An incredible story is currently unfolding, with Mexico seemingly following President Trump’s lead in securing their border.
It appears that Mexico was ok with illegal immigration so long as the migrants were just passing through their country and into the United States, but now that Trump has closed all entries into the United States along the Mexican border, the Migrants are setting up shop in Mexico and may be staying for the long haul.
And it appears Mexico is not fond of that scenario.
First came news that Mexico was deporting up to 100 Migrants a day! Wow!
That report from the BBC:
Mexico says it has deported nearly 100 Central American migrants a day after they tried to storm the US border.
The group, among thousands of migrants heading towards the US, was rounded up after trying to cross the border "violently" and "illegally" on Sunday, said the interior ministry.
Video footage shows dozens of people running towards the border fence near the city of Tijuana.
US border officers used tear gas to repel them and said some threw rocks.
US President Donald Trump has reiterated a threat he made last week to close the border completely.On Monday US officials confirmed that 42 people who managed to cross on Sunday had been arrested, accused of disturbing the peace and other charges.
And Gerardo Garcia Benavente, of Mexico's migration office, said: "98 foreigners were returned to their country last night following the violent incident at the border post."
Donald Trump has been planting the idea that Mexico needs to take a more active role in securing its borders, both North and South:
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And now comes word that Mexico may indeed seal off their entire southern border with Guatemala.
Read this stunning report, from KTLA5:
Mexico’s top security official said Wednesday the government will close off illegal entries at its southern border with Guatemala, but didn’t say how the country plans to do it.
Interior Secretary Olga Sanchez Cordero also said the migrant caravans that crossed the southern border in October “is no longer an issue.”
“Do you know why it is no longer an issue? Because in five days this administration solved the issue, five days,” she said, referring to the first week since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office Dec. 1. “The United States was impressed.”
The new administration has mobilized material and equipment to improve conditions at the migrants’ shelter in the northern border city of Tijuana, but problems continue because the Central American there are frustrated by the slow pace at which U.S. officials are processing asylum requests.
Sanchez Cordero said Mexico will promote a “Christmas at Home” campaign to encourage many of the migrants to return to their home countries for the holidays.
Discussing the entry of migrants, she said the new administration will end the practice of undocumented or illegal crossings over the Suchiate River, which marks much of the border between Mexico and Guatemala.
“In the south there will be only one entry, on the bridge,” she said. “Anyone who wants to enter illegally, we are going to say: ‘Get in line and you can enter our country.'”
Sanchez Cordero offered no details on how that would be done, however.
In late October, Mexican authorities briefly tried to block a migrant caravan from crossing the river with ranks of police and military personnel, a helicopter and boats but the migrants crossed anyway.
Pretty incredible, isn't it?
Those Mexican officials SURE do sound a lot like President Trump!
Isn't that amazing?
Trump right again.....