Mexico has stepped up and has made a big dent in the invasion of migrants. It may not have been voluntary but it is for the best for both of our countries, as our border and Mexico have become overwhelmed.
“The Mexican government announced Friday that the number of migrants coming to its border with the U.S. had dropped by 56 percent over the past three months as the country tries to avert President Trump’s threatened tariffs on Mexico’s exports to its northern neighbor.
Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard, citing data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said the number of migrants apprehended at the frontier in August was 63,989 in August, down from 146,266 in May. Those numbers included people who presented themselves at U.S. ports of entry and were deemed inadmissible.
The Mexican government has deployed more than 20,000 police officers and National Guard troops across the country as part of an aggressive campaign meant to deter Central American migrants from passing through its territory en route to the United States.”
“The U.S. and Mexico agreed in June to a 90-day window to allow Mexico to reduce the flow of migrants from Central America to the U.S. The agreement averted plans by Trump to impose a five percent tariff on Mexican goods in the U.S. that would have increased every month until it hit 25 percent.”
“Ebrard is scheduled to meet with U.S. officials Tuesday at the White House to review the progress.
“We’re showing that the strategy that Mexico put forward has been successful,” Ebrard said. “I don’t expect a tariff threat Tuesday because it wouldn’t make sense.”
So Trump’s plan worked and now Mexico is helping to stop this invasion. He should be praised as his plan worked, he has brought some relief to the Border Patrol and prevented many migrants from crossing into our country illegally. But I am sure the MSM will find a way to make this a bad thing…