German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that border walls “will not solve the problem” of illegal immigration during a visit to Mexico Saturday.
Merkel, sitting next to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto at a meeting with Mexican business leaders at the Interactive Economics Museum in Mexico City, said that countries should “forge sensible relationships with their neighbors” who fail to fix the issues driving their citizens away.
Her remarks, translated by The Hill, read:
“Obviously the main reason for people leaving must be addressed on site first, which means putting up walls and cutting oneself off will not solve the problem,” Merkel said, speaking in Mexico City.
“It’s an issue you can study well in the history of China with the (Great) Wall of China, you can study it in the history of the Roman Empire. Essentially, only when great empires…
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