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Mexican Ambassador: Border Wall Could Hurt the Environment

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By    |   Thursday, 01 Dec 2016 12:25 PM

Mexico's top diplomat to the United States says President-elect Donald Trump's plan to build a wall between the two nations could damage the environment.

"We fear that there is going to be consequences regarding environmental issues," Mexico's Ambassador to the U.S. Carlos Manuel Sada Solana told The Arizona Republic.

"It's also going to be sending a very negative message. What we say is we like to build bridges."

Instead of building the wall, Sada told the newspaper he would prefer to see Congress pass immigration-reform legislation to allow Mexicans to come to the U.S. to work and enter legally. This, he said, would improve border security.

"It is in our interests to have a safe and efficient border," Sada said.

And he again reiterated that if Trump goes ahead with the wall, Mexico will not pay for it.
We have said time and again Mexico is not paying for the wall," he told The Republic.

"That is something that has been said several times by the president of Mexico, the secretary of foreign affairs, secretary of economy, the secretary of finance," he continued. "So we are not paying for the wall."

Sada was appointed ambassador to the U.S. in April. The Los Angeles Times reported many Mexicans had complained about their country's "anemic response" to Trump's proposals.

At the time, Mexico cited his "broad experience . . . protecting the rights of Mexican in North America, as well as defending the interests of Mexico abroad," the newspaper noted.

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