NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that beginning December 1, 2016, Canada will lift its visa requirements for Mexicans visiting the North American country.
The historic announcement was made a joint press conference held in Ottawa by Trudeau and visiting Mexican President Jose Peña Nieto.
Trudeau’s announcement caught Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump by surprise. Trump has campaigned on the promise to build a great wall in the southern border with Mexico as a way to prevent illegal Mexican immigration to the U.S.
Now, Trump has added to his campaign promise that he will also build a border wall between U.S. and Canada in order to prevent Mexicans visiting Canada from crossing into the United States.
While Trump has said that he will ask the Mexican government to pay for building the southern border wall, he now says the he will ask the Canadian government to pay for the northern border wall.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, and Trump will have to revise his presidential campaign rhetoric to include building a wall not just between U.S. and Mexico but also between U.S. and Canada.