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Mexico slams Trump's border plan, says it reflects 'racism or plain ignorance'

Donald Trump has drawn the ire of the Mexican government and Mexican Americans for his controversial comments.

 

The Mexican government criticized Donald Trump's policy proposals on immigration, border security and U.S.-Mexico relations Wednesday, saying they were tainted by bigotry.

The Foreign Relations Department said in emailed comments that the GOP candidate's stances "reflect prejudice, racism or plain ignorance."

Trump this week outlined proposals to deny citizenship to U.S.-born babies of immigrants living in the United States illegally as part of a plan emphasizing border security and millions of deportations. He also says he would build a wall along the U.S. southern border and force Mexico to pay for it.

"Anyone who understands the depth of the U.S.-Mexico relationship (realizes) that those proposals are not only prejudiced and absurd, but would be detrimental to the well-being of both societies," the Foreign Relations Department said.

It added that Mexican migrants make significant contributions to the U.S. economy and society, and said net migration from the country to the United States has reached zero in recent years.

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