Mexican opposition leader calls for UN lawsuit against Trump

One of Mexico’s contenders for the presidency is calling for a UN lawsuit against Trump in response to his policies limiting illegal immigration.

A leading contender for the presidency of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador who heads the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) party, is calling for his country to file a lawsuit at the United Nations against President Donald Trump.

“I respectfully suggest that the government of Mexico presents a lawsuit at the United Nations against the US government for violation of human rights and racial discrimination,” Lopez Obrador said while speaking to a number of supporters just outside Mexico City.

Lopez Obrador made his remarks in response to two of President Trump’s executive orders on Wednesday pertaining to tackling illegal immigration. One of the executive orders called for “the immediate construction of a physical wall on the southern border” as well as the provision of additional resources to help the Department of Homeland Security thwart illegal immigration.

The second one focuses on “enhancing public safety in the interior of the United States,” which penalizes jurisdictions and municipalities within the United States that choose not to cooperate with the federal government in tackling illegal immigration.

Lopez Obrador also called upon his supporters to “fight for liberty” in opposing Trump’s executive orders.

“Go and fight for liberty, represent our people with dignity and all human beings who dream of a just world,” he insisted. “Defend the migrant Mexican workers! Long live the immigrants!”

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By: Jonathan Benedek, World Israel News