Mexico president-elect says will not fight with Trump
MEXICO CITY – Agence France-Presse
Trump’s hardline approach on the subject has ramped up tensions and riled Mexicans, who he previously claimed would pay for the construction of a wall between the two countries.
On Sept. 22, U.S. authorities announced the start of construction on a five-meter wall along a 6.5-kilometer stretch of the Texan border town of El Paso.
Trump’s insurgent campaign for the White House played heavily on a pledge to build a wall on the southern border and to deport millions of undocumented migrants, amid what he claimed was a crisis of immigration.
Much of the border already has fencing or other barriers, but Trump has ordered a “contiguous, and impassable physical barrier,” which scientists say would threaten more than 1,000 species of animals.