Mexico defends accusatory immigration comments

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Immigration is already a top issue in the race for the U.S. presidency. One candidate, accused the Mexican government of exporting its criminals to the United States, and Mexican officials began to fight back.

CCTV’S Jessica Stone filed this report.

Mexico defends accusatory immigration comments

Immigration is already a top issue in the race for the U.S. presidency. One candidate, accused the Mexican government of exporting its criminals to the United States, and Mexican officials began to fight back. CCTV'S Jessica Stone filed this report.

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  • In the race for the White House, Republican Presidential candidates are already playing tough on immigration. None more visibly than billionaire businessman Donald Trump who says the Mexican government is sending undocumented immigrants to the U.S.
  • Mexico’s former foreign minister wrote an editorial in an American newspaper last month, saying Trump’s comments “are colored by prejudice, racism, or just plain ignorance.”

Laura Carlsen on U.S.-Mexico relations

The U.S. and Mexico are caught in a tense relationship over migration. CCTV’s Elaine Reyes spoke to Laura Carlsen, who is the Director of the Mexico City-based Americas Program for the Center for International Policy. Carlesen is also a columnist for Foreign Policy In Focus.

Laura Carlsen on US-Mexico relations

The U.S. and Mexico are caught in a tense relationship over migration. CCTV's Elaine Reyes spoke to Laura Carlsen, who is the Director of the Mexico City-based Americas Program for the Center for International Policy. Carlesen is also a columnist for Foreign Policy In Focus.