MEXICO CITY - Published March 03, 2016
Lawmakers in Mexico City have unanimously passed a proposal to press the federal government to ban Republican front runner Donald Trump from entering the country.
The proposal, known as a "point of agreement," cannot be enforced by the local government and is meant as a symbolic move by Mexico City lawmakers in light of Trump's ongoing comments about Mexican immigrants in the U.S. and his proposal for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
"Following xenophobic messages against Mexican migrants in the United States, we urge the federal government to suspend or prohibit U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump entry to Mexico," Local deputy Mauricio Toledo said, according to Milenio. "The principle of equality must be understood above all as equal treatment, without discrimination, and the issues that matter to the majority of a community are susceptible to be protected by the state."
Another Mexico City lawmaker called Trump's personality "egocentric and primitive" and compared the Republican candidate to one of the most infamous world leaders of all time.