Mexico to pursue legal action against the United States
Mexico has decided to pursue legal action against the United States after nine of its citizens are gunned down in an act of hate directed toward Hispanic immigrants with at least seven being killed. Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard called the violence an “act of barbarism” and a “terrorist act against innocent Mexicans.”
Ebrard has iterated that swift legal action will be taken. Mexico accuses the US of not taking the proper steps toward protecting their citizens during a turbulent time where Mexican Nationals are often targeted by anti-immigrant radicals.
When asked to respond about calls for gun violence legislation, President Trump told the media on Sunday that, “a lot of things are in the works.”
Trump went on to praise law enforcement and gave condolences to all those affected. Federal authorities have declared the shooting an act of domestic terrorism. Authorities in the recent wave of mass shootings have been carefully choosing their words for describing each of the acts. In this case, it is evident, that with an anti-immigration manifesto published minutes before the shooting, the violence was based on hate and racism.
Mexican President Lopez Obrador has recently been in the news agreeing with President Trump who has been calling for a halt to Central American Migrants moving freely across borders.
Obrador’s support for Trump is viewed as financially motivated, keeping trade flowing and money exchanging hands.
Obrador has also been a longtime supporter of Mexicans looking to immigrate to the United States and has called for a conference with other Latino nations with immigrant communities to provide them with better protection.
The attorney general of Mexico is also considering charging the 21-year old with committing acts of terror against Mexico. The killer will more than likely be tried in the United States and if convicted it would be doubtful he would be sent to Mexico to stand trial.