Mexican senators call on Peña Nieto to halt cooperation with US after Trump attacks

Mexican senators are calling on Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to halt the nation’s cooperation with the U.S. on various issues after President Trump went on the attack against the country.

Mexico senators unanimously approved a nonbinding statement Wednesday that says the government should suspend joint efforts “in the fight against transnational organized crime” until Trump exhibits “civility and respect that the people of Mexico deserve,” The Associated Press reported.

The statement from the Mexican senators also rails against Trump for his “baseless and offensive comments about Mexico and Mexicans.”

It calls for the U.S. Congress to demand that Trump treat Mexico with “respect” and opposes the move by Trump to deploy the National Guard to the country’s southern border.

Trump signed an order Wednesday to deploy National Guard troops to the U.S. southern border.

The move came after days of warnings from Trump about the dangers posed by illegal immigration, gangs and drugs.

The directive will allow National Guard troops to support U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents who guard the southern frontier.
The announcement came hours after Trump declared his administration will be taking “strong action today” to boost immigration enforcement and one day after he floated the prospect of sending troops to the border. 
“Our Border Laws are very weak while those of Mexico & Canada are very strong,” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. “Congress must change these Obama era, and other, laws NOW! The Democrats stand in our way – they want people to pour into our country unchecked….CRIME! We will be taking strong action today.”
The president over the weekend also accused Mexico of doing “very little, if not NOTHING, at stopping people from flowing into Mexico through their Southern Border, and then into the U.S.”
“They laugh at our dumb immigration laws. They must stop the big drug and people flows, or I will stop their cash cow, NAFTA. NEED WALL!” he tweeted over the weekend.
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