Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Mexico opposition leader urges UN lawsuit over US border wall

TLAPANALOYA, Mexico (Reuters) - A leading contender for the Mexican presidency urged his government to lodge a lawsuit against U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations for the wall he plans to build on the border with Mexico to keep out illegal immigrants.

Speaking as Trump gave orders to start work on the wall along the 2,000-mile (3,200-km) border with Mexico, two-time presidential runner-up and leftist opposition leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said the announcement was an insult to his country.

"I respectfully suggest that the government of Mexico presents a lawsuit at the United Nations against the U.S. government for violation of human rights and racial discrimination," Lopez Obrador told a crowd of supporters north of Mexico City.

Wow, I don't even know where to begin. This pendejo, whose country has a wall on its southern border to prevent illegals from entering Mexico and has laws harshly punishing caught border hoppers, claims that the US' desire to protect itself from Mexican illegals is a "violation of human rights and racial discrimination". Apparently, disrespect for other country's sovereignty is Mexicans' "human right".