Mexican Senator Wants To Divest From Constructors Building Border Wall

March 20, 2017

A key member of the Mexican Senate wants to prohibit any companies involved in the construction of a border wall from doing business with the Mexican government.

Mexican Senator Gabriela Cuevas is the ranking member in the foreign relations committee. And her proposal would send a clear message to corporations: If you build the wall, you’re not welcome here.

Erik Lee of the North American Research Partnership said if the proposal became law, it would be similar to the United States’ export restrictions on defense contractors.

“National security may not be at stake, but national pride and Mexico’s global brand is at stake," Lee said.

More than 600 companies have expressed interest in the wall.

At least three are from Mexico, including the cement manufacturer Cemex, which has four plants in Arizona.