– Jose de Cordoba and Santiago Perez, “Mexicans Vow to Fight Trump by Jamming U.S. Courts,” The Wall Street Journal online, Feb. 10, 2017
IMMIGRATION/MEXICO/PROTESTS: “Influential Mexicans are pushing an aggressive and perhaps risky strategy to fight a likely increase in deportations of their undocumented compatriots in the U.S.: jam U.S. immigration courts in hopes of causing the already overburdened system to break down.
The proposal calls for ad campaigns advising migrants in the U.S. to take their cases to court and fight deportation if detained. ‘The backlog in the immigration system is tremendous,’ said former Foreign Minister Jorge Castañeda. The idea is to double or triple the backlog, ‘until (U.S. President Donald) Trump desists in this stupid idea,’ he added.
Mr. Castañeda is part of a group of Mexican officials, legislators, governors and public figures planning to meet with migrant groups Saturday in Phoenix to lay out plans to confront the Trump administration’s deportation policy.“