FORT WORTH â€”Â Vicente Fox, former boss of Mexico, dismissed loud debate tongue in American politics
“We are building a opportunities in Mexico. We work tough to have jobs for them. We wish them back. We need them back,” pronounced Fox during an coming on WFAA-TV’s Inside Texas Politics
For a initial time in some-more than 4 decades, some-more Mexicans are now returning to their republic rather than entering a United States, according to a Pew Research Center analysis
According to a report, from 2009 to 2014, an estimated 870,000 Mexicans came to a United States while 1 millionÂ returned home, a net detriment for a UnitedÂ States of 130,000.
During a wide-ranging interview, a former boss sidestepped questions about Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Florida Sen. Marco Rubioâ€™s domestic success. Cruz, like Donald Trump, insists on expanding a wall along America’s southern limit to keep undocumented immigrants out.
“Right now we shouldn’t even be listening to them,â€ Fox said. â€œThey’re perplexing to (develop)Â their domestic career. It’s too early.”
The former boss pronounced Mexico and a United States should be building bridges rather than walls.
“We are partners â€” a U.S., Mexico and Canada. We trade tighten to a trillion U.S. dollars each year,â€ he explained. “Building bridges is many important. At a really end, we have to accommodate a plea of a East. The East is flourishing fast. The East is removing powerful.â€
Fox, 73, is expanding his presidential library and consider tank to Texas Christian University. He and a university have had a successful attribute given 2011.
Foxâ€™s presidential library in Guanajuato is a usually one of a kind in Mexico. He pronounced 200,000 people have visited â€” including 75,000 children.
“We give them a really clever summary about leadership, how they can be successful in their lives, how they can have a life plan,â€ Fox said. â€œThis is what they’re doing so they stay in Mexico … so they don’t turn migrants. The categorical summary is: You were not innate to be poor. You were innate to do good things in your life.”
Fox pronounced there are no issues that keep him adult during night, and as one of Mexicoâ€™s comparison statesmen he pronounced he doesnâ€™t consider many about his legacy.
“Within Mexico (itâ€™s)Â to have a loyalty of all a Mexicans, generally a poor. And we do have a really clever compress with them,” he said. “In a box of North America â€” to make certain this segment of a universe keeps a merciful side, keeps operative to build a improved universe and sojourn as cohesive partners. That’s my summary here. We are partners. Mexico is not a backyard of a United States. It’s not violence. That’s been farfetched by a press. It’s a place that many Americans should revisit and learn about.”
Fox served as boss of Mexico from 2000 to 2006. He was inaugurated on his 58th birthday, defeating a infancy celebration for a initial time in 71 years.
The United States has always been a “migrant nation,â€ Fox said. “This good republic has been built by immigrants. And it won’t be any opposite in a future.”
Contributing: Alan Gomez, USA TODAY. Follow Jason Whitely on Twitter:Â @JasonWhitely