Mexico has elected Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a radical leftist as its president. On the topic of migration Obrador has stated, “[S]oon, very soon, after the victory of our movement, we will defend migrants from all over the American continent and the world who, by necessity, have to leave their towns to look for a [better] life in the United States. It is their human right that we are going to defend.”
Some commentators are concerned that Obrador will try push Mexico in the direction of Venezuela. Thanks to radical socialist governments, that once relatively prosperous country has collapsed into deep poverty. If Mexico follows that path, the United States will face a new surge of Mexican illegal immigration.
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