Mexican president urges Latino voters to reject DeSantis after marketing campaign launch By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks throughout a information convention on the Secretariat of Safety and Civilian Safety in Mexico Metropolis, Mexico March 9, 2023. REUTERS/Henry Romero

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday urged Latino voters to not again Florida Governor Ron DeSantis within the subsequent U.S. presidential election, accusing the Republican politician of attempting to win votes on the expense of migrants.

DeSantis mentioned Wednesday he would search the 2024 Republican nomination for president and vowed to construct a wall on the Mexico border, the newest in a collection of hardline feedback on immigration that he says resonate with Latino voters who need robust enforcement.

Lopez Obrador dismissed these feedback.

“All of his taking part in politics with migrants was as a result of he needed to be the Republican celebration candidate,” Lopez Obrador instructed a authorities press convention. “I hope the Hispanics of Florida get up and do not give him a single vote.”

DeSantis, who has championed border safety and derided so-called “sanctuary cities” the place migrants can shelter, mentioned he would impose robust controls on unlawful immigration and restrict asylum.

“Day one, it is a nationwide emergency. We’ll mobilize all assets to assemble the border wall, shut the border down,” the Florida governor instructed Fox Information.

In addition to constructing a wall, he mentioned he would search applications much like former U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Stay in Mexico,” a contentious coverage that compelled asylum-seekers to remain in Mexico whereas awaiting U.S. hearings on their claims.

Lopez Obrador, who has beforehand warned Republicans to not goal migrants for political acquire, additionally attacked Trump at the beginning of the previous U.S. president’s administration for his immigration insurance policies. On the time, Lopez Obrador was in opposition.

After Lopez Obrador took energy in 2018 he acceded to strain from Trump to tighten up Mexico’s borders.

Lopez Obrador’s time in workplace is because of finish earlier than the following U.S. election, and he’s now searching for to muster assist for a successor as a consequence of be elected in June 2024.

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