President of Mexico responds to Ricketts
First AOC, now the Mexican President have responded to Ricketts' comments about undocumented workers being vaccinated
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- Mexico’s President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, responded to Governor Pete Rickett’s comments on undocumented workers getting vaccinated on Wednesday.
President Obrador said that Mexico will vaccinate its undocumented citizens in America, but the president didn’t elaborate further on carrying this out.
In a press briefing on Monday, Gov. Ricketts was asked about undocumented workers–specifically, those working in meatpacking plants–getting the vaccine.
He said, “You’re supposed to be a legal resident of the country to be able to be working in those plants so I do not expect that illegal residents will be part of the vaccine with that program,” Ricketts said.
After this, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) responded to the governor’s comments on Twitter. Read the full story here.
Roberto Velasco Alvarez, a senior Mexican diplomat for North America, tweeted a letter to Nebraska’s governor on Thursday. In it, it was stressed that many Mexicans were an “essential” part of the state’s meatpacking industry and that many of the undocumented workers have limited access to healthcare, making them more vulnerable.
Letter from our consul to the governor of Nebraska.
Carta de nuestra cónsul al gobernador de Nebraska. pic.twitter.com/gNt8GvIpK5
— Roberto Velasco Álvarez (@r_velascoa) January 7, 2021
Governor Ricketts has not responded on this issue yet, but, he’ll be holding a press conference on Friday that could address this recent uproar. It will be livestreamed on klkntv.com at 10 am.