Mexico City, Mexico — Presidential candidate Ricardo Anaya presented a proposal in favor of Mexicans living in the United States during a recent campaign speech.
It is a reform to promote the representation of migrants before the Legislative Power and the specific defense of dreamers.
“Currently, 37 million residents of the United States are of Mexican origin. This is already more than the entire population of Canada, ” said the candidate of the coalition Por Mexico al Frente.
In a press conference, Anaya said that if he wins the elections July 1, he will increase the protection budget for the consular network to defend dreamers and restructure the 3-for-1 program to support migrants’ initiatives projects that contribute to the development of their places of origin.
“When I am president things will change,” he said, adding that the relationship with the United States will be one of mutual respect.
His proposal, which was announced in Merida, was loudly applauded by a group of Yucatecan businessmen with whom he had a meeting.
“There is a candidate who, if you add up his campaign promises, brings twice as much budget of expenditures of the federation. The risk is that when that kind of person sits in the chair, they start to stick to the deficit, they start to spend more than they earn and this macroeconomic stability that the country enjoys today, goes away very fast,” he warned.
The campaign was attended by some of the most powerful men in the state including Lorenzo Molina, Ignacio Ponce Leon, José Palomeque and Álvaro Mimenza.