Mexico to offer temporary work visas to Central American migrants. This is my opinion on this news article in a Mexico publication (English newspaper).
Update: I live in Mexico City, and we are seeing this with President Lopez Obrador’s administration. He is a populist socialist leaning president. But this will backfire on him. Many people that I talk to want to know why he didn’t do this for all the legions of unemployed Mexicans as well as employed with substandard wages. The point here is why would the Mexican government extend this help to foreign nationals, especially those that forced their way into Mexico without permission, when the same courtesy wasn’t given to Mexican nationals. Oh, this sounds so familiar. The argument is potent, and it stills rings after all the polemic is dispensed with.
Some observations. We are seeing a very few number of Haitians getting jobs here where we live. So they are entering the Mexican work force. Laziness is a great underlying character flaw in people who immigrate, it seems. But of all the Haitians that we see walking the streets here (we don’t have black people in our area, so they are obvious, and they speak some other language, Creole), most are like tourists. Every single one, even the kids, all have cell phones, and they are constantly looking at their cellphones. They are walking around in Bermuda shorts and flip-flops. But the most part of them don’t seem to looking for work. They are now moving into apartments, and everybody here asks, where are they getting their money from? Obviously, they are fleeing Haiti for economic reasons, so from what we are seeing is the Mexican government and family and friends in the US are sending money to them. They are lining up at the ATMS regularly. But it would appear that Joe Biden is giving Obrador millions for the illegals, and Obrador takes his 40% cut from that, and gives left-overs to the migrants. The Mexicans are asking why their government is giving this money to foreigners but not to them. They don’t realize it is Biden paying off Obrador to help the illegals. But in reality, a lot of migrants are not moving north. Not until they are forced to do so, and today I say in Breitbart news where the Mexican government is rounding them up and SENDING THEM TO THE SOUTHERN BORDER OF MEXICO WITH GUATEMALA! Go figure!
You can read the original article in English at https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/mexico-work-visas-central-american-migrants/
Mexico will launch a program this week offering Central American migrants temporary visas to work on public infrastructure projects, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said on Monday.
Ironworkers, tilers, engineers and tradesmen are needed in the construction of his government’s flagship projects, the president said at his weekly news conference. “We need a workforce for these projects, especially … skilled labor.”
So now Mexico is going to use these “passing immigrants” to undermine Mexican workers. I am sure the normal Mexican worker will be furious at this. There can be no other reaction from the common people that I can see. Since the typical Mexican worker gets paid very poorly, these will work for even less, and drive down the Mexican wages.
President Lopez Obrador said,
“Their goal is to get to the United States, not to stay in Mexico,” he said.
So these are just stopping over temporarily because the real money they are going to make is the United States give Away programs that Biden is offering. I imagine many will want to go to someplace like New York and stay in a hotel for free for months and months, until they just get bored with it.
From my contacts, it would appear that many of these “economic migrants” have money, using credit cards, debit cards and cash for restaurants to bring food to them in the border migrant camps. So having an “economic need” which is not a reason for being given entry into the US is also a farce.
Obrador also said,
To attract migrant workers, López Obrador explained that his government will launch a campaign in Central America to spread the word that salaries in Mexico are increasing.
Too bad that the typical Mexican worker is not enjoying these raises. Not from what I am seeing here.
During his Monday morning conference, he revealed that the United States president Joe Biden had sent a letter to his government that committed to increase its investment in Central America and the Caribbean. López Obrador has long pushed for investment in the region to create employment opportunities and stem migration.
While Biden didn’t share details of the investment, he promised to personally verify López Obrador’s visa project alongside Vice President Kamala Harris.
Every year, thousands of people flee poverty and violence in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua to head to the U.S. through Mexico.
According to the United States’ Migration Policy Institute, between October 2019 and March 2023, nationals of these four countries accounted for almost one-third of all 5.8 million migrant encounters at the Mexican-U.S. border.
Mexico to offer temporary work visas to Central American migrants