Ask any Mexican diplomat what is the most important pillar of foreign policy; and you will be told that it is non-intervention in the domestic affairs of other nations. But, does Mexico practice what it preaches?
As Breibart News reports, “The government of Mexico stepped into the fight against the State of Texas’ new anti-sanctuary city law.” Siding with the Texas jurisdictions that have sued to bar the new state law prohibiting sanctuary policies, the Mexican intervention took the form of an amicus (friend of the court) legal argument that claimed the Texas law interferes with its right to protect its citizens residing in Texas.
Mexican intervention in U.S. domestic affairs is not unprecedented. In fact, it occurs frequently as it defends its citizens who reside illegally here so they can send back remittances to relatives in Mexico. But, if the U.S. tries to defend its right to a secure border that protects the U.S. public from illegal migration, the predictable result is a cry by the Mexicans that the U.S. is acting like a bully.