Mexican Senators Call on Authorities to Halt Cooperation with U.S.

Mexican senators are calling on Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to halt the nation’s cooperation with the U.S. on various issues after President Donald Trump went on the attack against the country, The Hill reported.

On Wednesday, the Mexican lawmakers unanimously approved a non-binding statement that says the government should suspend joint efforts “in the fight against transnational organized crime” until the U.S. President exhibits “civility and respect that the people of Mexico deserve,” the Associated Press reported.

Mexican senators also rallied against Trump for his “baseless and offensive comments about Mexico and Mexicans.” They called on 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, a move which comes after days of warnings from the President about the dangers posed by illegal immigration, gangs and drugs.

The latest move will allow National Guard troops to support U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents who guard the southern frontier.

“Our Border Laws are very weak while those of Mexico & Canada are very strong. 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,” Trump wrote in a series of tweets on Wednesday.

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