Skip to comments.Mexico cracks down on illegal entry at southern border: 'Get in line and you can enter our country'
Posted on 12/12/2018 5:51:52 PM PST by Jim Robinson
MEXICO CITY Mexicos top security official said Wednesday the government will close off illegal entries at its southern border with Guatemala, but didnt 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.
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It’s about time Mexico enforced their birders! The recent incident was a costly oversight on their part!
Ahh... enforced their BORDERS!
How about building a wall?
Mexico is extremely harsh on illegals there.
I would say we need to adopt mexicos standards on dealing with illegals.
Any lib says but we arent mexico, we just tell them were dealing with the problem the same way the peaceful and intelligent and loving people of mexico deal with their border issues.
Mexico actually has a southern border wall.
Too little, too late.
Trump’s Wall? And Mexico is building it.
I wonder how long this policy will last ???
Trumps Wall? And Mexico is building it.
Well they do a lot of construction work
stateside or so it is said.
Yes in bits and pieces but we need a continuous wall
from the Gulf of Mexico the the Pacific Ocean.
Cut off the flow from south America through central America will help.
All of the countries that the caravan travelled through on their way to the USA did squat to stop them. The agreement we signed with them is that refugees fleeing persecution had to go to further than the adjoining country. Any request for asylum from other countries would be denied.
So Mexico has to be the dumbest! They knew they were last!
Mexico is finally having to deal with illegal aliens instead of just being a pass through.
If they think they will be stuck with them, they will control who gets in.
“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”
If this is true and the flow gets choked off down there, we should see apprehensions at our border drop off a few weeks later, as the ones already in the pipeline in Mexico run out.
In the first week of the new Mexican Administration (first week in December), we actually saw a surge in apprehensions at our border. That could have been an effect of the Federales clearing out the caravan camp in Tijuana (which they did relocate ten miles from the border, and put under Federal control), as well as flushing out other groups.
There clearly was some significant activity, but it remains to be seen if it is really significant for real results, or more for looks. They might just force the human smugglers to keep group sizes to no more than a busload, forbid media coverage, and pass them through more discretely.
The numbers over the next few weeks will tell the tale.
If President Trump/Jared Kushner really cut a deal to get them to fix a big part of the problem, that would be a major achievement, because AMLO (the new Mexican President) is a pretty hard-core Leftist, who ran as a proponent of unrestricted migration as a human right.
Yeah. Walls never work. So say liberal progressives. They also said we could never drill our way out of foreign oil dependence. Go figure.
“will close off illegal entries at its southern border with Guatemala, but didnt say how the country plans to do it. “
mucho tear gas lobbed at the river when necessary solves THAT problem ...
When you’ve got ‘em by the trade agreement, their hearts and minds will follow...
Let’s hope it lasts until we can get the wall built... many thanks to Mexico...
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