Mexican consulate in Austin attempts to ease rhetorical tension
Austin-based Mexican consulate Rosalba Ojeda issued a statement urging the mutual cooperation between Mexico and Texas after tensions mounted between the Texas and Mexican governments, the Austin-American Statesman reported on September 13.
Ojeda suggested that a recent statement from Perry’s office should be seen as an avenue for open dialogue between the two political bodies. The statement, given by Perry representative Lucy Nashed, asked that Mexico stop challenging Perry’s decisions and rather help solve the problem of unaccompanied minors illegally crossing the border.
Prior to Ojeda’s diplomatic intervention, President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico condemned troop deployment at the border in an interview with a Mexico City newspaper. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst replied in an offended manner that leaving the border open to illegal immigration and drug activity would be a great threat to Texas citizens.
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