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Mexico's ambassador makes a surprising statement about immigration to the U.S.
Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Geronimo Gutierrez Fernandez discussed the immigration "phenomenon" and admitted that Mexico and other countries to the south had not done enough to address the issue. (Image Source: YouTube screenshot)

Mexico's ambassador makes a surprising statement about immigration to the U.S.

The Mexican ambassador the U.S. said Tuesday that the country and other Latin American nations had not done enough to address immigration flows to the U.S. and pledged to do more in the future.

Here's what he said

Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández was speaking at the Hudson Institute about diplomatic relations between the United States and Mexico when he avowed that our neighbors to the south were not doing enough to address immigration.

"It's time for our friends from Central America," Fernández said, "especially the Northern Triangle countries, the United States and Mexico to have a serious conversation about development and migration, and the linkage between those two."

"About security and migration," he added, "and I emphasize that it's serious, because not because we have not done anything, I think that just last year, for example, the U.S. co-convened with Mexico an important conference in Miami in June of last year to address these topics."

"But serious in the sense that we need to have an effort," he continued, "hopefully by the whole region, that is permanent, systemic, and that it involves resources to address these issues."

"We cannot, I think, be satisfied, any one of the countries, in terms of what is going on, with how we manage the migration phenomenon," he said. "That's the truth."

"I don't think the United States can be satisfied," he added, "I don't think we can be satisfied, and I don't think our Central Americans can neither be satisfied."

Fernández said the root causes of immigration were complex and said that they would welcome the support of the U.S. to address immigration, but reiterated that Mexico and the northern Central American countries had not done enough on their own to address the issue.

Here's the video of the ambassador's comments:

Immigration has been at the forefront of the political landscape in the U.S., and many credit the issue with being a major cause that led to the stunning election of President Donald Trump.

Mexico has seen a similar populist uprising that many see as mirroring that of Trump, at least in respect to denying establishment politicians. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador won a landslide victory on Sunday, and has since said he has spoken to Trump about lowering immigration.

In a similar statement on Monday, the first lady of Honduras urged those from her country who were fleeing to the U.S. to stay in Honduras. “Stay in the country and let’s look for solutions to support you," she said.

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Carlos Garcia

Carlos Garcia

Staff Writer

Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News.