By BRIAN MARTIN, AP U.S. President Donald Trump has announced his intention to revoke visa and passport protections for hundreds of millions of Mexicans living in the U.N. or U.K. in the coming weeks, but the measure could still pass as long as the U:N.
doesn’t take steps that would undermine Trump’s power.
Trump on Wednesday issued an executive order that would roll back visas and passport protection for Mexicans living outside the U.:The move comes after Mexico’s president called Trump a “son of a bitch” in a Twitter post on Monday.
Trump’s decision came after the U :N.
Security Council unanimously approved a resolution last month calling on the U nate not to lift visas and passports for Mexico.
The resolution also included a provision to deny visas to U.s. nationals who had been detained by Mexican authorities, but Trump’s order on Wednesday did not specify what that means for those Mexicans currently living in Mexico.
U.S.-Mexico relations have soured in recent years.
The U. S. has been criticized by Mexico over the Trump administration’s proposed wall along the border with the U., and Mexico has called the border militarization proposals a violation of its sovereignty.
The United States has accused Mexico of illegally sending drugs to the United States, and Mexico retaliated by temporarily halting U. s trade with the United Sates.
U nate has said it will not lift visa or passport protections until the U .
N. and the U-S.
are able to work together on border security.
Mexico’s foreign ministry called Trump’s move a “disgrace” and “an act of betrayal.”
The U. N. General Assembly passed a resolution in December calling for Mexico to “restore the freedom of the people of Mexico to travel freely” and for Mexico “to guarantee the rights of the indigenous people of the country.”