t sing it, bring it bitch…..

  • Don

    This is way to easy .. give them California .. stop all funding to Mexico .. let them take the businesses and bring the jobs back home .. I’m sure most of those businesses are owned by democrats anyway …

    • Ann Tenna

      STUPID!….california?…whats next?..arizona?, utah? washington?

  • Vincent Mileto

    Let them try to take Aztlan! See what happens. Well conqure all of mexico and make it the 51 state!

    • Gamebob904

      Nah. Mexicans are very nationalistic. They will never submit. How many illegal immigrants have you met over the past 15 years who actually tried to assimilate into our society??? I have yet to meet one…A big ass wall would be a good start.

    • Ann Tenna

      STUPID!.. make a turd world low class, uneducated CESSPOOL mexico a state?…this country is full of fucking idiots

  • lloyd Lisco

    If the U.S. closed the border to Mexican imports, Mexico would collapse in one month.

  • Darrell English

    Sorry gang but we got that Land after the Mexican War and the Treat of Gaudilapa states so becouse We Payed for the Land..End of Story

  • Kim Chul Soo

    Mexico is going to confiscate U.S. assets? You mean, again. Like they did in the early 30’s, nationalizing all U.S. Oil interests. These people would not know what to do if they could not steal.

  • Adorable_Deplorable_Girl

    Time to build that wall ASAP and build it tall. Deport ALL illegal alien Mexicans. Americans also need to stop visiting Mexico on vacation. Who wants to be caught up in gang and drug wars anyways? We need to stop importing their goods too, such as produce. My little part is to check import labels on foods I purchase, and will boycott “Produced in Mexico” and “Made in Mexico” products.

    • Ann Tenna

      if the I-R-S-can and will harass a obscure amerikkan citizen for a few dollars in
      some backwoods part of this formerly great republic… than we can
      DEPORT ALL and I mean ALL 20milliom+ of the ILLEGAL CRIMINAL MEXICAN
      INVADERS and their Spawn back to that Cockroach infested turd world
      CESSPOOL!

  • ConservativeSenior

    These people need to understand that we have the RIGHT to protect our country and that we don’t have to send them any foreign aid ever.

  • marlene

    Americans living in Mexico deserve what they get!

    • VirgoVince

      They SURE do and if they stay, they’ll GET IT!!

  • Ann Tenna

    if the I-R-S-can and will harass a obscure amerikkan citizen for a few dollars in
    some backwoods part of this formerly great republic… than we can
    DEPORT all and I mean ALL 20milliom+ of the ILLEGAL CRIMINAL MEXICAN
    INVADERS and their Spawn back to that Cockroach infested turd world
    CESSPOOL! if
    the *I-*R-*S*-can and will find and Harass an obscure amerikkan citizen
    for a few dollars in some
    backwoods part of this formerly great republic… than we can find and
    DEPORT all and I mean ALL 20milliom+ of the ILLEGAL CRIMINAL MEXICAN
    INVADERS and their Spawn back to that Cockroach infested turd world

    CESSPOOL!

  • VirgoVince

    Dream on, fuckturd, WE ALREADY OWN YOU!!
    You’ll build and PAY for the wall, or die under it!!

  • oneblueduck

    Mexico is destroying its own people thru drug cartels. If asked I bet the citizens of Mexico would want to be part of USA and kick out their political elected crooks.
    Meantime don’t go on any vacations to Mexico due to threats against America.

  • Savvy1Sez

    We have Politicians who own LLC, Properties throughout our country. Mexico is cooperating and we are being duped! They are bringing in illegals, men, women and children, through Mexico. The are from Central Americans and other illegal ethnic groups, then, pre-arranged they are brought to immigration camps across the border in TX. They are fed, clothed, housed, medical go-over, given money and benefits and placement around our country. They are then provided with transport, given under the table jobs, (but, send most of it back to their countries for their families and don’t spend it in this country other than on drugs and alcohol, (we take care of the food stamps). They get free housing in foreclosed Americans homes, introduce them to drugs, while Americans are left homeless, jobless and destroyed. Sounds like their plan is in full force and NO ONE CARES, not even the Trump people! So, how is this benefiting Americans and our hijacked economy? This is a 1st person (me) accounting of this accurate information.

    • marlene

      Ridiculous!

  • Robert Barnes

    When Americans went to Mexico to set up busniss and build homes they knew the risk gong in

    • Ann Tenna

      True,true!!

    • Savvy1Sez

      No one was handed anything when they relocated in Mexico contrary to what has been done for immigrants on our dime! No more riding on my coat-tail!

    • Cliffystones

      Along with the rest of the hard-core doomsday preppers who think they can escape a SHTF scenario by moving to South/Central America.

      • Don

        no one plans on going south or Canada