The Mexican government announced that they have realized that they will be forced to pay for the border wall.
Mexico’s Foreign Secretary, Luis Videgaray, threatened that his government “could explore — not necessarily a visa, that could impede a lot of people from coming to Mexico — but we could perhaps [introduce] a fee associated with entry.” (via Fox News).
It is true, the Mexican government is dropping shocking threats against U.S., and so the Americans entering Mexico will have to pay for the border wall, meaning, they will be charged a fee for the “pleasure “of traveling to Mexico.
However, charging American citizens for traveling to Mexico, will only jeopardize the Mexican economy since the few Americans who travel south will simply find new vacation destination that doesn’t involve crime.
Fox News reports:
A top Mexican official on Tuesday in the statement added that Mexico is likely to retail to President Trump’s call for a border wall by charging a fee for Americans entering the country.
Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray, [in response to the border wall], called on his colleagues to consider the entry fee.
“We could explore — not necessarily a visa, that could impede a lot of people from coming to Mexico — but we could perhaps (have) a fee associated with entry,” Videgaray said.
And Texas bargain shoppers may feel disappointed that the Mexican barter market is no longer cheap as it used to be.
But overall, a fee for entering Mexico is a threat considered as an absurd, because most of us aren’t going to Mexico, and wouldn’t even be going if we were charged a fee.
Videgaray also said that if talks between the U.S. and Mexico fail to satisfy both countries, the Mexican government would consider reducing security cooperation.
“If the negotiation on other themes — immigration, the border, trade — isn’t satisfactory to Mexico’s interests, we will have to review our existing cooperation…in the security areas…and that involves the national immigration agency, the federal police and of course, the armed forces.”