The Designated Countries of Origin (DCO) Policy was implemented to deter "bogus" refugee claims from "safe" countries. As a result, this thesis questions how Mexico's designation on the DCO policy is justified by the official stance, or the Canadian Government, its actors and institutions. I engage with theorists of Critical Security Studies (CSS) to conduct a discourse analysis of official government documents, speeches, data and case decisions to analyze Mexico's designation. I argue that Mexico's designation as a "safe" DCO country aims to significantly limit Mexican refugee applicants from seeking refuge in Canada. The official stance has constructed Mexico as a "safe" country, Mexican refugee claims as "bogus" and the presence of Mexican refugee applicants in Canada as a "threat" to society. The official stance's use of orthodox security discourses unjustly labels Mexican refugee applicants, eclipsing their personal narratives and restricting their ability to successfully obtain refuge in Canada.