President Trump’s tough negotiations with Mexico are working!
Here’s proof: Mexico just sent nearly 15,000 troops to the US-Mexico border to stop the flow of migrants trying to illegally cross into the United States!
This is the fulfillment of Mexico’s promise to America to align with Trump’s goal to end the border crisis – a promise which came only after the president threatened harsh tariffs on the country unless they did their part to end the illegal immigration national emergency that Trump is committed to putting an end to.
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Here's a video on the unprecedented deployment of Mexican troops to the border from CBS Los Angeles:
Fox News has more details:
The Mexican government has dispatched approximately 15,000 troops and National Guard officers to the U.S. border in a bid to check the flow of migration from Central America, the country's defense chief told reporters Monday.
Mexico promised earlier this month to send 6,500 National Guard agents to its southern border, but Monday's announcement was the first public acknowledgment of deployments to the U.S. border.
At a news conference in the Caribbean city of Cancun, Defense Secretary Luis Cresencio Sandoval said Mexican forces were detaining migrants to prevent them from crossing the U.S. border. Mexican security forces previously have detained migrants traveling within Mexico but had not stopped them from crossing into the United States.
"Given that migration is not a crime but rather an administrative violation, we simply detain them and turn them over to the [Mexican immigration] authorities," said Sandoval, as the AFP news agency reported.
Mexican officials also said Monday that the border city of Nuevo Laredo was expected to start receiving migrants returned from the United States as early as this week. Under the terms of an agreement between Washington and Mexico City to expand the so-called "remain in Mexico" program, asylum seekers are to wait on the Mexican side of the border while their claims make their way through U.S. courts.
CNN also had the following to say about the deployment:
Mexico has deployed almost 15,000 troops to the US-Mexico border, according to the country's Secretary of Defense Luis Sandoval.
"In the northern part of the country, we have deployed a total of almost 15,000 troops composed of National Guard elements and military units," Sandoval announced today in Cancun.
The deployments come after renewed pressure from the Trump administration on Mexico to help slow migration flows northward. Mexico, however, has also called on the United Nations and the United States to help with the monumental task.