I believe the technical term for this is colonialism. It’s a type of colonialism that is becoming very popular. All too popular.
Mexican diplomats are mobilizing for the first time to assist immigrants in gaining U.S. citizenship, hosting free workshops on naturalization.
“This is a historic moment where the Mexican consulate will open its doors to carry out these types of events in favor of the Mexican community,” Adrian Sosa, a spokesman for the consulate in Chicago, said before an event on March 19. In Dallas, about 250 permanent residents attended the consulate’s first “citizenship clinic” in February and another 150 in its second in March. In Las Vegas, the turnout topped 500.
Underscoring the fine line that separates participation from interfering in another country’s election, Sosa noted that the consulate only hosts the event but it’s community organizations who offer the advice.
Except that it’s hosting the event for a specific purpose. While this is presented as being about the election, it’s doubtful that it’s going to make much of an impact there on such short notice. But the real issue is that the Mexican economy is dependent on sending its citizens to the United States and then having them send money back home. This type of economic setup is common enough in some parts of the world, but when the original government encourages its citizens to take part in politics in the host country for the agenda of their home country, as Turkey does for Turks in Germany, it tips over into being colonialism.