Mexico, two fires between Texas and US: David Ordaz

Author: David Ordaz

A new front is opening for Mexico thanks to the dispute between US President Joe Biden and Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Migration is the key to success.

For weeks, the two politicians have been embroiled in a dispute over the management of immigration policy that has sparked a semi-cold war between state and federal authorities after the Texas government unilaterally decided to take control of the border, which had previously been held by the Border Patrol. it was so.

Governor Abbott has ordered a 4-mile stretch of razor wire along the Rio Grande that includes Shelby Park and Eagle Pass. This situation led the Department of Justice to censure the Texas government in the Supreme Court, which, after reviewing the lawsuit, ruled in favor of the federal government. In response, Abbott rejected the court’s decision.

The Texas governor claims Biden has violated a treaty between the state and federal governments and said he is defending himself against a migrant “invasion.”

So far, 25 states have publicly supported Abbott’s decision and sent some of their troops to Texas.

In addition to installing the barbed wire fence, the National Guard was ordered to prevent the Border Patrol from tearing down the fence, causing tensions between the US military itself.

Various analysts believe that such a crisis has never happened, at least not on this scale, with the military under strain on American soil itself.

And where does Mexico fit into this equation?

Clearly, Mexico is a key piece in this puzzle. In addition to being a transit area for local migration and migration from Central and South America, it is positioned as an economic factor of paramount importance.

Trade between Mexico and Texas totaled more than $286 billion in 2022, according to analytics platform Latinometrics, and the border state is our nation’s largest trading partner, surpassing entire continents like Europe and Asia.

Texas has a population of approximately 30 million, 115,000 soldiers, and a per capita GDP of $65,000.
Judging by the economic power of the country, it can be said that it provides 9% of the total GDP of the United States and is the center of oil production in the country and the third in the world after Russia and Saudi Arabia.

If Texas were an independent country with its $1.8 trillion gross domestic product, it would be the 12th largest economy in the world, behind countries like South Korea, Brazil, Australia, Russia and Spain.

Mexico is a major trading partner and a major buyer of Texas’s exports, and over the decades they have jointly developed supply chains in strategic sectors such as automotive, electronics, hydrocarbons and others, allowing North America to compete successfully with the rest of the world. world.

Texas trade in goods with Mexico exceeds $250 billion, and more than 450,000 jobs depend on trade with our country.

Texas exports to Mexico include: refined petroleum oils, integrated circuits, office machine parts, auto parts, computers, diesel engines, electrical switches, etc. and Texas imports from Mexico include: computers, crude oil, insulated cable, auto parts , telephones, televisions, trucks, cars, tractors and air conditioners and much more.

This entire exchange, which mainly favors the manufacturing sector, is a key point for companies in the process of migrating their activities outside the Asian continent and considering our country as an ideal destination.

According to the Center for Economic Research for the Private Sector (CEESP), a business model based on the relocation of investment and trade (nearshoring) will drive commercial activity in North America, and proximity to Texas ranks high in national development trends. trade.
Investment and labor costs will be vital to driving trade trends with American partners and global companies interested in establishing themselves outside Asia.

While that’s happening and tensions between Abbott and Biden are rising, several Republican congressmen, politicians and activists are seeking to revive a bill introduced last March by local House member Brian Slayton, where he called for a vote on Texas’s independence from the United States.

“The Texas Constitution is clear that all political power belongs to its people. After decades of continued violations of our rights and freedoms by the federal government, it is time for Texans to speak out,” Slayton said a year ago.

If the proposal, known as Texit, is approved, a committee will be set up to investigate whether the separation is feasible and also present potential plans to achieve it.

We do not know what may happen in the coming months due to the elections in this country, but it has the support of many states and the economic potential to achieve this.

Source: Aristegui Noticias