Mexican Central Banker Criticizes Trump'south Remittance Map

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 2:47 AM

S. as a way to force Mexico into paying for a border wall. Bank chief Agustin Carstens said Tuesday that the map would breach people'south rights.

Mexico'south central bank boss is criticizing Donald Trump'south proposal to obstruct remittances from Mexicans living in the U. S. as a way to force Mexico into paying for a border wall.

Bank chief Agustin Carstens said Tuesday that the map would breach people'south rights. He says money being remitted is the property of the people who earn it and they've the right to transfer their funds internationally.

Trump has said he'd modify a clause of the anti-terrorism Patriot Act to hold the money until Mexico agreed to create a one-time payment of $5 billion to $10 billion for the wall.

Remittances to Mexico totaled nearly $24.8 billion latest year, exceeding for the first time earnings from oil exports. They represent more than two % of Mexico'south gross domestic product.

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