MEXICO CITY, Mexico (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – Just minutes after meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was held by Mexican immigration authorities and prevented from returning to the United States.
While reports were sketchy, sources at the U.S. State Department said that Trump is being charged for violating Mexican immigration laws. The candidate and his entourage didn’t have the appropriate entry and exit permits.
While Americans do not need a visa to visit Mexico, Mr. Trump was on a highly-classified list of foreign nationals needing special visiting permits. By virtue of his campaign rhetoric against immigrants and Mexico, Trump has been declared ‘persona non grata’ and is therefore not eligible under the visa-free policy of Mexico.
The Trump campaign has sought the help of Hillary Clinton and the U.S. State Department to intercede with the Mexican government to allow the GOP candidate to return to the U.S.
“It was a clear clase of misunderstanding,” the Trump campaign said.