While Americans are going through various stages of panic, concern, and acceptance of the COVID-19, the Mexican government has been in a near state of denial in advising its citizens. When the COVID-19 epidemic hits Mexico’s general population hard (and it will), there will probably be a panic that will drive people across the border into the U.S., mostly illegally. America needs to prepare now.
Mexican states like the northern state of Chihuahua, are currently quarantining people who are removed from the U.S. however, Mexico is not isolating its citizens. The Mexican government is also providing little preventive information to the citizens.
Sooner or later, the Mexican COVID-19 health problems will grow and probably explode. Mexicans and other foreigners will want to take advantage of the U.S. health system or just flee for safety. The human pressure on the U.S./Mexico border will be like nothing seen before.
Not only will aliens demand “humanitarian” entry into the U.S., but American liberals and leftists will also want to open the borders. Liberal politicians and the news media will also advocate (instead of reporting) for humanitarian immigration and foreign policies. All this at a time when American citizens should be protected and cared for first.
America and the Trump Administration should (must) prepare for Mexico’s COVID-19 crisis because when it comes, it will affect the U.S. directly. As Mexican dictator Porfirio Diaz once said, “Poor Mexico. So far from God and so close to the United States.”