Mexico blasts Trump stance on immigrants as absurd, racist

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures after arriving for jury duty at Manhattan Supreme Court in New YorkMexico’s government on Wednesday slammed U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s proposals to deport undocumented immigrants en masse and make Mexicans pay for a wall separating the two countries as absurd, racist and ignorant. Launching his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in New York in June, Trump accused Mexico of sending rapists and drug runners across the United States’ southern border and pledged to build a wall to keep illegal immigrants out. Over the weekend, Trump said he would increase fees on some Mexican visas and all border crossing cards as part of a broader plan to make Mexico pay for the barrier.

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