MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico will fully deploy National Guard forces on its southern border with Guatemala this week and will crack down on human smugglers after nearly 800 people were found in transport containers headed for the U.S. border, officials said on Monday.
Under a deal signed 10 days ago with Washington, Mexico has promised to send 6,000 National Guard members to control the flow of migrants into the country from Central America. The deal gave Mexico 45 days to palpably cut the number of migrants traveling through its territory to the United States.
US - President - Donald - Trump - Results
If U.S. President Donald Trump is unsatisfied with results at the end of the period, he has said he will renew plans to put punitive tariffs on Mexican goods. The move could batter Mexico’s economy, as the United States is its main trade partner. Trump, a Republican, has made reducing illegal immigration one of the main policies of his presidency.
“The deployment of the National Guard will be completed this week, with support from the Ministry of Defense and the Navy,” Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said at a news conference.
Police - Nationals - Children - Containers - Trucks
Mexican police found 785 foreign nationals, many of them children, crammed into eight containers pulled by four trucks in the eastern...
Wake Up To Breaking News!